Chadi S. El Mohtar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Prof. El Mohtar holds a Bachelor’s degree from Beirut Arab University (2001), Master’s degree from Michigan State University (2003) and a PhD from Purdue University (2008), all in Civil Engineering. His current research program focused on auto-adaptive solutions for mitigating geo-challenges to existing and future infrastructures. Particularly, Prof. El Mohtar’s work has focused on advancing the fundamental understanding of pore fluid-soil micromechanics through integrating areas of rheology, deep-bed filtration, geotechnical, geo-environmental and petroleum engineering to better understand the progressive temporal and space variations during and post flow of complex fluids in porous media. He has authored/co-authored more than 80 refereed papers/reports and supervised over 65 graduate and undergraduate students. He chairs/co-chairs multiple national and international committees such as a Chair of ASTMI D18.16 SubCommittee on Grouting, Chair of ASTM D18.09 subcommittee on Cyclic and Dynamic Testing, Chair of ASCE’s Grouting committee and co-Chair of the 5th and 6th International Conferences on Grouting and Deep Mixing in Hawaii (2017) and New Orleans (2022), respectively. Prof. El Mohtar is the recipient of the ASCE Arthur Casagrande Award, National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER), ASTM Special Service Award, ASTM Standard Development Award, among others.