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Jean-Louis Briaud Ph.D., PE

Distinguished Professor Texas A&M University


Professor Jean-Louis Briaud is a Distinguished Professor and Holder of the Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Professional Engineer. He received his Bachelor degree in France in 1972 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ottawa in Canada in 1979. His expertise is in foundation engineering and more generally geotechnical engineering. He has been President of the American Society of Civil Engineers and President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Among other awards, he has received the ASCE Ralph Peck Award from the USA and the Meyerhof Foundation Engineering Award from Canada. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Briaud has conducted about 15 million dollars of research most of which was on foundations and retaining walls. He has supervised 60 PhD students and 100 Master students. He has published extensively including his latest book entitled Geotechnical Engineering. He enjoys tennis and plays jazz piano at the amateur level.

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