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Robert B. Gilbert PE, Ph.D., D.GE, NAE

Chair, Maseeh Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


Robert B. Gilbert PE, Ph.D., D.GE, NAE is Chair of the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty in 1993 after practicing as a geotechnical engineer for five years with Golder Associates Inc. His technical focus is the assessment, evaluation and management of risk for civil engineering systems. He has worked on a variety of large infrastructure projects, including the New Orleans levee system, the east span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal waste disposal project, and many of the world’s largest offshore energy production systems. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2020.

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