Bhatia Appointed to National Engineering Committee

 Bhatia Appointed to National Engineering Committee

October 26, 2016

Shobha Bhatia, the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering, has been appointed to the National Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering. The nine-member Committee reports to the Board of Earth Sciences and Resources of The National Academies of Science – Engineering – Medicine.

As a member of this prestigious committee, she will work to:

  • Identify, investigate, and report on questions relating to geological and geotechnical engineering to government, industry, academia, and the public
  • Provide scientific and technical information to inform public policy on geological and geotechnical engineering issues
  • Identify new technologies and potential applications
  • Promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge

The committee also serves as a central point for discussions among academic and professional groups, government agencies, and industry to develop and sustain collaborations and exchanges of information. The scope of work for this committee includes earth processes and materials, including the mechanics of rock and soil, and safe and responsible human development, risk assessment, and mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards.