CBBG Site Visit Report: Overview and Responses

CBBG Site Visit Report:  Overview and Responses

Kavazanjian_Edward_0004b-crpd-224x300Edward Kavazanjian Jr., Ph.D., P.E.
CBBG Center Director

Zoom Recording

Presentation [PPT]

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Abstract: The purpose of this seminar was to go over the performance report that the NSF had given to CBBG. This included notes that were made during the Site Visit and other critiques following that event. This presentation also went over how to move forward and what CBBG needs to do to prepare for Year 2.

Bios: Edward Kavazanjian returned to academia with an appointment at ASU in 2004 after 20 years in engineering practice. His industrial experience includes working for a large (over 2,000 employees) international firm specializing in civil infrastructure design; a small, entrepreneurial geotechnical specialty consulting firm; and 10 years with a geoenvironmental consulting firm that grew from 100 to over 400 people during his tenure. At the geoenvironmental consulting firm, he served on the Board of Directors, was discipline leader for geotechnical and landfill engineering, managed multi-disciplinary engineering services contracts of up to $8.4 million in value (for the City of Los Angles Department of Public Works), and managed geotechnical services on Superfund design/construct remediation projects with total value from $13 million to over $150 million. Professor Kavazanjian was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2013 for his work as a consulting engineer. He is widely recognized for his research on waste containment systems, seismic analysis and design of geotechnical features for transportation systems, and in the emerging field of biogeotechnical engineering.