Dr. Andrea Surovek, P.E. received her PhD from Georgia Tech, and holds multiple degrees in engineering and liberal arts from Purdue University. She is a Fellow of both ASCE and the ASCE Structural Engineering Institute. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrea_Surovek
Bret Lingwall, PhD, PE is an Assistant Professor specializing in the areas of geotechnical, bio-geotechnical and earthquake engineering. He has a PhD from the University of Utah and is a Professional Engineer (UT). His current work focuses on bio-geotechnics which includes microbial bio-cements and the foundations of mega-flora. His active research portfolio includes numerical modeling of geologic materials, soil-structure interaction, dams and levees, liquefied soils, seismic hazards analysis, surface fault rupture mitigation, very soft soils, retaining walls, geosynthetics, paving materials, and laterally loaded foundations.
Associate Professor, SDSM&T
Dr. Khosro Shahbazi is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at SD Mines. I obtained my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada).