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About Gregory


Dr. Baecher is a geotechnical engineer by training but has spent much of his career working on risk and reliability of civil infrastructure, and statistical methods for spatial sampling and data visualization. Immediately prior to joining UMCP he was President of ConSolve Inc, an information technology company located in Lexington, MA. Prior to that, he was Professor of Civil Engineering at MIT. He is an active consultant to government and industry on risk and reliability of constructed facilities, especially in water resources development, dam safety, and coastal protection.

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Academy of Distinguished Alumni, CEE University of California, Berkeley
  • 2012 Panamanian National Award for Science and Technology Innovation
  • 2007 Commander’s Award for Public Service, HQ US Army Corps of Engineers
  • 2006 National Academy of Engineering
  • 2003 Freeman Foundation Fellow2003 Lilly Foundation Fellow
  • 2002 National Associate of the National Research Council
  • 1996 Thomas A Middlebrooks Award American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 1991 State-of-the Art Award American Society of Civil Engineering
  • 1975 Rockefeller Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow
  • 1969 National Science Foundation Graduate Engineering Fellowship
  • 1968 Chi Epsilon

 Professional Service

  • 2012-present: The Water Institute of the Gulf, Science and Engineering Advisory Council
  • 2011-present: Panama Canal Authority, Natural Risk Management Study
  • 2006-2012: NASA Science Committee, Planetary Protection Subcommittee
  • 2006-2011: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (LA), Science and Engineering Board
  • 2006-2009: Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, National Research Council
  • 2006-2008: Committee on Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, National Research Council
  • 1998-2005: Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council
  • 1999-2002: Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, National
  • 1998-2002: Consultative Council, National Institute of Building Sciences

Research Interests

  • Infrastructure risk and reliability
  • National flood policy and coastal protection Dam and levee safety
  • Project risk management


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