Dr. Bobet also serves as the Associate Director of the Global Engineering Program at Purdue.
Dr. Bobet is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Technical University of Madrid in Spain and a Doctor of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Bobet’s areas of interest include rock mechanics, underground structures, soil-structure interaction during extreme events and problem soils. He has extensive experience in practice. He was a senior geotechnical engineer at Euroestudios, consulting engineers, in Spain for four years, and a construction manager for Ferrovial, Spain, also for four years.
He has authored or co-authored more than one hundred technical publications. He serves or has served on the Editorial Board of ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Journal, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology Journal and International Journal for Analytical and Numerical Methods in Geomechanics. He is a member and past chair of the ASCE rock mechanics committee, a Director of the Board of Directors of the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), the Chair of the 2012 U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium and is a member of the Geotechnical Advisory Board (GAB) of the Panama Canal. He is also the President of the American Rock Mechanics Association.
Dr. Bobet has received a number of awards, including the ASCE 2011 Ralph B. Peck Award, the 2012 National Award for Significant Contributions in Science and Technology - SENACYT Panama, and the 2012 ARMA Research Award.
*Originally Posted January 24th, 2015*