Antonio Bobet named Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Professor in Civil Engineering
The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (June 14) ratified the naming of Antonio Bobet as the Edgar B. and Hedwig M. Olson Professor in Civil Engineering.
Bobet is a globally leading authority on rock mechanics and rock engineering. His research has been widely supported by industry, state and federal funding sources, resulting in nearly 150 peer-reviewed publications on topics that include hydraulic fracturing and induced seismicity, seismic design of tunnels, risk evaluation and mitigation of geostructures and the stability of lunar lava flows. He is a member of the Geotechnical Advisory Board (GAB) of the Panama Canal and is a prolific and award-winning mentor, having advised nearly 30 master's and doctoral students and involving more than 20 undergraduate students in his research.