Bobet to help guide $5.5 billion Panama Canal expansion
Antonio Bobet, professor of civil engineering and associate director of the Global Engineering Program, has been chosen to serve on the Geotechnical Advisory Board (GAB) for the Panama Canal. The canal is undergoing a $5.5 billion expansion to double its capacity by 2014. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the canal by constructing a new set of locks.
Professor Bobet joins a group of recognized geologists and engineers who have served or serve on the Board, that includes Prof. J. Michael Duncan, Dr. William Marcuson, Prof. Norbert Morgenstern, Dr. Robert Schuster, Prof. George Sowers, and. Dr. Robert Wesson.