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Paul Mayne, Ph.D., P.E.


Paul W. Mayne, professor of civil and environmental engineering, worked as a geotechnical consultant in the Washington, D.C.-Virginia-Maryland area from 1977 to 1987. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University and has been at Georgia Tech since 1990. Dr. Mayne has expertise in geotechnical site characterization, particularly the use of in-situ tests, the interpretation of soil engineering parameters, and their relationship to foundation systems and ground improvement. From 2000 to 2013, Paul was the chair of the International Society Committee on In-Situ Testing and from 2013-2017 served as the ISSMGE vice president for North America. He has given prestigious talks including the 2006 James K. Mitchell Lecture, 2007 SOA on In-Situ Testing (Singapore), 2009 Mike O'Neill Lecture on Foundations (Houston), 2009 ICSMGE SOA-1 on Geomaterial Testing (Egypt), 2012 ASCE SOA on In-Situ Testing, 2013 Sowers Lecture (Atlanta), Keynote Lecture at CPT'14, the 2014 Jennings Lecture (South Africa), 2014 Hoover Distinguished Lecture (Iowa State), 2015 Hal Hunt Lecture (DFI), 2016 Nonveiller Lecture (Croatia), 2016 Keynote Lecture at ISC-5 (Brisbane), and 2017 Manuel Rocha Lecture (Lisbon). Paul is the author of the NCHRP Synthesis 368 on CPT (2007). He is an active member of ASCE, TRB, DFI, ADSC, CGS, USUCGER, and ISSMGE. Paul also serves as a consultant on projects in Australia, Canada, and the USA. He is married with one daughter and plays bass guitar.