Dr. Robert Gilbert


Dr. Robert Gilbert SUT Course Speaker
Dr. Robert Gilbert is the Brunswick-Abernathy Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including the senior design capstone course, and is a member of the university’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He conducts research to advance the management of risk in civil engineering. He has received the Norman Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the E.B. Burwell Award from the American Society of Geologists for authoring the top papers in those professions.

He has consulted on a wide-range of high profile projects, including flood protection in New Orleans, the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, the nuclear waste repository in Nevada, and offshore oil and gas facilities around the world. He is a member of the committee responsible for design guidelines for offshore facilities published by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Organization for Standardization.

He was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the United States Army Corps of Engineers for his service on the ASCE External Review Panel in the forensic analysis of the levee failures in Hurricane Katrina. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors for the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

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UT3 Issue One 2017

UT3 is the online magazine of the Society for Underwater Technology. It is a new single authoritative source on subsea engineering for those that do not have time to look at the various subsea news sites.

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