Craig Bensons expertise falls in the discipline referred to as geoenvironmental engineering. This discipline is at the interface of the built and natural environments, and deals with issues in the subsurface or interactions between conditions at the earth’s surface and the subsurface. He is a Dean of the School of Engineering and the Hamilton Endowed Chair in Engineering at the University of Virginia(UVA)
Craig has been conducting research related to protection of the environment for three decades, with primary focus on environmental containment of solid, hazardous, radioactive, and mining wastes; beneficial use of industrial byproducts; and sustainable infrastructure. He is recognized as a foremost international authority on waste containment systems, and is widely sought after for his expertise in design, operation, and performance assessment of waste disposal facilities.