Jorge G. Zornberg is the Brunswick-Abernathy Regents Professor in the geotechnical engineering program at the University of Texas at Austin. He has over 35 years’ experience in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. He is also one of the pioneers of geosynthetics. Jorge earned his M.S. from PUC-Rio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2001, Zornberg received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers under the National Science Foundation.

Zornberg was president of the International Geosynthetics Society from 2010 to 2014. Also, he chaired the Technical Committee on Geosynthetics of the Geo-Institute of ASCE (2015-2020). Prof. Zornberg has authored over 450 technical publications.  

Zornberg participated in the design of retaining walls, transportation facilities, mining lining systems and hazardous water containment facilities as a consulting engineer. He also conducts research on geosynthetics, soil reinforcement, unsaturated soils, liner systems and numerical modeling of geotechnical and geo-environmental systems as part of his academic experience.

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