Current Trends in the Seismic Analysis of Embankment Dams - Instructor

Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. 
Senior Principal
Geosyntec Consultants Inc. 

Dr. Lelio Mejia is a registered civil and geotechnical engineer with more than 35 years of experience in dam engineering, soil liquefaction, earthquake ground motions, soil-structure interaction, and soil improvement. He is a senior principal with Geosyntec Consultants and leads the firm’s Western U.S. dams and levees practice. 

Lelio has directed the investigations and seismic stability evaluations of more than 25 large earth dams and has been involved in the design and construction of more than 15 major dam projects worldwide. He has served on multiple prestigious technical review boards and expert panels for U.S. federal and state agencies, water and power utilities, and other owners on various dam projects worldwide. He has led the design and helped manage the construction of several dam projects, including projects with more than $300 million in construction costs. 

Lelio currently serves as the chair of the United States Society on Dams Earthquakes Committee and as a vice chairman of the International Commission on Large Dams Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design. He was a member of the National Academies Committee for the State of the Art and Practice in Earthquake Induced Soil Liquefaction Assessment, a secretarial appointee to the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities, and chair of the Governance Board of the National Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation. Lelio has been a lecturer of geotechnical earthquake engineering and a member of the editorial board for the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Geotechnical Engineering and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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