Relearning How to Look at Piezometric Data for Seepage Evaluation: Instructor

Richard S. Olsen, PhD PE
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Civil Works Directorate
USACE Lead Geotechnical Engineer and Acting Lead of Geotechnical, Geology, & Material Community of Practice

Currently serves as National Senior Policy Advisor and Technical Lead for Geotechnical Engineering at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) working out of Headquarters, Washington DC. The USACE top-level Subject Material Expert (SME) in the following topics: Seepage issues (from hand drawn flow nets for complex scenarios to advanced failure modes), Advanced geotechnical site characterization (and particularly using the CPT); Advanced Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering prediction of liquefaction resistance; Mega landslide assessment, Silt behavior during earthquakes; and geotechnical policy compliance assessment for USACE at all project levels. Dr. Olsen has been at USACE HQ in Washington DC for 5 years and previously at USACE-ERDC for 30 years in geotechnical research (and 4 years in private consulting directly after MS degree). He has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, MS from UC Berkeley, and BSCE from Oregon State University.

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