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Greg Baecher, Ph.D., PE

Greg Baecher
Greg Baecher, Ph.D., PE.

Dr. Gregory B. Baecher is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland. His research interests focus on the reliability of civil infrastructure and risks posed by natural hazards, and the response of infrastructure to those hazards. In recent years, his research has dealt with dam safety and with the response of levee systems to flooding, including actuarial issues related to flood and other natural hazard insurance. He has also worked on quantitative methods in facilities management, especially federally-owned facilities, and on information technology applications to facilities management.

Dr. Baecher was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 for his work in the development, explication, and implementation of probabilistic- and reliability-based approaches to geotechnical and water-resources engineering. He is a recipient of the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and recipient of the Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award and State-of-the-Art Award both from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is co-author of publications on Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering (2003), Risk and Uncertainty in Dam Safety (2004), and Protection of Civil Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism (2006). Dr. Baecher received his Ph.D. (1972) and Sc.M. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.S.C.E. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Gregory B. Baecher is a Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Baecher's research interests focus on the reliability of civil infrastructure and risks posed by natural hazards, and the response of infrastructure to those hazards.

Baecher was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006 for his work in the development, explication, and implementation of probabilistic- and reliability-based approaches to geotechnical and water-resources engineering.