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Baecher, Gregory B.

Gregory Baecher
Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
2155 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Research Interests 

  • Project risk management
  • Infrastructure risk and reliability
  • National flood policy


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1984

Honors and Awards 

  • Commander's Award for Public Service, HQ US Army Corps of Engineers, 2007
  • National Academy of Engineering, 2006
  • Freeman Foundation Fellow, 2003
  • Lilly Foundation Fellow, 2003
  • Thomas A Middlebrooks Award American Society of Civil Engineers, 1996
  • State-of-the Art Award American Society of Civil Engineering, 1991
  • Rockefeller Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow, 1975
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Engineering Fellowship, 1969
  • Chi Epsilon, 1968

Professional Memberships 

  • Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, National Research Council, 2006-2009
  • Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council, 1998-2005
  • Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, National Research Council, 1999-2002
  • Consultative Council, National Institute of Building Sciences, 1998-2002

Selected Publications 

  • Baecher, G.B., and Christian, J.T., Reliability and Statistics in Geotechnical Engineering, John Wiley and Sons, London and New York, 605pp., 2003.
  • Hartford, D., and Baecher, G.B., Risk and Uncertainty in Dam Safety, Thomas Telford, Ltd., London, 416pp., 2004.
  • Baecher, G.B., and Frolov, K. (Eds.), Protection of Civil Infrastructure from Acts of Terrorism, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2006.
  • Zielinski, P.A., and Baecher, G.B., Risk Evaluation in Dam Safety, Thomas Telford, Ltd., London, forthcoming.