November 2018


ROBERT B. GILBERT P.E., Ph.D., D.GE, M.ASCE, is Chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty in 1993 after practicing for five years as a consulting engineer with Golder Associates Inc. His technical focus is the assessment, evaluation and management of risk for civil engineering systems. Recent activities include analyzing the performance of offshore platforms and pipelines in Gulf of Mexico hurricanes; managing flooding risks for levees in Texas, California, Washington and Louisiana; and performing a review of design and construction for the new Bay Bridge in San Francisco.

Dr. Gilbert received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He has over 30 years’ experience and is licensed in Texas and Illinois.  He has received numerous awards and honors including Civil Engineer of the Year in 2007 from the ASCE Austin Branch.  That same year he earned the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  He has taught over 14 short courses.  He has had student supervision of over 20 Ph.D. students and over 50 M.S. students.  He has also been published in over 40 publications and reports.