Dr. Francisco Hernandez-Martinez

Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S.

Dr. Francisco Gabriel Hernandez-Martinez is a Geotechnical Engineer and a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP) in Mexico with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineer. After graduation, he moved to Mexico City to read his Master’s Degree in Soil Mechanics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He was a Visitor Scholar at the University of California, San Diego where he performed numerical analyses integrated to his Master’s thesis. Afterwards, he received his Ph. D. from the University of Cambridge in England, UK.
Throughout his career, Francisco has specialized in project management, offshore foundations, soil investigations, soft soil characterization, ground improvement measurements, deep soil mixing, seismic site response, soil dynamics and software programming. Francisco is author of 24 publications related to these topics. Francisco has performed a number of presentations in several countries including Mexico, USA, England, Norway, China, Egypt and Japan with themes related to his specialized subjects.

Current Position at SUT
OSIG Member

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineer, Coat of arms of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, 1998
Master’s Degree in Soil Mechanics, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 2002
Ph. D., the University of Cambridge in England UK, 2006

Professional Interests
Strength and Deformation Properties of Norwegian Clays from Laboratory Tests on High-quality Block Samples. Soil Index Parameters for the Gulf of Mexico Soils. Ground Improvement of Organic Soils using Wet Deep Soil Mixing. Identification of the Dynamic Response of Mexico City Clay using Downhole Array Records.


  • Chissonga FPSO and TLWP, Maersk, Interpretation and evaluation of geotechnical data
  • ERHA North Phase 2, EXXONMOBIL, Suction Pile Geotechnical Design

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Norwegian Research Council, 2006
Scholarship, Gates Cambridge Trust, 2002
ORS award, Universities UK, 2002
Summa cum laude, Coat of arms of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, 1998

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