Dr. Victor Taboada

Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S.

Dr. Victor Taboada SUT-US OSIG Member
Victor Taboada received his PhD in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and started his academic career in 1996 as chairman of the Soil Mechanics department of the Graduate School of Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he continued in 2001 as a tenured research professor at the UNAM Institute of Engineering.

He received the Manuel Gonzalez Flores award in research from the Mexican Society of Geotechnical Engineering in 1998; the Javier Barros Sierra award as co-author of the best book in civil engineering from the College of Civil Engineers of Mexico in 2003; and the Exemplary Citizen of Sinaloa in the World award from the State of Sinaloa, Mexico, in 2013. 

His 18 years of experience in offshore geotechnics started in 2003 at C&C Technologies and continued in 2004 at Fugro, where he supervised and performed seismic site response, liquefaction, and soil–pile interaction analyses for over 140 fixed offshore platforms to be installed in the Gulf of Mexico, Bay of Campeche, offshore Trinidad, and offshore Peru. In 2011, he joined NGI Houston, serving as President and CEO from 2015 to 2019. He returned to Fugro in 2019 as their Marine Geotechnical Manager and is responsible for the overall development and growth of Marine Geoconsulting activities in the Americas and for the strategic direction of the largest advanced geotechnical laboratory in the US. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and has authored more than 100 technical papers on onshore and offshore geotechnical earthquake engineering, which have been published in journals and international conferences. 

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