Known to be the man of all trades, his engineering journey started early on when he was 15 on construction sites with his father, a civil engineer. After obtaining his PHD degree from Texas A&M University, He established his own company IGM that quickly became international, known for its Design/Built innovative solutions. He was simultaneously teaching at 3 universities and currently is a professor of foundation engineering at Texas State University.
He has more than 10 key papers in renowned journals on different innovative topics, and more than 150 design/built and forensic engineering reports for projects worldwide, specializing in shoring deep excavations, advanced foundation systems, and saving structures in dilapidation. Amongst his many publications in geotechnical magazines and forums is the famous YouTube video “what is geotechnical engineering” that is still on top of the youtube search polls since 2013, and got him the prestigious ISSMGE Public Relations award.
He was active for 8 years on the ISSMGE board from 2009 to 2017. He was serving on the board of the GEOINSTITUTE of America when he was elected President of ISSMGE on May 1st 2022, the highest position representing geotechnical engineering worldwide with 90 country members and more than 30,000 geotechnical engineers around the globe. He is considered to be a very dynamic ISSMGE president since, in less than a year, he toured literally around the world two times in less than a year, visiting 19 countries and attending 22 major geotechnical events.