Ed Kavazanjian is a leading expert on geotechnical engineering for civil infrastructure systems.
Kavazanjian is the lead author of the Federal Highway Administration’s guidance document for seismic analysis, geotechnic transportation facilities and structural foundations
He is a ASU Regent’s Professor and National Academy of Engineering member and is a pioneering the development of the emerging field of biogeotechnical engineering as director of the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBGB), a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center.
Kavazanjian is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has served as president of the organization’s Geo-Institute. He has also been president of the U. S. Universities Consortium for Geotechnical Education and Research.