Stabilizing the Leaning Tower of Pisa


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Jean Benoit

Jean Benoit, Ph.D., Stanford U., is a professor and chair of the department of civil engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Professor Benoît has been involved in drilling, sampling and field testing starting more than 25 years ago on hydroelectric projects in Canada. His research and consulting work has been conducted throughout the US as well as overseas including France, Italy, Egypt, Iran and Algeria. Some significant projects include the Central Artery in Boston, MA, the Olmsted Locks and Dam in Illinois, the Loire River in France and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Other activities include management of the National Geotechnical Experimentation Sites (NGES) program since 1988, geo-environmental research of highway pavement structures and bedrock bioremediation. Professor Benoît has published over 50 technical papers related to geotechnical engineering.

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