Glenn Rix, Ph.D., P.E.

Glenn Rix is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology. His practice includes seismic hazard and risk assessment and mitigation for civil infrastructure.

Glenn joined the firm following a distinguished 23-year career as a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Since joining Geosyntec, Glenn has performed seismic hazard and risk analyses, liquefaction triggering evaluations, site response analyses, and seismic stability and deformation analyses for embankment and concrete dams, coal combustion residual (CCR) storage facilities, municipal and hazardous waste landfills, liquefied natural gas facilities, and highway bridges. He has also served as an external peer reviewer for seismic hazard analyses for nuclear power plants and provided litigation support for numerous cases related to the effects of blasting- and construction-induced ground vibrations on structures. Glenn is a leading authority on in-situ seismic methods and is a co-author of Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization and the forthcoming American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Manual on Subsurface Investigations.

Glenn also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR). ACEHR advises four federal agencies involved in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and is charged with assessing trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction; the effectiveness of NEHRP; as well as the management, coordination, implementation, and activities of NEHRP.

Contact Glenn Rix at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +1-678-202-9500.

Career Summary: Glenn Rix, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Specialties: Geotechnical and Geostructural Engineering; Earthquake Engineering; Seismic Hazard Evaluation/Ground Motion Studies; Seismic Risk Quantification and Management; Soil/Structure Interaction Studies; Levees, Dams, and Subsurface Hydraulic Barriers; Soft and Liquefiable Ground Improvement
  • Practice Areas: Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Waste Management, Facility Hazards
  • Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Geoenvironmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering
  • Education: Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1988; M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1984; B.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1982
  • Registration: Professional Engineer, Georgia No. PE040976

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