Glenn Rix is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 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 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. Glenn is a leading authority on in-situ seismic methods and is a co-author of Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization. He has also provided litigation support for numerous cases related to the effects of blasting- and construction-induced ground vibrations on structures.
Glenn was appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering (COGGE). COGGE is the focal point within the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources for scientific, technical, and public-policy issues pertaining to the engineering applications of earth sciences. Glenn also serves on 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.