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Paul Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E.

Paul J. Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. is a Senior Principal with Geosyntec Consultants in their Oak Brook, Illinois office.  He has been a practicing engineer for 22 years and has been involved in multiple projects involving the analysis, design, and inspection of anchored walls, landslide stabilization systems, soil nail walls, earth slopes, braced excavations, MSE walls, gabion walls, and deep soil mixing for earth and foundation support. 

Paul has significant experience in the subsurface investigation, laboratory testing, analysis, and static and seismic design of earth structures and dikes.  He is a leader in firm wide initiatives for providing geotechnical and geostructural services to industrial clients and in providing these services to specialty geotechnical, EPCs, and general contractors for infrastructure projects.  He has been the engineer-of-record for several major landfill expansions and foundation designs.

Paul is also a nationally recognized practioner in coal combustion residuals (CCR) engineering and has done seminal research on the geotechnical aspects of fly ash for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He is the lead or co-author on three EPRI documents.

He is the author of seven Federal Highway Administration/National Highway Institute publications on ground anchors, soil nailing, micropiles, and load and resistance factor design for earth retaining systems.  Paul was an invited speaker at ER2010 and presented a paper on the use of Load and Resistance Factor Design for Earth Retaining Systems used in Transportation Applications. He is a certified instructor for the National Highway Institute. Paul is a member of ASCE's Earth Retaining Structures Committee and was the 2004 recipient of the Arthur Casagrande award for contributions to the design of ground anchors and earth retaining systems. He is also a member of the Deep Foundation Institute's (DFI's) Soil Mixing committee.

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Career Summary: Paul Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Specialties: Solid, Industrial, and Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities; Geohazard Evaluation and Mitigation; Seismic Hazard Evaluation/Ground Motion Studies; Earth Retaining Structures and Excavation Support; Specialty/Conventional Structural Foundations
  • Practice Areas: Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Waste Management
  • Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering
  • Education: Ph.D., Civil Engineering; Northwestern University, 1994; M.S., Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1991; B.S., Civil Engineering, Columbia University, 1989
  • Registration: Professional Engineer: Illinois:062-054859; Indiana:PE11500742; Michigan:6201063461; New Jersey:24GE05377300; New York:096189; Ohio:E-71602; Pennsylvania:PE075710; West Virginia:22290

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