Dr. Martin serves as the Chair of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering and is the first appointee to the Bob Benmosche Endowed Professorship. Martin received his master’s and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech after completing his undergraduate studies at The Citadel. While an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech, he helped to establish the Disaster Risk Management Institute, a federally funded organization aimed at investigating the social and economic perspectives of disaster risk resilience. His research focuses on natural hazard mitigation, geotechnical earthquake and foundation engineering as well as risk-based decision making.
B.S., Civil Engineering, The Citadel, 1985
M.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1987
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1990