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Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics names Haley & Aldrich’s Michael Basel 2021 Vice-Chair and 2022 Chair for Industry Advisory Board

Michael Basel

Burlington, Mass., March 23, 2021 – Haley & Aldrich announced today that the firm’s Aerospace Market Segment Leader Michael Basel has been appointed to leadership positions for 2021 and 2022 by the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG).

CBBG has appointed Basel to serve as vice-chair of its Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for 2021, and then to assume the position of chair for 2022. The IAB provides an important CBBG connection to industry challenges and opportunities for innovation. The IAB includes representatives from CBBG member organizations involved with technical challenges including underground engineering, infrastructure development, and environmental remediation. These organizations include consulting firms as well as public works departments, owners of civil facilities, and regulatory agencies.

“I am honored that CBBG has appointed me to serve in this capacity,” said Basel. “Haley & Aldrich is currently partnering with CBBG on important geotechnical- and remediation-focused projects and I look forward to helping the Center advance its mission to research and develop more sustainable and resilient infrastructure based on natural phenomena.” Ed Kavazanjian, CBBG Director, noted that, “Haley & Aldrich has a storied history of leadership and innovation in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. We are glad to have Mike on board to provide us with that perspective and help guide us as we move forward.”

CBBG is an engineering research center primarily supported by the National Science Foundation and headquartered at Arizona State University (ASU). The CBBG research consortium is comprised of ASU (lead institution), University of California at Davis, Georgia Tech, and New Mexico State University. CBBG is focused on developing biogeotechnical processes and solutions inspired by nature that will facilitate sustainable infrastructure development to meet the pressing needs of the world’s growing industrialized population.

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