Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., F.ASCE, NAE, is president and CEO of Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., and under his nearly two decades’ leadership the firm has grown to over 1,100 employees in more than 60 offices, practicing in seven countries. Geosyntec is widely recognized as a technical leader in the areas of environmental, water resources, geotechnical, and structural engineering, and in the earth and environmental sciences.
In his professional practice, Bonaparte has served as engineer-of-record and/or project manager for numerous noteworthy projects in the areas of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; contaminated site, waterway assessment, and remediation system design; and solid, hazardous, and radioactive waste disposal facility design, permitting, and performance evaluation.
Throughout his distinguished career, Bonaparte has received a number of professional recognitions, including election to the National Academy of Engineering (2007), selection as the Georgia Engineering Alliance Engineer of the Year (2004), and recipient of ASCE’s James R. Croes Medal (2000). In addition, he was elected by Eminence as a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and was elected to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at both of his alma maters, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley.
Active within ASCE, Bonaparte previously served on the editorial board of ASCE’s Journal of Geotechnical Engineering; as chair of the Geotechnical Sessions Program Committee; as a member of the Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics Committee as well as the Geo-Institute Awards Committee; and as editor of Geotechnical Special Publication No. 26.