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Biography & Education

I was appointed as an Associated Professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering TAMU in September 2009.


My research activity in the past few years has been involved in highly trans-disciplinary projects that have allowed me to expand my research portfolio far outside conventional geomechanics.
Dec. 2012: Canadian Geotechnical Journal, paper recognition with an “Editor’s Choice” for 2012 (paper DOI: 10.1139/t2012-076).

Oct. 2012: Dr. Sánchez receives the prestigious “George Stephenson Medal 2012”. Institution of Civil Engineers, UK. (paper DOI: 10.1680/geot.SIP11.P.015).

Aug. 2013: Dr. Sánchez is invited by the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) -Brazilian Chapter- to deliver a talk at the ‘International Seminar on Oilfield Water Management’. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sept. 2013: Dr. Sánchez is the founding chairman of the ISSMGE TC308 on ‘Energy Geotechnics’.

Feb. 2014: Congratulations to Ghassan Akrouch, who defended his Ph.D. Thesis.

Mar. 2104: Dr. Sánchez receives the award ‘Outstanding Reviewer in 2013’. Journal “Computers and Geotechnics”.

May 2014: Congratulations to Ajay Shastri, who defended his Ph.D. Thesis.

Jul. 2014: Dr. Sánchez is invited by the Australian Geomechanics Society, Victoria Chapter, to deliver a technical presentation on ‘Desiccation Cracks in Soils: Recent Advances in Experimental and Numerical Techniques’. Melbourne, Australia.

I am committed to facilitating students’ progress towards their full potential and providing them with the knowledge and skills to excel in their future profession.

My research has been published in leading journals in geotechnical and geomechanical engineering.


Service is a central part of my academic life. I am currently serving as the Charmin of the ISSMGE TC308 “Energy Geotechnics”

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