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Making Risk Informed Decisions for Dams and Levees

Richard Varuso
Geotechnical Engineer & Senior Program Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers–Risk Management Center


Richard J. Varuso, PhD, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of New Orleans in May 1994, Varuso began his career as a geotechnical engineer with the New Orleans District of the US Army Corps of Engineers. His efforts there have included the design and analysis of geotechnical aspects of flood control, navigation, and coastal wetland restoration projects. He earned a Master of Science degree in engineering in May 1998 from the University of New Orleans and a PhD degree in civil engineering in May 2010 from Louisiana State University. 

His current position is a senior program manager at US Army Corps of Engineers – Risk Management Center. He takes great pride in the efforts of his fellow Corps employees and is honored to be a part of the rebuilding of the levee systems in southeast Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 3:40pm to 5:00pm

John D. Tickle Engineering Building, 405
851 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

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CEE Seminar, CEE Spring 2019


Civil and Environmental Engineering

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