Civil engineering's Medina-Cetina elected fellow of underwater technology society

Photo of Dr. Zenon Medina-Cetina, rightDr. Zenon Medina-Cetina (pictured on the right), assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected a fellow of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).

The society held its annual general meeting, awards ceremony and members' dinner in December at the Trinity House in London  overlooking the Tower of London and River Thames. Medina-Cetina received his certificate of elected fellow from SUT president  W.D. Loth.

"Being an elected Fellow of SUT is a great honor that places Texas A&M University as a key player on research and development of underwater technology," said Medina-Cetina.

Medina-Cetina has been at Texas A&M since 2008. He leads the Stochastic Geomechanics Laboratory and is chair of the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee (OSIG) for the SUT-USA branch. His research interests include risk assessment of energy developments by the integration of geology, geophysics, geomechanics, geotechnical engineering and geomatics.

The Society for Underwater Technology is a multidisciplinary learned society that brings together organizations and individuals with common interests in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering. Founded in 1966, SUT has members from about 40 countries, including engineers, scientists and students working in a wide spectrum of energy-driven projects.