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  2017 - 2018

  Greg Hempen

  AEG President




Greg is a Geophysicist in consulting practice (now part-time), since 2006. He performs duties for various offices, as mutually agreed and contracted. Greg specializes in all types of vibration mitigation from earthquakes, blasting and pile driving, and recommending appropriate geophysical studies for complex sites. His 40+-year career includes a long tenure at, and retirement from, the St. Louis District, Corps of Engineers (CoE).

Greg has conducted business for all levels of government, federal, state and local. He had worked closely with consulting firms, while managing studies on federal projects. He now consults in the private sector, but continues studies for federal and state offices as agreed. Greg received a B.S. in Geophysical Engineering from St. Louis University, a M.S. in Geo-Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and a Ph.D. in Geological Engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla (now Missouri University of Science & Technology). He is a Registered Professional Engineer and Registered Professional Geologist in Missouri. Greg has authored a variety of publications. He has been an adjunct professor of Environmental Science or Geotechnical Engineering at all the engineering universities in the St. Louis area. Greg taught several CoE professional training courses.

Several causes have gained Greg’s attention over the years. He has long been active with AEG: President, 1989-90; Vice President, 1988-89; Treasurer, 1986-88; St. Louis Section Chair; Directory Editor; Finance Committee member, varied periods from the 1990’s to the present; Midwest Regional Director, 2016-17; and, AEG Foundation Director (President, 2009-10), 2006-11. He served as the AEG Finance Committee Chair many times in the 1990s & 2000s; Greg has been the AEG Finance Committee Co-chair, 2013-17. Greg has been involved with the pursuit of several important public issues, including Geologists’ Registration, public disaster preparedness, and building-code adoption.  He has served on state commissions, and is presently serving on two State of Missouri organizations.

Some of the accolades that Greg has received are: AEG Honorary Member, September 2014; 2013-14 AEG/GSA Jahns’ Lecturer; Professional (Honorary) Degree from Missouri University of Science & Technology, December 2010; Presidential Award (POTUS) with the Army and CoE team for the Embrey Dam Removal, May 2004; Achievement Medal for Civil Service, December 1998; AEG Johnston Service Award, October 2002; 1991 Regional Outstanding Engineer from the Missouri River Region, Society of American Military Engineers; and, the Otto Nuttli Award from the St. Louis Section, ASCE, October 2011.

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9/15/2018 » 9/23/2018
61st AEG Annual Meeting/13th IAEG Congress

9/20/2018 » 9/21/2018
2018 National Drilling Association Convention

Geologist Day

Nashville Chapter Dinner Meeting & Speaker at Bavarian Bierhaus

Annual Meeting

  September 15-23, 2018  
61st AEG Annual Meeting
13th IAEG Congress
  Hyatt Regency San Francisco
San Francisco, California


   January 7-10, 2019
Coastal Hazards Forum
Engulfing the Coast
Dauphin Island, Alabama 

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