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Posted 10/16/2017

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By Sara Robinson

VICKSBURG, Miss. (Oct. 13, 2017)--Chris Price was recently selected as chief of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences Branch.

GSL is an element of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

“The Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences Branch is made up of a diverse group of professionals with wide-ranging expertise who strive daily to solve our nation's most difficult military and civil works challenges,” Price said. “It is my sincere privilege to be selected to lead such an excellent group and I am profoundly grateful for their support and encouragement in this new position.”

Price began his ERDC career as a research civil engineer in the Geotechnical Engineering and Geosciences Branch and has served previously as the acting branch chief. Prior to joining ERDC, Price worked in private industry for six years as a civil/geotechnical engineer with a focus on trenchless technologies.

His research has been focused on force protection, physical security and tunnel detection technologies. Most recently, he led the development of a new start multidisciplinary research program focused on tunnel detection in the urban environment.

Price earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a 2016 graduate of the ERDC Leadership Development Program, Level 1.

Price has been the author/co-author on several technical publications and recipient of the 2017 ERDC Research and Development Achievement Award and the 2017 ERDC Award for Excellence in Operational Support.