Apr 16, 2024

Join Keller and the Geo-Institute for a 5-part series on sustainability in geotechnical engineering this spring and summer! Things kick off on April 16 with Kimberly Martin!

Kimberly's talk is titled "Sustainability in the Geotechnical Industry." It will explore how the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while universal, can be challenging for the geotechnical industry to apply effectively due to their detailed targets and indicators. It discusses the concept of materiality and offers a straightforward approach to addressing sustainability within companies and organizations.

Headshot of Kimberly

Dr. Kimberly Martin executes Keller's sustainability strategy across North America. Her responsibilities include driving innovation initiatives to advance Keller's carbon reduction targets, as well as developing and advising on Keller's internal and external social initiatives. Kimberly was previously a lead geotechnical engineer in the oil and gas industry, contributing her expertise to development projects worldwide. Kimberly is also actively engaged in industry organizations. She chaired the Arizona Geo-Institute chapter and is the secretary for the Geo-Institute's Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering Committee. Her involvement extends to the DFI's sustainability committee, where she co-chairs the EFFC-DFI Sustainability Guides Task Group. Kimberly is also a member of the editorial panel for Engineering Sustainability, a journal published by the Institute of Civil Engineers. Her scholarly contributions include publishing more than ten peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona, a Master of Science from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctorate from Arizona State University, where she was an active member of the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics.