Joe Bentler, PE, of our St.Paul Geotechnical group was named 2014 Young Engineer of the Year by the Minnesota Geotechnical Society (MGS).
Each year the Minnesota Geotechnical Society (MGS) recognizes the “outstanding achievements by an engineer or other science and technology professional less than 35 years of age.” Joseph G. Bentler, Senior Geotechnical Engineer in our St. Paul office, was recently named the 2014 Young Engineer of the Year for MGS. Recipients of the award are candidates for the broader Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science, and Technology Societies’ Young Engineer of the Year Award.
Bentler earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, where he received a graduate fellowship and honors for outstanding performance. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (licensed in CO, MN, MO, MT, NE, OH, OK, and OR) within AET’s Geotechnical group where he specializes in the analysis of cone penetrometer test data for foundation and embankment design; geotechnical instrumentation projects; and numerical modelling. His work ethic has made him a valuable addition to fast-paced transportation projects such as the I-90 Dresbach Bridge and 35E MnPASS expansion.
Bentler serves the larger engineering community as a member of several boards/committees. He serves his community at large as a member of the Knights of Columbus. AET is proud to celebrate this honor with Joe, his colleagues, clients, and family – as a side note his wife, Pauv Thouk, was recently honored by AIA Minnesota as a Young Architect of the year for 2014 and gave birth to their second child in December.
Please join us in congratulating a great, young engineer. Joe can be reached at jbentler@teamAET.com