Nicholas (Nick) Rocco, Ph.D.
Nick is a registered civil engineer with more than 20 years of geotechnical design experience with a significant portion of that time for the mining industry and other heavy civil engineering projects, both domestically and internationally. Nick has worked on numerous projects in the Western US and internationally, and he is the Engineer of Record, or deputy Engineer of Record, of multiple national and international dams. Nick is familiar with most aspects of geotechnical design for mining facilities, including heap leaching, tailings storage facilities, open pits, and waste storage facilities. His technical skills include material and tailings characterization, laboratory and field investigational methods; embankment design; foundation design; design of soil retention structures; geosynthetic material selection and design, geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil reinforcement; instrumentation design and monitoring. Nick has authored or co-authored numerous conference articles associated with tailings facility design and evaluation and is an active member of the USSD and SME. Nick holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Geotechnical (Civil) Engineering and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.