Before joining the UC San Diego faculty, John S. McCartney was an associate professor and Lyall faculty fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has received several research awards, including the Walter L. Huber Research Prize from ASCE in 2016, the Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award from ASCE in 2013, the J. James R. Croes medal from ASCE in 2012, the DFI Young Professor Award in 2012, the NSF Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Award in 2011, and the Young IGS Award from the International Geosynthetics Society in 2008. His teaching efforts were recognized by the 2012 Shamsher Prakash Prize for Excellence in Teaching of Geotechnical Engineering. For his service on ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, he has received the President’s Leadership Award in 2013 and the Richard S. Ladd D18 Standards Development Award in 2011. He is active on the editorial boards for ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (JGGE), ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal (GTJ), Computers and Geotechnics, Geosynthetics International, Soils and Foundations, Geotechnique Letters, and the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. He received BSCE and MSCE degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2003 and a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.