Paul C. Schmall, Ph.D., P. E. Vice President of Engineering for Moretrench, a nationally recognized company providing a comprehensive range of construction and specialized geotechnical services. He has responsibility for the company’s complex groundwater control projects involving dewatering, grouting, ground freezing and artificial recharge for underground construction. Dr. Schmall has more than 28 years of geotechnical construction experience. Over the course of his career, he has engineered and managed numerous technically complex projects. He is proactive in advancing the state of the practice by sharing his experience and expertise with the engineering community through frequent seminar and conference presentations, the publication of technical papers, instruction of several short courses, and by serving on industry committees. Dr. Schmall is a co-author of the third edition of Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control, published in 2007, and the 2015 recipient of the Wallace Hayward Baker Award.