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Matt Lato

Matt Lato, PhD. Eng., P.Eng.
Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Quality & Innovation Lead

BGC Engineering

Matt Lato is a Principal Engineer and the Quality and Innovation Lead at BGC Engineering. He has a diverse background in geotechnical engineering gained from work experience in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. Dr. Lato joined BGC in 2014, he is based in Ottawa, Ontario.

His technical expertise is in the application of 4-dimensional remote sensing in geotechnical engineering. Matt is the lead author of the Site Investigation, Analysis, Monitoring and Treatment chapter of the Canadian Technical Guidelines and Best Practices related to Landslides, and the recipient of the Canadian Geotechnical Society’s 2018 Colloquium Award for his work on advanced 4D monitoring and risk management approaches applied to geotechnical engineering problems. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University, and an Affiliate Faculty Member in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.