Ben Leshchinsky is an associate professor in geotechnical engineering at Oregon State University. The primary focus of Ben’s research is on basic and applied geomechanics, soil reinforcement, slope stability, and in recent years, use of remote sensing technologies applied towards assessment of natural hazards. Ben received his BS from the University of Delaware in 2007, and his MS and PhD from Columbia University in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Ben is a registered professional engineer in Oregon, an editorial board member of both the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering and Geotextiles and Geomembranes. He is the recipient of 2018 International Geosynthetics Society Young Member Achievement Award, the 2016 International Landslide Symposium Young Paper Award, among other awards for research and teaching. His CV can be found here.

In his free time, he enjoys travel with his wife and daughter, whether it be abroad or in the beautiful American West. His favorite pastimes include stargazing and photography, preferably together! Find some of his photos here:

Photography Website

Flickr Page



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