Carter Willson

Carter Willson

Engineering Staff

Carter completed two summer internships at GRI before joining full time in 2023 after finishing his Master’s in Civil Engineering. As a Geotechnical Engineering Staff, Carter is responsible for completing subsurface investigations, conducting laboratory testing of soil and rock, performing engineering analyses, and providing construction observation services. His graduate project studied the engineering properties and cyclic performance of diatomaceous earth, a unique and troublesome material that behaves in non-textbook ways when compared to more traditional soils.

What interests you most about geotechnical engineering?
The best part of geotechnical engineering is that you never know what you’ll find underground; each jobsite has a unique soil profile and conditions, and performing a subsurface investigation is like being a soil detective.

Favorite meal?
Texas BBQ, smoked brisket in particular.

Favorite activity outside of work?
I enjoy working on my cars and exploring the outdoors through hiking and off-roading.

BS, Civil Engineering, Oregon Institute of Technology
MS, Civil Engineering, Oregon Institute of Technology