Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Quality & Innovation Lead
Matthew Lato, Ph.D. Eng., P.Eng. (BC, AB, SK) is a Principal Engineer with BGC, 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. He is currently involved in the supervision of Masters, Ph.D., and post-doctoral students. Dr. Lato acts as a peer reviewer for over 15 international journals in the field of natural hazards, engineering geology and rock mechanics.
Dr. Lato’s technical expertise is in the application of 3-dimensional remote sensing, specifically LiDAR and photogrammetry, for geotechnical mapping, change detection monitoring, and stability assessment and geohazard risk management. He is the lead author of the Site Investigation, Analysis, Monitoring and Treatment chapter of the Canadian Technical Guidelines and Best Practices related to Landslides, the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium Award, and an author or co-author of 31 journal papers and over 90 conference papers. Dr. Lato has presented keynote lectures at the IAEG/AEG conference, the North American Symposium on Landslides, the Canadian Geotechnical Conference, and the LARAM school in Italy.