John T. Germaine, Sc.D., is a research professor in the Tufts University School of Engineering, Medford, Massachusetts. Tufts is a research university with close to 12,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.
Current chairman of Committee on Soil and Rock (D18), Germaine has been an ASTM International and D18 member since 1985. He has also served a term on the Committee on Technical Committee Operations. Germaine was honored with the Award of Merit in 2008 and as Professor of the Year in 2009. He has also received several other D18 awards for his contributions to soil and rock standards as well as to the committee, and has been honored with teaching awards from other groups.
Before joining the Tufts faculty in 2015, Germaine held several teaching and research positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He focuses on geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering and investigating geomaterial properties in addition to his teaching responsibilities.
Germaine holds an Sc.D. and an S.M. in geotechnical engineering from MIT, and a B.S. in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is, in addition to ASTM, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and GBA/The Geoprofessional Business Association.