Michael Wysockey

CCHRB, President / Treasurer | Chicago, United States


Michael Wysockey, PhD, PE is the president of Thatcher Foundations, Inc. Thatcher Foundations is a specialty contractor working in design-build earth retention, pile driving, drilled foundations, and marine construction. Thatcher has built a reputation for innovative solutions to challenging deep foundation and shoring work. From limited access micropiles to high capacity driven and augercast piles (ACIP), Thatcher has been installing piles since 1946.

Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from The Citadel, his Master’s from MIT, and Doctorate in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign – where he was awarded both the Wilson and Peck Fellowships. His publications range from shore erosion, to the effect of local soil conditions on earthquake motions, to the capacity of deep foundations. He is the Chairman of the Chicago Committee…

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Awards Geotechnical Engineering Jury (2020; 2021)

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