Deputy Director of Research and Development and Deputy Chief Scientist
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Mr Jose Sánchez serves as the Deputy Director of Research and Development and Deputy Chief Scientist for USACE. In this role, he assists in developing policy, setting direction and providing oversight for Corps research and development supporting the Department of Defense and other agencies in military and civilian projects.
Mr. Sánchez has served in multiple roles within USACE since 1995. Prior to his current position, Sánchez served as the Director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory where he led a team of more than 250 researchers, support staff and contractors and was responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating a multi-million dollar research program in the specialized areas of coastal and hydraulics. Most recently, he served as the acting Director of Contingency Operations and Homeland Security and Director of the Puerto Rico Power Grid Restoration Program.
Mr. Sánchez has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, doctorate-level courses from Mississippi State University, and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. In addition to serving as a consultant and technical advisor in several international research efforts, he has written numerous technical publications on engineering aspects of water resources infrastructure and asset management. Mr. Sánchez is a registered Professional Engineer in Mississippi.