Vice Chancellor of National Laboratories and National Security Strategic Initiatives, The Texas A&M University System
President, Texas A&M University
University Distinguished Professor
Member, National Academy of Engineering
M. Katherine Banks is vice chancellor of national laboratories and national security strategic initiatives for The Texas A&M University System and president of Texas A&M University. She leads A&M System national laboratory engagement and serves as a board member and principal executive engaged with Triad National Security, LLC for the management and operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Banks was previously the Bowen Engineering Head for the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. She received her B.S.E. from the University of Florida, M.S.E. from the University of North Carolina, and Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University.
Banks is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She is the author or co-author of more than 150 journal articles, proceedings papers and book chapters, and has made more than 200 scholarly or technical presentations before professional and related groups.