Dr. Oliver Detert became the Chief Engineer for HUESKER in 2014, he has been based at the headquarters, HUESKER Synthetic GmbH in Gescher, Germany since 2005 when he first joined the company. Dr. Detert has been engaged in the geosynthetic sector for most of his career. He has a doctoral degree from Ruhr-University, his research work was the analysis of a self-regulating interactive membrane foundation system for embankments on very soft soils. He is active in working groups, like the AK 5.2 of the DGGT in Germany, which is responsible for the EBGEO. Furthermore he is member of the DIN NA 106-01-11 AA, CEN/TC 189 and ISO/TC 221, IGS/TC 218 and IGS TC-S. He is also a member of the German Society for Geotechnics (DGGT), of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). He has published and presented more the 50 papers on international conferences or in journals. Dr. Detert is lecturing at the Ruhr-University in Bochum on the topic of geosynthetics.