Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Reston, Va.—The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Academy of Geo-Professionals has announced the induction of the newest class of recipients of the Diplomate in Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) certification. The group of 41 engineers has completed a lengthy certification process that includes graduate coursework, professional experience and an oral defense of the application. The certifications were presented at a ceremony at the GeoFlorida conference in West Palm Beach, Fla. on February 21, 2010.
ASCE President, Blaine D. Leonard, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE said, “I congratulate this class on their accomplishment. Just as we are reassured by certificates on the wall at a doctor's office, this credential provides our clients with confirmation of our background, focus and competence in this specialized field.” He added, “I am proud to have attained my D.GE and will encourage my qualified colleagues to seek the certification.”
The Academy of Geo-Professionals was founded in October 2008 by the members of ASCE’s Geo-Institute with the goal of providing advanced certification to geotechnical engineers. The first certifications were awarded in March 2009, and the number of engineers who have earned the D.GE is now more than 150.
In congratulating the inductees, Arlan Ripp, P.E., D.GE, F. ASCE, president of the Academy of Geo-Professionals said “Certification enhances the value of our careers by demonstrating a commitment to the elevated standards and improved practice. It also reassures the public of the competence of geo-professionals.”
The February 2010 inductees:
Kandiah Arulmoli, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Earth Mechanics, Inc.
Eric Bahner, P.E., D.GE, Edward E. Gillen Co.
John Baker, P.E., D.GE, Geotechnology, Inc.
Marco Boscardin, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Boscardin Consulting Engineers
Gerard Buechel, P.E., D.GE, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Allen Cadden, P.E., D.GE, Schnabel Engineering
K. Ronald Chapman, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Schnabel Foundation Company
Kin Chung, P.E., D.GE, Geotech, Inc.
Thomas Cooling, P.E., D.GE, URS Corporation
David Cotton, P.E., D.GE, Kleinfelder
Donald Dotson P.E., D.GE, AMEC Earth Environmental
Ronald J. Ebelhar, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, H.C. Nutting, a Terracon Company
Tuncer Edil, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, University of Wisconsin
Richard Finno, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Northwestern University
Jesus Gomez, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Schnabel Engineering
Deborah Goodings, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, University of Maryland
Enamul Hoque, P.E., D.GE, Hoque and Associates
Izzat Idriss, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, D.GE,, Dist.M.ASCE, University of California
Siamek Jafroudi, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Petra Geotechnical, Inc.
Lawrence Jedele, P.E., D.GE, Soil and Materials Engineers
Henry Landau, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Geosphere Engineering LLC
David Lourie, P.E., D.GE, Lourie Consultants
Scott Mackiewicz, P.E., D.GE, Kleinfelder
Lawrence Madrid, P.E., D.GE, Madrid Engineering Group, Inc.
Edmund W. Medley P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Nabil Mikhail, P.E., D.GE, Tetra Tech
Mihail Popescu, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Daniel E. Pradel, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Praad Geotechnical
Anand Puppala, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, University of Texas at Arlington
John Roma, P.E., P.G., D.GE, Raito, Inc.
Roberto Sanchez, P.E., P.G., D.GE, Star Engineering, Inc.
C. K. Satyapriya, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, CTL Engineering, Inc.
James Schmidt, P.E., D.GE, Kleinfelder
Timothy Siegel, P.E., D.GE, Berkel & Company Contract
Kenneth Stokoe, II, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, University of Texas at Austin
John Sutton, P.E., D.GE, The Sutton Group
Bryan Sweeney, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Haley and Aldrich
Edward Ulrich, P.E., D.GE, Ulrich Engineers, Inc.
Kord Wissmann, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Geopier Foundation Co.
Thomas Witherspoon, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Soil Doctor
Thomas Zimmie, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
For more information about the D.GE certification or the Academy of Geo-Professionals, please visit www.geoprofessionals.org.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 144,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. For more information, visit www.asce.org.
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