April 2023
AGES, Inc.

Dr. Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE is currently a Geotechnical Project Manager/ Laboratory Manager at AGES, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA, and also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a practitioner in geotechnical engineering for more than two decades, specializing in the design of deep/shallow foundations, earth retaining structures and landslide stabilization. Dr. Lobo-Guerrero has authored more than 150 technical papers and presentations published in journals, geotechnical publications, and conference proceeding worldwide.

March 2023
Pons & Associates, LLC

Fernando was born in Barcelona, Spain to a family of Catalan, French and Spanish roots.  Fernando’s father, a textile engineer, who worked for a Swiss company, was transferred overseas, and moved his family to the American continent when Fernando was 2 ½ year old.  Fernando attended primary school in San Jose, Costa Rica, and completed the 8th grade in Miami, Florida.

November 2022
The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Ming Xiao is a Professor and Director of the Civil Infrastructure Testing and Evaluation Laboratory (CITEL) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on design and performances of civil infrastructure from investigating fundamental mechanisms to full-scale performances using experimental, numerical, and analytical methods.

September 2022
Findlay Engineering, Inc.

Dr. Findlay's 45 years in the dam safety, water resources and geotechnical engineering profession includes a broad variety of consulting and project engineering experience, more than 35 years of which have included near exclusive involvement with dams and hydroelectric projects. He has served as technical lead or lead geotechnical engineer on hundreds of dam projects and serves on ongoing and past Boards of Consultants, Review Panels, and USACE IEPR Boards. Dr.

June 2022
Geostabilization International

Roch S. V. Player, PE, D.GE, PMP

Roch S. V. Player, PE, is Director of National Markets Group with GeoStabilization International, one the leading specialty Design‐Build Geohazard Mitigation Contractors. Mr. Player resides in Mount Vernon, Iowa. He received his BSCE with a Geology Minor and MSCE in Geotechnical Engineering with a Geology Emphasis from Iowa State University. Mr. Player is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states.

May 2022
Merit Engineering, Inc.

Austin Huang is the Principal Engineer Record for Merit Engineering, Inc. in Seattle, Washington.

His design of Buoyancy Compensated Erosion Control Module (Patent no. US 10,214,870 B2 Feb 26, 2019) for USDA NRCS LA-16 Non-rock Alternatives for Louisiana Shoreline Protection demonstrated the best performance in three years of field test among five selected systems.

February 2022
US Army Corp of Engineers - Transatlantic Division

Ms. Ingrid M. Howard, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, is a Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineer and the Regional Lead Engineer in the Engineering and Technical Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division (TAD). As the Regional Lead Engineer, she is the subject matter expert and technical advisor for  the engineering aspects of the Transatlantic Division’s Military Construction, Foreign Military Sales, and Host Nation programs. Ms.

January 2022
Summit Engineering, Laboratory and Testing, Inc.

Robert L. Price, Jr., PE is the Chief Engineer at Summit Engineering, Laboratory and Testing (A Universal Engineering Sciences Company) in Charlotte, North Carolina specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, special inspections, laboratory testing, environmental engineering, and structural engineering. After serving 4 years in the United States Coast Guard Rob received his BSCE degree from Florida State University.

December 2021
Langan Engineering Environmental Surveying

Andy is Chairman of the Board of Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying, Landscape Architecture and Geology, DPC (Langan) and is also a Senior University Lecturer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) where he teaches Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering.

September 2021
Wurster Engineering and Construction, Inc.

Luis has more than 25 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering community working on projects in Latin America, Mexico, and the United States. He obtained a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and a master of geotechnical engineering degree from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia.

October 2020
Arcadis U.S., Inc.

Scott is a senior geotechnical engineer with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. and has 23 years of experience in a wide range of both public and private sector projects. Scott primarily provides foundation designs for buildings, bridges, roadways, railroads, temporary/permanent shoring design and retaining walls.

August 2020
Lifrieri Consulting and Forensics, LLC

Dr. Lifrieri has more than 50 years of applied geotechnical, geological, geohydrological and geoenvironmental experience as Managing Principal, Project Manager, Project Engineer, Engineering Geologist, and Geo‐hydrologist on a variety of projects.  Dr. Lifrieri has two Baccalaureate degrees, one in Geology and one in Civil Engineering, both from the City College of New York.  He has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, both from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.