January 2019
Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Alfonso is a Principal with Terracon Consultants, Inc. and serves as the manager of Geotechnical and Materials Testing departments in Terracon’s Pharr office. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta (URU ‐ Maracaibo, Venezuela) and a master’s degree from Texas A&M University (TAMU – College Station, TX) in Geotechnical Engineering.

March 2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Timothy (Tim) D. Stark is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he specializes in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. He earned his Masters of Engineering Degree at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) in 1984 under the supervision of J. Michael Duncan and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 1987 also under the supervision of J. Michael Duncan.

University of Colorado at Boulder

Stein Sture serves as Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which is a position that he has held since 2007, and between 2005-2006 as Interim VCR. 

July 2019
GeoStabilization International

Tom Szynakiewicz is currently Vice President at Harrison Western, a mining services contractor. He has worked in the geotechnical design/build construction industry for over 16 years primarily in the Rocky Mountain, Appalachian and Gulf Coast regions. Tom earned B.S. & M.S. degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and is a licensed professional engineer in 18 states. His areas of expertise include Slope Stabilization, Rockfall Mitigation, Earth Retention, Landslide Stabilization, Ground Improvement, Deep Foundations and Foundation Repair.

September 2017
GEI Consultants

Chia Tan has more than 35 years of geotechnical and geostructural engineering experiences on hundreds of projects in many parts of the United States and in ten other countries worldwide, including China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Saipan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

September 2016
CTL/Thompson, Inc

Robert W, Thompson P.E., D.GE, F ASCE, Senior Consultant, CTL/Thompson Inc., Denver Colorado.  Graduate of Oklahoma State University, BSCE 1962, MSCE 1965.  Currently work only on special assignments for CTL/T and coach younger engineers regarding technical issues.  Practice primarily in partially saturated soils.  Many technical papers and presentations on expansive and collapsing soils.  Considerable effort in analysis and solution of slope problems and retained excavations.

January 2017
Terracon

Steve is currently a principal with Terracon, manager of its New Jersey office, and responsible for overseeing the geotechnical quality program in its northeast division.  He has 34 years of geotechnical engineering consulting experience that has included most areas of geotechnical practice, with special focus in the areas of deep foundations, soft ground construction, slope stability, ground improvement and seismic evaluation.

January 2018
Matrix Engineering Group, Inc.

Amin is a principal and co-founder of Matrix Engineering Group, an award-winning consultancy group specializing in geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, construction materials testing, special inspections and geophysical surveys. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a certified Project Management Professional, and a GSWCC Level II Design Professional. Mr.

July 2017
Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, LLP

Jennfier L. Trimble, PE, D.GE is a Geotechnical Manager at Rummel, Klepper & Kahl,LLP (RK&K), a multi discipline civil engineering firm based in Baltimore, Maryland.  She received both her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University.  She is a registered professional civil engineer in five states and the District of Columbia.

July 2018
Ulrich Engineers, Inc.

Ed Ulrich’s career began in 1967, when he worked as a part-time field engineer in
Atlanta, GA, helping with foundation projects to pay future wedding bills. In 1969,
he graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and
concentrations in George Sowers Foundations, structures, and surveying. After one
year as a construction engineer, he entered the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign to study rock engineering, foundation engineering, engineering

August 2014
Engineering Partners International LLC

I am a Principal in Engineering Partners International’s Eagan, Minnesota office.  Engineering Partners is a specialty structural/geotechnical consulting engineering firm practicing in the areas of earth retention, foundation underpinning, and specialty deep foundation design. 

North Carolina State University

Harvey E. Wahls is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he served on the faculty at NC State for 37 years, rising from Assistant Professor to Professor, Associate Head and Director of Graduate Programs in civil engineering.

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