March 15, 2023

The Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) is proud to announce the 2023 newest class of board-certified Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineers (D.GE). Each of the new Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineers were board-certified for their advanced expertise and experience, advanced education, and attainment of specialized body of knowledge in geotechnical engineering. To date, 450 professional engineers have been granted the D.GE board certification worldwide.

This newest class of Diplomates will be recognized and inducted during the special AGP Diplomate Induction Ceremony at the Geo-Institute's Geo Congress in Los Angeles on March 26, 2023.

2023 Board Certified Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineers:

  • Hossein Bahmyari, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Kiewit
  • David Barreiro, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc.
  • J. Tanner Blackburn, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Hayward Baker, Inc.
  • Vivek Chikyala, PE, D.GE, Kenallgeo
  • Dean Durkee, PhD, PE, P.Eng, D.GE, M.ASCE, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Assem Elsayed, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Geocomp
  • Francisco Jose Arias Escudero, PE,  D.GE, M.ASCE, Rock Engineering and Testing Laboratory Inc.
  • Kevin W. Franke, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Brigham Young University
  • Luis A.  Garcia, D.GE, A.M.ASCE, Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions          
  • Vijaya K. Garimella, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
  • Rodolfo G. Hermosilla, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Ingeniero Rodolfo Hermosilla
  • Enamul Hoque, PE, D.GE(Ret.), F.ASCE, Hoque and Associates, Inc.
  • Scott A. Jacobs, PE, D.GE, Case Foundation Company
  • Milind V. Khire, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, University of North Carolina At Charlotte
  • Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, American Geotechnical & Environmental Svcs, Inc.
  • Xiaoyan Long, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Fugro USA Marine, Inc.
  • Gary R. Marcus, Jr., PE, D.GE, F.ASCE, AKRF, Inc.
  • Adam Marolf, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, American Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc.
  • Marc Miller, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
  • Matthew D. Monteith, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, CTL Thompson
  • Maysill Pascal, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Menard USA
  • Marc F. Plotkin, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, ECS Southeast, LLC
  • Fernando Pons, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Pons & Associates, LLC
  • Daniel  Ruffing, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Geo-Solutions, Inc.
  • E. Abe  Simantob, PE, GE, D.GE, M.ASCE, L.A. Private Eyes Engineers
  • Hema J. Siriwardane, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.SEI, F.ASCE, West Virginia University
  • Oliver-Denzil Taylor, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, U.S. Army Engineering Research & Development Center  
  • John Thornley, PhD, PE, D.GE, M.ASCE, Golder Associates Inc.
  • Sushant Upadhyaya, PhD, PE, D.GE, Terracon  

>To RSVP to the AGP Diplomate Induction Ceremony on March 26, 2023 at Geo-Institute's Geo Congress in Los Angeles