Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering; over eight years experience in Civil, Geotechnical, Petroleum, and Mining Engineering.
Currently Civil/Geotechnical Engineer at Marino Engineering Associates Inc. based in St. Louis, MO and Adjunct Faculty at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Performing subsurface investigations as well as field and laboratory testing in soils and rocks. Engineering projects involved including shallow and deep foundations, slope stability and earth retaining systems, earthquake geotechnical engineering, soil erosion characteristics, seepage and impoundment failures, ground subsidence, mitigation of pipelines due to ground movements, wellbore stability, and unconventional reservoirs.
Committee member at ASCE Rock Mechanics Committee, ASCE Deep Foundations Committee, and Geomate Technical Committee.
Councilor-at-Large at Illinois State Academy of Science.
Founder and former president of SIUE Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization.
Author and co/author of more than 30 conference and journal articles, and reviewer of more than five journals.
Notable awards received: International Association of Foundation Drilling Award, GeoConfluence Research Scholarship, and Itasca Education Partnership Award.
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