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National Civil Engineering Society Inducts New Class of Certified Geo-Professionals

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. 

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 the board certification 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 Rippe, 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.
 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 TechMihail 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, KleinfelderTimothy  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

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

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