Print ISSN: 1937-5247 Online ISSN: 1937-5255

Frequency: Bi-annually| continuously as preprint online

Print ISSN: 1937-5247 Online ISSN: 1937-5255

Frequency: Bi-annually| continuously as preprint online

DFI Journal - The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute

Award Papers

The DFI Educational Trust awards an annual recognition for outstanding technical papers submitted to DFI’s Paper Competitions in the category “student paper award” and “young professor paper award”. Runner up papers, and other outstanding submissions not selected as award winners may be given an honorable recognition. All award papers are published in the DFI Journal and undergo and independent review process in addition to the review and selection process of the competition.

Editors Choice papers are papers selected by the editorial board for a special recognition. Editorial Choice papers are chosen annually. 

Student Paper Competition Award Papers

Award YearAuthorsPaper TitleAffiliation
2020  Rabie Farrag  SHEAR DEMANDS OF ROCK-SOCKETED PILES SUBJECT TO CYCLIC LATERAL LOADING  UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
2019ABIGAIL H. BATEMAN and JAMIE J. CRISPINTHEORETICAL “T-Z” CURVES FOR PILES IN RADIALLY INHOMOGENEOUS SOILUNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, BRISTOL, U.K.
2018ALEXANDRE P.R.P. ALMEIDASTATISTICAL EVALUATION OF DESIGN METHODS FOR MICROPILES IN ONTARIO SOILSRYERSON UNIVERSITY
2017SARAH MOBLEY, P.E., AND KELLY COSTELLO, E.I.THE EFFECT OF SLURRY TYPE ON DRILLED SHAFT COVER QUALITYUNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
2016YOUSSEF BOUGATAYAREGION-SPECIFIC CALIBRATION OF RESISTANCE FACTORS FOR USE WITH STATIC AND WAVE EQUATION ANALYSES OF DRIVEN PILESOREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
2015KEVIN JOHNSONANALYZING THERMAL INTEGRITY PROFILING DATA FOR DRILLED SHAFT EVALUATIONUNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
2014BENJAMIN TURNERPILE PINNING AND INTERACTION OF ADJACENT FOUNDATIONS DURING LATERAL SPREADINGUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
2013HESSAM YAZDANIOPTIMIZATION OF PILED-RAFT FOUNDATIONS CONSIDERING SOIL-PILE-RAFT INTERACTIONSUNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
2012HAIJIAN FANPERFORMANCE-BASED RELIABILITY DESIGN FOR DEEP FOUNDATIONS USING MONTE CARLO STATISTICAL METHODSUNIVERSITY OF AKRON
2011FAWAD NIAZIAXIAL PILE DISPLACEMENT EVALUATIONS FROM SEISMIC PIEZOCONE DATA AND BACK-ANALYSIS OF LOAD TESTSGEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
2010JEREMY KRESSANALYSIS OF PILE BEHAVIOUR IN GRANULAR SOILS USING DEM
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
2009PAUL DOHERTYCYCLICAL AXIAL LOADING OF OFFSHORE PILES-AN ISSUE OF CONCERN?UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
2008THOMAS L. VANDE VOORTDESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND TESTING OF A PRECAST UHPC PILE
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
2007EHAB S. SHATNAWITRANSVERSE ISOTROPY EFFECTS ON P-Y CURVES FOR ROCKUNIVERSITY OF AKRON
2006JAMES A. SCHNEIDERIMPACT OF OFFSHORE SITE INVESTIGATION PRACTICE ON RELIABILITY OF AXIAL PILE DESIGN IN SILICEOUS SANDS
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
2005EMRE BIRINGENTHE EFFECTS OF CYLINDRICAL PILE INSERTION ON THE VERTICAL STIFFNESS AND STRENGTH OF THE SURROUNDING SOIL
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
2004MARTINA BALICDYNAMIC CHARACTERIZATION OF DRILLED SHAFTS ON DOREMUS AVENUE BRIDGE
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
2003GARY WEINSTEINTHE MICROPILE NETWORK: PRACTICE PRECEDES THEORY
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

Young Professor Paper Competition Award Papers

Award YearAuthorsPaper TitleAffiliation
2020  ALEJANDRO MARTINEZSKIN FRICTION DIRECTIONALITY IN MONOTONICALLY- AND CYCLICALLY-LOADED BIO-INSPIRED PILES IN SANDUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS  
2019  None Awarded    
2018ALESSANDRO F. ROTTA LORIA, PH.D., P.E.PERFORMANCE-BASED DESIGN OF ENERGY PILE FOUNDATIONSSWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
2017ARASH KHOSRAVIFAR, PH.D., P.E.MODIFIED DESIGN PROCEDURES FOR BRIDGE PILE FOUNDATIONS SUBJECTED TO LIQUEFACTION-INDUCED LATERAL SPREADINGPORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY (PSU)
2015AARON S. BRADSHAWPILE LOAD TRANSFER FROM STATIC LOAD TEST INVERSIONUNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
2014JOSEPH THOMAS COE, JR.COMPARISON OF BOREHOLE ULTRASOUND AND BOREHOLE RADAR IN EVALUATING THE LENGTH OF TWO UNKNOWN BRIDGE FOUNDATIONSTEMPLE UNIVERSITY
2013ARMIN STUEDLEINFACTORS AFFECTING RELIABILITY-BASED SERVICEABILITY LIMIT STATE DESIGN OF AUGERED CAST-IN-PLACE PILES IN COHESIONLESS SOILSOREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (OSU)
2012JOHN McCARTNEY and KYLE MURPHYSEASONAL STRAIN DISTRIBUTIONS IN FULL SCALE ENERGY FOUNDATIONSUNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
2011ANNE LEMNITZER and LEONARDO MASSONEIMPACT OF SHEAR-FLEXURE INTERACTION ON P-Y CURVES OF PILE FOUNDATIONSUNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE
2010ANNE LEMNITZERLATERAL LOAD TESTING OF PILE FOUNDATIONSCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY FULLERTON
2009DEBRA LAEFERIMPACT OF CLAY ON EARLY JET GROUTING STRENGTH
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
2008LANCE A. ROBERTSLRFD FOR DEEP FOUNDATIONS: REPLACING THE TRADITIONAL FACTOR OF SAFETY IN DESIGN
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY
2006THOMAS J. WEAVERINCREASING LATERAL PILE STIFFNESS THROUGH LIMITED SOIL IMPROVEMENT
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
2005MONICA PREZZIOVERVIEW OF CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES OF AUGER CAST-IN-PLACE AND DRILLED DISPLACEMENT PILES
(published in DFI conference proceedings)
PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Editorial Board

Editors in Chief:
Anne Lemnitzer (USA)
Timothy Siegel (USA)

Ombudsman
Harry Poulos (Australia)

Editors
Alaal Ashmawy (UAE)
Sunil Basarkar (India)
Billy Camp (USA)
Rick Deschamps (USA)
Paul Doherty (Ireland)
Bengt Fellenius (Canada)
Jennifer Nicks (USA)
Cassie Rutherford (USA)
Jon Sinnreich (USA)
Armin Stuedlein (USA)
Zia Zafir (USA)

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