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

Frequency: Bi-annually (April/May & Nov/Dec) and continuously as preprint online

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

DOI: 10.37308

Frequency: Bi-annually (April/May & Nov/Dec) and continuously as preprint online

DFI Journal - The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute

Editorial Board

Our geographically diverse editorial board constitutes of experts within the deep foundation field through research and practice. The diversity of our DFI readers and DFI membership from academia, industry, government and manufacturers/suppliers is reflected in our Editorial Board. To request a specific Editor for your paper submission based on the manuscripts technical field, please provide your choice in the comment section of the Editorial Manager.

Editors In Chief

Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of California, Irvine Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering E4130 Engineering Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697 USA

Areas of Expertise:
Soil-structure-interaction, full scale testing, laterally loaded pile foundations, instrumentation and monitoring, data evaluation and modeling of pile foundations.

Timothy Siegel, P.E., G.E.
CEO/Senior Principal Engineer
Dan Brown & Associates
6424 Baum Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919 USA

Areas of Expertise:
Deep foundations, ground improvement and earth retaining structures.


Harry Poulos, Ph.D., D.Sc. Eng

Harry Poulos, Ph.D., D.Sc. Eng
Professor Emeritus, University of Sydney &
Senior Consultant
Tetra Tech Coffey Services
799 Pacific Highway, Tower 2, Level 19 Chatswood, NSW 2067 AUSTRALIA

Areas of Expertise:
Foundations for tall buildings, piled raft foundation systems, and offshore geotechnics (in days past – some memory remains).


Alaa Ashmawy, Ph.D., P.E.
Executive Director

Areas of Expertise:
Earth retaining structures, auger cast piles, drilled shaft systems and ground improvement.

Sunil Basarkar, Ph.D.
Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
Afcons House 16, Shah Industrial Estate, Veera Desai Road, Azadnagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 053 INDIA

Areas of Expertise:
Rock socketed piles, socket material characterization, load testing of piles, geotechnical case histories, load displacement behavior, ground improvement techniques, deep earth support systems, geotechnical investigations and site characterization.

Billy Camp, P.E., G.E.
Technical Principal/Vice President
1550 Mike Fahey St., Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68102 USA

Areas of Expertise: Site characterization and in situ testing, design and testing of driven piles and bored piles, geotechnical earthquake engineering and ground improvement.

Rick Deschamps, Ph.D., P.E.
V.P. of Engineering
Nicholson Construction Company
2400 Ansys Dr., Suite 303, Cannonsburg, PA 15317 USA

Areas of Expertise: Excavation support systems, slope stabilization, micropiles, soil and rock anchors, soil and rock grouting, jet grouting, dams.

Paul Doherty, Ph.D., P.E.
Managing Director
Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions
Nutgrove Office Park, Unit A2, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 X627 IRELAND

Areas of Expertise: Marine foundations, offshore structures, pile installation, soil-structure interaction, cyclic loading and soil behavior, offshore site investigation, design techniques and numerical modelling.

Bengt Fellenius, Dr.Tech., P.Eng.
Independent Consultant
2475 Rothesay Ave., Sidney, BC, V8L 2B9 CANADA

Areas of Expertise: Foundations: testing and design and settlement, site improvement, wickdrains, lime-cement columns, resonance compaction.

Jennifer Nicks, Ph.D., P.E.
Research Geotechnical Engineer
Federal Highway Administration
Office of Infrastructure R&D, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 USA

Areas of Expertise: Transportation earthworks, bridge foundations, geosynthetic reinforced soil, driven pile design, laboratory testing.

Cassie Rutherford

Cassie Rutherford, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor
Iowa State University
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 813 Bissell Rd., 406 Town Engr., Ames, IA 50011-1066 USA

Areas of Expertise: Dynamic loading of soils, soil improvement, hazard mitigation, deep foundations and advancement of laboratory testing devices.

Jon Sinnreich, M.Eng., P.E.
Principal Engineer
GRL Engineers, Inc.
4203 NW 15th Place, Gainesville, FL 32605 USA

Areas of Expertise: Static load testing of deep foundations, quality assurance of construction, base grouting of shafts, calibration of computer models of deep foundations, and data analysis for geotechnical data.

Armin Stuedlein, Ph.D., P.E.
Oregon State University
Dept. of Civil & Construction Engineering 101 Kearney Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA

Areas of Expertise: Liquefaction assessment and mitigation, ground improvement, deep foundations and full-scale performance.

Zia Zafir, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
Vice President
2882 Prospect Park Dr., Suite 200 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 USA

Areas of Expertise: Seismic analysis, seismic hazards, lateral loads, ground improvement, building codes, driven pile, and drilled shaft.