Rozbeh B. Moghaddam is the President of RBM Consulting Group, Inc. and an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. His research work focused on the Load and Resistance Factor Design of Deep Foundations, and his professional practice comprises a variety of geotechnical design, construction, and forensics. As a practitioner, Dr. Moghaddam has participated in major projects in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and Europe. He spent a significant part of his professional career designing deep foundations, earth retention systems, and tunnel sections. Dr. Moghaddam received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University, an M.B.A. from Eastern New Mexico University, and a Professional Degree in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico. He is actively engaged with technical activities for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Deep Foundation Institute (DFI), and the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC). He has authored more than 30 technical publications and has lectured at numerous short courses, universities, and seminars.
Petty Officer First Class (PO1) Leandro “Frank” Chong is a Project Manager in RBM Consulting Group, Inc. (RBM). During his time in the military, he has acquired a unique and diverse background, leading and managing operations ranging from aircraft and field logistics, rescue, firefighting, and heavy equipment operations & maintenance. Frank served as a work center supervisor in charge of maintaining the QA/QC of life safety protocols and procedures as they pertain to Aviation. Simultaneously, he created and maintained his work centers hazmat, supply, training, and support equipment programs. At RBM, Mr. Chong applies his extensive experience to manage and improve the Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) process focused on deep foundations design and testing.
Dr. Marinucci is a Senior Consultant at RBM Consulting Group, Inc., in addition to the Managing Director role he plays at V2C Strategists LLC and President at Advanced Foundation Solutions, LLC. He also serves as a research professor and adjunct lecturer at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University (NYU). He has 25 years of progressive experience in the civil design-construction industry on public and private projects involving earth retention, deep foundation, underpinning, and ground modification systems. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, an instructor for the National Highway Institute (NHI), and is an active member of numerous professional organizations, technical committees, and various practical research efforts. He received a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical emphasis) from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA degree from the University of Rhode Island, and an MSCE degree from Northeastern University. Dr. Marinucci has authored or coauthored more than 45 peer-reviewed technical publications and has lectured at numerous short courses, seminars, universities, and conferences in North/Central/South America, Europe, and Asia.
Dr. Timothy A. Wood is a Consultant at RBM Consulting Group, Inc. and an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel-The Military College of South Carolina. He acquired a Bachelor’s in Engineering Physics and graduated as a Summa Cum Laude with Honors, followed by Civil Engineering Masters and Doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in South Carolina and has participated in several projects reviewing soil-structural interactions. Dr. Wood’s technical research focuses on incorporating soil-structure interaction to improve the production-oriented load ratings and inspection of reinforced-concrete box culverts, as well as pullout resistance in inextensible mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls and database implementation for structural/geotechnical data. His teaching is driven by a love of how the world works, a love for students, and a firm belief in classical education as a model for lifelong learning. He encourages students, pushing them toward self-directed learning through reading and inspiring enthusiasm for the fields of structural and geotechnical engineering. Dr. Wood aims to recover the benefits of classical-model, literature-based learning in civil engineering education. When not investing in cadets, vets, and evening students, Dr. Wood, his wife, and three children are actively engaged in their local church.
Tracy Brettmann is a Senior Consultant at RBM Consulting Group, Inc. and the Executive Vice President of A.H. Beck Foundation Company in their Houston, Texas office. At RBM, Mr. Brettmann provides expert consulting on Deep Foundations-related issues. At A.H. Beck, he is directly responsible for business development and overseeing the engineering operations for its specialty deep foundation, ground improvement, energy pile, and earth retention projects. He received his BSCE degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has authored over 30 technical papers and numerous magazine articles. Mr. Brettmann is a member of the Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP), Geo-Institute of ASCE (ASCE/GI), International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), and The International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC). Mr. Brettmann is also a past president of the Deep Foundations Institute and is a former chair of its Augered Cast-in-Place (ACIP) Pile committee. He currently serves as the chair of the DFI Educational Trust board.
Dr. Sara Khoshnevisan is a Consultant at RBM Consulting Group, Inc. and an Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Her main research focus is on reliability-based design & risk assessment and robustness to lack of knowledge. As a geotechnical engineer, she has brought her research expertise into different geotechnical projects, such as supported excavations, shallow foundations, drilled shafts, and slope stability to obtain a more resilient design, which is also cost-efficient. Her research work is reflected in about 50 technical publications and a book chapter. Dr. Khoshnevisan received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. She has been an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) and a former faculty advisor for the ASCE Student Chapter and the ASCE Timber Bridge team at Clarkson University. Dr. Khoshnevisan is also a member of the Geo-Institute Retaining Structures Committee, Deep Foundation Institute (DFI), United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER), and Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). And, she has been serving the profession as a reviewer for several journals, including ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Engineering Geology, Journal of Geo-Engineering, and Georisk.
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