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 C. Siegel, P.E., G.E., BCGE
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).


George Anoyatis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
KU Leuven
Spoorwegstraat 12, 8200 Bruges, Belgium

Areas of Expertise:
Dynamic soil-structure interaction, (semi-) analytical models for pile foundations,  seismic pressures on earth retaining walls, monopiles and suction caisson foundations for offshore energy systems.

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.

Conrad W. Felice, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., P.Eng, D.GE. F.ASCE
Managing Principal
C W Felice LLC
14150 227th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98077 USA

Areas of Expertise: Tunneling and underground structures, site characterization, risk and procurement methods, earthquake engineering, deep foundations, ground improvement, earth retaining structures, lateral loads

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.

Georgette Hlepas

Georgette Hlepas, P.E., Ph.D.
Geotechnical, Geology, and Materials Community of Practice Lead
US Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters
441 G St NW, Washington, DC 20314

Areas of Expertise: Dam Safety, Instrumentation and Monitoring, Foundation Grouting, Barrier Walls.

Augusto Lucarelli
Principal Engineer
Itasca Consulting Group
111 3rd Avenue South Suite 450 Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States

Areas of Expertise: Numerical Analysis, seismic analysis, deep foundations, ground improvement, performance-based design, excavation support, tunneling, soil-structure interaction.

Dimitris Pitilakis, MSc, PhD
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki 541 24, Greece

Areas of Expertise: Soil-structure interaction, foundation analysis and design, geotechnical earthquake engineering, vulnerability assessment, resilient-based design, geotechnical seismic isolation, numerical analysis, retaining structures, dynamics of foundations, surface foundations.

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.

Giovanni Spagnoli, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Deputy Head Civil and Mining Engineering Essen 
DMT Group
Am TÜV 1, 45307 Essen, Germany

Areas of Expertise: Jet grouting, chemical grouting, Deep Soil Mixing, liquefaction, offshore geotechnics.

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.

Chris Woods, P.E., G.E. , BC.GE., CEng MIEI, LEEDAP BD+C
Vice President
40650 Hurley Lane, Paeonian Springs, VA 20129 USA

Areas of Expertise: Ground improvement, deep foundations, shallow foundations, codes and standards.