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A Committee and Staff Biographies Paul H. Gilbert (NAE) retired as senior vice president, principal professional associate, and principal project manager of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade, and Douglas, Inc., senior vice president of Parsons Brinckerhoff International Inc., and director of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, his expertise is in project management of the design and con- struction of large complex facilities, including major subterranean constructed works. Mr. Gilbert was the project director of the Parsons Brinckerhoff/Mor- rison Knudsen team for design, construction management, and construction of the conventional facilities of the Department of Energy’s superconducting super collider, which included 72 miles of tunnels. He has served as principal-in-charge for major engineering projects such as the Stanford Linear Accelerator, Positron- Electron Project, the Basalt Waste Isolation Project at Hanford, Washington, the Downtown Seattle Transit Subway Project, the Long Beach Naval Fuel Pier, and the Boston and San Francisco Efﬂuent Outfall Tunnels. He is the author of Par- sons Brinckerhoff’s Project Management Manual and has also published various technical papers and articles. Apart from Parsons Brinckerhoff, as an appointed member of the University of California President’s Council, Mr. Gilbert Chaired the Council’s Project Management Oversight Panel providing project manage- ment oversight, support and mentoring over a 10 year period for large value projects executed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, including the National Ignition Facility at Livermore. He is also the Chair of the Associated Universities Inc. Project Management Oversight Committee for the construc- tion of the ~$600M North American contribution to the Atacama Large Mil- limeter/submillimeter Radio Astronomy Array being constructed in Chile, South 209 Underground Engineering Camera-Ready.indd 209 2/6/2013 3:17:25 PM
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210 APPENDIX A America, at a site located in the Atacama Desert at 16,500 ft elevation. Mr. Gil- bert is a Licensed Professional Engineer in 17 states and is a member of a variety of professional organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, The Moles, and the Society of American Military Engineers. He has won multiple awards in civil engineering and construction management, including American Society of Civil Engineers fellow, its Rickey Medal, and Construction Manage- ment Award. Mr. Gilbert received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in civil engineering and structural mechanics, respectively and is a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus. Samuel T. Ariaratnam is a Professor in the Del E. Webb School of Construction in the School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment (SSEBE) at Arizona State University. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Urban Infrastructure Management & Rehabilitation, with a particular focus on trenchless engineering applications of horizontal directional drilling, trench- less pipe replacement, and underground utility asset management. Prior to join- ing ASU, Dr. Ariaratnam served for ﬁve years in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. He has also served as a visiting assistant professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and, while still a graduate student, was employed at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Research Laboratories where he performed research in military construction and strategic planning. He has published over 200 techni- cal papers in refereed journals and conferences, has co-authored ﬁve textbooks, and is a co-holder of three patents. Dr. Ariaratnam serves as the Chairman of the International Society for Trenchless Technology and is active in a number of professional societies. He has received multiple awards including the prestigious ASCE John O. Bickel Award; the Young Civil Engineer Achievement Award from the University of Illinois, and an award of recognition from Halliburton Energy Services for contributions to underground technology. In 2006, he was named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty under 40 list. Recently, Trenchless Technol- ogy Magazine named him as the 2012 Trenchless Person of the Year. Dr. Ariarat- nam holds a B.A.Sc. from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nancy Rutledge Connery has worked to advance civil infrastructure systems for nearly 30 years. Her career began as a transit analyst in the New York City Mayor’s Ofﬁce of Management and Budget at the outset of the transit system’s historic reconstruction. Later, in her home state of Washington, she developed the Public Works Trust Fund, a nationally recognized program, which has provided over $2.5 billion in low interest loans for local renewal projects since 1986. She also worked as an investment banker with Seattle Northwest Securities. In 1985, she was named Executive Director of the National Council on Public Works Improvement, a joint Presidential/Congressional study commission, where she produced a series of well-regarded reports and frequent testimony on the state Underground Engineering Camera-Ready.indd 210 2/6/2013 3:17:25 PM
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APPENDIX A 211 of the nation’s infrastructure. In 2000, U.S. Senate Majority Leader appointed Connery to the Amtrak Reform Council, a ﬁnancial oversight board. She has served on various National Academies’ technical boards, the Executive Com- mittee of the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems at New York University, and the Advisory Board of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard Kennedy School. She has published, lectured and consulted widely throughout the world and is currently researching “next generation” infrastructure design. She holds a B.A. in political science from Paciﬁc Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and M.P.A. from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Gary English is Deputy Chief of the Seattle Fire Department and Assistant Fire Marshal for the City of Seattle, Washington. He serves as the department’s com- mand staff assigned to ensure code and standard compliance with minimum ﬁre and life safety requirements of major projects including the Sound Transit Light Rail Link combined bus/rail tunnel complex and associated stations, and Alaska Way Viaduct replacement, a stacked road tunnel to be completed by 2015. These projects include the installation of a multitude of ﬁre and life safety systems such as point extraction ventilation, sprinkler systems, ﬁre alarms, mass notiﬁcation systems, emergency exiting, and intelligent trafﬁc systems. In addition to such projects, Chief English is heavily involved with standard building ﬁre and life safety systems with specialization in high-rise structures, smoke management, ﬁre alarm, and elevator use. Chief English is a member of the International Fire Fighters Association, has served on National Fire Protection Association tech- nical committees for road tunnels (NFPA 502), passenger rail tunnels (NFPA 130), and standpipe systems (NFPA 14), has received special training in national incident management systems at the command staff level, and has presented internationally on Underground Command and Safety. Conrad W. Felice is the Technical Director of Tunnel Service and Vice President at HNTB Corporation and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. He has held CEO/President and Vice President level positions in multinational corporations and served in the Air Force for 27 years, retiring the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is a registered Professional Engineer in twelve US states, Puerto Rico and two provinces in Canada. Dr. Felice’s underground and tunneling experience includes the program management of the Department of Defense underground technology development program and the technical direction for laboratory testing and analysis in sup- port of the U.S. underground nuclear testing program at the Nevada Test Site. Commercial projects have included the physical vulnerability of underground systems to explosive and ﬁre loads, the stability of historic road and rail tunnels, geotechnical analysis and support requirements for transit and water conveyance tunnels, seismic analysis and upgrade of underground systems, and the design and construction of large diameter pipelines underground in urban and mountain- Underground Engineering Camera-Ready.indd 211 2/6/2013 3:17:25 PM
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212 APPENDIX A ous environments. Dr. Felice has been recognized as an invited member to the National Academy of Engineering Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering and was also selected as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Recon- naissance Team visits to the affected earthquake damaged area of the Sichuan, China basin. He is the past Chair of the Transportation Research Board Commit- tee on Modeling for the Design, Construction and Management of Geosystems and is serving on the Transportation Research Board Committee on Tunnels and Underground Structures as well is an active member in the International Tunnel- ing Association working group on research. Dr. Felice earned his B.S. from Ohio University, an M.S. from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah. Youssef Hashash is a Professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois which he joined in 1998. His research interests include deep excavations, earthquake engineering, numerical modeling, and soil-structure interaction. He is also involved in the use of visualization and virtual reality techniques in geotechnical engineering applications. Dr. Hashash worked as a staff engineer for the Parsons Brinckerhoff/Morrison Knudsen team in Dallas, Texas on the Superconducting Super Collider Project construction and was part of the Geotechnical and Underground Engineering group at Par- sons Brinckerhoff in San Francisco, California. He has been involved in many tunnel and deep excavation projects around the United States and Canada. Dr. Hashash is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the American Underground Associa- tion, the International Tunneling Association, and serves on the Earth Retaining Structures Committee of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, and Performance of Struc- tures during construction of SEI. In 2002 Dr. Hashash was named a Beckman Fellow at the Center of Advanced Studies at the University of Illinois. He is a 2001-2003 American Bridge Faculty scholar (UIUC). In 2000, Dr. Hashash is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize and Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Awards from the Geo-Institute of ASCE. He was twice a National Center for Supercomputing Application Fellow (UIUC). He received the James Crose Medal (ASCE, 1994) and Thomas Middlebrooks Awards (ASCE, 1997) for journal publications. Dr. Hashash earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chris Hendrickson (NAE) is the Duquesne Light Company University Professor of Engineering, Co-Director of the Green Design Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and Editor-in-chief of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Journal of Transportation Engineering. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 “for leadership and contributions in transporta- tion and green design engineering.” His research, teaching, and consulting are Underground Engineering Camera-Ready.indd 212 2/6/2013 3:17:26 PM
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APPENDIX A 213 in the general area of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, project management, transportation systems, ﬁnance, and computer applications. Current research projects include lifecycle assessment methods (especially based on economic input/output tables such as eiolca.net), assessment of alternative construction materials, economic and environmental implications of Ecommerce, product takeback planning, and infrastructure for alternative fuels. He has co-authored three textbooks, Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Goods and Services: An Input-Output Approach (Resources for the Future, 2005), Project Management for Construction (Prentice-Hall, 1989) and Transportation Investment and Pricing Principles (John Wiley & Sons, 1984) and two monographs, Knowledge Based Process Planning for Construction and Manufacturing (Academic Press, 1989) and Concurrent Computer Integrated Building Design (Prentice-Hall, 1994). In addition, he has published numerous articles in the professional literature. Prof. Hendrickson is a Distinguished Mem- ber of the ASCE, an Emeritus Member of the Transportation Research Board, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been the recipient of the 2002 ASCE Turner Lecture Award, the 2002 Fenves Systems Research Award, the 1994 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, Outstanding Professor of the Year Award of the ASCE Pittsburgh Section (1990), the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Award (1989), the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award (1987), and a Rhodes Scholarship (1973). Dr. Hendrickson earned his B.S. in General Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering, both from Stanford University. He earned a B.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University, and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Massachu- setts Institute of Technology. Priscilla P. Nelson is a Professor of civil engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). She served as NJIT’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs from 2005 – 2009 and then rejoined the faculty as an active professor and researcher. Prior to her tenure at NJIT, she held many positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF), concluding service there as senior advisor to the director of the National Science Foundation. Prior to her appoint- ment to NSF, Dr. Nelson was professor of civil engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Nelson has a national and international reputation in geological and rock engineering and the application of underground construc- tion. She is former president of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a lifetime member, Fellow and ﬁrst president of the American Rock Mechanics Association, a Fellow of American Association of the Advancement of Science, a Distinguished Member of ASCE, and she served on the Executive Committee of the American Geological Institute. In addition to these activities, she has many other professional afﬁliations including: Tau Beta Phi, the Moles, Underground Construction Association (SME), Association of Engineering Geologists, International Tunneling Association, Dispute Review Underground Engineering Camera-Ready.indd 213 2/6/2013 3:17:26 PM
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214 APPENDIX A Board Foundation, and the American Society for Engineering Education. She has served as a member of and liaison to many National Research Council boards and committees. Dr. Nelson has been a part of several major construction projects, including ﬁeld engineering responsibilities during construction of the Trans- Alaska Pipeline System, and serving as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy and the State of Texas for the Superconducting Super Collider project. She was appointed a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board by President Clinton in 1997 and again in 2000. She has authored over 125 techni- cal publications, and received many awards, including the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award, American Association of Engineering Societies in 2008 and the Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2011. Dr. Nelson received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in geotechnical engineering. Raymond L. Sterling is a Professor Emeritus at Louisiana Tech University. From 1995 to 2009 he was the Contractors’ Educational Trust Fund Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University. Previously, from 1977 to 1995, he was the founding director of the Underground Space Center at the University of Minnesota. He is a Past Chairman of the International Society for Trenchless Technology and the North American Society for Trenchless Technology, a Past Chairman of the U.S. National Com- mittee on Tunneling Technology, and a Past Animateur for the International Tunnelling Association’s Working Group on Direct and Indirect Advantages of Underground Structures. In 2003, he received the Stephen D. Bechtel Pipe- line Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers. He was selected as the Person of the Year by the Trenchless Technology Magazine in 2001 and as Most Valuable Professional by the Gulf Coast Trenchless Association in 1999. In 2009, he received the Gold Medal from the International Society for Trenchless Technology for outstanding contributions to the ﬁeld. He has authored approximately 200 books, technical papers and reports on a wide range of topics related to underground space use, underground construction, geomechanics and trenchless technology, and for the past 10 years has served as a Senior Editor of the international journal Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. He is registered engineer in the United States and is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Dr. Sterling received a B.Eng degree in civil and structural engineering from the University of Shefﬁeld. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. George J. Tamaro (NAE) is a retired partner at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers. His technical interests are primarily in structural and geotechnical engineering. His work involves a broad range of analytical, design, and construc- tion problems related to deep foundations and underground structures, and he is also involved in the design and construction of containment facilities and the control of dam seepage using special barrier systems. Mr. Tamaro holds several Underground Engineering Camera-Ready.indd 214 2/6/2013 3:17:26 PM
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APPENDIX A 215 patents in applications of slurry wall and slurry trench technology. Mr. Tamaro has an interest in the preparation and training of young engineers who will some- day be consultant engineers. He is particularly concerned with the development of engineers capable of analyzing, designing, and installing safe, economically constructed facilities. He is a member of NAE, recognized for his expertise in the design and construction of slurry walls and deep foundations worldwide. Mr. Tamaro earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College, and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Lehigh University and in architectural technology from Columbia University and was awarded an honorary D. Eng. From Manhattan College. Fulvio Tonon is Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 after spending three years as an assistant professor of geological engineering at the University of Utah, and two years as a senior tunnel engineer with Parsons Brinckerhoff. He directs the International Tunneling Consortium, which encourages academic research in response to industrial needs, after its ofﬁcial launch in fall 2007. He also developed an On-line Certiﬁcate in Tunneling, which aims at providing working knowledge in design or construction management of tunneling projects to UT graduate students and the industry; the program has received provisional endorse- ment by the International Tunneling Association (ITA). Dr. Tonon has established from scratch a rock mechanics laboratory for the characterization of intact rock and fractures as well as index tests for estimating the penetration and abrasion rate of tunnel boring machines. In 2006, Dr. Tonon won the Award for Applied Rock Mechanics from the American Rock Mechanics Association for his paper “Stresses in anisotropic rock masses: an engineering perspective building on geo- logical knowledge”. His research emphasizes rock mechanics and engineering, underground excavations and uncertainty modeling with generalized theories of probability. He has published two books on tunneling, one book on uncertainty bounds in civil engineering, 55 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 44 papers in conference proceedings. He has more than 15 years of professional experience working on projects in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Design experience includes: cut-and-cover and bored tunnels in rock, soft ground and mixed face conditions, with or without the use of Tunnel Boring Machines; foundations and special foundations; rock and soil slope stabilizations; precast concrete and steel-concrete composite bridges; hydraulic infrastructures for dams, puriﬁcation plants and rivers; renovations of ancient masonry buildings; and reinforced con- crete buildings. Dr. Fulvio Tonon earned his Laurea in civil engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, and his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Underground Engineering Camera-Ready.indd 215 2/6/2013 3:17:27 PM
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