Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Road Research

NRRA Geotechnical Team

Orange barrels on a highway

Geotechnical Team Members

Agency members

Robert Arndorfer, Wisconsin DOT
Terry Beaudry, Chair, Minnesota DOT
Lydia Brownell, Missouri DOT
Richard Endres, Michigan DOT
Jeff Horsfall, Wisconsin DOT
Matthew Kraus, Missouri DOT
Matt Kurle, North Dakota DOT
Deepak Maskey, Caltrans – California DOT
Supraja Reddy, Illinois Tollway
Colter Schwagler, North Dakota DOT
Heather Shoup, Illinois DOT
Andrew Stolba, Illinois DOT
Raul Velasquez, Minnesota DOT

Associate Members

Sirous Alavi, Fugro Land USA
Andrea Blanchette, Terracon
Jenna Bowers, Ingevity
Aaron Budge, Minnesota State University Mankato
Bora Cetin, Michigan State University
Denis Charland, Fugro USA Land, Inc.
Daba Gedafa, University of North Dakota
Majid Ghayoomi, University of New Hampshire
Sheue Lee, Terracon
John McConahy, Surface Tech
Soheil Nazarian, Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (UTEP)
Heidi Olson, Braun Intertec
Matt Oman, Mathy Construction
Farhad Reza, Minnesota State University - Mankato
Mike Rief, WSB & Associates, Inc.
Mohammad Sabouri, Braun Intertec
David Saftner, University of Minnesota Duluth
Dan Schellhammer, Midstate Reclamation
Mark Tufenkjian, Cal State LA
David White, Ingios Geotechnics, Inc.
Mohammad Yamin, Minnesota State University - Mankato

Friends & supporting staff

Bex Abylkhani, First State Tire
Tim Anderson, Minnesota DOT
Emil Bautista, Minnesota DOT
Amy Beise, North Dakota DOT
Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University
Tuncer Edil, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bernard Izevbekhai, Minnesota DOT
Eddie Johnson, Minnesota DOT
Kevin Kliethermes, FHWA
Bill Likos, University of Wisconsin--Madison
Monte Nieme, First State Tire
Joseph Podolsky, Minnesota DOT
Anand J. Puppala, Texas A&M University
John Siekmeier, Minnesota DOT
Dave Van Deusen, Minnesota DOT
Ben Worel, Minnesota DOT
Eyoab Zegeye Teshale, Minnesota DOT