Geotechnology’s Dr. Ashraf Elsayed Earns Engineering Industry Designation

June 19th, 2013

May, 2013 – Memphis, TN

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing, and drilling services, announced today that Dr. Ashraf Elsayed, PE, has received the designation of Diplomate, Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) by the Academy of Geo-Professionals.  This prestigious post-license credential provides professional engineers an opportunity to gain further recognition in the field of geotechnical engineering.

Dr. Elsayed is currently Chief Engineer and Geotechnical Manager at Geotechnology’s Memphis, TN office.  He began his engineering career in highway and airport construction in Cairo, Egypt, which was followed by graduate studies.  Since earning his Ph.D. in 1995, he’s focused on geotechnical engineering, and continues to share his knowledge of transportation engineering and construction with clients, employees and students alike.

Dr. Elsayed joined the Memphis office in 2000, when it was known as Hall, Blake and Associates, Inc., and has served in leadership roles ever since.  He also enjoys teaching as an assistant professor at Arkansas State University, helping young professionals grow and watching them develop their skills over the years. He previously taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis, and during his graduate studies at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Elsayed is a member of the Governor of Arkansas Earthquake Advisory Council (GEAC), the Christian Brothers University Civil Engineering Advisory Board and the Southwest Tennessee Community College Advisory Board. In addition to engineering, he enjoys travelling, listening to music and watching sports, and is a devout fan of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

Geotechnology’s Sheryl Gallagher Elected President of ASCE-Kansas City Chapter

June 19th, 2013

June,  2013 – St. Louis, MO

Geotechnology, Inc. announced that Sheryl D. Gallagher, P.E. has been elected president of the Kansas City chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).   Ms. Gallagher is Senior Project Manager in Geotechnology’s Overland Park, KS office.

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. Ms. Gallagher served the last two years as treasurer of the KC chapter, and was scheduled to serve as vice-president this year.  However, the current president stepped aside and Ms. Gallagher was unanimously elected president.

A licensed professional engineer, Ms. Gallagher joined Geotechnology in 2003, and has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of projects involving mines, slope stability, bridges, roadways, embankments, retaining walls and buildings.

Ms. Gallagher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas.  She was designated the 2010/2011 National Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.   Geotechnology’s Overland Park office has been involved with numerous large scale, long-term projects such as Adams Dairy Landing, Lewis & Clark Expressway and the Kansas City Race Track.