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PROJECT LEADERSHIP

RIZZO Maintains A Committee Of Engineers And Geoscientists Tasked With Project Management, Technical Leadership, Business Development, And The Realization Of Our Client's Goals And Our Corporate Objectives.
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Juan Gutierrez, Ph.D., P.E.

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Dr. Gutierrez is a senior engineer at RIZZO with nearly 10 years of professional experience. Dr. Gutierrez has specific expertise in geomechanical analysis, forensic analysis of foundations, settlement analysis, soil liquefaction analysis, and bearing capacity analysis. He also has experience in the planning and execution of field geotechnical investigations and advanced geotechnical analysis and numerical modeling for slope stability and static and dynamic soil-structure interaction analyses.

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Michael F. Rosenmeier, Ph.D.

VICE PRESIDENT OF EARTH SCIENCES

Dr. Rosenmeier is a geoscientist with nearly 25 years of combined professional experience in consulting and academia. He presently serves as Vice President of Earth Sciences at RIZZO and is the practice lead and project management lead for water resources related projects. Dr. Rosenmeier’s specializations include general geology and engineering geology, hydrogeology, stable isotope and low temperature geochemistry, soils and geomorphology, water resources management, watershed hydrology and geochemical mass balance modeling, limnology, and hydro-climatology. At RIZZO, Dr. Rosenmeier provides technical expertise and project management for various dams and water resources, power generation, infrastructure, and mining-related projects.

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Yigit Isbiliroglu, Ph.D., P.E.

VICE PRESIDENT OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Dr. Isbiliroglu has extensive experience with soil-structure interaction analyses for nuclear power plant structures and with seismic probabilistic risk assessment related fragility calculations for mechanical and electrical equipment, structures, and distribution systems. Dr. Isbiliroglu has also led seismic margin analyses in support of mitigating strategies assessments, and performed seismic walkdowns of electrical and mechanical components.

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Cagri Cinkilic, P.E.

VICE PRESIDENT OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Mr. Cinkilic has eight years of professional experience in the area of Geotechnical and Structural Engineering. Mr. Cinkilic’s expertise includes soil-structure interaction analyses for nuclear power plant structures, seismic probabilistic risk assessment related fragility calculations, geotechnical field investigation program, settlement, bearing capacity and liquefaction analyses, subsurface characterization, and numerical methods applied to geotechnical problems. Mr. Cinkilic is an accomplished remote pilot with experience as the pilot-in-command of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). He has developed RIZZO’s UAS operations using years of engineering experience and a deep understanding of applications. His experience with flight operations, coupled with his strong technical skills bring clients valuable insight into their operations.