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Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. specializes in geotechnical and civil engineering research, training, forensic investigations and design in geotechnical and pavement engineering. Founded in 1980, by Dr. Gennaro G. Marino, P.E., D.GE the company became Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. (MEA) in 1997. Our highly qualified scientific and technical staff work together seamlessly to produce superior, on-time results for each client regardless of the project size. MEA's focus is to provide the highest standard of service and response to complex, challenging and unique projects.

DR. GENNARO G. MARINO, P.E., D.GE, PRESIDENT

Gennaro G. Marino, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE is the president and principal engineer of MEA. He has been practicing geotechnical engineering since 1973, starting as a staff engineer, graduating to a project engineer, founded MEA, and now is one of the nation’s top expert consultants on more difficult geotechnical-related engineering projects. In addition, Dr. Marino has given expert testimony on numerous occasions within his range of engineering experience. As an educator, Dr. Marino has written and delivered technical training programs. Also during the course of his career he has authored over 100 articles and research publications on advanced engineering projects and authored a textbook: Earthquake Damage: Inspection, Evaluation, and Repair.

See Awards and Honors for more information about Dr. Marino.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Dr. Marino currently holds Professional Engineering Licenses in 24 states in addition to national accreditation. He is a long-standing member of the Society of Mining Engineers (SME), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

  • In 2015, Dr. Marino received a Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois.
  • The Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) of ASCE recognized Dr. Marino in 2013 as a Diplomate Geotechnical Engineering (D.GE) for his superior expertise and experience, strong ethics, commitment to life-long learning, and continued professional development in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.
  • In 2011, Dr. Marino was recognized by the Central Illinois Section of the ASCE as Civil Engineer of the Year. The award was given “in recognition of excellent performance that has demonstrated leadership in civil engineering, high character and professional integrity, and dedicated service to the community”.
  • Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. was chosen as the 1st runner-up for the Central Illinois ASCE Civil Engineering Project of the Year for 2010.
  • For many years Dr. Marino was the Chairman of the Geotechnical Engineering Division of the American Society of Mining for Reclamation (ASMR). The ASME Geotechnical Division addresses the geotechnical topics related to disturbed mine lands.
  • Dr. Marino is also a member of the ASTM Soil and Rock Committee.
  • In addition, Dr. Marino is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and Chairman of the ABA Expert Witness, Civil Engineering Sub-Committee.

Over the past 43 years, Dr. Marino has performed and supervised subsurface investigations as well as field and laboratory testing on soils and rocks as a practicing engineer and researcher. As a geotechnical and forensic engineer, Dr. Marino has worked on a variety of engineering projects involving earthwork including site development, foundation investigations, slope stability, retaining wall systems, soil stabilization, foundation repair, performance of pavements and subgrade conditions, and soil compaction and its associated properties.

Project focus also includes: seepage and impoundment failures, subsidence/settlement damage, ground movement, soil-structure interaction, as well as other soil mechanics and foundation problems. Forensic and engineering projects in rock include: stability and support of underground workings in salt, coal, and hard rock; grouting; rock excavation behavior and difficulty; subsidence engineering; and seepage in rock.

Civil Engineering Award

Selected by The University of Illinois - 2015.

Civil Engineer of the Year

Selected by the Central Illinois Section of ASCE - 2011

Civil Engineer of the Year

Invited to Present for FSU Summer Technical Conference - 2013

Diplomate Honor

Asked to Present for ASCE Central Valley Section - 2013

Dr. Marino currently holds Professional Engineering Licenses in 24 states in addition to national accreditation. He is a long standing member of the Society of Mining Engineers (SME), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

  • In 2015, Dr. Marino received a Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois.
  • The Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP) of ASCE recognized Dr. Marino in 2013 as a Diplomate Geotechnical Engineer (D.GE) for his superior expertise and experience, strong ethics, commitment to life-long learning, and continued professional development in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.
  • In 2011, Dr. Marino was recognized by the Central Illinois Section of the ASCE as Civil Engineer of the Year. The award was given "In recognition of excellent performance that has demonstrated leadership in civil engineering, high character and professional integrity, and dedicated service to the community."
  • Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. was chosen as the 1st runner-up for the Central Illinois ASCE Civil Engineering Project of the Year for 2010.
  • For many years Dr. Marino was the Chairman of the Geotechnical Engineering Division of the American Society of Mining for Reclamation (ASMR). The ASMR Geotechnical Division addresses the geotechnical topics related to disturbed mined lands.
  • Dr. Marino is also a member of the ASTM Soil and Rock Committee and the Geotechnical Advisory Committee for the Illinois Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund.
  • In addition, Dr. Marino is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and Chairman of the ABA Expert Witness, Civil Engineering Sub-Committee.

Over the past 43 years Dr. Marino has performed and supervised subsurface investigations as well as field and laboratory testing on soils and rocks as a practicing engineer and researcher. As a geotechnical and forensic engineer, Dr. Marino has worked on a variety of soil engineering projects involving earthwork including site development and foundation investigations, slope stability, retaining wall systems, soil stabilization and foundation repair, performance of pavements and subgrade conditions, soil compaction and its associated properties.

His project focus has also included: seepage and impoundment failures, heavy subsidence/settlement damage, ground movement, soil-structure interaction, as well as other soil mechanics and foundation problems. Forensic and engineering projects in rock include: stability and support of underground workings in salt, coal, and hard rock; grouting; rock excavation behavior and difficulty; subsidence engineering; and seepage in rock.