DFI Student Chapters are organized to allow student members to participate in improvement of the planning, design, and construction aspects of deep foundations and deep excavations.
DFI currently supports Student Chapters at the following schools world-wide.
Each school has a faculty advisor and a DFI member liaison to facilitate and promote DFI interaction with university students.
Aliraquia University, Baghdad, Iraq
Faculty Advisor: Professor Ali Nasir Ibrahim
DFI Liaison: Theresa Engler
American University Dubai
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alaa K. Ashmawy, P.E.
City College of New York
Faculty Advisor: Prof. Michel Ghosn
DFI Liaison: David Coleman, DFT Consulting
Manhattan College, New York
Faculty Advisor: Professor Mehdi Omidvar
DFI Liaison: Zoran “Zac” Curanovic
University of California at Berkeley
Faculty Advisor: Richard Short, P.E., G.E., Adjunct Professor
DFI Liaison: Richard Short, P.E., G.E., Consultant
University of Illinois
Faculty Advisor: Prof. James Long
DFI Liaison: Rudolph Frizzi, P.E., G.E., D.GE, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
University of Missouri
Faculty Advisor: Erik Loehr, P.E., Ph.D.
DFI Liaison: Erik Loehr, P.E., Ph.D., University of Missouri
Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Faculty Advisor: Professor Ignazio Paolo Marzano
DFI Liaison: Gianfranco DiCicco