The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently elected Geosyntec principal Michael Houlihan, P.E., B.C.E.E., to the grade of Fellow, an honor recognizing professional distinction and achievement. Within ASCE, Fellow is the second-highest membership grade. The organization is the oldest engineering society in the U.S. representing more than 140,000 civil engineers worldwide.
Mike established Geosyntec's Columbia, Md., office in 1991. Specializing in civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering projects for more than 20 years, Mike has taken a leadership role in diverse projects such as the redevelopment of the 2,000-acre Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, N.Y., the application of bioreactor technology to accelerate waste decomposition and reduce long-term gas emissions at municipal waste landfills, litigation of contractors' claims related to earthwork construction, and remediation and revitalization of impaired properties. He continues to advance the state of the practice through his work on the evaluation and application of innovative waste management technologies, including involvement on various technical and policy committees such as the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC). Mike earned a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in geotechnical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He joins a distinguished list of ASCE Fellows currently working at Geosyntec that includes Dr. Edmund Medley, P.E., C.E.G., F.ASCE (Oakland) and Dr. Hari Sharma, P.E., F.ASCE (Oakland).