The President - Dr. Marc Ballouz

Dr. Marc Ballouz


Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1994

M.Sc. Geotechnical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1991

B.Sc. Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, 1987

Lebanese Baccalaureate Part I & II, Jesuit N .D. Jamhour College, 1983


Fluent, reading & writing in English, French , Arabic


Board Member Governor Geo-Institute of ASCE, 2021 2022

Board Member, ISSMGE, 2013-2017

Chair, Board Level Committee Public Relations, ISSMGE, 2011 - 2013

Vice-Chair, Board Level Committee Innovation, ISSMGE, 2009 2011

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers & Geo-Institute, since 2010

Member, Lebanese Order of Engineers & Architects, since 1987

Experience:1997 to present

President, International IGM (Institute for Geotechnics Materials), a company with 5 divisions (Design, Contracting, Software, Research) specialized in Geotechnical Forensic engineering More than 150 projects accomplished with Design Build Supervision in 3 main countries where IGM has presence (Lebanon, Nigeria), and Consultancy missions around the Globe (Turkey, KSA, Iraq, Qatar, Emirates, Afghanistan, Syria, Djibouti, Cameroon)

Expertise mainly in Shoring Deep Excavations, Deep Foundations (Vertical and Lateral Loading), Underpinning Micro-piling, Landslide Ground Stabilization, and Forensic Geotechnics

1994-1996: Project engineer ATSER Engineering Houston Texas

1987 & 1997: Project Engineer, E Acar Enterprise for Civil Works, Lebanon


Senior Lecturer, Texas State University, San Marcos, USA Spring 2022

Assistant Professor, at LAU & NDU & LU, Lebanon 1996 to 2006

Invited Lecturer at UT, TAMU, UMich in USA

Keynote Lecturer at major conferences worldwide (USA, France, Japan)


PRC Award ISSMGE Paris (2013)

Medals (2) from Sheriff & Fire Dept, Harris County, 2017

Trophy for Achievements from Lebanese Forces Engineers, 2018


> 100 Professional Design Reports and Forensic Remediation Reports, 6 ASCE Papers, 6 Research Reports, 2 Magazine Articles, ISSMGE Video


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