Dr. Mark J. Vanarelli is a multi-disciplinary professional. He is the Head of the Civil Engineering Department and an Associate Professor. He has over twenty years of experience as a Professional Engineer (PE) having worked in the fields of mining, civil, geological, environmental and water resources engineering. Dr. Vanarelli earned his PhD in Mining and Earth Systems Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines (United States of America) in 2007. He also holds a Masters of Engineering, Engineer of Mines degree and a Professional Degree in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. The Colorado School of Mines has been and is ranked #1 in the world in mining and mineral engineering since 2016 by the QS World University Ranking by subject. Dr. Vanarelli earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from Rutgers University, a 250-year-old academic institution in the USA. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer in hazardous waste management and site remediation through the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and a Diplomate Water Resources Engineer through the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE). In 2005, Dr. Vanarelli was nominated and approved by AAEES to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Dr. Vanarelli is also approved to conduct ABET accreditation visits in civil and water resources engineering through the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and in mining and geological engineering through the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). ABET was established in 1932 and is the accreditation agency responsible for accrediting all engineering programs throughout the United States. It also accredits engineering programs in many other parts of the world. Dr. Vanarelli is recognized as an ABET Expert in the fields of mining, civil, geological, environmental and water resources engineering. He has conducted accreditation reviews and visits throughout the world. Dr. Vanarelli's research interests include rock mechanics, underground construction methods, rock slope engineering and groundwater engineering.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Member since 1997
Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) - Member since 2004
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientist (AAEES) - Member since 2002
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Civil Engineering (1996) – Colorado, Pennsylvania,
and New Jersey, USA; Licensure is issued through 16-hours of technical examination plus 1 hour examination on Federal and State Laws governing the practice of engineering. All candidates for Professional Engineering are required to have 4 years of professional work experience under an experienced Professional Engineer before they can be licensed as a Professional Engineer.
Licensed Professional Geologist (PG) (1992) – Pennsylvania,
Kentucky, Illinois and Wyoming, USA
Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE, 2002) – American Academy of
Environmental Engineers & Scientists; Certification issued upon completion of 3-hour technical examination and 1-hour oral examination. Candidates much pass both examinations. All candidates for certification as a Board Certified Environmental Engineer are required to have 4 years of professional work experience beyond attainment of licensure as a Professional Engineer; therefore, all new BCEEs must have a minimum total of 8 years of work experienced in their discipline.
HAZWOPER operator and supervisor level training certification (since 1987)
Surface Mining and Underground Certification (since 2012)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Member
Vanarelli, Mark J., 2008. Statistical Determinations
of Steady-State, Groundwater Inflow in Rock Tunnels for the Radial Flow
Condition. American Society of Civil
Engineers/Environmental and Water Resources Institute, Proceedings of the World
Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii; Ahupua’a:
Sustainability from the Mountains to the Sea.
Varoujan K. Sissakian, Hamed M. Jassim, Hassan O. Omar
and Mark J. Vanarelli, 2018 (Pending Publication) Stability Assessment of
Haibat Sultan Crossing Road, North of Koya, the Iraqi Kurdistan Region: A Case
Rock Mechanics, Rock Slope Engineering, Underground Construction, Mineral Resources, Groundwater Engineering, Health and Safety Issues
CSM Freshman Seminar
Rock Mechanics and Lab
Introduction to Mining Operations
Introduction to Mining Geology
Technical Communications in Mining
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Lab
Geology for Engineers (Civil Program)
Henry Dewitt Smith Scholarship - Sole Recipient for the 2005-2006 academic year by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), Littleton, Colorado, USA. Henry Dewitt Smith was a Yale graduate who had a successful career in the mining industry for over 40 years. The Scholarship was established in 1967 after his death. In 2018, it is still awarded to promising professionals who will work in the mining industry.
Program Evaluator (also known as an ABET Expert) Since 2005 – in five (5) disciplines including Mining, Civil, Geological, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Personally, I will have conducted eleven (11) ABET visits
as of the end of 2017, both nationally (i.e., USA) and internationally for SME and AAEES. ABET
was formerly referred to as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology; it was established in 1932 in the USA. EAC refers to the Engineering
Accreditation Commission within ABET.