Marolo Alfaro is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering. He received a BS in civil engineering (magna cum laude) from the University of Mindanao, Philippines, an MEng in geotechnical engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and a PhD in civil engineering from Saga University, Japan. He received postdoctoral fellowships from the Royal Military College of Canada and the University of Calgary. He is a professional engineer specializing in geotechnical engineering. His research interests include: geosynthetics for civil engineering applications; ground improvement techniques; stabilization of natural and man-made slopes; northern infrastructure impacted by climate change; and cold regions engineering. He has published widely in technical journals and in conference proceedings. He co-authored a book on ground improvement techniques and a book chapter on geosynthetics. In 2007, he received recognition as runner-up for a ‘Best Paper’ published in Geosynthetics International Journal. In 2010, he was given the Balik-Scientist Program award by the Department of Science and Technology in the Philippines. Marolo served as Vice-President for Canada of the North American Geosynthetics Society and as member to the executive committee of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. He is currently serving as Councillor of the International Association of Lowland Technology. He is a member of several national and international professional societies.
Geotechnical engineering, geosynthetics for civil engineering applications, soil/ground improvement, soft ground engineering, earth and water retaining structures, warming effects on foundations of northern infrastructure, cold regions engineering.