Dov and Ora Leshchinsky founded ADAMA Engineering, Inc. in 1989. They are also the two principals in ADAMA. Ben Adam Leshchinsky contributes to the web development and marketing aspects of ADAMA. Additional expertise is acquired by ADAMA as needed.
Dov Leshchinsky: Holds a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering. He has over 44 years of experience in Geotechnical Engineering. As a consultant, Dov has been involved in major geotechnical projects in the US and abroad. He has over 47 years of experience with computer programming and numerical methods. For 32 years he had served as a professor of geotechnical engineering at the University of Delaware. He has published well over 100 refereed papers, many with results of numerical analysis leading towards advances in design methods. His geotechnical expertise relates to slope stability, reinforced soil, ground modification, and foundation engineering. He teaches short courses on MSE structures, design of slopes and embankments, and shallow foundations. He has rendered services as an expert witness in national and international cases of geotechnical failures. His main contribution to ADAMA’s software relates to the development of design procedures and their associated numerical concepts, as well as the objectives and the user-friendly structure of the computer programs. Dov is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware.
Ora Leshchinsky: Holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and a Master of Architecture degree. Ora is a emeritus registered professional engineer (PE) in the State of Delaware and has over 48 years of experience as a practicing engineer and as a university instructor of basic courses in engineering. Ora’s graphical abilities, enhanced by her Architectural studies, combined with engineering practice and teaching makes her uniquely qualified to conceptualize and develop computer routines that make visualization of numerical results easier. Her main contribution to ADAMA’s software relates to the architecture and development of the code of its computer programs. Ora is the chief programmer of ADAMA Engineering.
Ben A. Leshchinsky: Holds a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering. Since 2012, Ben has served as a professor of geotechnical engineering. Ben is a registered professional engineer (PE) in the State of Oregon. Ben serves as a reviewer of ADAMA’s software during it’s developmental stage and also implements it into his research. Also, he is solely responsible for the development and maintenance of this website. He is involved with the marketing aspects of ADAMA’s software.