With a Ph.D. in civil engineering and engineering mechanics, Gary is a published author, adjunct professor and frequent lecturer with a focus on structural analysis.

Gary Panariello is a member of Thornton Tomasetti’s board of directors, oversees the firm’s 10 practices, and serves as leader of the Property Loss Consulting Practice. A recognized leader in forensic engineering, he has more than 20 years of experience in the research, design, investigation and construction of complex structures of all types.

Expertise in Structural Dynamics and Disaster Analysis
His specialties include the dynamics of structures subjected to earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural and man-made events, structural failure investigations, advanced analysis and emergency response.

Academic and Professional Contributions
Giving back to his alma mater, Gary served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University from 2004 to 2014. He co-authored a chapter on Engineering Response to Failures, “The Engineering Investigation Process,” in the Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, published by McGraw-Hill in 2000 and updated in 2010. With a focus on structural analysis, his work has been presented and published in numerous outlets worldwide.

Outside of Work
Gary is an avid sailor, competing in J Class events whenever time allows.

• Academic teaching
• Condition assessment
• Expert witness
• Forensics
• Seismic evaluation