Geotechnical Engineering News & Events

February 2, 2016

G.A. Leonards Lecture and PGS Workshop

Prof. J. David Frost of Georgia Tech will give the 14th Leonards Lecture, titled "The Evolving Role of Information in Failure Investigation," on Friday, April 15th. The PGS Workshop, "Learning from successes and failures in Geotechnical Engineering," will be held in conjunction with the lecture.
June 11, 2015

Prof. Salgado receives Outstanding Reviewer Award

Professor Rodrigo Salgado is the 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award from Elsevier for his work for Computers and Geotechnics, one of the top journals in geotechnical engineering.
March 9, 2015

Milton Harr awarded French Legion of Honor

On Feb. 27th, Professor Emeritus Milton Harr (1955-99) was awarded France's highest honor for his contributions to the liberation of France during World War II. Harr served in Normandy on D-Day as a young soldier more than 70 years ago.
September 18, 2014

Lovell Lecture Series

The 13th C.W. Lovell Distinguished Lecture will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd and will feature Professor Michele Jamiolkowski with his talk entitled, "Soil Mechanics and the Observational Method: Foundation Challenges at the Zelazny Most Tailings Storage Facility." An informal lecture will also be given on Thursday, September 24th, titled "The Behavior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa 15 Years After the End of Stabilization Works."
May 13, 2014

CE Alumnus receives 2014 ARMA Cook Award

Dr. Ahmadreza Hedayat (Ph.D. 2013) is the recipient of the 2014 Dr. N.G.W. Cook Ph.D. Dissertation Award. The award is given annually by the American Rock Mechanics Association for the best doctoral dissertation in rock mechanics or rock engineering.
March 5, 2014

Drnevich, co-authors receive ASTM's 2014 Hogentogler Award

Dr. Vince Drnevich and co-authors (Salim K. Werden, John R. Hall, Jr., Chafik Hankour, Carolyn T. Conlee, and W. Allen Marr) have been chosen as recipients of the 2014 Hogentogler Award. The award is presented for their paper entitled, "New Approach to Resonant Column Testing," appearing in the March 2013 edition of the ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal.
June 17, 2013

Drnevich receives engineering leadership award

The Indiana Society of Professional Engineers presented the first Thomas A. Morris Engineering Leadership Award to Vincent P. Drnevich, P.E., Ph.D., in recognition of his outstanding engineering leadership and ability to exhibit the highest level of integrity and ethics in all conduct, and his continuous demonstration of breadth and depth of engineering knowledge.
April 18, 2013

Pile Dynamics seminar presented to INDOT, students

On April 16, 2013, INDOT geotechnical engineers participated in a training program on the application of pile dynamics to quality assurance in deep foundations hosted by Purdue University.
November 8, 2012

Bobet to help guide $5.5 billion Panama Canal expansion

Prof. Antonio Bobet, professor of civil engineering and associate director of the Global Engineering Program, has been chosen to serve on the Geotechnical Advisory Board (GAB) for the Panama Canal. The canal is undergoing a $5.5 billion expansion to double its capacity by 2014. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the canal by constructing a new set of locks.
October 17, 2012

Panama Canal Trip

The Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization (GI-GSO) at Purdue University had an extraordinary field trip to the Panama Canal. The group included nine geotechnical graduate students, members of GI-GSO, and faculty advisors Prof. Bobet and Prof. Drnevich.
April 24, 2012

Prof. Bobet receives National Award from Panama

Dr. Antonio Bobet has received the "National Award for Significant Contributions in Science and Technology - SENACYT Panama" for his contributions to research. The award was presented during the International Congress Panama Canal 2012.
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