2019 International Speakers Program – Geosynthetics in Transport Infrastructure

ACIGS is pleased to announce the first International Speakers Series for 2019 on geosynthetic applications in Transport Infrastructure and Mining Applications.
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ACIGS is pleased to announce the first International Speakers Series for 2019 on geosynthetic applications in Transport Infrastructure and Mining Applications.
Experts from the International Geosynthetic Society will present on a range of topics:

During this half day workshop our international speakers will focus on the application of geosynthetics to solve typical engineering problems in transport infrastructure applications. Topics will include:

  • Roads Built on Expansive Soils including a case study
  • Geosynthetics in Tunnels and Bridge Abutments
  • Lessons Learnt from Failures in Reinforced Soil Structures.

This seminar offers engineers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding in geosynthetic engineering from leading international experts.

The seminar will be followed by a networking lunch.

About the Speakers

Professor Jorge G. Zornberg

Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Professor and William J. Murray, Jr. Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin

Prof. Zornberg has over 30 years’ experience in research and practice in geotechnical and geosynthetics engineering. He has been involved in the design of civil, transportation, mining and waste containment infrastructure, and has served as expert witness in several forensic investigations.

His research focuses on soil reinforcement interaction, geosynthetics, earth retaining structures, roadways, urban and mining waste containment, unsaturated soils, and numerical and physical (centrifuge) modeling of geotechnical systems.

From 2010 to 2014, He served as IGS president, having been an IGS Council Member since 2004. He has also participated in numerous ASCE Geo-Institute leadership roles, including chair of the Geosynthetics Technical Committee and co-chair of the 2017 Geo-Congress.

He has authored approximately 400 technical publications, edited various proceedings and book chapters, and been awarded three patents. He has also received many awards, including the Mercer Lecture, IGS’ Award and Young Member Award, ASCE’s Croes medal and Collingwood Prize, as well as the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awarded by the President of the USA.

Professor Tim Stark

PhD CEng,
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Stark has been conducting interdisciplinary research and teaching on the static and seismic stability of natural and manmade slopes, such as dams, levees, floodwalls, and waste containment facilities, railroad geotechnics, geosynthetics and geomembranes, soil liquefaction during earthquakes, and stabilization and behavior of dredged material containment areas.

He has been involved in a number of projects on these topics, which has facilitated the transfer of his research results to practice. He is currently researching three-dimensional slope stability, inverse analyses of landslides, heating events in waste containment facilities, and jet grouting.

Dr. Stark has received a number of awards for his research, teaching, and service activities and he has been actively engaged in the geosynthetics industry for many years and is the current Vice President of the International Geosynthetics Society’s North American chapter.

Professor Chungsik Yoo

PhD CEng
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University in Korea.

Prof. Yoo obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993.  He worked initially at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers in USA and subsequently became joined the faculty at Sungkyunkwan University in 1994.

He is a recipient of 2010 IGS Award from the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) and has co-authored over 300 technical papers based on laboratory testing, numerical modeling, and field testing.

He is currently the President of International Geosynthetics Society and President of Korean Geosynthetics Society.  He is also active in international tunnelling community as a Vice-President of Korean Tunnelling Association as well as an Executive Council member of International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association.

He is serving as an Editorial Board Member for numerous international journals, such as Geotextiles and Geomembranes; Geosynthetics International; Computers and Geotechnics; Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology; and Soils and Foundations.

19 / 02 / 2019 - 08:30 am to 12:30 pm
Registration Closes
14 / 02 / 2019 11:31 am
Engineers Australia
Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street
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