(Alphabetizing By Last Name)

Prof. Dr. Eng. Ioannis Anastasopoulos

Prof. Dr. Ioannis Anastasopoulos, Professur für Geotechnik
Head of BSc Civil Engineering / Head of MSc Civil Engineering
ETH Zurich

Ioannis Anastasopoulos has been Full Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at ETH Zurich since 2016. He specializes in geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil–structure interaction, combining numerical with experimental methods. His academic degrees include a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), an MSc from Purdue University, and a Civil Engineering Diploma from NTUA. His research interests include the development of innovative seismic hazard mitigation techniques, faulting and its effects on infrastructure, site effects and slope stabilization, railway systems and vehicle–track interaction, seismic response of monuments, offshore geotechnics, and earthquake crisis management systems. He has been involved as a consultant in a variety of projects of significance in Europe, but also in the US and the Middle East. His consulting work ranges from special seismic design of bridges, buildings, retaining walls, metro stations and tunnels, to harbor quay walls, and special design against faulting–induced deformation applying the methods he has developed. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Earthquake Engineering and Editorial Board Member of Géotechnique, and has sat on the panel of the ICE Geotechnical Engineering Journal. He is the inaugural recipient of the Young Researcher Award of the ISSMGE in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, and winner of the 2012 Shamsher Prakash Research Award.


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Prof. Dr. Eng. Abdelmalek Bouazza

 Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, Monash University

Dr A (Malek) Bouazza is a Professor of Civil Engineering. He is a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Zhejiang University, China. He has also held a number of visiting scholar positions at Cardiff University, U.K., University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, Arizona State University, USA, University of Malaysia-Pahang, Malaysia and Queen’s University, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (FIEAust). He has an international reputation for research in Geosynthetics and Environmental Geotechnics. His research has been recognised by a number of awards including, recently, the 2018 International Geosynthetics Society Award for outstanding contribution to advances in the scientific and engineering developments of geosynthetics, the 2017 Telford Premium Prize, Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K., the 2015 R.M. Quigley Award (honourable mention) from the Canadian Geotechnical Society, the 2014 E.H. Davis Memorial Award from the Australian Geomechanics Society, the 2014 Zeng Guoxi Lecture from Zhejiang University, China, and the 2013 International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Plaque for significant contributions to the International Geosynthetics Society and outstanding technical contributions to the geosynthetics discipline, the 2010 Telford Premium Prize, Institution of Civil Engineers, U.K. and the 2006 International Geosynthetics Society Award and Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to advances in the scientific and engineering developments of geosynthetics. Professor Bouazza is very prominent in technical and professional society activities and serves on a number of international technical committees. Currently, he is the Chair of the International Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee TC 215 on Environmental Geotechnics and the Secretary of ISSMGE TC308 on Energy Geotechnics. He served as council member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) from 2004 to 2012 and was one the founding chairs of the IGS TC on barrier systems established in 2010. He also was the President of the Australasian Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (ACIGS) from 2003 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2015. He is an editorial board member of 8 International Journals. His skills and experience in the area geosynthetics and environmental geotechnics are well recognized in Australia and abroad. In addition to his academic commitments, Dr Bouazza gives specialist advice for the industry both nationally and internationally. His work has included peer review of design for more than 30 municipal solid waste and hazardous landfills and tailings storage facilities in Australia, Thailand, Peru and other countries. He has led and co-wrote the key liner components of new landfill standard (Best Practice Environmental Management: Siting, design, operation and rehabilitation of landfills, EPA Publication 788) for the State of Victoria, Australia which is now used as a model for much of the country. Dr Bouazza has been a key advisor to EPA Victoria on landfill design and operation and has been appointed in 2015 to the EPA Victoria independent landfill expert panel to provide peer review advice on complex landfill proposals to improve the efficiency and certainty associated with landfills approval process. He has performed, in this capacity, peer review of the lining design of most of the major landfills in Victoria. He has provided expert advice on numerous challenging projects ranging from the long-term performance of landfill liners for municipal solid waste and hazardous waste in Australia and in Antarctica; shale gas migration through liners in the USA, Cut off walls to mitigate mercury vapour intrusion in Australia,  lining for  coal seam gas facilities in Australia  and liners for mining applications in Peru, South Africa, and Australia.


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Mr. Allen Cadden, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE

Allen Cadden PE, D.GE, F.ASCE Schnabel Engineering West Chester, PA

Allan has field, project engineering, and management experience in a variety of situations ranging from geotechnical investigations to design, instrumentation, and construction monitoring services.  As a Designer, Project Manager, and Senior Reviewer, Mr. Cadden has worked on projects involving shallow and deep foundations, earth retention systems, geosynthetic applications and ground improvement.  He has been providing micropile design services for more than 20 years beginning with an emergency repair of a machine foundation extending into numerous new construction and rehabilitation projects. As an active member of Association for Foundation Drilling (ADSC), American Society of Civil Engineers, and Deep Foundations Institute, he maintains awareness of the state of practice in these specialty areas and is a regularly invited speaker to these societies.  

He was the President of the Geo-Institute of ASCE and a Member of the Board of Directors for the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG).  He completed two terms on the Board of Directors for ADSC and is the past Chairman of the International Society for Micropiles.  He serves on the ADSC/DFI Micropile Committee as well as the Geo-Institute Grouting Committee.


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Dr. Eng. James G Collin, PhD PE DGE FASCE

PHONE: 301-907-9501
FAX: 301-907-9502

Dr. Collin founded The Collin Group, Ltd., in 1995. He was author of the National Highway Institutes “Ground Improvement Methods Manual,” “Soil Slope and Embankment Design Manual”, “Slope Maintenance and Slide Restoration”, and “Shallow Foundations Manual”. Dr. Collin is also a certified instructor for the U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration courses on Ground Improvement, Geosynthetic Design and Construction Guidelines, Shallow Foundations, Soil Slopes and
Embankments, Earth Retaining Structures, MSEW and RSS Design and Construction Guidelines, Slope Maintenance and Slide Restoration, and Geosynthetics. He was recognized by NHI as an “Instructor of Excellent” for 2008, 2009, and 2011.
Dr. Collin has led the use of column-supported embankments on load transfer platforms in the United States. Over the last decade he has been the design engineer of record for over 15 column supported embankment projects across the US. Projects have included bridge approach embankment support in NJ, TX, IA, MN, FL, and WA, support of oil storage tanks in NJ and Louisiana, support of MSE walls, and support of office buildings and townhouses in NJ and Alabama. The design methodology used to design these structures was pioneered by Dr. Collin, and it has contributed to the growing use of column supported embankments with load transfer platforms. His leadership in engineering this technology has led to wide-spread use throughout the U.S. and has expanded use worldwide. Dr. Collin has also conducted research on this ground improvement technique. He was the principal investigator for an FHWA research program to develop design guidelines for column supported embankments (Collin, J.G., Han, J., and Huang, J. (2005), “Design Recommendations for Column Supported Embankments” Federal Highway Administration FHWA-HRT). This research was continued in the SHRP2R02 project to provide additional guidance for designers and specifiers’ of CSE. He is also part of a team that is developing the new FHWA Design Manual on Deep Mixing for Embankment and Foundation Support.


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Prof. Dr. Eng. Hany El-Naggar

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Dalhousie University, Canada

“Dr. Hany El Naggar is an Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Dalhousie University with more than 24 years ofexperience in civil construction, geotechnical and structural engineering and research in Canada and overseas. He has participated in several geotechnical and structural investigations and is experienced in analysis and design of foundations and soil- structure interaction of buried infrastructure. Dr. El Naggar and his research team has investigated the soil-structure interaction (SSI) effects around buried infrastructure; explored innovative use of tire derived aggregate (TDA) as a buffer zone to create stress arching and reduce demand on rigid culverts, proposed an earth pressure reduction system using geogrid reinforced platform bridging system to reduce stresses on buried utilities, and developed innovative “cellular” precast concrete pipe system. 
Also, He has developed asimplified technique to account for the group Effect in pile dynamics; and closed form solutions for the moments and thrusts in jointed and un-jointed composite tunnel lining systems, designed several foundation systems ranging from machine foundations subjected to dynamic loads to raft foundations for underground structure, as well as several tunnels and underground structures in Canada, Europe, Middle East, and the United States. The findings from Dr. El Naggar’s research have been reported in more than 100 technical publications covering both experimental and numerical work in the fields of soil-structure interaction, buried infrastructure and concrete pipes. He has given several workshops and short courses on various geotechnical engineering topics including Foundation Design, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, and Buried Infrastructure Design and they are very well received by practitioners. He is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University. In addition, he received the 2005-2006 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western. Dr. El-Naggar won the 2006 L. G. Soderman Award, the 2005 R.M. Quigley Award, and the 2004 Milos Novak Memorial Award.
Dr. El Naggar is the current chair of the Buried Structures Committee of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE); also, he is the ex-chair the of the New Brunswick chapter of the Canadian Geotechnical Society; he is also member of the technical committee on buried structures of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC). He is a member of several professional associations including the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia; the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO); the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE), the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS); the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE); and the Engineers Syndicate, Egypt.


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Dr. Eng. William Allen Marr

William Allen Marr, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, F.ASCE

Dr. Marr founded and leads Geocomp, one of the foremost providers in USA of real‐time, web‐based performance monitoring of civil engineering structures, including dams, levees, deep excavations, retaining walls, tunnels, buildings, bridges and utilities. Allen also has extensive experience in testing to measure the mechanical properties of earthen materials, designing earth structures, determining the causes of poor performance of geotechnical structures, developing cost effective remedial measures for troubled projects, and risk management. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineers and the Moles. He recently served as the President of the Academy of Geo-Professionals.
Dr. Marr has spent his 44-year professional career focused on incorporating applied research into geoengineering and civil engineering practice. He has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to identify emerging trends in research and technology and apply those developments in ways that produce safer and more economical solutions to a variety of infrastructure problems. He started his professional career teaching and managing research at MIT. Dr. Marr has made significant contributions in advanced numerical analysis, laboratory testing to measure engineering properties, monitoring performance during construction to minimize collateral damage, and application of risk management principles to underground engineering.


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Prof. Dr. Eng. Krishna R. Reddy

Krishna R. Reddy, PhD, PE, BCEE, DGE, FASCE, ENV SP
University Scholar & Distinguished Researcher Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Director, Sustainable Engineering Research Laboratory
Director, Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering Laboratory
Department of Civil & Materials Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Krishna Reddy is University Scholar, Distinguished Researcher & Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA. Dr. Reddy’s expertise includes: (1) environmental remediation of soils, sediments, groundwater, and stormwater; (2)
solid and hazardous waste management & landfill engineering; (3) engineering applications of waste/recycled materials; (4) life cycle assessment and sustainable engineering; and (5) geotechnical engineering. He has published 4 books (including the widely used text book on
Geoenvironmental Engineering), 219 journal papers, and 222 conference papers, and has given 192 invited presentations in the USA and 20 other countries. He has been an active member of the ASCE and AEG. Dr. Reddy has received the ASCE Wesley W. Horner Award, the ASTM
Hogentogler Award, the University Distinguished Researcher Award, the University of Illinois Scholar Award, and the University of Illinois Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a
Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering. He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer and an Envision Sustainability Professional. More information at: https://gagel.lab.uic.edu/


Lecture Title: Resilient and Sustainable Site Remediation: Framework and Case Studies

Prof. Dr. Eng. J. Carlos Santamarina

Distinguished Professor, Energy GeoEngineering Laboratory (EGEL), ANPERC, KAUST

J. Carlos Santamarina (Professor - KAUST) graduated from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and completed graduate studies at the U. Maryland and Purdue U. He taught at NYU-Polytechnic, U. Waterloo and at Georgia Tech before joining KAUST.
His team explores hydro-chemo-thermo-mechanical coupled processes and advances innovative characterization techniques for soils and fractured rocks, with applications in energy geo-engineering and deep-sea mining. The team’s research results are summarized in two books and more than 300 publications. Former team members are faculty members at more than thirty universities, researchers at national laboratories, or practicing engineers at leading organizations worldwide.
Dr. Santamarina is a frequent keynote speaker at international events, a member of both Argentinean National Academies, and has participated in several Committees of the USA National Academies. He is the recipient of two ASTM Hogentogler Awards, was the 2012 British Geotechnical Association Touring Lecturer, and delivered the 50th Terzaghi Lecture in 2014.


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Prof. Dr. Eng. Shinji Sassa

Professor Shinji Sassa
ISSMGE TC213 Chair
Editor, Landslides, for Submarine Landslides and Tsunami
Vice-Chairman, Soils and Foundations
Head of Soil Dynamics Group and Research Director
PARI, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology

Dr. Shinji Sassa is Head of Soil Dynamics Group and Research Director of International Research Center for Coastal Disasters, Port and Airport Research Institute, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, National Research and Development Agency, Japan. He obtained his Dr. Eng. from Kyoto University. He is best known for his seminal works on wave-induced seabed liquefaction that have been extensively cited worldwide. His main research areas are Soil Dynamics, Geodynamics, Coastal and Offshore Geotechnics, Subaqueous Sediment Gravity Flows, and Ecological Geotechnics. He was an invited panelist, twice, at the 15th (2001) and 17th (2009) International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSMGE, and served as a panelist leader at the UNESCO conference on Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, 2011. He is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards, including the Commendations by the Prime Minister for Disaster Prevention Merit and by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as a representative of Technical Emergency Control Force, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Outstanding Research Accomplishment Award, Best Paper Award thrice of Soils and Foundations, and Best Technical Development Award twice from Japanese Geotechnical Society, Presidential Award from PARI, and Special Prize of Infrastructure Maintenance Award for Technological Development of Suppressing Washout, Internal Erosion and Cavity Collapse. He was also a recipient of several outstanding review awards for Coastal Engineering, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Applied Ocean Research, and Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering. His Liquefaction Prediction and Assessment Paper was Top-Read Paper in ASCE Most Read Articles 2017. He is currently Chair of the ISSMGE Technical Committee on Scour and Erosion, Editor for Landslides: Submarine Landslides and Tsunami, and Vice Chairman of Soils and Foundations.


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Prof. Dr. Eng. Ikuo Towhata

東畑郁生                           Ikuo Towhata
東京大学名誉教授             Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
関東学院大学客員教授      Visiting professor, Kanto Gakuin University,
エネルギー問題研究会 会長                                       Yokohama
地盤工学会会長は任期満了               I have completed the President of the Japanese Geotechnical Society.
インド工科大学ボンベイ校               Formerly, Distinguished Visiting Professor
特別客員教授  任期満了                        Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
       Chair of Professional Image Committee, ISSMGE
                              (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering)
東畑建築事務所 取締役    Director, Tohata Architects & Engineers
中央開発株式会社 顧問    Advisor, Chuo Kaihatsu Corp. (Geotech)

Chronology of education and positions held.
Bachelor of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, March, 1977
Master of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, March, 1979
Doctor of Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo, March, 1982   Positions held:
Former Vice President for Asia, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
President, Japanese Geotechnical Society
Director, Towhata Architects and Engineers, 3F, Nagata-Cho Building, 2-4-3, Nagata-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo
100-0014, JAPAN
Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kanto Gakuin University, 1-50-1, Mutsu-ura-Higashi,
Kanazawa-Ku, Yokohama, 236-8501, JAPAN
Advisor, Chuo Kaihatsu Company, 3-13-5, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 169-8612, JAPAN


Lecture Title: Observation of Grain Crushing around pile tip during vertical loading