Recent events, activities and news from the Geotechnics Section
Seminar: On Feb 22 2018 Dr. Jonathan Fannin, University of British Columbia gave a talk on "Improved dam safety risk management of internal erosion"
Seminar: 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake On Wed October 4th Dr. Liam Wotherspoon from the University of Auckland, New Zealand gave a talk on the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake, focussing on geologic, geotechnical and built environment impacts. Full details: Liam Wotherspoon Talk Oct 2017.
A New Technologies Workshop was held at Imperial College London on 27th September. This workshop will consider advanced remote sensing techniques – InSAR, LIDAR, hyperspectral imaging. For further details contact Dr. Richard Ghail or refer to the workshop flier: New Technology Workshop Info
On Sept. 8th 2017 Prof. Kerry Rowe presented his Terzaghi Lecture "Protecting the Environment with Geotechnics" to the section. Details: Kerry Rowe Seminar
We are still accepting applicants for entry to our MSc courses for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships are available to suitably qualified students thanks to the support of our bursary group. Examples of the careers of graduates from the MSc. are on our alumni page. Please contact Sue Feller for more details or download the MSc leaflet.
On August 31 and Sept 1 there was a workshop on Seepage Induced Instabilities held at Imperial College co hosted with the University of Sheffield in conjunction with the British Geotechnical Association and the British Dam Society. Selected presentations are available here. For more details please contact Catherine O'Sullivan.
Prof. Tom O'Rourke delivered 2016 Terzaghi Lecture at Imperial College on June 22 2017.
The 2017 Rankine Day seminar (co-organized with the British Geotechnical Association and the Institution of Civil Engineers) was on Recent Developments in Energy Geotechnics: Fundamentals to Applications. For more details download the Energy geotechnics flier.
Professor Richard Jardine delivered the 56th Rankine Lecture on March 16 2016 to a record audience. Find details of the lecture, which was organized by the British Geotechnical Association.