Recent events, activities and news from the Geotechnics Section

  •  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
  • On July 20 2017 Prof.  Marcelo Sanchez from Texas A+M gave a talk on gas hydrate bearing sediments to the Geotechnics Section.
  • 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. 
  • MSc graduate, Aliki Kokkinou (MSc Soil Mechanics and Environmental Geotechnics 2013-2014) won the Ground Engineering Rising Star Award for 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.
  • Emeritus Professor John Burland has recently been elected to the US National Academy of Engineering. Find out more about this prestigious recognition.