Geotechnical Seminars 2016

Speaker: Dr. Joan Larrahondo
Institution: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) in Bogota, Colombia
Title: "Gassy Soils: Volume Change Behavior"
Date: Jun 16; Mason 2119; 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Yun Bai
Institution: Tongji University
Title: "Field Investigation Methods, Construction Techniques and Risk Management of Geotechnical Projects"
Date:May 6; Mason 1132; 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Tim Stephen
Institution: Halliburton
Title: "Conductivity and Hydraulic Fracturing - Understanding the Source of Performance"
Date: Apr 21; Mason 3133; 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Rudy Bonaparte
Institution: Geosystec Consultants
Title: "Cold War Legacy, Design, Construction, and Performance of a Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility"
Date: Apr 19; Mason 2117; 11:00 - 12:00 am

Speaker: Dr. Jose Adachi
Institution: Chevron
Title: "Application of Numerical Modeling to Field and Regional Scale Geomechanics"
Date:Apr 19; Mason 3133; 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Lev Ring
Institution: Weatherford International
Title: "Managed Pressure Drilling: Advances and Technology Challenges"
Date:Apr 14; Mason 3133; 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Speaker: Barbara Switala
Institution: BOKU, Austria
Title: "Numerical Modeling of Vegetated Slopes Subjected to Rainfall and Topological Optimization of Root Architectures for Soil Reinforcement"
Date: Mar 31; SEB 122; 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Carl Montgomery
Institution: NSI Technologies
Title: "Hydraulic Fracturing Operations"
Date:Mar 31; Mason 3133; 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Speaker: Dr.Tae Sup Yun
Institution: Yonsei University, Seoul
Title: "Image-Based Characterization of Geomaterials"
Date: Feb 24; Clough Commons Room 423; 3:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2015

Speaker: Dr. Runqiu Huang
Institution: Chengdu University of Technology
Title: "Understanding the Mechanism of Large-scale Landslides "
Date: Tuesday, September 24; Mason 2117; 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Takatoshi Ito
Institution: Tohoku University
Title: "Development of Experimental Apparatus for Real-time Observation of Hydraulic Fracture in Unconsolidated Sands by X-ray CT Method"
Date:Tuesday, August 4; SEB 122; 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Glenn J. Rix
Institution: Geosyntec
Title: " Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering seminar series"
Date: Saturday, August 1; Clean Lab;

Speaker: Dr. Glenn J. Rix
Institution: Geosyntec
Title: " Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering seminar series"
Date: Saturday, July 18; Clean Lab;

Speaker: Dr. Glenn J. Rix
Institution: Geosyntec
Title: " Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering seminar series"
Date: Saturday, June 13; Clean Lab;

Speaker: Dr. Glenn J. Rix
Institution: Geosyntec
Title: " Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering seminar series"
Date: Saturday, May 23; Clean Lab;

Speaker: Dr. Glenn J. Rix
Institution: Geosyntec
Title: " Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering seminar series"
Date: Saturday, May 9; Clean Lab;

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2014

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan D. Bray
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Title: "Turning disaster into knowledge"
Date: Friday, September 26; Mason 2117; 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. A. Pouya
Institution: Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech
Title: "Ellipsoidal anisotropy in linear elasticity: approximation models and analytical solutions"
Date: Wednesday, May 28

Speaker: Dr. Richard Jardine
Institution: Imperial College London
Title: "Field and laboratory investigations into the behaviour of piles driven in sands"
Date: Monday, May 5; Mason 2117; 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Tiziana Vanorio
Institution: Stanford University
Title: "A multi-physics and multi-scale approach for the characterization of organic-rich shales"
Date: Friday, April 25; Mason 1133; 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Giuseppe Buscarnera
Institution: Northwestern University
Title: "A mechanistic interpretation of saturation-induced flow failures in shallow slopes"
Date:Friday, February 28; Mason 1133; 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Andrew Fuggle, PhD
Institution: Golder Associates, Inc.
Title: "Visualizing Information: Unlocking the Hidden Power of the Eye"
Date: Wednesday, February 19; Mason 5134; 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Speaker: Gary C. Luce, P.E.
Institution: Knight Piesold & Company (Elko, NV)
Title: "Tailings Dams 101: An Introduction"
Date: Tuesday, January 21; Mason 2117, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Chloe Arson
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Rock Fabric Mechanics - Explaining rock damage and healing from microstructure organization"
Date: Thursday January 9; Ford L1205, 3:30-4:30 pm

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2013

Speaker: Dr. Guney Olgun
Institution: Virginia Tech
Title: "Ground-Source Bridge Deck Deicing Using Integrated Energy Foundations"
Date: Thursday, May 9

Speaker: Dr. Roberto Terzariol
Institution: Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Title: "Suffusion Analysis of Compacted Loessic Silty Soils and Interactions with Granular Filters"
Date: Thursday, May 2

Speaker: Dr. Ross Ginsberg
Title: "Hoover Dam By-Pass Bridge Litigation"
Date:April 23

Speaker: Dr. Frank
Institution: Université Paris-Est, Navier, CERMES (ENPC-LCPC)
Title: "Pressuremeter testing and foundation design"
Date: Monday, April 29

Speaker: Dr. Busetti
Institution: ConocoPhillips (Houston, Texas)
Title: "A Numerical Model of Hydraulic Fracturing Informed by Micro-Seismic Data and Geomechanical Concepts"
Date: Monday, February 4

Speaker: Dr. Lu
Institution: Colorado School of Mines
Title: "A Unified Effective Stress for Variably Saturated Soils"
Date: Friday, February 1

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2012

Speaker: Ms. SolennLe Pense
Institution: Laboratorie Navier (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, Universite Paris-Est
Title: "A constitutive model coupling damage and plasticity for unsaturated geomaterials "
Date: Monday, October 8th

Speaker: Dr. Brian Anderson
Institution: Auburn University
Title: "Estimation and Measurement of Earth Pressure in Piedmont Residual Soils"
Date: Thursday, September 27

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan D. Bray
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Title:"Liquefaction-Induced Building Movements "
Date: Thursday, July 19

Speaker: Dr. Gye-Chun Cho
Institution: KAIST, S. Korea
Title: "Rock Excavation using Abrasive Waterjet"
Date: Wednesday, June 6

Speaker: Dr. Anastasios Sextos
Institution: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Title:"Spatially varying earthquake ground motion and dynamic response of long bridges: assessment from a structural engineering perspective"
Date: Friday, April 27

Speaker: Dr. Jerome Noel
Institution: Universite de Mons, Belgium
Title: "Rock Cutting Simulation"
Date: Friday, April 13th

Speaker: Dr. Antonio Viana Da Fonseca
Institution: University of Porto (FEUP) Porto – Portugal
Title:"LIQUEFACTION UNDER APPLIED MECHANICS – How a Critical State approach enables understanding the borderlines of Liquefaction"
Date: Friday, February 23rd

Speaker: Dr. Effrain Ovando Shelley
Institution: Geotechnical Laboratory, UNAM, Mexico
Title: "Underexcavation for Leveling Buildings in Mexico City: Case of the Metropolitan Cathedral"
Date: Friday, February 17th

Speaker: Dr. Dora Carreon Freyre
Institution: Center for Geosciences, UNAM, Mexico
Title:"Subsidence and fracturing in Iztapalapa"
Date: Friday, February 17th

Speaker: Mr. Kevin Wozniak
Institution: IC3
Title: "Invention disclosures, patent application and approval and technology licensing"
Date: Friday, February 3rd

Speaker: Dr. Frank Wuttke
Institution: Bauhaus-University Weimar, Laboratory of Soil Mechanics, Weimar, Germany
Title: "Site investigation and foundation design of wind power stations at German sites"
Date: Friday, January 27th

Speaker: Dr. Scott Deaton
Institution: Dataforensics
Title: "Digital Data Collection & Management for Geo-Engineers"
Date: Friday, January 13th

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2011

Speaker: Dr. T. Matthew Evans
Institution: Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NCSU
Title: "Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Granular Mixes"
Date: Friday, December 09th

Speaker: Jennifer Bauer, P.G.
Institution: AEG South Eastern Section
Title: "Landslide Mapping on Slippery Slopes: Lessons Learned by the North Carolina Geological Survey"
Date: Friday, November 11th

Speaker: Dr. José I. Adachi
Institution: Data & Consulting Services, Schlumberger
Title: "Geomechanical Modeling of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs: State of the Art"
Date: Monday, October 3rd

Speaker: Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud
Institution: Texas A&M University
Title: "Bridge scour depth prediction and levee overtopping erosion"
Date: Tuesday, August 23rd

Speaker: Dr. Roberto Leon
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Performance of Structures in the February 22, 2010 Christchurch Earthquake"
Date: Thursday, June 16th

Speaker: Dr. John Napier
Institution: CSIR, South Africa
Title: "Some geometric considerations in the simulation of tensile and shear fracture growth processes using the displacement discontinuity method"
Date: Wednesday, June 8th

Speaker: Dr. Glenn Rix
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "The February 22, 2011 M6.3 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake"
Date: Monday, March 28th

Speaker: Dr. Dominic Assimaki
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Geotechnical Engineering Reconnaissance of the M8.8 Chile Earthquake"
Date: Tuesday, March 15th

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2010

Speaker: Dr. Akram N. Alshawabkeh
Institution: Northeastern University
Title: "Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT)"
Date: Thursday , November 4th

Speaker: Dr. Jie Han
Institution: University of Kansas
Title: "Exploring geocell technology for roadway base reinforcement"
Date: Thursday, October 14th

Speaker: Dr. Marcio Arab Murad
Institution: Laboratorio Nacional de Computacao Cientifica, Brazil
Title: "Multi-scale modeling of pH dependent flows in clays"
Date: Friday, August 13th

Speaker: Dr. Bas Hemmen
Institution: Deltares
Title: "Overview of our mission, research, interests, and possible collaboration between GT Geotech and Deltares"
Date: Monday, May 17th

Speaker: Dr. Angelica Palomino
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Title: "Influence of ionic concentration and internal porosity on the behavior of diatom-clay mixtures"
Date: Friday, May 7th

Speaker: Dr. Julio Valdes
Institution: San Diego State University
Title: "Granular breakage in soils: selected studies"
Date: Friday, April 30th

Speaker: Dr. Glenn Rix
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Geotechnical aspects of the M7.0 Haiti Earthquake"
Date: Thursday, April 15th

Speaker: Dr. Dominic Assimaki
Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Geotechnical engineering reconnaissance of the M8.8 Chile Earthquake"
Date: Wednesday, April 7th

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2009

Speaker: Dr. Dorothy M. Fragaszy
Institution: University of Georgia
Title: "Hercules with a tail: A natural history of nut-cracking in bearded capuchin monkeys"
Date: Thursday, November 12

Speaker: Jack W. Baker, PhD
Institution: Stanford University
Title: "Spatial correlation of earthquake ground motion intensities: measurement and implications for regional infrastructure risk"
Date: Friday, November 6

Speaker: Dr. Graham Elliott
Institution: Golder Associates, Inc., Atlanta
Title: "Settlement of a slab on grade foundation: a case history"
Date: Tuesday, October 13

Speaker: Samuel Bignardi, Visiting Ph.D. Student
Institution: University of Ferrara, Italy
Title: "Surface Wave Dispersion in Laterally Heterogeneous Media"
Date: Wednesday, September 9

Speaker: Dr. Rick Deschamps
Institution: Nicholson Construction
Title: "Innovative Design-Build Projects in Geotechnical Construction and Limitations in the Use of Back-Analysis of Failures to Determine Shear Strength."
Date: Monday, August 24

Speaker: Martina Balic
Institution: Rutgers University, New Jersey
Title: "Dynamic Characterization of Drilled Shaft Foundations on the Doremus Avenue Bridge"
Date: Monday June 1, 2009

Speaker: Jorge A. Pineda
Institution: National University of Colombia at Bogot?br> Title: "Weathering effects on the small-strain stiffness of residual soils derived from a granodiorite"
Date: Friday May 8, 2009

Speaker: Prof. Cartwright
Institution: Cardiff University
Title: "Kinematics of Submarine Landslides"
Date: Friday January 9, 2009

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2008

Speaker: Dr. Goran Sallfors
Institution: Chalmers University of Technology, G?eborg, Sweden
Title: "Advanced Research on Soft Clay Behavior - Important in many Large Infra Structure Projects"
Date: Thursday January 17, 2008

Speaker: Laura Spencer
Institution: CEE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Liquefaction Mitigation via Colloidal Silica Gel: Small Strain Dynamic Properties"
Date: Friday January 25, 2008

Speaker: Varun
Institution: CEE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Non-linear dynamic macroelements for performance-based optimization of liqefaction mitigation strategies"
Date: Friday February 1, 2008

Speaker: Alexandros Kalos
Institution: CEE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "A simplified methodology for Fault-Rupture Soil-Structure Interaction effects in engineering design"
Date: Friday February 8, 2008

Speaker: Joe Bryant
Institution: South Carolina Ports Authority
Title: "Project Delivery at the Port of Charleston"
Date: Friday February 15, 2008

Speaker: Quan Guo
Institution: M-I SWACO
Title: "An Overview of Solid Waste Injection: A Geomechanics Perspective"
Date: Wednesday February 20, 2008

Speaker: Fengshou Zhang
Institution: CEE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Application of Ground Penetrating Radar to Detect the Grouting behind the Lining Segments of Shield Tunnel"
Date: Friday March 7, 2008

Speaker: Dr. Zhigang Peng
Institution: EAS, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Temporal changes, high-frequency bursts, and strong ground motion"
Date: Friday March 14, 2008

Speaker: Joan M. Larrahondo
Institution: CEE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Effect of mineral coatings on the behavior of particulate soil systems: I. Coating process"
Date: Friday April 4, 2008

Speaker: Wei Li
Institution: CEE, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Parametric uncertainty in nonlinear site response for typical sedimentary sites in Southern California"
Date: Friday April 18, 2008

Speaker: Dr. G.C. Cho
Institution: Associate Professor at KAIST - Vice Director of the new Geotechnical Centrifuge Center
Title: " Underground Space Technology - Design and Evaluation"
Date: Thursday July 17, 2008

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Kerstin Lesny
Institution: Institut fr Grundbau und Bodenmechanik
Title: "Foundation Solutions for Offshore Wind Energy Converters"
Date: Friday November 21, 2008

Speaker: Prof. Xie Xiongyao
Institution: Associate Professor at Department of Geotechnical Engineering in Tongji University, China
Title: " Smooth-wall Blasting on Jointed Rock of Cut Slope of Highway"
Date: Thursday Dec 18, 2008

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2007

Speaker: Prof. Luigi Sambuelli
Institution: Applied Geophysics - DITAG, Politecnico di Torino
Title:
"Lecture 1: Small scale geophysics for the detection of decay in trees"
"Lecture 2: Rapid electric tomography for saline pollutants and solid transport estimation in water flows"

Date: January 18-19, 2007

Speaker: Dr. K. Onder Cetin
Institution: Middle East Technical University, Civil Engineering Department, Ankara, Turkey
Title: "Recent Advances in Seismic Soil Liquefaction Engineering"
Date: Thursday February 22, 2007

Speaker: Dr. Gordon Denby
Institution: GeoEngineers, Inc., Seattle, WA
Title: "Design and Construction of a Hybrid Soil Nail and Tieback Shoring Wall"
Date: Thursday March 29, 2007

Speaker: Dr. Sebastiano Foti
Institution: Politecnico di Torino - DISTR
Title:
"Lecture 1: Soil Porosity and Geophysical Tests (Seismic and Electrical)"
"Lecture 2: Uncertainty Assessment in Surface Wave Tests"

Date: April 16 and 20, 2007

Speaker: Dr. Guillermo Narsilio
Institution: University of Melbourne
Title: "Electro-Diffusive Transport in Charged Porous Media: From the Particle Level to the Macros-Scale"
Date: Monday June 4, 2007

Speaker: Lindsay Ivey
Institution: Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Earthquake Tri-Center Field Mission to Japan"
Date: Friday August 31, 2007

Speaker: Ba-Te Ba-Te
Institution: Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Frictional and Dynamic Properties of a Soil Engineered with a Controlled Organic Phase"
Date: Friday September 7, 2007

Speaker: John R. Wolosick
Institution: Director of Engineering for Hayward Baker Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Title: "Deep Tieback Anchor Installations for Slope Stabilization in Mississippi"
Date: Friday September 14, 2007

Speaker: Varun Varun
Institution: Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "A Nonlinear Dynamic Macroelement for Soil-Structure Interaction Analyses of Pile Supported Wharves: From 3D FEM simulations to Practice"
Date: Friday September 21, 2007

Speaker: Jong-Won Choi
Institution: Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Mechanism of Sand Production"
Date: Friday September 28, 2007

Speaker: Cem Ozan
Institution: Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Image Guided Modeling of Brain Tissue"
Date: Friday October 5, 2007

Speaker: Sylvain Nintcheu Fata and L. J. Gray
Institution: Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN
Title: "A Novel Approach to the Development of Linear Elliptic Solvers"
Date: Friday October 12, 2007

Speaker: Gence Genc
Institution: Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "A Three-week Journey Along North Pacific"
Date: Friday October 19, 2007

Speaker: Robert S. Hurt
Institution: Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Hydraulic Fracture in Particulate Media"
Date: Friday October 26, 2007

Speaker: Jill F. Roboski
Institution: Geosyntec Consultants, Atlanta, GA
Title: "Using your Geotechnical Engineering Degree at Geosyntec Consultants"
Date: Friday November 9, 2007

Speaker: Sara Hudoba & Doug Dean
Institution: Allan Block Corporation
Title: "Introduction to Segmental Retaining Walls (SRW's) for the Design Community"
Date: Friday November 16, 2007

Speaker: Douglas Cortes
Institution: Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Nuclear Fission – Geotechnical Aspects"
Date: Friday November 30, 2007

Speaker: Hosung Shin
Institution: Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: "Particle Dissolution: Effects on ko"
Date: Friday December 7, 2007

 

Geotechnical Seminars 2006

Speaker: Dr. Joseph A. Cartwright
Institution: School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Title: "The Kinematics of Giant Submarine Landslides: Tango or Waltz?"
Date: Friday January 13, 2006

Speaker: Dr. C. Vipulanandan (Vipu)
Institution: Director of CIGMAT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
Title: "Designing and Testing of Augered Cast-In-Place (ACIP) Piles for A Bridge Foundation"
Date: Wednesday January 25, 2006

Speaker: Tatiana Toteva
Institution: School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA
Title: "Semblance Based Imaging of Scatterers in a Granite Outcrop"
Date: Friday February 17, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Emmananouil Vairaktaris
Institution: Laborary of Geomaterials, NTUA, Greece
Title: "Direct and Inverse Diffusion Problems in Geomechanics"
Date: Monday February 20, 2006

Conference: GeoCongress 2006
Title: "Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age"
Date: February 26 to March 1, 2006

Speaker: Rebecca A. Russo
Institution: Fugro Consultants, Austin TX
Title: "A FUGRO Experience: Life and Times of a Geotechnical Engineer"
Date: Friday March 17, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Antonio Gens
Institution: Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Title:
"Lecture 1: Unsaturated soils. Mechanical behaviour and constitutive modeling"
"Lecture 2: Construction processes using micropiles. Case histories"
"Lecture 3: Coupled analyses for unsaturated soils"
"Lecture 4: Recent experience of underground and deep excavations in Barcelona"

Date: April 6-7, 2006

Speaker: Jos?E. Andrade
Institution: Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Stanford University
Title: "Meso-scale Finite Element Simulation of Strain Localization in Saturated Granular Media"
Date: Friday April 7, 2006

Speaker: Kallol Sett
Institution: University of California, Davis
Title: "Modeling and Simulation of Stochastic Elastic-Plastic Materials"
Date: Wednesday April 12, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Khalid Alshibli
Institution: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University & Southern University, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA
Title: "Micro Characterization of Strain Localization in Granular Materials"
Date: Thursday April 13, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Haiying Huang
Institution: Senior Solution Engineer, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Sugar Land, TX
Title: "Modeling of the Tool-rock Interaction Process"
Date: Friday April 14, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Stephan Koehler
Institution: Physics Department, Emory University
Title: "The Drag and Lift Forces on Vanes Rotating in Granular Beds"
Date: Friday May 5, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Olivier Coussy
Institution: Institut Navier, ENPC-LCPC, France
Title:
"Lecture 1: From mechanics to poromechanics – Swelling of clays"
"Lecture 2: Unsaturated poroelasticity – Drying and crystallization"

Date: May 16 and 18, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Patricia M. Gallagher
Institution: Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Title: "Field Testing of Passive Site Stabilization"
Date: Friday May 26, 2006

Speaker: Dr. John Napier
Institution: School of Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Title: "Computational Simulation of Fracture Processes in Rock Using a Displacement Discontinuity Boundary Element Approach"
Date: Friday June 16, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Christos Vrettos
Institution: Professor and Director, Division of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Title: "Immersed Tunnel Design in Seismic Regions"
Date: Wednesday September 20, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Valentina Socco
Institution: Applied Geophysics, Politecnico di Torino
Title: "Advances in Surface Wave Inversion"
Date: Thursday October 5, 2006

Speaker: James A. Schneider
Institution: Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, School of Civil and Resource Engineering, The University of Western Australia
Title: "Effects of Partial Consolidation on Piezocone Response"
Date: Thursday October 12, 2006

Speaker: Dr. Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E.
Institution: Independent Geotechnical Engineering Consultant, Roswell, Georgia
Title: "Geotechnics and Pavement Drainage"
Date: Monday October 23 & 30, 2006

Speaker: Eric Liedtke
Institution: BP Oil Company
Title: "Overview of Offshore Geotechnical Engineering at BP-2006"
Date: Wednesday November 15, 2006