Harry Poulos (Australia) - GEOTEC HANOI 2011

Harry G. Poulos

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics at University of Sydney, Australia.

As an expert on soil behaviour and pile foundations, Prof. Harry G. Poulos has had enormous academic research contributions to the behaviour of piles. He has been involved worldwide in various basic construction projects, such as pile foundations for skyscrapers in Dubai (Burj Al Arab, Emirates Towers, the Burj Dubai, the tallest skyscraper in the world, where he performed the geotechnical testing), the Docklands Project in Melbourne, or 700 km Egnatia Odos motorway straight through Greece (2001 to 2005), where in particular the earthquakes played a role. Other projects included consultations with various offshore structures such as oil rigs.

Adam Bezuijen

Professor of soil mechanics and geotechnics at Ghent University, Belgium and part-time senior specialist at Deltares, Delft, the Netherlands.

Pro. Adam Bezuijen was involved in research on revetments, dredging, tunnelling, geotextiles and model testing and was the scientific coordinator of the geotechnical centrifuge of Deltares.  As a professor in Ghent, he guides PhD and Post-doc research on tunnelling, piled embankments, geotextile reinforcement, polymer treated bentonite and backward erosion piping. He is chair of the ISSMGE technical committee TC204 “Underground Construction in Soft Ground” and member of TC104 “Physical Model Testing.”

Masaki Kitazume

Professor of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Prof. Masaki Kitazume has over 40 years of experience on soil stabilization, ground improvement and foundation engineering. He was involved in many land reclamation and ground improvement projects in Japan and also invited as a technical committee member of several overseas construction projects. He has published many papers, mainly on the geotechnical aspects of soil stabilization, ground improvement and centrifuge model test-ing. He also published three books from Balkema Publishers and Taylor & Francis, on Deep Mixing Method, Sand Compaction Pile Method and Pneumatic Flow Mixing Method.

Delwyn G. Fredlund

Prefessor and Head of the Golder Unsaturated Soils Group, Canada

Professor Delwyn G. Fredlund has spent more than 40 years conducting research into the behavior of unsaturated and expansive soils. Prof. Delwyn G. Fredlund has undertaken international programs of collaboration with countries such as China, Africa, and Vietnam. He is the author of several books related to soil mechanics such as Soil Mechanics for Unsaturated Soils (1993), Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice (2012)… He is also a recipient of the Order of Canada and is a member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Lidija Zdravkovic

Professor of Computational Gemechanics and Head of the Geotechnics Division at Imperial College London, UK

Pro. Lidija Zdravkovic has led and managed several research projects in collaboration with industry and other academic groups, focusing on the development and application of numerical methods in geotechnical design and providing solutions to a wide range of geotechnical problems, including renewable energy, nuclear waste disposal and infrastructure resilience. She has authored and co-authored over 150 technical publications and received prizes from the Institution of Civil Engineers and the British Geotechnical Association, UK. Pro. Lidija Zdravkovic is active in the profession, advising on recent projects involving Heathrow Terminal 5 development, Crossrail excavations, offshore foundations and embankments and cut slopes on the High Speed Rail route in the UK.

Mark Randolph

Professor of Civil Engineering in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, the University of Western, Australia.

The research of Prof. Mark Randolph interests range broadly across foundation engineering, with particular focus on pile foundations, and offshore geotechnics. He has co-authored two books, including “Piling Engineering” and the more recent “Offshore Geotechnical Engineering”, and over 250 journal articles. He interacts closely with industry, both in research and through his role as Technical Advisor within Fugro AG. He is a Fellow of several learned academies including the Royal Society in the UK, was elected Western Australian Scientist of the Year in 2013 and was granted an honorary doctorate from ETH, Zurich in 2015.