The 2023 Buchanan Lecturer is Dr. Marc Ballouz who is the President of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, CEO of IGM and Senior Lecturer at Texas State University. Dr. Ballouz served on the Geo-Institute of ASCE Board of Governors and has been a consultant in many countries around the world. Dr. Ballouz’s lecture is entitled “Geotechnical Engineering Marriage between Theory and Practice.”
Also on the agenda is Dr. Edward Kavazanjian Jr., who will be presenting his 2022 Terzaghi Lecture entitled “Bio-mediated Geotechnics for Hazard Mitigation, Environmental Protection, and Infrastructure Construction”. Dr. Kavazanjian is a Regents’ Professor and the Ira A. Fulton Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU).
The lectures will take place in person at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in College Station, TX, and will begin at 2:00 pm US Central Time on October 20th, 2023. Please relay to colleagues and students. A video will be posted here afterwards for those who are unable to attend. I hope to see many of you at the lecture which will be followed by a photo and a reception for all participants at our house.
Best wishes, Jean-Louis.
Jean-Louis BRIAUD, PhD, PE, DGE, Distinguished Member ASCE
ASCE President 2021
University Distinguished Professor and Buchanan Chair Holder
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, 77843-3136, USA
Tel: 979-845-3795, Cell: 979-777-1692