2023 Buchanan Lecture Announced – Geotechnical Engineering Marriage between Theory and Practice
On behalf of ASCE Past President Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M University presents the 2023 Buchanan Lecturer, Dr. Marc Ballouz, 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.
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 20, 2023. A video will be posted afterwards for those who are unable to attend. The lecture will be followed by a photo and reception for all participants. More information can be found at https://briaud.engr.tamu.edu/buchananlecture/.
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