Terzaghi Oration

Terzaghi Oration

Purpose

The Terzaghi Oration was instituted to recognize a person of distinction and outstanding in his or her contribution to geotechnical engineering, for services to the International Society, or to geotechnical engineering and is normally be presented at the International Conference. The Terzaghi Oration is  delivered at each ISSMGE International Conference as a tribute to Professor Karl Terzaghi, first President of the International Society. The Terzaghi Oration normally covers case histories, derived from professional activities and explores the dynamic interaction between consulting work, teaching, research and publication. The orations exemplify Prof. Terzaghi's intellectual approach to engineering and geology and to the observational method both for improving design and for the advancement of knowledge. 

Nomination of candidates

The Terzaghi Orator is be a person of distinction, and outstanding in her or his contribution to geotechnical engineering. The President is responsible for selecting the Terzaghi Orator after consulting with Member Societies and Board Members.


Terzaghi Orations
 

Name Conference Lecture
Suzanne Lacasse
(Norway/Canada)
18th ICSMGE
Paris, France 2013
Protecting society from landslides – the role of the geotechnical engineer. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris 2013, Vol. 1, 2013 pp.15-34
Harry Poulos
(Australia)
17th ICSMGE Alexandria, Egypt 2009 Tall buildings and deep foundations – Middle East challenges. International Conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, 17, Alexandria, October, 2009.  Proceedings vol. 4, 2009, pp 3173-3205.
Frans B.J. Barends (Netherlands) 16th ICSMGE
Osaka, Japan 2005
Associating with advancing insight. International conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, 16, Osaka, September, 2005. Proceedings, vol. 1 2005, pp 217-248
Michele Jamiolkowski
(Italy)
15th ICSMGE Istanbul, Turkey 2001 Leaning tower of Pisa: End of an Odessey. International conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, 15: Istanbul, August 2001, Proceedings, vol. 4 2001, pp 2979-2996
Kenji Ishihara
(Japan)
14th ICSMFE
Hamburg, Germany 1997
Geotechnical aspects of the 1995 Kobe earthquake. International conference on soil mechanics and foundation engineering, 14, Hamburg, Sept. 1997. Proceedings, vol. 4 1999, pp 2047-2073
Victor de Mello
(Brazil)
13th ICSMFE
New Delhi, India 1994
Revisiting our origins. International conference on soil mechanics and foundation engineering, New Delhi January 1994. Proceedings Vol. 6 pp 13-34.
Kaare Hoeg
(Norway)
12th ICSMFE
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1989
Foundation engineering for an offshore gravity platform.
T. William Lambe
(USA)
11th ICSMFE
San Francisco, CA  USA 1985
Amuay landslides   International conference on soil mechanics and foundation engineering, 11, San Francisco, Aug. 1985. Proceedings, Golden Jubilee Volume, Publ data: 1985, s 137-158  (The first Terzaghi oration)

 

Dr. Suzanne Lacasse - ISSMGE Awards Ceremony in Paris 2013