Young Members Technical Contacts

Young Members Technical Contacts

Young geotechnical engineers that have a first project in a specific geotechnical area or have to write a seminar paper about a new topic might have difficulties to start of. Contacting a professor or professional expert from that specific area directly is not always easy when starting out. The ISSMGE's Young Member Presidential Group (YMPG) has therefore developed a list of topic specific contact persons to support mentoring and to build-up a first contact for young geotechnical engineers. Feel free to e-mail anyone listed below related to their expertise. If they don't know the answer, they will help you find it!

 

General Topic First Contact Name Location First Contact Expertise Email
Earthworks Mohamed Elbyhagi Khartoum     MSE wall approaches & small earth dam gazoli78@hotmail.com 
Felix Jacobs Aachen MSE walls & bearing layers jacobs@geotechnik.rwth-aachen.de 
Lucy Wu Hong Kong Excavation design and construction. Large unbalanced forces in excavation design. Soil structure interaction lucy.wu@arup.com 
Environmental Geotechnics Mohamed Elbyhagi Khartoum Residual soil slope subjected to rainfall infilitration gazoli78@hotmail.com 
Janaka Kumara Tokyo Rain-induced landslides janaka_eng@yahoo.com 
Marcos Montoro Cordoba Contaminated site remediation - Waste Geotechnics marcos_montoro@yahoo.com.ar
Foundation Engineering Janaka Kumara Tokyo Open-ended piles janaka_eng@yahoo.com 
Jennifer Nicks Washington, DC Shallow foundations, Driven piles jennifer.nicks@dot.gov 
Lucy Wu Hong Kong Building pile design in general. Shaft grouting (enhanced frictional piles). lucy.wu@arup.com 
Geosynthetics Felix Jacobs Aachen Reinforcement jacobs@geotechnik.rwth-aachen.de 
Marcos Montoro Cordoba 

Landfills composite liner and covers

marcos_montoro@yahoo.com.ar
Jennifer Nicks Washington, DC Retaining walls and foundations jennifer.nicks@dot.gov 
Ground Improvement Aleksandra Chepurnova Moscow Jet-grouting underpinning, reinforcement alexa.chepurnova@gmail.com 
Janaka Kumara Tokyo Soft ground improvements janaka_eng@yahoo.com 
Hydraulic Engineering Jennifer Nicks

Washington, DC

Scour jennifer.nicks@dot.gov 
Laboratory Testing Janaka Kumara Tokyo  Image analysis on shape characteristics of granular materials janaka_eng@yahoo.com 
Felix Jacobs Aachen Deformation measurement with Digital Image Correlation jacobs@geotechnik.rwth-aachen.de 
Jennifer Nicks Washington, DC Large-scale direct shear testing and triaxial testing jennifer.nicks@dot.gov 
Numerical Modeling Mohamed Elbyhagi Khartoum Rainfall Inflitration gazoli78@hotmail.com 
Rock mechanics Janaka Kumara Tokyo Deformation characteristics (soft rock) janaka_eng@yahoo.com 
Lucy Wu Hong Kong Rock slope engineering, Rock slope stability, Excavations for large rock slopes lucy.wu@arup.com 
Soil mechanics Mohamed Elbyhagi Khartoum Unsaturated soil mechanics gazoli78@hotmail.com 
Marcelo Heidemann Porto Alegre Tropical soils marcelo.heidemann@gmail.com 
Janaka Kumara Tokyo Deformation characteristics janaka_eng@yahoo.com 
Transportation Geotechnics Janaka Kumara Tokyo Ballast maintenance issues janaka_eng@yahoo.com 
Jennifer Nicks Washington, DC Bridge approach transitions jennifer.nicks@dot.gov 
Underground Construction Aleksandra Chepurnova Moscow Retaining wall alexa.chepurnova@gmail.com 

 

Don't see a topic you would like more information about? Please check back as additional technical contacts are added or check with an ISSMGE Technical Committee!