Announcements

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ICGRE 2016:

ICGRE 2016 will be held in Prague, Czech Republic on March 30 - 31, 2016 at the Clarion Congress Hotel Prague.

Exhibition:

ICGRE'16 is proud to announce that there will be a table exhibition on behalf of Robertson Geologging during the duration of the conference!

Poster Board Dimensions:

Authors presenting via poster boards are to be informed that poster boards are 110 cm height and 80 cm width.

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Best Paper Award:

Two best paper awards will be conferred to author(s) of the papers that receive the highest rank during the peer-review and by the respected session chairs. Please visit Paper Submission for more information.

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Propose Exhibits, Workshops & More

ICGRE attracts a wide range of researchers in the field of geotechnical research and engineering. As a prominent company in the field of geotechnical research and engineering, we would like to offer you an exhibit at ICGRE. Please visit Events for more information.

We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE'16):

Dr. Hany El Naggar

Dalhousie University, Canada

Dr. Mohamed Shahin

Curtin University, Australia

Dr. Hany El Naggar

Dr. Hany El Naggar, Ph.D., P.Eng., is an Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Dalhousie University with more than 20 years of experience in civil construction, geotechnical and structural engineering and research in Canada and overseas. He has participated in several structural and geotechnical investigations, and is experienced in analysis and design of foundations and soil-structure interaction of buried infrastructure. Dr. El Naggar and his research team has investigated the soil-structure interaction (SSI) effects around buried infrastructure; explored innovative use of tire derived aggregate (TDA) as a buffer zone to create stress arching and reduce demand on rigid culverts, proposed an earth pressure reduction system using geogrid reinforced platform bridging system to reduce stresses on buried utilities, and developed innovative “cellular” precast concrete pipe system. Also, He has developed a simplified technique to account for the group Effect in pile dynamics; and closed form solutions for the moments and thrusts in jointed and un-jointed composite lining systems, designed several foundation systems ranging from machine foundations subjected to dynamic loads to raft foundations for underground structure, as well as several tunnels and underground structures in the United States and Canada. The findings from Dr. El Naggar’s research have been reported in more than 60 technical publications covering both experimental and numerical work in the fields of soil-structure interaction, buried infrastructure and concrete pipes. He is the recipient of the 2005-2006 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western. Prof. El Naggar won the 2006 L. G. Soderman Award, the 2005 R.M. Quigley Award, and the 2004 Milos Novak Memorial Award. Dr. El Naggar is the current chair of the Buried Structures Committee, CSCE.

Topic of Keynote: Soil-Structure Interaction of Steel Pipe Culverts

Keynote Abstract

Dr. Mohamed Shahin

Dr Mohamed Shahin holds BSc in Civil Engineering and MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, both from Cairo University, Egypt, and PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Adelaide, Australia. He has over 25 years of academic and industrial experience and is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, Australia. He published two books, two book chapters and over 100 peer-reviewed research papers. His present academic roles include: Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Civil Engineering; Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering; Board Member of the Australian Geomechanics Society; Fellow Member of Engineers Australia, Member of the TC103 Numerical Methods in Geomechanics & TC202 Transportation Geotechnics (International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering); Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; Member of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education; and reviewer for more than 18 international journals. Dr Shahin received several awards from Curtin University including the 2010 Pro Vice-Chancellor Award for Teaching Excellence; the 2011 Vice-Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching & Innovation; and the 2014 Professional Development Award. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Prix R.M. Quigley Award (honourable mention) given by the Canadian Geotechnical Society for the best paper published by the Canadian Geotechnical Journal in 2013.

Topic of Keynote: Some Innovative Solutions for Dealing with Problematic Soils in Infrastructure Developments

Keynote Abstract

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 15, 2016
Extended Early Bird Registration Deadline
Feb. 20, 2016
Camera Ready Submission Deadline
Mar. 1, 2016
Extended Regualr Registration Deadline