Keynote Lectures, Seminars

Professor GEORGE GAZETAS :

  • Keynote Speaker, on “AVOIDING OVER-CONSERVATISM and CONVENTIONAL DOGMAS IN SEIMCI GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN” in the 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Wellington, New Zealand, 22-25 February, 2015
  • Prize-Winner-Acceptance & Keynote Lecturer on “FOUNDATIONS of BRIDGE PIERS : NEW TRENDS in SEISMIC DESIGN”, National Conference of the Indian Society for Earthquake Technology, Roorkee, India, 11-13 December, 2014
  • The “Ishihara Lecturer”, for the 18th International Conference, Paris 2013,on “SOIL-FOUNDATION-STRUCTURE SYSTEMS BEYOND CONVENTIONAL SEISMIC FAILURE THRESHOLDS”. Selected by the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Committee of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2-5 September, Paris, 2013.
  • State of the Art Speaker on “INCONCLUSIVE CASE HISTORIES IN EARTHQUAKE GEOTECHNICS FROM CHRISTCHURCH”, Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Chicago, April 29-May 4, 2013.
  • Keynote Speaker on “SHOULD RESPONSE SPECTRA BE THE BASIS OF DESIGNING STRONGLY INELASTIC AND SSI SYSTEMS?”, 3rd International Symposium on Advances in Urban Safety, Nanjing, China, 24-25 November, 2012.
  • Plenary-Session Speaker on “NEW TRENDS and SOME UNFOUNDED PRESUMPTIONS IN SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS STUDIES”. 15 World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, 24-28 September, 2012.
  • State of the Art Speaker on, “NONLINEAR SOIL–FOUNDATION–STRUCTURE INTERACTION”, Second International Conference on Performance based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, May 28-30, Taormina, Italy, 2012.
  • Invited-Two Week Seminar on “Soil Dynamics”, Universitate Polytechnico de Catalunya, from 28th of April to 10th of May, Barcelona, Italy, 2012.
  • Plenary Session Speaker, on “SHALLOW FOUNDATIONS in HARD SOILS : DESIGN with FACTORS of SAFETY BELOW 1? 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering, 12-15 September, Athens, 2011
  • Keynote Speaker on “FOUNDATIONS of TALL BRIDGE PIER and FRAME NEAR COLLAPSE”, 5th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, January 10-13, Santiago, Chile, 2011.
  • Keynote Speaker on “SOIL-FOUNDATION-STRUCTURE SYSTEMS BEYOND CONVE-NTIONAL FAILURE MODES”, Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Soil Dynamics and Symposium in Honor of Professor I.M. Idriss, May 24-27, San Diego, California, USA, 2010.
  • “Coulomb” Lecturer for 2009 on SEISMIC SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTION ON THE VERGE OF FAILURE”. Selected by the French Association of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, and was delivered in the Conservatoire des Arts et des Métiers in Paris, June 26, 2009.

Assistant Professor IOANNIS ANASTASOPOULOS :

  • Rocking Isolation as an Alternative Seismic Design Method: Application to the Retrofit of Existing Structures, Keynote Lecture, 2nd International Conference on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Taormina, Italy, May 28–30, 2012.
  • Rocking Isolation as an Alternative Seismic Design Method: Application to New and Existing Structures, Invited Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, February 28, 2012.
  • Design of Infrastructures against Seismic Faulting, Invited Lecture, Friedman Family Visiting Professionals Program, EERI, Cornell University, February 23, 2012.
  • Design of Bridges against Faulting-induced Deformation, Invited Lecture, Takenaka Research & Development Institute, Tokyo, Japan, April 12, 2010.
  • Design of Structures against Tectonic Dislocation: Analysis, Experiments, and Simplified Design Methods, Invited Seminar, University of California, Berkeley, February 10, 2010.
  • Advanced Concepts to Reduce Noise and Vibration on Urban Railway Turnouts: Numerical Analysis taking account of Soil–Structure Interaction and Validation through Track Measurements, Invited Seminar, Purdue University, February 9, 2010.
  • Seismic soil–structure interaction with full mobilization of soil failure mechanisms and uplifting at the soil–foundation interface, Invited Seminar, State University of New York at Buffalo, February 3, 2010.
  • Mobilizing soil failure mechanisms for seismic protection of structures: analysis and shaking table tests, Invited Seminar, Columbia University, February 2, 2010.
  • Seismic soil-structure interaction with mobilization of soil failure mechanisms and uplifting at the soil-foundation interface, Invited Seminar, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, February 1, 2010.
  • Interaction of a rupturing (normal or thrust) fault with shallow, pile, and caisson foundations, Invited Seminar, Cornell University, January 27, 2010.
  • Seismic soil-structure interaction with full mobilization of soil failure mechanisms and uplifting: numerical analysis and validation of constitutive models through UC Davis and TRISEE data, Invited Seminar, University of California, Davis, December 10, 2009.
  • Beyond conventional capacity design: towards a new design philosophy, Invited Speaker, International Workshop on Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SFSI 09), November 26–27 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kinematic Response of Batter Pile Foundation: Centrifuge Tests, Invited Speaker, International Workshop on Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SFSI 09), November 26–27, 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Numerical analysis and methodology for design of bridges against tectonic deformation, Invited Seminar, University of Auckland, New Zealand, November 24, 2009.
  • Towards a reversal of seismic Capacity Design for bridges : Numerical analysis and Shaking table tests, Invited Seminar, University of Auckland, New Zealand, November 24, 2009.
  • Foundation-structure systems subjected to Fault Rupture: Calibration / validation of constitutive models through laboratory experiments (centrifuge and 1-g model tests) and analysis of buildings, Invited Seminar, University of Auckland, New Zealand, November 24, 2009.