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John Atkinson

Professor John Atkinson is Senior Principal at Coffey Geotechnics and Emeritus Professor of Soil Mechanics at City University, London. He graduated in Civil Engineering from Imperial College in 1964. After graduation he worked with consultants and contractors in UK and Australia. He returned to Imperial College and was awarded an MSc in 1970 and a PhD in 1973 for research on soil stiffness. He was a research assistant at Cambridge University where he directed research on soft ground tunnelling and senior lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering at University College, Cardiff. In 1980 he was appointed Reader in Soil Mechanics at City University, London and he was promoted to the Chair of Soil Mechanics in 1985. He founded the City University Geotechnical Engineering Research Centre and helped to establish the London Geotechnical Centrifuge Centre. From 1995 to 1997 he was a Royal Society Industry Fellow with Arup Geotechnics and he was a Consultant with them until 2006. He is currently advises Coffey Geotechnics as Senior Principal. John Atkinson is expert in investigation of soil behaviour and in centrifuge model testing. He has worked on the behaviour of many different soils including soft and stiff clays, carbonate and quartz sands, saprolites and tills. He has used centrifuge modelling to investigate a number of different problems including ground movements around tunnels in soft ground and drainage and stability of granular cargoes in bulk carrier ships. He has advised industry and acted as expert on diverse problems including tunnelling and shaft sinking, loadings on large buried pipes, movement of granular cargo in bulk carrier ships and determination of soil and rock parameters for design. He has lectured widely in UK and overseas. He was the Rankine Lecturer in 2000. He is author of text-books on soil mechanics and foundation engineering. He has served as Editor of Geotechnique. and as Chair of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society of London.

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Scott Michael Olson

Dr. Olson is an associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he has been on the faculty since 2004. Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois, Scott worked for seven years as a project engineer for URS Corporation and Woodward-Clyde Consultants. Dr. Olson has researched the triggering and consequences of liquefaction, and geotechnical earthquake engineering in general, for nearly 20 years, and has been involved in dozens of research and consulting projects involving geotechnical earthquake engineering including seismic hazard assessment; ground motion evaluation; site response; liquefaction analysis; static, seismic, and post-liquefaction stability; and ground modification analyses and design. Prof. Olson’s research involves liquefaction engineering; laboratory (element and centrifuge) testing of sands, tailings, and transitional soils; site response analysis; paleoliquefaction; in situ testing; geohazard analysis; and soil-foundation-structure interaction for jointless bridges. To support this research, he has received nearly $3 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Geological Survey, Illinois Center for Transportation, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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Manuel de Matos Fernandes

Manuel Matos Fernandes, 63 years, Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal. His areas of interest have been focused on numerical modelling of geotechnical structures, deep excavations and teaching Soil Mechanics. He is author of two text books on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. In 2013 he was awarded in his university with the Prize for Excellency in Teaching. In the last 25 years he has had activity of design and consultancy, particularly in bridge foundations and urban excavations. Since June 2016, he is President of the Portuguese Geotechnical Designer.

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Luis Valenzuela

More than 40 years of experience having been involved in large industrial, mining and infrastructure projects, mainly in Chile, Brazil and Peru but also in other South and North American countries. His experience includes feasibility studies, engineering design and construction supervision through his participation in the Brazilian companies HIDROSERVICE (Aco Minas and Garabi Hydroelectric studies) and THEMAG Engenharia (Guarapiranga, Porto Primavera and Tucuruí). Back in Chile becomes co-founder and partner of Geotecnica Consultores in 1981, a company that at present is part of the international engineering company ARCADIS, where he acted as Board Member until 2014. Participation in several independent Review Boards and Steering Committees for infrastructure and mining projects in Chile, Colombia, Canada and US. In the last 5 years, he has acted as member of Dispute Review Boards (DRB) for construction contracts. Currently he is acting as Geotechnical Consultant; member of the Board of experts of a major mining project in Canada; Chairman of the Geotechnical Advisory Board of the New Mine Level at a major block caving mine in Chile; member of the DRB for a major desalinization plant in the North of Chile and a consultant for the design, operation and closure of several tailings dams in Chile and Peru.

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Krishna R. Reddy

Dr. Krishna Reddy is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Director of Sustainable Engineering Research Laboratory, and also the Director of the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA. Dr. Reddy’s expertise is geoenvironmental engineering, focusing on environmental site remediation, waste management & landfills, and sustainability. His research is funded by NSF, USEPA, state agencies and industry. He has published 3 books (including well-known Geoenvironmental Engineering textbook), 185 journal papers, and 162 full conference papers (with h-index of 41 and citations over 6100). Dr. Reddy has given over 150 invited presentations and short courses in the USA and 15 other countries. Dr. Reddy is an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of over 10 different journals. He has been an active member of various professional societies, including ASCE and ISSMGE. Dr. Reddy has received several awards for excellence in research and teaching, including ASTM Hogentogler Award, University of Illinois Scholar Award, University Distinguished Researcher Award, and University of Illinois Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (FASCE), a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), and a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering (DGE). He is also a registered Professional Civil Engineer (PE) and an EnvisionTM Sustainability Professional (ENV SP). More information at: http://geotech.lab.uic.edu/

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Nelson Aoki

Nelson Aoki é engenheiro civil formado pela Escola Nacional de Engenharia no Rio de Janeiro e doutor em Engenharia pela USP de São Carlos. Atuou como engenheiro em diversas obras de engenharia civil no Brasil e foi diretor das Estacas Franki no Rio de Janeiro e Scac em São Paulo. No Rio de Janeiro foi professor no Instituto Matemática e, de Fundações na Escola de Engenharia da UFRJ e no Instituto Militar de Engenharia. É coautor de seis livros de fundações e detentor dos prêmios Terzaghi e Manuel Rocha da ABMS – Associação Brasileira de Mecânica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica tendo presidido a Comissão Técnica de Risco desta entidade no biênio 2012/2014. Atuou como consultor de fundações de diversas obras tais como portos da CSA, Açu, Barcarena, Outeirinhos e Ultrafértil-CVRD. Atua ainda como docente e pesquisador no departamento de Geotecnia na USP São Carlos na área de interação solo estrutura e fundações.

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Marcio de Souza Soares de Almeida

Obteve a Graduação em Engenharia Civil na UFRJ em 1974; MSc. na COPPE 1977 quando entrou para os quadros da COPPE, onde desde 1994 é Professor Titular. Orientou mais de 90 Teses de Doutorado e Mestrado. Obteve o PhD na University of Cambridge, Inglaterra em 1984. Pós-Doutorado na Itália e Noruega em 1991-92. Foi Academic Visitor das Universidades de Cambridge, Oxford, Western Austrália e ETH-Zurique. Tem dois Prêmios ABMS: Terzaghi e José Machado. É Pesquisador IA CNPq e “Cientista do Nosso Estado” FAPERJ. Participou duas vezes do CA-EC do CNPq (é atualmente membro titular 2013-2016) e de duas Avaliações Trienais da CAPES. Coordenou o Programa de Engenharia Civil e a Área Interdisciplinar de Engenharia Ambiental da COPPE/UFRJ. Participou de 2 PRONEX/MCT. É atualmente um dos líderes de pesquisa do INCT “REAGEO”. Coordena o MBA “Pós-Graduação em Meio Ambiente” da COPPE desde 1998. Autor de 2 Livros, de Capítulos de livros; 60 artigos em periódicos indexados no exterior e no país e mais de 300 artigos em congressos no Brasil e no exterior. Principais áreas de atuação: Obras de Terra, Geotecnia Ambiental e Marinha, Investigação Geotécnica e Geossintéticos. Já presidiu 2 Congressos Internacionais. Tem intensa atuação em Consultoria Geotécnica. Foi convidado pelo “Comité Français de Mécanique de Sols” para proferir a “Conférence Coulomb” em junho de 2015 em Paris.

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André Assis

Possui graduação em Engenharia Civil pela Universidade de Brasília (1980) e doutorado em Engenharia Civil pela Universidade de Alberta, Canadá (1990). É Professor Titular do Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Ambiental da Universidade de Brasília desde 2001. Realizou estágios pós-doutorais na Universidade de Nevada, Reno (UNR), EUA (1996-1997) e no Instituto Federal Politécnico de Lausanne (EPFL), Suíça (2005-2006). Foi presidente (2001-2004), membro do conselho executivo (1995-2007) e coordenador do Comitê de Educação e Cursos de Formação, ITACET (2007-2013) da International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA). Também foi presidente (1998-2002) do Comitê Brasileiro de Túneis (CBT). Atualmente é presidente da Associação Brasileira de Mecânica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica (ABMS). Foi editor da Soils & Rocks International Journal, ABMS e SPG (2012-2014). Tem experiência e atua como pesquisador e consultor nas áreas de Mecânicas das Rochas, Obras Subterrâneas, Barragens e Gestão de Riscos Geotécnicos. Já orientou cerca de 60 dissertações de mestrado e 25 teses de doutorado, e publicou mais de 200 artigos técnico-científicos.

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Patricio Gomez

Mr. Gómez is a civil engineer from the University of Chile, he holds a Diploma in Geomechanics Applied to Mining from the same university and has worked in the field of rock and soil mechanics for major mining projects in South America for over 30 years. He has experience in all aspects of stability analysis and modeling of rock masses. He is currently the General Manager of the Itasca offices in Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru.

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Luis Alfredo Paredes Acevedo

Ingeniero Civil, titulado en Universidad de Chile,posee más de 30 añosde experiencia en Ingenieríacivil, en proyectos de minería, infraestructura, medio ambiente y energía. Se ha desempeñado como Gerente de Ingeniería y anteriormente como Gerente de Operaciones en SNC-Lavalin, SMD. Tambiénha ocupado el cargo deGerente de Ingeniería en Ausenco-Vector,y deGerente de Ingeniería y Proyectos en ENVICON Chile S.A., así como también en AMES CHILE Ingeniería y Proyectos. Ha sido tambiénGerente de División Geosintéticosen Mathiesen S.A.Cy Gerente de Ingeniería y Proyectos en Molypac S.A.Ha participado como Gerente de Proyectos administrando contratos de ingeniería y construcción en la mayoría de las empresas donde ha trabajadoen los últimos 23 años. Ha dirigido numerosas investigaciones en el área de hormigones, asfaltos, geotecnia, polímeros, elastómeros y geosintéticos en la Universidad de Chile. Ha sido profesor guía de más de 70trabajos de tesisrelacionadas con geotecnia, asfaltos, hormigones y geosintéticos, en diferentes universidades. Ha sido profesor de la cátedra Geosintéticosy de la cátedra Geomecánica, en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Chile. Ha publicado más de 30trabajossobregeotecnia y geosintéticos. Asimismo, ha participado en diversas conferencias y workshops de ingeniería geotécnica, ingeniería de construcción, materiales de construcción, ingeniería ambientaly de geosintéticos en calidad de asistente, presidente de sesión, relator y conferencista, tales como losCongresos Panamericanos de Mecánica de Suelos e Ingeniería de Fundaciones, Conferencias de Geosintéticosy productos relacionados,Conferencias deIngeniería Ambiental, Relaves y Pilas de Lixiviación. Ha sido consultor de diversas empresas de ingeniería, construcción y servicios, tanto nacionales como internacionales, entre ellas Golder Associates,ArcadisyAnddes