The J.K. Mitchell Lectures

A special series of keynote lectures were established by TC 102/TC 16 circa 2002 in the name of Professor James K. Mitchell (Univ. of California Berkeley and Virginia Tech) who was an early leader in the research areas of in-situ testing and site characterization, as well as other geotechnical topics involving ground modification, geoenvironmental concerns, micromechanics, geochemistry, and soil behavior.

The TC102 chooses a special lecturer every 2 years and the keynote is presented at a major conference or symposium. The technical paper is published along with the proceedings, as well as in a special agreement, is also published in the international journal: Geomechanics and Geoengineering (Taylor & Francis Group, London). To date, there have been 7 JKM lectures and the next one will be held during ICSMGE in Seoul, South Korea. Visit James K. Mitchell Lectures Series TC102 webpage.

Date Name of Lecturer Subject / Lecture Title Event Link Source
1 2004 H.S. Yu In situ soil testing: from mechanics to interpretation 2nd International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-2), 2004, Porto, Portugal VISIT LINK VISIT SOURCE
2 2006 P.W. Mayne Undisturbed sand strength from seismic cone tests GeoShangai International Conference 2006, China VISIT LINK VISIT SOURCE
3 2008 R.G. Campanella Geo-environmental site characterization 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-3), 2008, Taipei, Taiwan VISIT LINK VISIT SOURCE
4 2010 T. Lunne The CPT in offshore soil investigations –  a historic perspective 2nd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT’10), Huntington Beach, California VISIT SOURCE
5 2012 P. Robertson Interpretation of in-situ tests – some insights 4th International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-4), Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco – Brazil VISIT LINK
6 2014 M. Jamiolkowski Role of in-situ testing in geotechnical characterization of dopper tailings 3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT’14), Las Vega, Nevada, USA VISIT LINK
7 2016 An-Bin Huang 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation (ISC’5), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
8 2017 J.M. Powell 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2017 ICSMGE), Seoul, South Korea