Curriculum Vitae

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Virginia Tech

[email protected]

Born on April 19th 1930 in Manchester, New Hampshire
Citizenship: U.S.


Sc.D. (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1956.

S.M. (Civil Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953.

B.C.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1951.

Professional Experience

Soil Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS – 1955

Officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, USA and Germany – 1956-1958

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering:

Cahill Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus, 1993 –

Edward G. Cahill and John R. Cahill Professor of Civil Engineering 1989-1993

Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering 1979-84

Professor and Research engineer, 1968-1989

Associate professor and Associate Research engineer, 1963-1968

Assistant professor and Assistant Research engineer, 1958-63

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech):

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, 1999-

University Distinguished Professor, 1996-1999

Charles E. Via, Jr. Professor of Civil Engineering, 1994-1999

Geotechnical Engineering Consultant, 1960-

Registered Civil Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer, California

Licensed Professional Engineer, Virginia

Professional Service Activities

American Society of Civil Engineers:

Committee on Society Prizes, 1995-96

Strategic Planning Committee, 1988-90

A.S.C.E. Geotechnical Engineering Division and Geo-Institute:

ASCE External Review Panel to review the work of the Department of Defense Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force studying performance of the  New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana Hurricane Protection System in Hurricane Katrina. (2005-2007)
A.S.C.E. California State Council (president 1987)
A.S.C.E. San Francisco Section (president 1987)
Aerospace Transport Division Committee on Civil Engineer in Space, 1967-71
International Activities Task Force, 1999
A.S.C.E. Geo-Institute U.S.N.S. Fund Task Force, 1998
Committee on Environmental Concerns in Geotechnical Engineering, 1987-93
Continuing Education Committee, 1970-76
Committee on Placement and Improvement of Soils, 1970-80 (chair 1974-80) Research Council on Expansive Soils, 1970-80
Awards Committee, 1967-69, 1986-91, (chair 1967-69)
Executive Committee, 1965-71 (secretary 1965-69, vice chair, 1970, chair, 1971)
Committee on Standards and Definitions, 1959-72
Task Committee on Information Retrieval, 1963-67
Committee on Soil Properties, 1964-74 (chair 1964-71)

American Society for Testing and Materials:

Subcommittee R-6 on Physico-Chemical Properties of Soils, 1960-65

Committee D-18, Subcommittee G-5 on Information Retrieval (Chair, 1964-67)

Canadian Geotechnical Society:

Cross-Canada Lecturer, 1995

City of San Francisco:

Special Study on Earthquake Hazard Mitigation in the Marina District, 1990 (chair)

Review Committee for San Francisco Liquefaction Study, 1990 (chair)

Clay Minerals Society:

Member of the Council,

Department of Homeland Security:

Panel for Review of Research, Washington, DC,  2010.

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute


Institute for Professional Practice:

Board of Directors, 1997-2000

International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering:

U.S.N.S. fund trustee, 1994-98)

XI Int. Conf. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (vice-chairman, 1985)

U.S. National Committee for ISSMGE (vice-chairman, 1971, chairman 1972)

Model Library Book Committee, 1995

Panamerican Committee chair, 1989-94

First vice president and vice president for North America, 1989-94

Japanese Geotechnical Society

Soils and Foundations Overseas Editor, 1997 –

National Aeronautics Space Administration:

Science Working Panel, 1971-73

Principal Investigator for Apollo Soil Mechanics Experiment, Missions 14-17

Apollo Field Geology Experiment Team, 1967-70

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and National Research Council (NRC) Service

Committee on State of the Art and Practice in Earth quake Induced Liquefaction Assessment (NRC) (2014-2016)

Committee on Induced Seismicity Potential in Energy Technologies (NRC) (2011-1014)

2009 NAE Nominating Committee (NAE) (2008-2009)

Sciences (NRC) (2008-2009)
Communications Activities Review of the National Academies’ Board on Earth and Life

Committee to Assess the Performance of Engineered Barriers (NRC) (Chair 2005-2007)

Water Science and Technology Board (NRC) (2005-2008)

NASA Lunar Capability Roadmap Review – Panel A: In-Situ Resource Utilization (NRC)

Bureau of Reclamation (NRC) (Chair 2005-2006)
Committee on Organizing to Manage Construction and Infrastructure in the 21st Century

Opportunities for Research and Technological Innovation (NRC) (2003-2005)
Committee on Geological and Geotechnical Engineering in the New Millennium:

on Peer Review
Review for Water Resources Project Planning (NRC) (2001-2004); Chair of Panel
Committee to Assess the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Methods of Analysis and Peer

Section 04 (Civil Engineering) (NAE) (Chair 2003-2005)

Section 04 (Civil Engineering) Executive Committee (NAE) (Vice Chair 2001-2003)

Technology Plan (NRC) (2000-2001)
Committee for Review of the Hanford Site’s Environmental Remediation Science and

Civil Engineering Peer Committee (NAE) (2000-2003)

Sites: Research Needs and Opportunities (NRC) (Vice Chair 1998-1999)
Committee on Subsurface Contamination at Department of Energy (DOE) Complex

NAE Election of Officers/Councilors Task Group (NAE) (1998-2000)

Civil Engineering Section Liaison Committee to the National Research Council (NAE)

1997 Nominating Committee (NAE) (1996-1997)

the Shallow Subsurface for Environmental Engineering Applications (NRC) (1995-
Committee on Seeing Into the Earth: Non-Invasive Techniques for Characterization of

Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (NRC) (1994-1996)

Geotechnical Board (NRC) (1988-1994; Chair 1990-1994)

Transportation Research Board Executive Committee (NRC) (1983-1987)

Committee on Army Basic Scientific Research (NRC) (1982-1985)

National Science Foundation:

Kobe Earthquake (1995) and Turkey Earthquake (1999) Geotechnical Reconnaissance Teams

Advisory Committee to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program, 1979-81, Committee of Visitors to the CMS Division, 1999

NSF review panels, 1966, 1976, 1978-79, 1984

National Council for Geo-Engineering and Construction steering committee, 1994

1980 Kuwait Prize selection committee

Program Reviews:

Civil Engineering Academic Advisory Board, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 2008

Civil Engineering Advisory Board, Polytechnic University, 1996-98

Naval Research Laboratory Marine Geosciences Science and Technology Program, 1999 Civil Engineering Advisory Board, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996-1999

Cornell University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1996

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University, 1996

University, 1992 (chair)
Graduate Programs in Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State

Foundations/Sea Floor Engineering Research Program of Offshore Technology Research Center, Texas A & M, 1992

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1989

1989 (chair)
Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder,

Coordinating Board, 1989
Reviewer of Civil Engineering Doctoral Programs for Texas Higher Education

Scientific Research, 1982-85
U.S. Army Research Office Committee on Recommendations for U.S. Army Basic

Transportation Research Board:

Review Panels for FHWA FCP Projects 4D, 4H, 5B, 1975-81

Committee on Chemical Stabilization of Foundations, 1970-82

International Conference on Effects of Temperature and Heat on Engineering Behavior of Soils (chair 1968)

Committee on Physico-Chemical Phenomena in Soils (chair 1967-72)

Soil-Cement Stabilization Committee, 1964-79

Consulting Projects

DateTitleLocationCompanyArea of expertise
2011 –I-20 Mississippi River Bridge at Vicksburg (Consulting Review Board)Vicksburg, MSArdaman AssociatesOtherSoil consolidation & Fill Settlements
2010 – 2013Ground Improvement Pyramid of the Specialist Technical Apprentice SchemE (Technical Master)AustraliaCoffey GeotechnicsSoil stabilization/Ground ImprovementSoil stabilization/Ground Improvement
2010 – 2011Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit No.3 (Peer Review Panel)MarylandBechtel CorporationNuclear Power PlantsSoil Mechanics
2010 – 2011Alaskan Way Seawall Replacement Project Technical Advisory BoardSeattle, WATetra TechOtherWaste/Environmental projects
2009 – 2014DOE Savannah River Site Soft Zone Program (Independent Peer Review Panel)South CarolinaWaste/Environmental projectsDams & Seismic remediation of dams
2009 –Kennecott Qualified Prefeasibility Tailings Dam Expansion (Design Review Board)Kennecott Mine, UtahURS CorporationMines/TailingsSeismic design of reinforced earth walls
2008 –Linville Dam Embankment Seismic Stability Improvements (Board of Consultants)Linville, CarolinasDuke Energy CarolinasDams & Seismic remediation of damsEmbankments
2006 – 2011Design of the Eastward Expansion of Craney Island and The Port of Virginia’s Proposed Craney Island Marine TerminalVirginiaBlue Ribbon Panel for Review of Craney Island Design PartnersEmbankmentsSlope Stabilization
2006 – 2009San Pablo Dam Seismic Upgrade (Technical Review Board)CaliforniaEast Bay Municipal Utility DistrictDams & Seismic remediation of damsMines/Tailings
2005 – 2006Tuttle Creek Dam (Kansas) Modification ProjectTuttle Dam, KansasTreviicosDams & Seismic remediation of damsLiquefaction/Seismic studies
2005 –Seismic Safety Evaluations of Isabella Dam, California (Advisory Panel)Sacramento, CAU.S.A.C.E., Sacramento DistrictDams & Seismic remediation of damsSpace Engineering
2004 –Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam, Consultant Review BoardCaliforniaU.S. Bureau of ReclamationDams & Seismic remediation of damsPavements
2004 –Bridgewater Project (Three dams in North Carolina) Seismic Stability ImprovementsCharlotte, NCDevine Tarbell & Associates IncDams & Seismic remediation of damsRetaining Walls/Soil Nailing
2002 – 2005High rock waste piles at Questa Mine, NM, Technical Review BoardQuesta Mine, NMMolycorpMines/TailingsExcavations
2002 –Coquitlam Dam Seismic Remediation, Technical Review BoardCoquitlam,BCBC HydroDams & Seismic remediation of damsNuclear Power Plants
2002 –Seymour Falls Dam Seismic Upgrade ProjectVancouver, BCKlohn CrippenDams & Seismic remediation of damsOther
2001 – 2008Seismic Vulnerability Study, Bay Area Rapid Transit System, Peer review PanelSan Francisco, CALiquefaction/Seismic studies
2001 –Cherry Island Landfill Expansion Project, Project Experts PanelWilmington, DEProject Experts PanelEmbankments
2000 – 2002Seismic Safety and Ground Improvement of Pineview Dam, Consultant Review BoardOgden, UTUS Bureau of ReclamationDams & Seismic remediation of dams
2000 – 2002Seismic Safety of Deer Creek Dam, Consultant Review BoardProvo, UTUS Bureau of ReclamationDams & Seismic remediation of dams
2000 – 2002Sea-Tac International Airport Third Runway Project, Embankment Technical Review BoardSeattle, WAPort of Seattle and HNTBEmbankments
2000 – 2002I-95/US-1 Interchange, Woodrow Wilson Bridge Replacement ProjectVirginiaHaley & Aldrich and Virginia Geotechnical ServicesOther
1995 – 1997Seismic Working Group for Closure of the OII Superfund Site LandfillLos Angeles, CAGeoSyntec ConsultantsEmbankments
1995 – 1996Costa Oriental Dikes Working GroupMaraven, Lagunillas, VenezuelaCosta Oriental Dikes Working GroupEmbankments
1995 –Seismic Remediation and Stability of Success Dam, Consulting PanelCaliforniaU.S.A.C.EDams & Seismic remediation of dams
1994 – 1995Design Manual in Soil Nailing, prepared for FHWA, Peer-reviewerGolder AssociatesRetaining Walls/Soil Nailing
1990 – 1994Port of Los Angeles 2020 Expansion Project, Geotechnical Review BoardEmbankments
1986 – 1990Behavior of Reinforced SoilFederal Highway AdministrationSoil stabilization/Ground Improvement
1985 – 1986Compacted Fill SettlementsRiyadhU.S.A.C.E. Riyadh DistrictSoil consolidation & Fill Settlements
1980 – 1984Pavement failures in Las VegasLas VegasDesign Professionals Insurance CompanyPavements
1979 – 1984Jebba Dam ProjectNigeriaMontreal Engineering CompanyDams & Seismic remediation of dams
2015Delta Science Program – Delta Levee Prioritization Methodology Peer ReviewCaliforniaCalifornia Delta Stewardship CouncilWaste/Environmental projects
2005Remediation of chromium ore contaminated site in New JerseyNew JerseyGeoSyntec ConsultantsWaste/Environmental projects
2001Advice on Terzaghi Dam Cutoff Wall Seepage ProblemVancouver, BCBC HydroDams & Seismic remediation of dams
2001Soil Cement Issues related to Private Fuel Storage Project for temporary storage of nuclear waste, Expert testimonyUtahSoil Mechanics
2000Advice on Keenleyside Dam RemediationVancouver, BCBC HydroDams & Seismic remediation of dams
1998Liquefaction Risk Mitigation Strategy DevelopmentLexington, KYFuller, Mossbarger, Scott and MayLiquefaction/Seismic studies
1998Soil Stability and Ground Stabilization for Wharfs 57 & 58, Port of OaklandOakland, CAGeomatrix ConsultantsSoil stabilization/Ground Improvement
1997Excavation Support System Failure AnalysisBoston, MALeComte, Emanuelson, Motejunas & DoyleExcavations
1996Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Risk Mitigation at Scofield DamDenver, COBureau of ReclamationSoil stabilization/Ground Improvement
1996Contractor’s claim evaluation Gallipolis Lock and DamGallipolis, West VirginiaU.S.A.C.E. Huntington District
1994Domenigoni Reservoir Project, Consulting BoardLos Angeles, CAWoodward-Clyde ConsultantsDams & Seismic remediation of dams
1994Kennecott Utah Copper Tailings Expansion, Geotechnical Review BoardKennecott, UTWoodward-Clyde ConsultantsMines/Tailings
1994Seismic Safety of Four Hydroelectric Dams in Northern California, Consulting BoardSan Francisco, CAPacific Gas & Electric CompanyDams & Seismic remediation of dams
1987Basalt Waste Isolation Project, Licensing Assurance Review PanelHanford, WAWaste/Environmental projects
1983Horseshoe Bend Slide StabilizationBoise, IDNorthern Engineering and TestingSlope Stabilization
1982Seismic Design of Reinforced Earth WallsArlington, VAReinforced Earth Co.Retaining Walls
1980Seafloor Soil PropertiesAlbuquerqueSandia LaboratoriesSoil Mechanics
1980Experimental concepts for measuring soil strength in zero-g environmentNASASoil Mechanics
1980Technical Review Board for Borehole Plugging for Nuclear Waste ContainmentSan Francisco, CAWoodward-Clyde ConsultantsWaste/Environmental projects
1974Design and Construction of Shale EmbankmentsU.S.A.C.E. Waterways Experiment StationEmbankments
Clay Consolidation beneath FillsSan Francisco, CADames and MooreSoil consolidation & Fill Settlements
Materials Research and DevelopmentOakland, CASoil stabilization/Ground Improvement
Soil Testing Services, Soil Stabilization in Pavement Design for U.S. Air ForceChicagoU.S. Air ForceSoil stabilization/Ground Improvement
Lunar Soil ProblemsHoustonNASA Manned Spacecraft CenterSpace Engineering
Seepage at Twin Buttes DamDenver, COWater and Power Resources Service (USBR)Dams & Seismic remediation of dams
Soft ground stabilization for waterfront structuresSan Francisco, CADames and MooreSoil stabilization/Ground Improvement

Other Consulting Activities

1964 – 1994Advisor to Professional Development ProgramWoodward, Clyde Consultants
no info providedMcClelland Engineers, Houston
no info providedSchnabel Foundation Company
no info providedNational Bureau of Standards
no info providedBechtel, Inc
1984 –Environmental Institute for Waste Management StudiesAlabamaUniversity of Alabama
1994Consultant on the Electro-osmosis field experimentItalian Commission for the Restoration of the Tower of Pisa


2012Honorary Member of the Inaugural Class of the Academy of Distinguished AlumniUniversity of California, Berkeley, Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringYES
2008Honoree at 6th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering and Symposium in Honor of Professor James K. Mitchell, Arlington, VA
1999International Honorary MemberJapanese Geotechnical SocietyYES
Chi Epsilon
Tau Beta Pi
Sigma Xi
1998Election to National Academy of SciencesNational Academy of SciencesYES
1993Distinguished MemberAmerican Society of Civil EngineersYES
1993Choi Kin Kung FellowshipUniversity of Hong KongNO
1993Berkeley CitationU.C. BerkeleyNO
1989Edward G. Cahill and John R. Cahill Chair in Civil EngineeringU.C. BerkeleyYES
1976Election to National Academy of EngineeringNational Academy of EngineeringYES
1953M.I.T. Overseas Summer Fellowship for research at the Norwegian Geotechnical InstituteM.I.T.NO


2015Keynote Speaker, Annual Lecture ProgramVirginia Tech Center for Geotechnical Practice and ResearchBlacksburg, VA
2014The Fourth Victor de Mello LectureGoiania, Brazil
2014The Laurits Bjerrum LectureOslo, Norway
2013Chair Session on the Legacy of Ralph B. Peck7th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical EngineeringChicago
2013Keynote Lecturer15th Taiwanese Conf. on Geotechnical EngineeringYunlin
2013Keynote LecturerGeoVirginia 2013Williamsburg, VA
2012Inaugural William S. Gardner LecturePhiladelphia
2012State of the Art SpeakerASCE GeoInstitute GeoCongress 2012Oakland, CA
2012Conference Keynote LectureGeoVirginia 2012Williamsburg, VA
2010Distinguished Lecturer in Civil EngineeringUniversity of Alberta, Edmonton, CanadaEdmonton Canada
2010Clarence E. Davies ’14 Memorial LectureSoil Mechanics to Geotechnical Engineering: 60 Years in the Evolution of a DisciplineRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy, NY
2010Keynote SpeakerASCE NYC Metropolitan Section Geotechnical SeminarNew York, NY
2009Keynote LecturerCalifornia Geotechnical Engineers Association ConferenceSonoma, CA
2008Keynote SpeakerGeotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV (GEESD IV)Sacramento, CA
2008Stanley D. Wilson Memorial LectureSeattle, WA
2008Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers LectureMueser Rutledge Consulting EngineersNew York
2007Lymon C. Reese LectureUniversity of Texas at AustinAustin, TX
2007Kenneth Lee LectureASCE Los Angeles Section, Geotechnical Engineering GroupLos Angeles, CA
2006H. Bolton Seed LectureASCE Geo Institute CongressAtlanta, GA
2006Frank E. Richart LectureUniv. of Michigan, Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MI
2006Keynote LecturerGeoShanghaiShanghai, China
2006C.W. Lovell Distinguished LecturePurdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN
2006James M. Hoover LectureIowa State UniversityAmes, IA
20062nd EIGER Distinguished LectureVirginia TechBlacksburg, VA
2004The Seventeenth Nabor Carrillo LectureGuadalajara, Mexico
2002Special Lecture50th Annual Geotechnical Engineering ConferenceUniversity of Minnesota
2002Keynote LecturerLaunch of the Nottingham Centre for GeomechanicsNottingham University, UK
2002Lecturer55th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 3rd Joint IAH-CNC/CGS ConferenceNiagara Falls, Ont
2001Invited LectureC.C. Ladd SymposiumCambridge, MA
2000Invited lectureFirst Panamerican Conference on the Teaching and Learning Process in Geotechnical EngineeringOaxaca, Mexico
1999Converse-Ward LectureNorthern NJ ASCENJ
1999University of Massachusetts Distinguished Lecture on Geotechnical EngineeringUniversity of MassachusettsUniversity of Massachusetts
1998Two-video seriesGround Improvement for Dam Safety for the Federal Interagency Committee on Dam Safety
1998Keynote LecturerInternational Conference on Site Characterization ISC’98Atlanta, GA
1997Special LecturerProfessor Sakuro Murayama Memorial SymposiumKyoto University
1997Geotechnical Distinguished LecturePurdue UniversityWest Lafayette, IN
1997T. H. Wu LectureOhio State UniversityColumbus, OH
1997Prague Geotechnical LectureCzech RepublicCzech Republic
1997Keynote LecturerSymposium on Recent Developments in Soil and Pavement MechanicsRio de Janeiro, Brazil
1997Keynote LecturerASCE Geo-Institute Conference on In-Situ Remediation of the EnvironmentMinneapolis, MN
1996Keynote Lecturer3rd International Symposium on Environmental GeotechnologySan Diego, CA
1996Special LecturerSecond International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (IS-OSAKA ’96)Osaka, Japan
1996ASCE Geo-Institute Inaugural LectureGeo Institute
1995Keynote LecturerGeoenvironment 2000, ASCE Specialty ConferenceNew Orleans, Louisiana
1995Inaugural Robert  L. Schiffman ’44 LectureCornell UniversityIthaca, NY
1995Cross-Canada LecturerCanadian Geotechnical SocietyCanada
1995Keynote LecturerEPA/DOE/DuPont Workshop on Containment TechnologyBaltimore, MD
1995Keynote SpeakerGround Improvement Sessions at ASCE National Convention
1995State-of-the Art SpeakerX PanAmerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation EngineeringGuadalajara, Mexico
1995Third Spencer J. Buchanan LecturerTexas A & M UniversityAustin, TX
1994Arthur Casagrande Memorial LecturerBoston Society of Civil EngineersBoston, MA
1994G. Brooks Earnest Award LectureCleveland Section, ASCECleveland, OH
1994Charles E. Via, Jr. Professorship LectureVirginia TechBlacksburg, VA
1994Kentucky ASCE Geotechnical Engineering Group Honorary LectureKentucky ASCEKentucky
1993 – 1994Distinguished Lecturer in Geotechnical EngineeringVirginia TechBlacksburg, VA
1993Ardaman LectureUniversity of FloridaGainesville, FL
1993Keynote LectureSeattle Section ASCE Geotechnical SeminarSeattle, WA
1993Keynote SpeakerVancouver Geotechnical Society Ground Improvement SeminarVancouver, CA
1993Distinguished LecturerEngineering, Hong Kong University of Science and  TechnologyHong Kong
1993Keynote LecturerInternational Conference of Soft Soil EngineeringGuangzhou, China
1992Keynote Lecture6th Australia-New Zealand Geomechanics ConferenceChristchurch, NZ
199131st Rankine LectureBritish Geotechnical SocietyLondon
1990ChairmanH. Bolton Seed Memorial SymposiumBerkeley, CA
1990Series of 6 invited Lectures in Italy and SwitzerlandItaly, Switzerland
1990State-of-the-Art LectureASCE Specialty Conference, Cornell UniversityIthaca, NY
1989Keynote LectureASCE Metropolitan Section Geotechnical Continuing Education Program
1989Distinguished Geotechnical Engineer LectureLouisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
1989Woodward LectureWoodward-Clyde Consultants
1988Special LectureFirst Int. Conf. on Penetration TestingOrlando, FL
1988LecturerLos Angeles ASCE Geotechnical Group’s Annual Program on the Queen MaryLos Angeles, CA
1988Theme LecturerASCE Specialty Conference on Hydraulic FillsFt. Collins, CO
1987Master of Ceremonies for Bridge Builders Day50th Anniversary of Golden Gate BridgeSan Francisco, CA
1987Invited LectureASCE Specialty Conf. on Geotechnical Practice for Waste DisposalAnn Arbor, MI
1987Theme LecturerVIII Pan American Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Foundation EngineeringCartagena, Colombia
1986Invited LectureInt. Conf. on Deep FoundationsBeijing, China
1984ASCE Terzaghi LectureASCE
1983Martin S. Kapp LecturerNew York, NY
1983Lecture on Earth WallsAnnual Meeting of National Academy of Engineering
1982The Miles Kersten LectureUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MN
1982James F. Haley Memorial LectureM.I.T.Cambridge, MA
1982Invited Lectures at University of LuleaUniversity of LuleaSweden
1982Special Lecture at International Commemorative Conference of Soil MechanicsInternational Commemorative Conference of Soil MechanicsMexico City
1982Northern Testing Laboratories Distinguished LecturerNorthern Testing LaboratoriesBoise, ID
198116th Henry M. Shaw LectureNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NC
1981State-of-the-Art SpeakerX Int. Conf. on Soil Mech. and Found. Engrg.,Stockholm
1980LecturerMexican Society of Soil MechanicsMexico
1979General ReporterInt. Conf. on Soil ReinforcementParis
1979Series of Eight Lectures Across Western CanadaCanada
1979Lecture on ground reinforcement techniques to Nigerian Engineers SocietyNigerian Engineers SocietyNigeria
1976Bicentennial Lecture to Philadelphia SectionASCEPhiladelphia, PA
1975State-of-the-Art SpeakerASCE Specialty ConferenceRaleigh, NC
1974Invited LecturerEuropean Symposium on Penetration TestingStockholmInvited
1974Series of Three Invited LecturesMoscow State UniversityMoscow
1973Special Lecture3rd Int. Conf. on Expansive SoilsHaifa, IsraelPresentations
1973On the Moon with ApolloC.A.L. SeriesBerkeley, CA
1970 – 1972Apollo Astronaut BriefingsNamed
1969Apollo 11 Lunar Landing – Special Presentation7th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundatiosn EngineeringMexico CityPresentationsKeynote
1968Series of Five Invited LecturesMoscow State University, U.S.S.RMoscowInvitedInvited

Courses Taught

InstitutionCourse titleTypeDate
Virginia TechSoil MechanicsUndergraduate1994-1999
Natural Disaster Mitigation and RecoveryUndergraduate
Geoenvironmental EngineeringGraduate
Geotechnical SeminarGraduate
Soil and Site ImprovementGraduate
University of California, BerkeleyEngineering Surveys LaboratoryUndergraduate1958-1993
Properties of Materials LaboratoryUndergraduate
Introduction to Civil EngineeringUndergraduate
Soil Properties and their Engineering ApplicationsUndergraduate
Soil and Foundation EngineeringUndergraduate
Soil Mechanics and Foundation DesignUndergraduate
Directed Group Study for Advanced UndergraduatesUndergraduate
Contemporary TechnologyUndergraduate
The Art and Science of Civil Engineering PracticeUndergraduate
Application of Physico-Chemical Properties in Soil EngineeringGraduate
Physicochemical Principles and Soil BehaviorGraduate
Soil Stabilization Special ProblemsGraduate
Advanced Soil MechanicsGraduate
Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundation EngineeringGraduate
Advanced Soil Mechanics LaboratoryGraduate
Advanced Topics in Soil MechanicsGraduate
Soil BehaviorGraduate
Soil and Site ImprovementGraduate
Geotechnical Aspects of Offshore EngineeringGraduate
Advanced Foundation EngineeringGraduate
Earth StructuresGraduate