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.

DateName of LecturerSubject / Lecture TitleEventLinkSource
12004H.S. YuIn situ soil testing: from mechanics to interpretation2nd International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-2), 2004, Porto, PortugalVISIT LINKVISIT SOURCE
22006P.W. MayneUndisturbed sand strength from seismic cone testsGeoShangai International Conference 2006, ChinaVISIT LINKVISIT SOURCE
32008R.G. CampanellaGeo-environmental site characterization3rd International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-3), 2008, Taipei, TaiwanVISIT LINKVISIT SOURCE
42010T. LunneThe CPT in offshore soil investigations -  a historic perspective2nd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT’10), Huntington Beach, CaliforniaVISIT SOURCE
52012P. RobertsonInterpretation of in-situ tests – some insights4th International Conference on Site Characterization (ISC-4), Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco – BrazilVISIT LINK
62014M. JamiolkowskiRole of in-situ testing in geotechnical characterization of dopper tailings3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT’14), Las Vega, Nevada, USAVISIT LINK
72016An-Bin Huang5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation (ISC’5), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
82017J.M. Powell19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2017 ICSMGE), Seoul, South Korea