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Muller Award (ISRM)

Basis of the Award The Muller lecture is awarded on a 4 yearly basis, being presented at the ISRM Congress. Nominees will have made distinguished contributions to the profession of rock mechanics and rock engineering. Nominations are made through National Groups (one nomination from each group) and are to be received 18 months prior to …more

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Dr Baden Clegg Award (WA)

The award perpetuates the memory of Dr Baden Clegg (1925-1999), who was a lecturer at the University of Western Australia for around 30 years until his retirement in the mid-1980’s and in recognition of his lifetime of achievement in the support and development of young geotechnical professionals. Dr Clegg was instrumental in the invention and …more

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Kevin Nash Gold Medal (ISSMGE)

The Kevin Nash Gold Medal is awarded on a four yearly basis in memory of Prof Kevin Nash, who was Secretary General of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering from 1965 to 1981. The medal is awarded to a person who, through his distinction as an engineer, through his international contributions to …more

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AGS Prize in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Tasmania (TAS)

Criteria Awarded to the student who gains the best overall results in Geotechnical Engineering l & 2 together with a final year project related to geotechnical engineering. Students who are completing the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) will be eligible to be considered for the award. Value $500 plus 1 year student membership to AGS.

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Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award (VIC)

Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award The Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award will be presented to an outstanding Victorian geotechnical practitioner under the age of 35. Applicants will be judged on their contribution to geotechnics and understanding of geotechnical issues. Basis of the award Nominees must be under the age of 35 as at …more

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The AGS NSW Research Award

The prestigious AGS NSW Research Award for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology is presented annually by the Sydney and Newcastle chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society as part of their ongoing support of academic institutions and students. Valued at $2000, award aims to provide a forum for research students from NSW universities to showcase their …more

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Joint Societies Award

This award is presented at the ANZ Geomechanics Conference (typically in 4 year intervals). The award is made for the most valuable conference paper, excluding invited or special papers. Judging will be undertaken by a committee consisting of Australasian VP’s for ISSMGE, ISRM and IAEG, and the Chairpersons of the Australian Geomechanics Society and New …more

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AGS – Don Douglas Youth Fellowship

This award recognises the contribution of Don Douglas to the geomechanics fraternity in Australia. Don was the founding Managing Director of Douglas Partners Pty Ltd. Basis of the Award The fellowship is awarded to the author of the most outstanding paper at an ANZ Young Geotechnical Professional Conference, or in the event that this conference …more

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D.H. Trollope Medal

The medal recognises the contribution of David Hugh Trollope as one of the pioneers and leaders of Australian geomechanics research and teaching. This was initially at University of Melbourne in the 1950s and early 1960s, then at James Cook University of North Queensland. Hugh Trollope was renowned as an eloquent, inspired and indefatigable leader of …more

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AGS Practitioner Award

This biennial award is for significant contribution to the practice of the geotechnical profession and the life-blood of the Society. This award complements our other awards, and particularly the E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture. Basis of the Award The award recognises contributions of the highest order over an extended period with a commitment to the geotechnical …more

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E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture

This biennial lecture commemorates the work in geomechanics by Professor Edward Hughesdon Davis. Professor Davis was one of the pioneers of geomechanics in Australia. He perceived that progress and understanding of the theoretical basis of geomechanics would only come if consistent, sound, but simple models of soil behaviour were used. The two topics that were …more

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John Jaeger Memorial Award

The award perpetuates the memory of Professor John Conrad Jaeger who lectured in mathematics at the University of Tasmania from 1936 until WWII, and briefly afterward, where he enjoyed expounding applied mathematics to engineers. He was Professor of Geophysics and Geochemistry at the Australian National University from 1953 until his death in 1979. Professor Jaeger’s work of the …more

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The Australian Geomechanics Award

This award recognises the authors of the best paper published in Australian Geomechanics in each calendar year. Basis of the award The editor of Australian Geomechanics in consultation with the editorial panel will recommend the nominated paper. Selection A sub-committee consisting of the Chair, Deputy Chair and Immediate Past Chair of the AGS National Committee, …more

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Dr Paul Marinos

The integration of site geology with engineering requirements is the basis of Engineering Geology, and there continues to be a need to describe site geology in terms appropriate for the analyses of deformation and stability of ground in situ. Two developments hold the potential to improve such description: the characterization of soil and rock, and …more

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Chris Clayton – Rankine Lecture

This lecture reviews what is now known about the complex stiffness behaviour of soil and weak rocks in the context of elasticity, arguably the simplest of constitutive behaviour. Drawing on experience gained through field observation and numerical modelling, the case is made for the routine use of non-linear anisotropic stiffness. The determination of the parameters …more

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