The Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award will be presented to an outstanding Victorian geotechnical practitioner under the age of 35 on 9th November 2011. The four candidates shortlisted from a strong field of applications are listed below.
Each candidate will present on a project they have been involved with, describing their contribution to geomechanics on the project, and demonstrating an understanding of geotechnical issues encountered. A panel of experienced local experts will judge each candidate on these attributes and announce the 2011 Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioner on the evening.
David Gallagher (Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates Pty Ltd)
Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas (PNG LNG) site investigation and geotechnical interpretation.
Christopher Lenthall (Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates Pty Ltd)
Towards a correlation between uniaxial compressive strength testing and point load index testing for the Newer Volcanics basalt in western Melbourne.
Alistair Schofield (Geologist, GHD)
Emergency geotechnical risk assessments following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Avi Shonberg (Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates Pty Ltd)
Full scale testing of helical piles in residual Mercia Mudstone.
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