Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award 2015 Presentations

Shortlisted Candidates’ Presentations

The Jack Morgan Award is presented biennially to an outstanding Victorian geotechnical practitioner under the age of 35.

This year, three applicants have been shortlisted to give 20 minute presentations on their chosen topic and an expert panel will judge each candidate on their contribution to geotechnics and understanding of geotechnical issues.

The winner will be announced on the night and receive a trophy, cash prize and two years free membership of the Australian Geomechanics Society. Runners up will receive one years free membership of the Australian Geomechanics Society.

Speaker 1:

Pablo Toro

(Geotechnical Engineer, Site Geotechnical Pty Ltd, Mornington).

Geotechnical Alternative Uses of the Cone Penetration Test within the Small Construction Industry in Victoria.


Speaker 2:

Alistair Schofield

(Senior Engineering Geologist, GHD, Melbourne Australia Pty Ltd).

Engineering Geological and Geotechnical Properties of Recently Identified Hyaloclastites Forming a Sub-Unit of the Newer Volcanics Province in Melbourne.


Speaker 3:

Amirhassan Mehdizadeh

(PhD Student and Research Assistant – Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne).

Deep Excavation and Challenges.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.