Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award

Vinamra Gupta, Marvin Bedary, Yu Cherry Zhong and Manuel Joao Niza das Neves

The inaugural Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award was presented in 2009. The award is presented biennially to an outstanding Victorian geotechnical practitioner under the age of 35.
A call for abstracts was placed to our members in April and after a large number of applications at exceptionally high standard the committee have managed to short list four applicants to each present on their chosen topic to our members with Jack Morgan in attendance alongside members from our committee to select a winning presentation.

Shortlisted applicants will be judged on their contribution to geotechnics and understanding of geotechnical issues with our presenters vying for the following:

The winner will receive:

Those who were not selected as finalists have been given the opportunity to prepare a poster of their submission to put on display on the night of the award. The attendees at the event will then review the posters before and after the event.

A panel of judges will then select a winning poster and the applicant will receive a $200 voucher.

About the speakers

Vinamra Gupta Geotechnical Engineer at pitt&sherry

“Use of Finite Element Analysis for estimation of Surface Settlement during pipe jacking activities under West Gate Freeway”

Marvin Bedary Geotechnical Engineer at GHD

“Reducing Sources of Error in Point Load Index Testing on Silurian Rock Core Samples in the Melbourne region”

Yu Cherry Zhong Doctoral Student at University of Melbourne

“Experimental and numerical investigation on energy retaining walls”

Manuel Joao Niza das Neves Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Golder

“Mitigation of liquefaction induced lateral spread using jet grout shear walls”

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