Engineers Australia

Jack Morgan Young Geotechnical Practitioners Award 2021

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

August 11, 2021

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.

  • 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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