AWARD FOR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
ISET Shamsher Prakash Award for Significant Contributions in Geotechnical Engineering, 20 Nov, 2014
6th International Conference on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Christchurch, Newzealand, 2015
Geo-Congress Feb 2014, ATLANTA, HERO’S LUNCH
SP Research Award and Prize, San Diego, March 2013
IITR – Shamsher Prakash Research Award- 2012 Presented in IIT Roorkee Convocation, August-2012
2011 SP Research Award, Presented in Oakland (CA), March 2012
IITR – Shamsher Prakash Award Presented in IITR Convocation, NOV-2011
SP Awards Presentation @ XV European Conference on SM & GE, Athens, Greece, SEPT-2011
ISET Shamsher Prakash Award for Significant Contributions in Geotechnical Engineering, 18 Dec, 2010
SP AWARDS PRESENTATION at INDIAN GEOTECHNICAL CONFERENCE, IIT Bombay, December 2010
2010 ISGG, Shanghai, China, October 10-12, 2010
2009 SP Research Award Presented in CGC Calgary, September, 2010
2010 SHAMSHER PRAKASH AWARDS, AND Prizes presentation, at 6th International conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, and Soil Dynamics , May 2010 , San Diego, CA
Front Row: Pedro Seco e Pinto, Sissy Nikolaou, Ricardo Dobry, Shamsher Prakash, Liam Finn, Neven Matasovic, Ellen Rathje, Susumu Iai
Second Row: Gopal Madabhushi, Juan Pestana, Jon Bray, George Mylonakis, Rodrigo Salgado, Ross Boulanger
Third Row: Roberto Paolucci, Jean-Francois Semblat, Allen Cadden, Zygmunt Lubkowski, Tara Hutchinson, Jonathan Stewart
9th Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee — Nov. 14 2009
Dr. B.K. Maheshwari, Secretary ISET, Receives Shamsher Prakash Reseach Award-2009
2007 SP Prize for Excellence Presented in Sacramento, California — May 19, 2008
2006 SP Prize for Excellence Presented at the International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Hammamet, Tunisia — March 25, 2008
2006 SP Research Awards Presented in Fourth International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece — June 28, 2007
SP RESEARCH AWARD 2006
SP RESEARCH AWARD 2005
RODRIGO SALGADO RECEIVES SP RESEARCH AWARD 2005
Professor Rodrigo Salgado of Purdue University was invited to receive this award in Atlanta (GA) on February 28, 2006.
Dr. Ed Kavazanjian, Chair of the Technical Co-ordination council of the Geo Institute, ASCE, introduced the SP Research Awards, which were started in 1990 with George Gazetas (Greece) as the first recipient. He reported that the SP Foundation has initiated many other awards and prizes and has started a free elementary school for poor students in India.
Dr Prakash introduced Dr. Salgado. According to Dr. Prakash:
“Prof. Salgado is recognized for his contributions in the analysis of the load response of foundations, the static and liquefaction response of non-textbook soils (such as silty and clayey sands), and seismic slope stability analysis. A trademark of his work has been the focus on fundamentals and the rigorous application of the principles of mechanics, capturing the essence both of soil behavior at the element level and of the boundary-value problems. His work has produced results that are directly used in practice. His research publications have appeared in the best journals of our discipline and many other reputed publications. For his research, Prof. Salgado has also received two ASCE awards: the Casagrande Professional Development Award in 1999 and the Huber Research Prize in 2004.”
Dr. Salgado then indicated that he was most pleased to receive the Shamsher Prakash Research Award for doing what he loved to do and thanked the foundation for his selection to receive this prize. He indicated his research had brought him in touch with many people he enjoyed working with, and that receiving an award for that privilege made it all more special. He indicated he was honored to be added to a list of distinguished past recipients. He concluded by thanking the panel of judges for their effort in a task, that of selecting award recipients, that is always difficult.
Dr. Prakash proposed a vote of thanks to Geo-Institute (Carol Bowers, Dr. Frost. Chair Geo-Atlanta and Kavazanjian).
JUAN PESTANA RECEIVES SP RESEARCH AWARD 2004
Professor Juan Pestana, University of California, Berkeley, was invited to receive this award in San Francisco (CA) on April 18, 2006.
Prof. W.D. Liam Finn, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, introduced the SP Research Awards which were started in 1990 with George Gezetas (Greece) as the first winner.
He introduced Dr Juan Pestana as,
‘I have known his contribution of constitute modeling of soil behavior and its Application to Geotechnical and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. He was Program Director, NSF, 2003-2005. He has already won Huber Prize, 2002, ASCE, Casarande Award, 1999 ASCE, Student Advisor Award, 2001,2002. He is a member of the Board of Experts for Petrolos de, Venezuela, 2006.’
Dr. Pestana’s recent research include, Triggering of Submarine Slides, Behavior of Unsaturated Soils (Pavements) , Behavior of Calcareous Material for Offshore Foundation, Reservoir Mechanics, Soil Structure Excitation and Soft Soil Construction