Prof. D.T. Bergado

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
School of Engineering and Technology
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand 12120

Academic Qualifications

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering (1974), Mindanao State University, Philippines (Magna Cum Laude) (Government Scholar)
  • M. Eng. in Soil Engineering (1976), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (Scholarship Sponsor: Australia)
  • Ph.D. in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering (1982), Utah State University, U.S.A. (Fullbright Scholar)

Recent International Recognition

  • R.M. Quigley Award for the Best Paper in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal
  • Selected by Marquis International Who’s Who in Science and Engineering for 1996
  • Distinguished Alumni Award in 1994-1995, Utah State University, U.S.A.
  • Intl. Shamsher Prakash Award in 1993 for Significant Contributions in Geotech. Eng’g.
  • Distinguished AIT Alumni Award in 2006
  • International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) Achievements Award 2006

Academic Publications

Types Numbers
Books 2
Chapters in Book 4
Edited Books 17
Refereed Journal Articles 107
Conference Papers 226
Invited/Keynote Papers 50
Sponsored Research projects 29

Teaching and Research Supervision

Introduced Courses to AIT:

  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics
  • Waste Containment and Lining Tech.

Teaching of Courses:

  • Soil Mechanics and Lab/Field Testing
  • Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics
  • Foundation Engineering

Research Supervision:

  • Doctoral Graduates 9
  • Masters Graduates 141

Research Projects and Outreach Activities

  • Research Grants More Than US$ 1.0 M
  • Established of the Asian Center for Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics (ACSIG)
  • Initiated the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)- Thailand Chapter

Administrative and Community Services

  • President of International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)- Thailand Chapter, 2005-08.
  • Coordinator of the Geotechnical Engineering FOS from 2001 to 2004
  • Director of the Asian Center for Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics (ACSIG)
  • Secretary-General of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society (SEAGS) since 2000
  • Executive-Secretary of AIT Alumni Association from 2002 to 2005.
  • Elected Member of the Faculty Relations Committee and Faculty Reprsentative to AIT Board of Trustees
  • Chair of the Academic Task Force in SCE as well as the Chair of the Task Force in Classroom Facilities in 2004 to 2005.

Conferences and Training Courses

Recently Organized Conferences and Training Courses:

  • Symposium on Soft Ground Improvement and Geosynthetic Applications, AIT Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 2001.
  • Seminar on Geoenvironmental Eng’g: Assessment and Remediation of Conta-minated Sites, AIT Center, Thailand, 2002.
  • Symposium on Ground Improvement and Geosynthetic Applications on Waste Containment, AIT Center, Thailand, 2003.
  • Chairman, Technical Committee, 15 th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 2004.
  • Int’l. Symp. On Tsunami Reconstruction with Geosynthetics, Bangkok, Thailand, 2005.
  • Geotechnical Aspects of the Second Bangkok International (Suvarnabhumi) Airport, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006.
  • Int’l Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering, Ground Improvement and Geosynthetic for Environmental Protection and Human Security, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007