Presentations

I have presented over 350 lectures in my career. Listings are available at the menu sub-tabs of this webpage – here are some recent Selected Presentations:

Recent Selected Lectures

“Recent Advances in Stochastic Analyses of Slopes in Bimrocks and Bimsoils”, Technical session 7, AEG (Virtual) Annual Meeting, September 18,  2020 .

“The Value of Doing Dirty Work – Further Tales of Geopractice Mischaracterizations”; Dinner Lecture, East Bay Section of Northern California Land Surveyors Association, San Leandro, CA; November 13, 2019.

“No KISSing Allowed: How to Characterize Geological Chaos’, Geological Colloquium, Dept. of Geology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA; September 30, 2019.

“Geomechanical characterization of bimrocks – with Case Histories” and “Main features and technical issues of block-in-matrix rocks (bimrocks and bimsoils)”, in “International Workshop on Complex Formations: Characterization and Case Studies”, convened by Italian Geotechnical Association, Turin Polytechnic University, Turin, Italy; May 29, 2019.

Short Course[1]: “Geotechnical and Geological Engineering with Melanges, Fault Rocks and Other Bimrocks”; Facultad de Minas, Departamento de Ingenieria Civil, Grupo de Investigation en Geotechnica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín, Colombia; Sept 18-22, 2017 (4 days of lectures and one day of field trips).

2009 Jahns Distinguished Lectures

I  was the 2009 Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer in Engineering Geology The distinction was awarded by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) and the Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA). The intent of the funded Lectureship was to encourage student and professional awareness of Engineering Geology through a series of lectures presented to University students and Geology/Engineering/ Professional Groups across North America during the award year  (October 2008 to October 2009). During the award year 85 Lectures were presented at nearly separate 70 venues. Seven Lectures were offered.