Special Plenary Lecture – 2017 Terzaghi Lecture – Professor Kerry Rowe

The International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics
6 September to 7 September 2017
University of Leeds

This lecture highlights the importance of carefully considering the implications of design and construction decisions in ensuring good long-term liner performance. It explores some common well-understood concepts and then examines the misconceptions that can arise and their implications. It highlights the importance of selecting the geosynthetic materials considering the overall performance of the barrier system and the effect of interactions between the many different geosynthetics and other components of a barrier system. It demonstrates how what may first appear obvious is not always as one expects.
Professor Kerry Rowe is author of over 350 refereed journal papers, 3 books, 15 book chapters, and more than 330 full conference papers, he has extensive research and consulting experience in geosynthetics, waste management and geoenvironmental engineering including the design and/or peer review of hydrogeology and/or design for more than 60 landfills in Canada, US and other countries. He has been recognized by numerous awards including the Giroud Lecture (2002), Rankine Lecture (2005), Manuel Rocha Lecture (2006), Casagrande Lecture (2011), the Ferroco-Terzaghi Oration (2012), and the ASCE Karl Terzaghi Lecture (2017). The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering has created the ISSMGE R. Kerry Rowe Lecture. He has been elected a Fellow of the world’s oldest and most prestigious scientific society, the Royal Society (of London, UK) as well as being elected a foreign Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Fellow UK Royal Academy of Engineering and both the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering as well as Professional Societies in Australia, Canada, and USA. He is a past president of the International Geosynthetics Society, the Canadian Geotechnical Society and the Engineering Institute of Canada.

Venue: School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds (Map and Directions)
Registration / Coffee: School of Civil Engineering entrance foyer area
Lecture: School of Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre A
How to register: The Terzaghi lecture is a free of charge event however pre-registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. Register your place here

Contact/enquiries: Jo Robinson – CPEG2 Secretariat
T: 0113 343 5746
E: cpeg2@leeds.ac.uk
Full symposium website http://tinyurl.com/cpeg2017