Dr George Gazetas
Emeritus Professor of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece
George Gazetas has been for 30 years Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, following an academic career in the US, where he taught at SUNY-Buffalo, Rensselaer (RPI), and Case Western Reserve University. His main research interests have focused on the dynamic response of footings, piles and caissons; the seismic response of earth dams and quay-walls; soil amplification of seismic waves; and soil–structure interaction problems. Much of his research has been inspired by observations after destructive earthquakes (including the Canterbury-Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes of N. Zealand). An active writer and teacher, he has been a consultant on a variety of (mainly dynamic) geotechnical problems. He has received a number of awards for his research contributions and teaching, including the Walter Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from ASCE, and the Excellence in University Teaching Award from the Institute of Research &Technology in Greece. He has been the Coulomb (2009), Ishihara (2013), Mauggeri (2019) Lecturer. In March 20th, 2019, he delivered the 59th Rankine Lecture in London.