The following ASCE and Geo-Institute awards will be presented at the 2023 Geo-Congress.
Karl Terzaghi Lecture
This lectureship was established by the Soil Mechanics & Foundations Division (now the Geo-Institute) of the Society by the solicitation of gifts from the many friends and admirers of Karl Terzaghi, Hon.M.ASCE. It was instituted by the Board of Direction on October 10, 1960.
"Contributions towards Geoparameter Evaluation Using the Cone Penetration Test"
- Paul W. Mayne, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
The Geo-Institute has selected Paul Mayne to present the Terzaghi Lecture in recognition of his active career of research, practice, and education with significant contributions in in-situ testing and deep foundations. His correlations of material properties with cone penetration test (CPT) data has changed the way many geotechnical engineers assess subsurface conditions and select appropriate properties for limit equilibrium analysis, settlement analysis, and numerical modeling. He has compiled a record of significant impact through journal and conference publications, books and chapters of books, invited lectures, and professional education courses.
Ralph B. Peck Award
This award was established in 1999 by the Geo-Institute of the Society in honor of Ralph B. Peck, Dist.M.ASCE. Funds to support this award were donated by the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA, formerly ASFE).
"Risk-Informed Decision in Geotechnical Design"
- Limin Zhang, Ph.D., F.ASCE
For outstanding contributions in developing methodologies for multi-risk assessment, risk-based engineering design, and emergency management, and the publication of significant case histories.
H. Bolton Seed Medal
This award was established by the Geotechnical Engineering Division (now the Geo-Institute) of the Society in memory of Professor H. Bolton Seed, Hon.M.ASCE. It was officially instituted by action of the Board of Direction on October 23, 1993 and was funded by friends and colleagues of Professor Seed and the U.S. National Society Endowment Fund.
"The Role of Compatibility in Geotechnical Interface Behavior"
- J. David Frost, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE
For his contributions in the analysis of natural and man-made disasters, dedication to teaching and mentoring of students, and abilities in translation of geotechnical methods into approaches to ensure public safety.
Shamsher Prakash Award & Lecture
This award and lecture is established to honor Shamsher Prakash, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE for his contributions to geotechnical engineering and soil dynamics. It is established under the auspices of the Geo-Institute and funded by an endowment created through donations from Professor Prakash’s estate and family, mentees, friends, and colleagues. The award was established by the Society on October 4, 2021.
"The Influence of Soil Gradation on Penetration Resistance and the Dynamic Response of Level and Sloping Ground"
Jason T. DeJong Ph.D., F.ASCE
For pioneering contributions to the science, application, and development of the biogeotechnics field and the development of innovative equipment and procedures for site characterization.
Karl Terzaghi Award
This award was established by the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division (now the Geo-Institute) of the Society by the solicitation of gifts from the many friends and admirers of Karl Terzaghi, Hon.M.ASCE. It was instituted by the Board of Direction on October 10, 1960.
- Ning Lu, Ph.D., F.EMI, F.ASCE
For seminal contributions to the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms governing the behavior of unsaturated soils and their implications in slope stability and other geotechnical problems.
Wallace Hayward Baker Award
The Wallace Hayward Baker Award was established in the year 2000 by the Geo-Institute in recognition of the creative and innovative contributions of Wallace Hayward Baker in the field of ground modification.
- Jerry A. DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE
For his lifetime contributions to the geoprofession by promoting leadership of G-I members and by advancing the state-of-the-art through technical developments such as those for soil improvement applications.
Carl L. Monismith Lecture
The ASCE Geo-Institute (G-I) has established a Lecture in recognition of Professor Carl L. Monismith's contribution to Pavement Engineering. Professor Monismith's teaching and research career in pavement technology, at the University of California, Berkeley, spans more than 50 years. Throughout this period, he has mentored numerous graduate students who have disseminated advances in pavement technology around the world.
- Imad L. Al-Qadi, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE
For his outstanding impact on the design and construction of sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems through the development of novel test methods, computational analysis of tire-pavement interaction, and innovative design of smart pavements for autonomous vehicles.
Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award
This award was established by the Geotechnical Engineering Division (now the Geo-Institute) of ASCE as a memorial to the outstanding contributions of Arthur Casagrande, Hon.M.ASCE, to the teaching, research, and practice of geotechnical engineering. The award is funded by gifts from the many students, colleagues, and friends of Arthur Casagrande. The award was established to provide professional development opportunities for outstanding young practitioners, researchers, and teachers of geotechnical engineering.
- Bryant A. Robbins, P.E., M.ASCE
For pioneering research relating theoretical experimental, and numerical aspects of soil erosion in dams and levees leading to significant advances in the state of the art for research and practice.
Harry Schnabel Jr. Award
The Harry Schnabel Jr. Award was established by the Geo-Institute in 2006. This is a memorial award in recognition of Harry Schnabel's accomplishments in the field of earth retaining structures. This award encourages continued excellence and innovation by those making a career in the earth retaining structures industry. The award is funded by an endowment from the Schnabel Foundation Company.
- Allen Cadden, PE., D.GE, F. ASCE
For his 35+ years of commitment to service, excellence, and innovation in earth retaining structure design, analysis, and construction, as well as your voluntary commitment to tirelessly advance the geotechnical community through ASCE, partner organizations, and professional leadership.
Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award
The Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award is a memorial in recognition of the outstanding professional accomplishments of Martin S. Kapp, F.ASCE. The award is supported by the income from a fund contributed by the friends and professional associates of Mr. Kapp. The award was established by the Board of Direction in April 1973.
- Matthew Meyer, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE
For outstanding contributions in deep foundations and retaining structures, including innovative approaches to deep foundations for tall buildings in complicated geologic conditions.
Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award
The Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, established by the Society in 1955, is a memorial in recognition of the outstanding professional accomplishments of Thomas A. Middlebrooks, A.M.ASCE. This award is supported by the income from a fund contributed by friends of Mr. Middlebrooks.
- Anne Lemnitzer, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Samuel Yniesta, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE; Riccardo Cappa, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE; and Scott Brandenberg, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
For the paper "Settlement Rate Increase in Organic Soils Following Cyclic Loading”, which appeared in the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. This paper rethinks the fundamental approach to traditional consolidation settlement analyses of soft soild and demonstrating the benefits and accuracy of stress-based settlement calculations.
The American Society of Civil Engineers instituted the Norman Medal in 1872 with an endowment by George H. Norman, M.ASCE. With the assent and the approval of the donors, on June 1, 1897, the Society assumed responsibility for the payment in perpetuity of the Norman Medal.
- Farshid Vahedifard, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE; Firas Jasim; Fred Tracy; Masood Abdollah, S.M.ASCE; Aneseh Alborzi; Amir AghaKouchak, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
For the paper “Levee FragilityBehavior under Projected Future Flooding in a Warming Climate" published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. The paper develops a multidisciplinary and novel framework by integrating geotechnical engineering, hydrology, and climate science to quantify site-specific impacts of climate change on fragility of earthen levees under flooding considering multiple modes of failure.