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Chungsik Yoo Elected FedIGS President

Geo-engineering advocate the Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies (FedIGS) has a new President – Chungsik Yoo.

Professor Yoo is outgoing President of the IGS and will be leaving post in September, this year, when he will begin his four-year tenure leading the FedIGS. Sam Allen, current lead of the IGS Communications Committee, will replace Prof. Yoo as IGS President following Council elections last month, although Prof. Yoo will remain on the IGS Council as Past President.

The IGS is a member of the FedIGS, a collaborative organization linking professional societies involved in geo-engineering to encourage learning, collaboration and advancement in the field. Other members are:

  • The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • The International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • The International Association of Engineering Geology

It also has three Joint Technical Committees: JTC 1 – Natural Slopes and Landslides, JTC 2 – Representation of geo-engineering data in electronic form, and JTC 3 – Education and Training.

Prof. Yoo said: “As the world experiences unprecedented global crisis and continues to navigate the challenges of climate change, the role of the FedIGS, as a collaborative forum for geo-engineering professionals, is never more crucial in finding solutions to these technical and societal challenges.

“I’m proud to have the opportunity to lead the FedIGS over the next few years. My priorities will include strengthening interaction between member societies through joint technical activities, and proactively engaging in geo-engineering-related global issues by communicating with the general public through various digital communication platforms.”

“I look forward to meeting members old and new and thank outgoing FedIGS President Xia-Ting Feng for all his hard work.”

For more information about the FedIGS, visit its website here.