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Mercer Lecture Dates Announced

kerry-roweDr Kerry Rowe will present the next Mercer Lecture at three major conferences in Iceland, South Africa and the USA, in 2019 and 2020.

Dr Rowe will discuss the use of geosynthetics in construction on soft soils at the 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik (1-6 September 2019), before travelling to Cape Town to speak at the South African Institution of Civil Engineering Geotechnical Division’s 17th African Regional Conference (7-10 October 2019). He will complete his tour in the USA, presenting at the Geo-Congress 2020 (25-28 February 2020).

Dr Rowe, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, is a past president of the International Geosynthetics Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society and a world-renowned expert in geosynthetics and geonvironmental engineering.

The Mercer Lecture aims to promote co-operation and information exchange between the geotechnical engineering profession and the geosynthetics industry.

The lecture series, sponsored by Tensar International, was established in 1992 in memory of the inventor of geogrids, Dr Brian Mercer, who was an advocate of innovation, research and development.

Endorsed by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the International Geosynthetics Society, the lecture tour gives individuals who have made a significant technical contribution to the advancement of geosynthetics the opportunity to present their work at three major conferences on three continents.

Reported by Max Soudain