Prof. Dennes T. Bergado, current IGS Council Member, will be conferred the title of Professor Emeritus at the Annual Graduation Ceremony of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 19 May 2016. So far, there are now 10 AIT Professor Emeritus since its establishment in 1959.
Professor DT Bergado worked at AIT for more than 30 years and successfully graduated 17 Doctoral and 160 Masters Graduates in the field of Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics which he pioneered and initiated. He established the Asian Center for Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics (ACSIG) Research Center credited with 34 Research Projects worth more than 3M USD as well as published 2 Books, 7 Chapters in Books, 150 Journal Articles, 300 Conference Papers with 2329 SCOPUS Science Citations with H-Index of 27 as of 2015. He also Organized and Edited 24 Conference Proceedings and delivered 73 Invited/Keynote Lectures worldwide. He developed the field of Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics at AIT and pioneered the successful utilization of the Prefabricated Vertical Drain (PVD) leading to its application at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Ring Roads, Expressways and Motorways in Bangkok. Prof. Bergado also founded the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) – Thailand Chapter.