UNH Civil & Environmental Engineering's
9th Annual Geotechnical Pedro de Alba Lecture
Thursday, November 3rd, 2022!
Dr. Houston will provide her insight and experiences on the state-of-the-art in geotechnical engineering.
Unsaturated Soils: From Complex Behavior to Simpified Solutions
Professor Pedro de Alba joined the Dept. of Civil Engineering at UNH in 1977. In his 33 years at UNH he taught over 12 courses in geotechnical engineering at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor de Alba was an outstanding teacher, a scholar and a true gentleman. He was a mentor and role model to his students and colleagues. His professional interests were in experimental techniques for measuring the dynamic response of soils, especially residual strength of liquefied sand. Professionally he was involved with several major research projects. He was a member of ASCE, EERI and ASTM, and also co-editor and found of the earthquake engineering journal, Sismodinamica. His dedication to the engineering profession was truly exemplary.
2021 Pedro de Alba Lecture
Dr. Jean Benoît, Professor UNH Civil and Environmental Engineering
2019 Pedro de Alba Lecture
Dr. Jeffrey R. Keaton, Principal Engineering Geologist, Wood Environment & Infrasture Solutions, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Pedro de Alba Lecture
Dr. Harry Poulos, Senior Consultant, Coffey Group & Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, Australia
2017 Pedro de Alba Lecture
Dr. G.W. Clough, Professor Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology, Secretary Emeritus of The Smithsonian Institution
2016 Pedro de Alba Lecture
Dr. I.M. Idriss, Professor Emeritus, University of CA, Consulting Geotechnical Engineer, Santa Fe, NM
2015 Pedro de Alba Lecture
Dr. Robert D. Holtz, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington
2014 Pedro de Alba Lecture
Kenneth Stokoe, Professor, University of Texas at Austin
2013 Pedro de Alba Lecture
James Mitchell, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech.