Pedro de Alba Lectures

The Pedro de Alba Lecture in Geotechnical Engineering is an annual event to remember and honor Professor Pedro de Alba and his passion for teaching and research and his years of dedication to the students and his profession.

Each year we invite a keynote speaker to present on a Geotechnical Engineering Topic.

To view our past presentations from our past keynote speakers, please click below.

2019 Pedro de Alba LectureDr. 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