8th Annual Geotechnical Engineering's
Pedro de Alba Lecture
was held on April 29, 2021
CEE Professor Jean Benoît will be discussing the ongoing work with the Smart Rock technology, a brainchild of Professor de Alba.
The presentation will review the development of this unique sensor and demonstrate through current and past projects how it can help better understand landslide
mechanisms and rockfalls.
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