Professor Harry Poulos awarded the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Lifetime Achievement Medal
Tetra Tech Coffey’s senior consultant Professor Harry Poulos AM has been recognised for his remarkable contribution to the field of engineering.
On July 17, 2023, the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) were pleased to announce the two winners for the 2023 ISSMGE Lifetime Achievement Medal (ILAM); the late Prof. Michele Jamiolkowski and Prof. Harry Poulos.
Harry was chosen by the ISSMGE Board after the Awards Committee (AWAC) had reviewed the nominations of 16 candidates representing all 6 regions from around the world. The award reflects his significant contribution to the field of engineering, and his engineering endeavours has helped transform our understanding of how structures interact with the ground and developed more reliable design approaches.
Harry has long been a contributor to the activities of the international geotechnical community, including the Australian Geomechanics Society, the international society of Soil mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Harry has been recognised with various awards and honours throughout his career. In 2020 he was awarded the Peter Nichol Russell Career Achievement Memorial Medal – the highest honour conferred by Engineers Australia. He is also an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Geomechanics Society and appointed as Ombudsman for the Deep Foundations Institute Journal.
About the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Lifetime Achievement Medal
The Lifetime achievement medal is awarded to a person who, by his/her knowledge, involvement, character and achievements, have made considerable and significant contributions to the geotechnical engineers and the geotechnical practice in his country, region or at international level. The award considers contributions over a whole of a career, and for the manner in which their work has touched and shaped the lives and views of many geotechnical engineers.
Up to two medals are offered yearly, respecting geographic diversity. The ISSMGE President or its regional representative will present the medal.
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