Construction of infrastructure and transport facilities in rough geological conditions and protection against natural disasters are very challenging tasks demanding the cooperation of efforts of scientists, designers and contractors.
Complicated geotechnical problems are faced in the conditions of high probability of earthquakes, landslides, mudflows, snow avalanches, floodin g and other hazardous phenomena such as break of dams, underground mountain row collapsing, large-scale and intensive oil and gas leakages, industrial and terrorist explosions and other techno/anthropogenic impacts.
The organizers of the International Geotechnical Symposium taking place in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Russia) on 04-07 of July, 2018, are the International Technical Committee 203 of Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems (TC203); International Technical Committee № 216 ISSMGE Frozen soils; Technical Committee № 202 «Transportation geotechnics», The Asian Technical Committee №3 (ATC-3) of Geotechnology for Natural Hazards, The Commission on Earthquake Engineering and Mitigating Industrial & Natural Disasters (CoMIND), Centre on EQE&NDR, The Russian Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and Kazakhstan Geotechnical society.
The Symposium has attracted for participation the experts from the CIS countries (especially from Russia and Kazakhstan), Japan, the USA, Canada, Finland, Belgium, Holland, Poland, Australia and India.
The main attention is paid to sharing knowledge on reliable preventive geotechnical measures oriented to damage minimization when the available information is either incomplete or inconsistent.
The experts invited for participation in the Symposium will present special lectures, viva-voce and poster reports, exhibit the equipment and devices, introduce various achievements in geotechnical engineering and discuss the lessons learned from resent disasters and to share the modern knowledge & technologies implemented into practice for damage mitigation.
As a result, the papers are received dealing with the improved practical approaches and engineering solutions, unified new construction, codes and regulations to prevent and reduce the disasters before they strike again.
The exhibition of the scientific and technical achievements, literature and advertising prospectuses is organized during the Symposium.
Programme of technical tours will be available later
The preliminary registration form (application): convictive request to send in Organizing committee till 31 march 2018
EducationB.S. in Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1995; M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, 1997; Ph.D. in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, UC Berkeley, 2003.
Professional RegistrationProfessional Engineer (PE) in Civil Engineering, California.
InterestsSoil Mechanics; Reliability and Probabilistic Analysis; Lifelines Engineering; Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering; Engineering Risk Analysis; Liquefaction Engineering; Engineering Seismology; Geohazard Mitigation; Publications on Digital Commons.
Research into these topics include field investigations, lab research, and analytical analysis.
Awards 2017-2020 Appointed as a Fulbright Specialist; 2017 Elected as Fellow of ASCE (F.ASCE); 2015 ASCE Associate Editor of the Year (JGGE); 2007 ASCE Middlebrooks Award.
Affiliations American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI); Seimological Society of America (SSA).
ACADEMIC STATUS AND DEGREE, QUALIFICATION Prof., Director of Geotechnical Institute, Eurasian National University, Astana, 2000 to present, Kazakhstan Doctor of Technical Sciences, Specialties “Foundation Engineering and Underground Structures” and “Geotechnology”, Dr. Ph.D, Specialty “Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering”
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Vice-President of ISSMGE for Asia (2010-2013) Appointed Board
Member of ISSMGE (2009-2010)
Member of ASCE (2011-2013), USA
Life Member of SEAGS
President of the Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society (KGS), Astana, Kazakhstan (2009-2013)
Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (Editor-in- chief Professor Braja M. Das,)
since 2007 to present time, USA
Member of the ISSMGE, City University, 1997, UK
Member of the Russian Society on Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering, 1992, Moscow, Russia
Member of IALT, 1998, Saga University, Japan
10 January 2011 till 1 May 2013- Invited Professor of Columbia University, New York, USA
March 2009-2013 (present) – Head and Professor of Department of Civil Engineering, Director of Geotechnical Institute Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan
July 2003 – 2013 (present) – Director of the Geotechnical Institute, Head of Department of Civil Engineering of the Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan.
July 2000 – July 2003 – Professor of the Department Civil Engineering of the Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan
July 1999 – July 2000 – the First Vice-Rector of Karaganda State Industrial University, Temirtau, Kazakhstan
July 1997 - July 1999 – the Vice-Rector of Foreign and Economic Relations of Karaganda Industrial University, Temirtau, Kazakhstan
AWARDS AND STATE GRANTS
International Medal of Kazakhstan Geotechncial Society by name of Academic Sh.M. Aytaliyev for Best paper, 2012.
Eurasian National University Award for Best Paper, 2008.
International Medal of Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society by Name of Academic T. Zhunusov for Best paper, 2007.
Scientific Grant “Best Professor for 2006”, Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, 2006.
Medal of Russian Society on Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering by Name of Prof. Gersevanov for Best Paper, 2005.
Medal “Honorary Builder of Kazakhstan”, 2004.
The 300th anniversary of Saint-Petersburg Medal under auspices of Mr. Putin V.V. - President of Russian Federation, 2003.
He has scientifically supervised more than 30 Dr.Ph dissertations and 10 Dr. Engineering dissertations and approved.
He supervised also foreign Dr. Ph. Students dissertations from Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Mongolia and Russia.
The main professional career of Professor Askar Zhussupbekov is related to the problems in geotechnics and foundation engineering with the special engineering and geological conditions of Astana city, the Central and the West Kazakhstan, soft soil ground of Saint-Petersburg, and also Central Asian countries such as Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
He has contributed in the scientific and engineering activities as an introduction of some scientific developments during the first stage construction of some unique industrial objects at Karachagnak gas-condensate field, the Caspian pipeline complex (Atyrau, NPS-2), the second generation plant in Tengiz, a refinery plant in Karabotan (Atyrau), an industrial community in Tengiz, office buildings, civil engineering objects and houses on the left coast of Ishim river in Astana city, Kazakhstan.
Professor Askar Zhussupbekov was the first person who introduced some progressive geotechnologies in driven and bored piles construction with the special soil conditions during the construction of high-rise buildings and structures in Astana city. He is a scientific consultant on pile works of such projects as the second generation plant and the Shanyrak industrial community in Tengiz and Karabotan (Atyrau), where the clients are PFD company (USA), AGIP (Italy); the International Airport Project in Astana, the clients are Asian Pacific (Japan) and AlsimAlarko (Turkey); Buildings for the USA Embassy, the client is Fluor Caspean Services. Ltd (USA). He has given keynote lectures at international geotechnical conferences at all six continents.
LECTURES and PUBLICATIONS:
Professor Askar Zhussupbekov has participated more than 100 International Geotechnical Engineering Conferences,
those were organized by ISSMGE: the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Japan, Thailand, China, the South Korea,
Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, India and other countries.
Professor Askar Zhussupbekov has been extensively traveled to deliver the lectures regarding on the geotechnical problems with special ground conditions in different leading universities, societies and companies all over the world. He has published more than 300 international scientific papers including 3 books on Geotechnical Engineering.
Invited Lecturer on international Conference on “Sustainable Development to All”, RIO+20, Rio de Janeiro, June,2012
Keynote Lecturer at International Geotechnical Conference in Japan (Tokushima), in Uzbekistan (Samarkand),2012
Keynote Lecturer on 2 nd Korea-Kazakhstan Joint Geotechnical Seminar, 21-22 August,2012, Incheon, Korea
Keynote Lecturer at International Environmental Symposium on Sustainable Development for Green Growth with Climate Change,20-21 November,2012,Incheon, Korea
Invited Lecturer at Indian Geotechnical Conference IGC-2012 “Advances in Geotechnical Engineering”, 13- 15December,2012, New Delhi, India
Invited Lecturer at International Conference on Ground Improvement & Ground Control, Australia, 2012
Invited Lecturer to Czech and Slovak Conference, November, Brno, Czech,2012 Invited Lecturer at International Geotechncial Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2012 Invited Lecturer, Hong Kong, China, 2011
Keynote Lecturer at International Geotechnical Conferences in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India,2011
Keynote Lecturer at International Geotechnical Conference in Megacities, Moscow, Russia,2010 Presented a invited paper society report, Alexandria, Egypt,2009
Keynote Lecturer of TC-IV workshop in COBRAMGEC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2008 Keynote Lecturer of TC-IV of ICGES Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 2008
Presented an invited paper of session of IALT, Busan, Korea, 2008
Keynote Lecturer on International Symposium on Disaster Prevention, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, 2008
Keynote Lecturer of IGC on Geoenvironmental Engineering, Incheon, Korea 2007 Keynote Lecturer on second IGS on Disaster Prevention, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, 2007
Special invited speaker at 4 th International Conference on Disaster Prevention and Rehabilitation, 10- 11 September, Semarang, Central Java – Indonesia, 2007
Invited Lecturer at International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering, Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics for human security and environmental preservation, 6-7 December, Bangkok, Thailand, 2007
Theme Lecturer, Calcutta, India, 13th ARC, 2007
Keynote Lecturer at International Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Conference, 2006, University of Incheon, South Korea,
Presented of society report, Osaka, Japan, 2005
Session Chairman of 11th ARC Seoul, South Korea, 2003; of Geo-frontiers Conference, Dallas, USA,2012
Presented a special report, Istanbul, Turkey, 2001, ISSMGE Conf.
International Geotechnical Symposium on problems of undermining soil ground, 1999, Wollongong, Australia- Session chairman, a member of the scientific board
Member of the scientific board of International Symposium on problematical soils, 1998, Senday, Japan
Presented a general report, Hamburg, Germany, 1997, ISSMGE Conf.
International Symposium on reinforced soils, 1993, Fukuoka, Kyushu – Session Chairman Presented a report10th ARC, Beijing, China, 1995
Presented a report 9th ARC, Bangkok, Thailand, 1991
LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS -53 countries which Prof. Askar delivered lectures and seminars, related with ISSMGE activity: Australia, Austria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Moldavia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, UK, USA, Uzbekistan
ISSMGE and UN ACTIVITY
President of the Kazakhstan Geotechnical Society, 2007 – at present time.
The KGS Representative (with vote) in the ISSMGE Council and Asian Council meetings in Hamburg, 1997; Istanbul, 2001; Osaka, 2005; Seoul, 1999; Singapore, 2003; Kolkata, 2007.
General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the First Central Asian Geotechnical Symposium, 2000, Astana, Kazakhstan.
General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the Kazakh - Japan Geotechnical Seminar, 2001, Astana, Kazakhstan
The Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Geotechnical Conference “Geotechnics of Pre-Caspian”, 21-23 May, 2002, Atyrau, Kazakhstan.
General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the Japan – Kazakh Geotechnical Seminar, 2003, Tokyo, Japan.
General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the International Geotechnical Symposium dedicated to the Year of Kazakhstan in Russia, 16-17 September, 2003, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the International Geotechnical Conference dedicated to the Year of Russia in Kazakhstan, 23-25 September, 2004, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Geotechnical Symposium “Geotechnical aspects of natural and man-made disasters”, 1-3 June, 2005, Astana, Kazakhstan.
General Secretary of the Organizing Committee of the International Geotechnical Symposium “Geotechnical Engineering for disaster Prevention and Reduction”, 24-26 July 2007, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Geotechnical Symposium “Geotechnical Engineering for disaster prevention and reduction”, 22-24 July, 2009, Harbin, China.
Core member of TC-41, member of TC-4, member of ATC-3.
Member of Advising Committee of 14 ARC, Hong Kong, China, 2011. Appointed Board member of ISSMGE (2009-2010).
Chairman of Advisory Board of International Conference in Japan (Tokushima, Kanazawa), in Uzbekistan (Samarkand), 2012.
Expert of United Nations on Global Energy and Environment Strategy, New York, USA (2012-2013). Vice President of ISSMGE for Asia (2010-2013).
He was born in March 1, 1955 in South Korea and graduated from Chungbuk National University in Korea. He obtained his M.S. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA in 1987 and a Ph.D degree from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA in 1994. Since graduation, he has been teaching geotechnical engineering at the Incheon National University, South Korea, where he obtained a full professorship in 2005 and has served as dean of the Urban Science College until 2016.
Prof. E.C. Shin was twice awarded the Outstanding Research Professor title from the Incheon National University in the years of 1997 and 2010. He also serves an adjunct professor in the Ph.D program of the Geotechnical Institute at the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan, where he has been working since 2006. In the past 20 years, he has been a devoted member of the geotechnical activities in Korean Geotechnical Society, and also contributed to the success of many activities took place under the umbrella of ISSMGE, most notably in the technical committees of mega projects, soil reinforcement, historical monument, and environmental geotechnics. He delivered numerous invited keynote lectures in the international geotechnical and geosynthetics conferences hosted in Asia and South America. He also participated in several geotechnical and geosynthetics touring lectures organized by the ISSMGE and the International Geosynthetic Society in many countries as an invited speaker.
He has published 5 books on the geotechnical, geo-environmental and civil engineering related subjects as well as more than 100 journal papers and 150 conference papers. The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev recently presented him an Achievement Award of 2012 in appreciation of Prof. Shin's dedication to geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering education, and technology transfer contributions. He also received the 2008 Achievement Award presented by the International Geosynthetics Society.
Prof E.C. Shin made a major contribution to the hosting of the United Nations’ Office of Green Climate Fund (GCF), by the Songdo, City of Incheon, working as the Director of Incheon Green Environment Center. The GCF Office was opened in December 2013. Now, he is a Vice President of ISSMGE for Asia (2017-2021).
BS, 1982.9~1986.7, Solid Mechanics, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, Lanzhou University
Post graduate study: 1986.9~1987.10 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Research Institute of Cold and
Arid Regions Environment and Engineering;
Ph.D, 1988.7-1994.7 Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Department of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering;
2011.9-2012.3 Visiting professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain, Department of Civil
1996.1 ~ present, School of Civil Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Associate Professor (1997), Professor(2002),
Visiting Scholar: 1998.4-1999.7 School of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
1994.8-1995.8 Department of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Russia
1987.11-1988.7 Visit to Department of Engineering Geology, Rostov Institute of Civil Engineering, Russia
Research Interests Frost action in soil, Railway Track Foundation Engineering
Honors and Awards
2013 State Award for Research on Saline Soil(8) 2012 State Level Text Book”Subgrade
Engineering” 2010 1st Award of China Highway Society (8)
2008 3nd Award of China Railway Society (2)
2008 Beijing Excellent Textbooks of Higher Education, Editor-in- chief 2008 First Prize of Science and Technology Jinan Railway Bureau (2) 2006 2nd Award of China Highway Society (2)
2005 1st Award Science and Technology Progress Award in Qinghai Province (2) 2005 New Century Excellent Talents, Ministry of Education
2005 Seventh Zhan Tianyou Railway Science and Technology Youth Award 2004 Beijing Jiaotong University Outstanding Teacher Award
Membership in professional and scientific societies Academic Committee Member, State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Eng (2004-2009) Organizing Member, Society of Glaciology and Geocryology, China (2004-2009)
Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Russia, Editorial Board (2011- ) Transportation
International Journal of Railway, The Korean Society for Railway, Editorial Board(2014-2016)
Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology Editorial Board (2004-)
Journal of Chongqing University(English Edition) Editorial Board (2004-)
Reviewer for International Journals
Cold Regions Science and Technology
Journal of Geotech. and Geoenvironmental Eng. ASCE Engineering Geology
ASTM International Journal of Earth Science
Applied Thermal Engineering
Service to Academic Community
1st International Symposium on Transportation Soil Engineering in Cold
Regions(TRANSOILCOLD2013), Chair, Xining
3rd Intl Sym on Permafrost Eng, Org Committee Member（1998，Chita, Russia）
5th Intl Symp on Permafrost Eng, Org Committee Member（2002，Yakutsk, Russia） 6th International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering, Org Committee Member (2004 Lanzhou）
Asian Permafrost Conference, Organizing Committee Member (2006, Lanzhou) Eighth International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering, Organizing Committee Member (2009, Xi’an）
9th International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering, Organizing Committee Member (2011 Mirny, Russia）
2nd Int. Conference on Railway Engineering, Beijing 2012. Organizing Committee Member (2009)
He has published 4 books on the geotechnical, related subjects as well as more than 80 journal papers and 100 conference papers.
LIU Jiankun, ZENG Qiaoling, HOU Yongfeng. Textbook for ug students: Subgrade
Engineering(in Chinese). 2006, China Building Press. ISBN7-112- 08569-1
Liu Jiankun, Textbook for ug students :Railway Subgrade Maintenance, 2010, China Railway Press
CHEN Xiaobai, LIU Jiankun, LIU Hongxu. Frost Action of Soil and Foundation Engineering(in Chinese). Science 2006, ISBN 7-03- 016175-0
Translated book from Russian to Chinese: C C Vialov. Rheology of Frozen Soil. Translated by LIU Jiankun and XU Yan, China Railway Press, 2005, ISBN7-113- 06314-4/tu.798
Recent Research Projects
Frost Stability of Crushed Stones in Higfh-Speed Railway Subgrade, National Natural
Science Foundation(NSFC), 850000RMB
Lon-Term Functionality of Geo-Structures in Permafrost Region, National Project of 973. 512Million RMB
Development of monitoring data management and evaluation system for crude oil pipeline in permafrost region. 960000 RMB
Thaw-Consolidation of the Thawing Soil under Dinamic Loading, NSFC, 650000RMB
Study on mechanism of road frost boiling in the western region under dynamic loading（200831879524）800000RMB
National Natural Science Foundation of International Cooperation, jointly with Moscow State University: Study on mechanical properties of thawing soil (50911120080）90000RMB
Ministry of Railway: Study on frost heave characteristics and prevention measures of railway projects in cold regions (2006C011-B- 2) 600000RMB
National Science and Technology Support Program: Study on slope stability of railway embankment in permafrost region（2006BAC07B02）650000RMB
National Natural Science Foundation: The experimental study on moisture migration and frost heave characteristics of compacted fine -grained soil under dynamic loading (50678020)
Ministry of Railway: Study on diseases of the Beijing-Kowloon Railway Subgrade.
Ministry of Railway: The experimental study on existing North-east railway subgrade disease treatment test Ministry of Transport, West Region Research Plan: Study on Qinghai rock-salt highway treatment technology.
Ministry of Railway: Experiment study on transition section of Qinghai-Tibet railway embankment.
Ministry of Railway: The experimental study on setting method of transition section in soft gound for high speed railway.
Professor Chungsik Yoo is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1993. He worked as a Geotechnical Engineer at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers in USA and subsequently became a faculty member at Sungkyunkwan University in 1994. Prof. Yoo is a recipient of 2010 IGS Award from the International Geosynthetic Society (IGS) and has co-authored over 300 technical papers in geotechnical engineering based on laboratory testing, numerical modeling, and field testing. He is currently the Vice-President of International Geosynthetics Society and President of Korean Geosynthetics Society. Prof. Yoo is also active in international tunnelling community as a Vice-President of Korean Tunnelling Association as well as an Executive Council member of International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association. He is serving as an Editorial Board Member for numerous international journals, such as Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Geosynthetics International, Computers and Geotechnics, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, and Soils and Foundations.
Viacheslav Ilichev is a Russian scientist, DSc, Prof., director of the Gersevanov Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures (NIIOSP). First Vice President of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Honorary Builder of Russia, Honorary Builder of Moscow, Academician of the International Academy of Engineering (IAE), President of the Russian Society for Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering.
DSc. Head of the Laboratory of Soil Dynamics of the Gersevanov Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures (NIIOSP). President of the Russian Society for Soil Mechanics, Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering (RSSMGFE). Member of the editorial board of specialized journals: "Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engeneering", "Structural Mechanics and Analysis of Constructions", "Zhilishchnoe Stroitel'stvo".
Professor Ilyichev achieved fundamental results in the field of soil mechanics, foundation engineering and construction mechanics, in the development of a number of theoretical problems of dynamics and seismic resistance of bases and foundations of industrial and civil buildings and structures. He is the author of 250 scientific works, including monographs, 5 inventions and 5 reference books.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Secretary of the Technical Committee 202 Transportation Geotechnics of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Member of the AFP50 & AFP60 of Transportation Research Board. Ex- Member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Soils and Foundations.
ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (majored in Civil Engineering). Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University graduated with Master of Engineering (majored in Civil Engineering). Doctor of Engineering from Kyoto University.
RESEARCH INTERESTS Development of test apparatus and numerical model to evaluate the effects of degree of saturation, loading frequency and frost-heave phenomenon on the mechanical behavior of granular materials. Proposal of prediction method for frost heave-induced and rainfall-induced failure of slopes and pavements in cold regions in consideration of the degradation in mechanical and hydraulic properties of geomaterials due to freeze-thawing. Study on deformation-strength and permeability characteristics of unsaturated and saturated granular materials subjected to cyclic loading with principal stress rotation and freeze-thaw actions.
PROJECTS Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator for sixteen Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Co-Investigator for one Competitive Research from Committee on Advanced Road Technology in Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan. Principal Investigator for three Competitive Research Funds from Hokkaido Gas Co., LTD. Principal Investigator for one Competitive Research Funds from NEXCO East Co., LTD. Principal Investigator for seven Joint Research with Railway Technical Research Institute. Principal Investigator for one Joint Research with NEXCO East Co., LTD. Principal Investigator for one Joint Research with Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region.
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS Best Paper Award in the 11th Lecture Meeting for Pavement Engineering, JSCE : Ishikawa, T., Sekine, E., Miura, S. “Effect evaluation of moving wheel load on cyclic deformation of granular material”, 2006. Research Award of the Japanese Geotechnical Society, Hokkaido Branch : Ishikawa, T. “Proposal of numerical analyses for mechanical behavior of granular materials in ballasted track with continuous theory and discontinuous theory”, 2006.
EDUCATION Leningrad Institute of railway transport engineers, specialty "Construction of Railways". St. Petersburg state University, specialty “Engineer-mathematician”
ACADEMIC DEGREE Candidate of technical Sciences.
MAIN PLACE OF WORK Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg state transport University.
PRESENT POSITION Senior researcher.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS President of the Russian chapter of international geosynthetics society (RCIGS); member of the Russian society for soil mechanics, geotechnics and foundation engineering (Romggif); member of international Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical engineering (ISSMGE) - member of TC202 (Transportation Geotechnics) and TC215 (Enviromental Geotechnics).
PUBLICATIONS He has published 2 books and more than 120 scientific papers.
AWARDS Gratitude of the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation. Gratitude of the head of the October Railway. Diploma of the Russian Federation of Cosmonautics.
SERVICE TO ACADEMIC COMMUNITY With the support of IGS and ISSMGE he held and was the chairman of the organizing committee of five international conferences. He was a member of the organizing committee and a key speaker at five conferences on transport geotechnics.
RESEARCH INTERESTS Scientific support of roadbed construction in difficult engineering-geological conditions, research work on the use of geosynthetics, vibro-dynamic impact on the railway track, thawing soil bearing capacity.