Keynote Speakers

7th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE’21)



The keynote speakers for the 7th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE'21) will be:



Dr. Xiong

Dr. Xiong “Bill” Yu
Case Western Reserve University, USA
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote: Characterization and Modeling of the Multiphysics Process in GeoMaterials for Cold Region Geoengineering Design and Analyses


Dr. Ian Jefferson

Dr. Ian Jefferson
University of Birmingham, UK
Keynote Speaker

Professor Jefferson is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, in the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has served on several international committees, including the ISSMGE Technical Committee TC307 Sustainable Geotechnics and sustainability in geotechnics. His research interests are of an interdisciplinary nature dealing sustainability/resilience, with an emphasis on the impact of the ground on infrastructure and the urban environment. Recent focus has been on use of underground space, particular the near surface environment. He is currently Co-Director for the National Buried Infrastructure Facility, at the University of Birmingham.

Topic of Keynote: The future of Buried Infrastructure: making the most of new opportunities in sensor and data technologies
Keynote Abstract


Dr. Dunja Perić

Dr. Dunja Perić
Kansas State University, USA
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote: Thermo-mechanical Load Transfer Analysis in Energy Piles