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John Mitchell Lecture

John Mitchell

The John Mitchell Lecture was established at the 1991 4th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations in Stresa Italy. The Lecture was named in Honor of John Michael Mitchell, one of the earliest organizers of the DFI International Conferences and a pioneering supporter of DFI’s role as a leader in the global industry. John was killed on September 14, 1990, while observing piling works at a site in Central London.

John Mitchell Lecturers

2022 Berlin, Germany
Maurice BottiauThe Engineer, Lawyer and Contractor: A Philosophical Questioning About the Future of Geotechnical Engineering
2018 Rome, Italy
Prof. Michele Jamiolkowski Geophysical to Geotechnical Design
2014 Stockholm, Sweden
Bengt H. FelleniusDesign of Piled Foundations as Reflected in Codes and Standards
2010 London, UK
Thomas O’RourkeGeotechnical Practices in Urban Regeneration
2008 New York, NY
David SherwoodReview of Major Developments in Geotechnical Engineering over the Last 20 Years and Current Trends
2006 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Harry G. PoulosGround Movements – A hidden source of loading on deep foundations
2002 Nice, France
William Van ImpeCommunication and the Professional Geotechnical Practice
2000 New York, USA
Michele Jamiolkowski & Carlo ViggianiThe Leaning Tower of Pisa
1998 Vienna, Austria
Heinz BrandlThe Civil and Geotechnical Engineer in Society Ethical and Philosophical Thoughts; Challenges and Recommendations
1996 Bombay, India
William F. LoftusCommunication is a Wonderful Thing
1994 Bruges, Belgium
Trevor J PoskittPromoting Engineering – The Role of Effective Communication
1991 Stresa, Italy
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