The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is pleased to announce that the 61st Rankine Lecture will be delivered by Professor John Carter of University of Newcastle, in New South Wales, Australia.
John Carter is an Emeritus Professor and a former Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Engineering at the University of Newcastle, in New South Wales. He is also a former director of the geotechnical consultancy, Advanced Geomechanics (now Fugro AG), registered in Perth, Western Australia.
John is a geotechnical engineer with more than 40 years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting in civil and geotechnical engineering. He is the author of more than 400 technical articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His wide research interests include analytical and numerical modelling, soil-structure interaction, rock mechanics, the behaviour of carbonate soils, soft soil engineering, tunnelling and offshore foundations.
Professor Carter responded to the invitation and said ‘I am very honoured by and grateful for the invitation from the British Geotechnical Association to present the 61st Rankine Lecture. I propose to include the general topic of soil constitutive modelling, one of my career-long research interests, in the lecture.’
The lecture will be at Imperial College in London on in March 2023.