TC203 Earthquake

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems

To promote and disseminate advances in the science and practice of earthquake geotechnical engineering to reduce seismic risk and improve the resilience of infrastructure systems and communities. Committee activities seek to promote and facilitate international exchanges across a broad mix of researchers, students, and practitioners, working on earthquake geotechnical engineering and related problems, to ensure rapid dissemination of the newest developments in the state of the art and practice.


The committee recognizes outstanding individuals in the discipline through the Young Researcher Award and Ishihara Lecture. Past recipients of the Young Researcher Award are Ioannis Anastasopoulos (2012), Domniki Asimaki & Brendon Bradley (2014), and Brady Cox (2016). Past recipients of the Ishihara Lecture are W. D. Liam Finn (2004), I. M. Idriss (2007), Ricardo Dobry (2011), George Gazetas (2013), Takaji Kokusho (2015), and Jonathan Bray (2017)

To promote and facilitate advances in technical recommendations, guidelines, codes, and practices in earthquake geotechnical engineering, with an emphasis on adoption and incorporation of performance-based design principles.  Committee activities seek to facilitate sharing of new developments in performance based design principles and practices from around the world to support efforts by our members to advance guideline and code developments in their countries. Adhoc subcommittees are formed to facilitate and support these international collaborative efforts.

To host and contribute to international conferences, symposiums and other events that bring together the earthquake geotechnical engineering community. A primary committee activity is continuing the successful International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (ICEGE) series, which is held every four years, as well as holding other major events in the intervening years, such as the Satellite Conference in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering series or the Performance Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering series.


ICEGE conferences include:

1st ICEGE, Tokyo, Japan (1995)

2nd ICEGE, Lisbon, Portugal (1999)

3rd ICEGE, Berkeley, USA (2004)

4th ICEGE, Thessaloniki, Greece (2007)

5th ICEGE, Santiago, Chile (2011)

6th ICEGE, Christchurch, NZ (2015)

7th ICEGE, Rome, Italy (2019)


PBD conferences include:

1st PBDEGE, Tsukuba, Japan (2009)

2nd PBDEGE, Taormina, Italy (2012)

3rd PBDEGE, Vancouver, Canada (2017)


The committee supports other ISSMGE or TC conference events by organizing sessions, workshops, or other activities as appropriate for the main event. The committee also seeks to support our committee members in organizing regional conferences, workshops, and other activities that contribute to advances in regional earthquake geotechnical engineering practices.

To promote and facilitate ongoing exchanges across a broad mix of researchers, students, and practitioners working on earthquake geotechnical engineering and related problems. Committee activities seek to ensure strong participation by consultants, regulators, contractors, and other practitioners in all conference, workshop, and related events. The committee actively seeks members from industry and members with strong industry connections to ensure diverse representation in committee activities.

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Ross Boulanger United States
2 Vice Chair Kyriazis Pitilakis Greece
3 Secretary Anastasios Anastasiadis Greece
4 Nominated by TC Chair Izzat Idriss United States
5 Nominated by TC Chair George Gazetas Greece
6 Nominated by TC Chair Takaji Kokusho Japan
7 Corresponding Member Barnali Ghosh United Kingdom
8 Corresponding Member Jonathan Knappett United Kingdom
9 Corresponding Member Rui Wang China
10 Corresponding Member Dong-Soo Kim South Korea
11 Nominated Member Jin Man Kim South Korea
12 Corresponding Member S.K. Prasad India
13 Corresponding Member A. Boominathan India
14 Nominated Member Duhee Park South Korea
15 Nominated Member Francesco Silvestri Italy
16 Nominated Member Ioannis Anastasopoulos United Kingdom
17 Nominated Member Stavroula Kontoe United Kingdom
18 Corresponding Member Ching Hung Chinese Taipei
19 Nominated Member Professor Michael Pender New Zealand
20 Nominated Member Dr Misko Cubrinovski New Zealand
21 Corresponding Member Ayfer Erken Turkey
22 Nominated Member George Athanasopoulos Greece
23 Corresponding Member Nikolaos Klimis Greece
24 Nominated Member George Bouckovalas Greece
25 Nominated Member Deepankar Choudhury India
26 Nominated Member A. Murali Krishna India
27 Nominated Member ARNALDO MARIO BARCHIESI Argentina
28 Nominated Member Sebastiano Foti Italy
29 Nominated Member Carolina Sigarán-Loría Netherlands
30 Nominated Member Juan Manuel Mayoral Villa Mexico
31 Nominated Member Diego Alberto Cordero Carballo Costa Rica
32 Nominated Member Eleni Stathopoulou Netherlands
33 Corresponding Member Mehdi Bahrekazemi Sweden
34 Nominated Member Ramón Verdugo Chile
35 Corresponding Member Heon-Joon PARK South Korea
36 Corresponding Member Ernesto Cascone Italy
37 Corresponding Member Claudio di Prisco Italy
38 Nominated Member Andrew Lees Cyprus
39 Corresponding Member Motoki Kazama Japan
40 Corresponding Member Susumu Iai Japan
41 Nominated Member Nihal Vitharana Australia
42 Nominated Member Jonathan Bray United States
43 Nominated Member Ellen Rathje United States
44 Corresponding Member Ahmed Elgamal United States
45 Corresponding Member Steven Kramer United States
46 Corresponding Member Russell Green United States
47 Corresponding Member Brady Cox United States
48 Corresponding Member Kenneth Stokoe United States
49 Corresponding Member Ricardo Dobry United States
50 Corresponding Member B.K. Maheshwari India
51 Nominated Member Jian-Min Zhang China
52 Nominated Member Jun Yang Hong Kong
53 Corresponding Member Fahd CUIRA France
54 Nominated Member Paulo Coelho Portugal
55 Corresponding Member Rui Carrilho Gomes Portugal
56 Nominated Member António Araújo Correia Portugal
57 Nominated Member Christos Vrettos Germany
58 Nominated Member José Luis de Justo Spain
59 Nominated Member Zbigniew Bednarczyk Poland
60 Nominated Member Waldemar Świdziński Poland
61 Nominated Member Gang Wang Hong Kong
62 Nominated Member Wei F. Lee Chinese Taipei
63 Nominated Member Siau Chen Chian Singapore
64 Nominated Member Lanmin Wang China
65 Nominated Member Mitsu Okamura Japan
66 Nominated Member Ryosuke Uzuoka Japan
67 Corresponding Member Salah Sadek Lebanon
68 Corresponding Member Muhsin Rahhal Lebanon
69 Corresponding Member Susumu Yasuda Japan
70 Corresponding Member Ikuo Towhata Japan
71 Corresponding Member Kenji Ishihara Japan
72 Corresponding Member Takashi Kiyota Japan
73 Nominated Member Jorgen Johansson Norway
74 Nominated Member Amir Kaynia Norway
75 Nominated Member Finn Liam Canada
76 Nominated Member Dharma Wijewickreme Canada
77 Nominated Member Atilla Ansal Turkey
78 Nominated Member Kemal Onder Cetin Turkey
79 Nominated Member Jean-François SEMBLAT France
80 Nominated Member Masyhur Irsyam Indonesia
81 Corresponding Member Murat Monkul Turkey
82 Corresponding Member Pelin Ozener Turkey
83 Corresponding Member Deniz Ulgen Turkey
84 Nominated Member Valérie Whenham Belgium
85 Nominated Member Nicolas Lambert Belgium
86 Nominated Member Seyed Mohsen Haeri Iran
87 Nominated Member Farzin Shahrokhi Norway
88 Nominated Member M.A. Klyachko Russia
89 Corresponding Member Stephane BRULE France
90 Corresponding Member Duruo Huang Hong Kong
91 Nominated Member Louis Ge Chinese Taipei
92 Corresponding Member Katerina Ziotopoulou United States
93 Nominated Member Alain PECKER France
94 Nominated Member Carl Wesäll Sweden
95 Nominated Member Jan Laue Sweden
96 Corresponding Member Mehmet Baris Can Ulker Turkey

Proceedings from 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical (Christchurch 2015) available in open access

The Innovation and Development Committee of ISSMGE is pleased to announce that through the initiative of TC203 Chair, Prof. Ross W. Boulanger and the conference Chair Prof. Misco Cubrinovski, the 371 papers of the 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical (6ICEGE)

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Proceedings from 3rd International Conference on Performance Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (Vancouver 2017) available in open access

The Innovation and Development Committee of ISSMGE is pleased to announce that through the initiative of TC203 Chair, Prof. Ross W. Boulanger, the 238 papers of the Performance Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering III (PBD-III) that was held on July 16-19, 2017, in

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VII International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Roma (Italy), 17-20 June 2019

The 7th lnternational Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (VII ICEGE) will be held in Roma, Italy, from 17-20 June 2019. After the increasingly successful conferences held in Tokyo 1995, Lisbon 1999, Berkeley 2004, Thessaloniki 2007, Santiago 2011 and Christchurch 2

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PBD-III Vancouver 2017

The 3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-III) will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, from July 16-19, 2017. Details of the technical and social programs are available at:  E

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Host Member Society: USA

Short name: Earthquake (TC203)

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