TC203 Earthquake

Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems

Host Member Society: New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS)

Short name: Earthquake (TC203)

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Proceedings from 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (Rome 2019) available in open access

The Innovation and Development Committee of ISSMGE is pleased to announce that through the initiative of TC203 Chair, Prof. Misko Cubrinovski and the conference Chairs Prof. Francesco Silvestri (University of Napoli Federico II, Conference Chairman) and Nicola Moraci (Univers

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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 (6ICEG

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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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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), Brady Cox (2016), and Jonathan Knappett (2018). 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), Jonathan Bray (2017), and Ikuo Towhata (2019).

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)

8th ICEGE, Osaka, Japan (2023 - coming soon) 


PBD conferences include:

1st PBDEGE, Tsukuba, Japan (2009)

2nd PBDEGE, Taormina, Italy (2012)

3rd PBDEGE, Vancouver, Canada (2017)

4th PBDEGE, Beijing, China (2021 - coming soon)


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 Dr Misko Cubrinovski New Zealand
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 Ross Boulanger United States
6 Nominated by TC Chair Takaji Kokusho Japan
7 Nominated by TC Chair Kenji Ishihara Japan
8 Corresponding Member Ahmad Dehghanpoor Sichani Australia
9 Corresponding Member Behrooz Ghahremannejad Australia
10 Nominated Member Ivan Gratchev Australia
11 Corresponding Member Ioannis Antonopoulos New Zealand
12 Nominated Member Mitsu Okamura Japan
13 Nominated Member Ryosuke Uzuoka Japan
14 Nominated Member Ramón Verdugo Chile
15 Nominated Member Carolina Sigarán-Loría Netherlands
16 Corresponding Member Nihal Vitharana Australia
17 Nominated Member Stavroula Kontoe United Kingdom
18 Nominated Member M.A. Klyachko Russia
19 Nominated Member Ioannis Anastasopoulos Switzerland
20 Corresponding Member Barnali Ghosh United Kingdom
21 Corresponding Member Jonathan Knappett United Kingdom
22 Corresponding Member Katerina Ziotopoulou United States
23 Nominated Member Gang Wang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
24 Corresponding Member Ching Hung Chinese Taipei
25 Nominated Member Jun Yang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
26 Corresponding Member Stephane BRULE France
27 Nominated Member Jay Lee Australia
28 Corresponding Member Salah Sadek Lebanon
29 Corresponding Member Muhsin Rahhal Lebanon
30 Corresponding Member Sanjay Nimbalkar Australia
31 Corresponding Member Heon-Joon PARK South Korea
32 Corresponding Member Francesco Castelli Italy
33 Corresponding Member Murat Monkul Turkey
34 Nominated Member Alain Pecker France
35 Corresponding Member Pelin Ozener Turkey
36 Corresponding Member Deniz Ulgen Turkey
37 Corresponding Member Susumu Yasuda Japan
38 Corresponding Member Ikuo Towhata Japan
39 Nominated Member Carl Wesäll Sweden
40 Corresponding Member Kenji Ishihara Japan
41 Nominated Member Jan Laue Sweden
42 Corresponding Member Ernesto Cascone Italy
43 Corresponding Member Takashi Kiyota Japan
44 Corresponding Member Claudio di Prisco Italy
45 Nominated Member Professor Sjoerd Van Ballegooy New Zealand
46 Corresponding Member Fahd Cuira France
47 Nominated Member Jin Man Kim South Korea
48 Corresponding Member S.K. Prasad India
49 Nominated Member Brahian Roman Peru
50 Nominated Member Seyed Mohsen Haeri Iran
51 Corresponding Member Ayfer Erken Turkey
52 Nominated Member Paulo Coelho Portugal
53 Nominated Member Jonathan D Bray United States
54 Nominated Member Ellen Rathje United States
55 Corresponding Member Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos United States
56 Corresponding Member Rui Carrilho Gomes Portugal
57 Nominated Member George Athanasopoulos Greece
58 Corresponding Member Steven Kramer United States
59 Corresponding Member Nikolaos Klimis Greece
60 Corresponding Member Russell Green United States
61 Nominated Member George Bouckovalas Greece
62 Corresponding Member Brady Cox United States
63 Corresponding Member Kenneth Stokoe United States
64 Nominated Member Duhee Park South Korea
65 Nominated Member António Araújo Correia Portugal
66 Corresponding Member Susumu Iai Japan
67 Corresponding Member Motoki Kazama Japan
68 Corresponding Member Armin Stuedlein United States
69 Nominated Member Juan Manuel Mayoral Villa Mexico
70 Nominated Member Nicolas Lambert Belgium
71 Nominated Member Valérie Whenham Belgium
72 Nominated Member Diego Alberto Cordero Carballo Costa Rica
73 Nominated Member Siau Chen Chian Singapore
74 Nominated Member Wei F. Lee Chinese Taipei
75 Nominated Member Deepankar Choudhury India
76 Nominated Member A. Murali Krishna India
77 Nominated Member Eleni Stathopoulou Netherlands
78 Nominated Member Christos Vrettos Germany
79 Nominated Member Andrew Lees Cyprus
80 Nominated Member Finn Liam Canada
81 Nominated Member Dharma Wijewickreme Canada
82 Corresponding Member Rui Wang China
83 Corresponding Member Ross Boulanger United States
84 Nominated Member Atilla Ansal Turkey
85 Nominated Member Rubén Galindo Aires Spain
86 Nominated Member Kemal Onder Cetin Turkey
87 Nominated Member ARNALDO MARIO BARCHIESI Argentina
88 Nominated Member Antonio Morales Esteban Spain
89 Corresponding Member Ángel García-Fontanet Spain
90 Corresponding Member Alberto Bernal Spain
91 Corresponding Member Bayat Ece Turkey
92 Corresponding Member A. Boominathan India
93 Corresponding Member Jorge Macedo United States
94 Nominated Member Francesco Silvestri Italy
95 Nominated Member Sebastiano Foti Italy
96 Corresponding Member Mehdi Bahrekazemi Sweden
97 Corresponding Member B.K. Maheshwari India
98 Nominated Member Jian-Min Zhang China
99 Nominated Member Lanmin Wang China
100 Nominated Member Jean-François SEMBLAT France
101 Nominated Member Zbigniew Bednarczyk Poland
102 Nominated Member Masyhur Irsyam Indonesia
103 Nominated Member Waldemar Świdziński Poland
104 Nominated Member Jorgen Johansson Norway
105 Nominated Member Amir Kaynia Norway
106 Nominated Member L Ge Chinese Taipei
107 Nominated Member Brendon Bradley New Zealand
108 Corresponding Member Duruo Huang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
109 Nominated Member Farzin Shahrokhi Norway

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