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

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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Host Member Society: New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS)

Short name: Earthquake (TC203)

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