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), Jonathan Knappett (2018), Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos and Rui Wang (2020), and Katerina Ziotopoulou and Jorge Macedo (2023). 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), Ikuo Towhata (2019) and Misko Cubrinovski (2021).

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 (2024 - coming soon) 


PBD conferences include:

1st PBDEGE, Tsukuba, Japan (2009)

2nd PBDEGE, Taormina, Italy (2012)

3rd PBDEGE, Vancouver, Canada (2017)

4th PBDEGE, Beijing, China (2022)


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

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