Western Geotechnical Centrifuge Opening & Symposium 2019

Western Geotechnical Centrifuge Opening & Symposium 2019


It is our pleasure to invite you to the official opening and international symposium to celebrate the commissioning of our new Western Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University. The opening and a tour of the facilities will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 11 a.m - 12:30 p.m.. This will be followed by an international symposium on geotechnical centrifuge technology on the afternoon of Thursday, May 2 and throughout Friday, May 3, 2019. During this symposium, seven international keynote speakers will exemplify the use of centrifuge technology in geotechnical engineering. In addition, several Western researchers will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art techniques being developed in the new facility. This event will showcase the use of scaled physical modelling for geotechnical design, construction and practice across a range of industry sectors. There will also be ample opportunity to discuss possibilities for future research during the event.


Tim Newson

Contact Information

  • Contact person: Cynthia Quintus
  • Address: Geotechnical Research Centre, Spencer Engineering Building
  • Phone: +1-519-661-3344
  • Fax: +1-519-661-3942
  • Email: cquintus@uwo.ca