The ISSMGE is pleased to announce the two winners for the 2023 ISSMGE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL (ILAM) : Prof. Michele Jamiolkowski, and Prof. Harry Poulos.

The 2 winners were chosen by the ISSMGE Board on Friday the 16th of June, 2023, after the Awards Committee (AWAC) had reviewed the nominations of 16 candidates representing all 6 regions from around the world, and meeting stringent rules and criteria. Sadly, one day prior, the geotechnical community was devastated by the passing of the first winner, Prof. Jamiolkowski, a true international geo-legend. According to the rules, the medals will be delivered soon to the winners by the President or the Vice-President of ISSMGE. This medal is awarded twice per year.