Launch of the HTC website at GeoShanghai 2024

On behalf of the ISSMGE President, Dr Marc Ballouz and the ISSMGE Board, Professor Keh-Jian (Albert) Shou, Vice President Asia of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), officially launched a dedicated website for the Heritage Time Capsule (HTC) project at the GeoShanghai 2024 conference, Shanghai, China.

The web address is


                             Albert Shou (ISSMGE VP Asia) officially launching the HTC website


The HTC website features an engaging home page design and an impressive number of contributions to date. These include video recordings, narrated slide presentations, text documents, and articles from ISSMGE Past Presidents or their champions, Member Societies, Technical Committees, Corporate Associates, key persons, Regional Vice Presidents, and Members of ISSMGE Board Level Committees.

The HTC website also contains a small number of early discoverer reports. Individual members of the ISSMGE are eligible and encouraged to become discoverers, and details of this can be found on  The ISSMGE Young Members Presidential Group (YMPG) liaisons with Member Societies are helping to create a number of discoverer reports for hosting on the HTC website.  The creation and promotion of many discoverer reports will greatly increase the visibility of the HTC Website, the geotechnical profession, and its contribution to the wellbeing and security of society.

Associate Professor Mingliang (Carter) Zhou from Tongji University, China, and lead for HTC Asia, was the Master of Ceremonies at the HTC session. He also moderated the panel discussion that followed the presentation on collaboration between Member Societies.


                                        Associate Prof Carter Zhou moderating the session


Representatives from the ISSMGE Australasia region guided the attendees through the HTC website content and features and presenting on successful collaboration examples between the Australian and New Zealand Member Societies in Geo education and other areas.  Presentations were given by Ashe Cooper, Bridget Lokoe and Judy Eid from the ISSMGE Young Members Presidential Group (YMPG) with the main focus on the discovery phase of HTC. Further details of the GeoShanghai 2024 HTC session will be presented in the forthcoming June 2024 edition of the ISSMGE bulletin.


HTC GeoShanghai 2024 session presenters (left - right): Carter Zhou (YMPG), Eleni Gkeli (New Zealand), Liam Wotherspoon (New Zealand), Hugo Acosta-Martinez (Australia), Judy Eid (YMPG), Bridget Lokoe (YMPG), Ashe Cooper (YMPG) and Albert Shou (ISSMGE VP Asia).


The HTC team warmly welcomes you to visit the exciting HTC website.

Comments or suggestions to the HTC team can be provided via the contact tab on the HTC website,

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to the development and submission of material to the HTC website. We are very grateful to the local organising committee for hosting the HTC session at the GeoShanghai 2024 conference, the Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (CISMGE - CCES), the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS) who sponsored the HTC session.