The biography of Victor de Mello is available for download !

ISSMGE is happy to inform its members that the biography of Victor F. B. de Mello is available for download :

The man who chose what he loved (2023, 406 pages)

Please visit the website: ; select your language and select BIOGRAPHY BOOK

Victor F. B. de Mello was the ISSMGE President during the period 1981-1985. The book makes for an elegant and enjoyable read and covers his personal life as well as his professional life as a geotechnical engineer. There is much information on the history of the ISSMGE itself. The book is written in Portuguese and in English (in the final part of the book) and is richly illustrated with numerous reproductions and photographs with captions in both Portuguese and English. It was written by a team led by Lucia Beatriz and Luiz Guilherme de Mello.

It will be of great interest not only to his generation of geotechnical engineers, but also to all geotechnical engineers. 

Note that all the 8 Victor de Mello Lectures and the 5 de Mello Goa Lectures are also available for download from the website.

(Roger FRANK
Past President of ISSMGE, 2013-2017)