Bright Spark Lecture Award
To promote young members of ISSMGE to play a major role in various international and regional conferences, the President of ISSMGE – Professor Charles Ng created Bright Spark award for promising young geotechnical engineers/academics to have a chance to deliver keynote and invited lectures at these conferences.
Selection and Approval Procedure
Each local conference organising committee will be responsible for the preliminary selection of Bright Spark lecturers, in collaboration with YMPG. The preliminarily selected lecturers together with their CVs will be submitted to the President of ISSMGE for final approval. Although it is intended to provide young members more opportunities, no more than four lecturers should be selected and approved in any single conference.
Each awardee will be invited to give a 20-30 minute presentation at the conference and write a plenary paper. An “ISSMGE BRIGHT SPARK LECTURER” certificate will be given either by the President or his/her designate.
Outstanding and promising young members at 36 or under at the last day of a conference nominated by member societies and the YMPG.
Bright Spark Lectures at the 20th ICSMGE
The deadline for Bright Spark Awards nominations for the 20th International Conference for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE) has passed. We have received a total of 45 impressive applications from 22 Member Societies. Winners will be announced soon!
More information regarding the conference and award can be found on icsmge.org.
List of Bright Spark Lecturers
Click on Bright Spark Lecturers colored in red to read their biography.
|Conference||Date||Name of winner||Affiliation|
|7th Technical Conference in Eastern Asia on Geo-Natural Disasters
(ATC3) held in Chengdu, China
|May 2018||Dr Lin Dong||Lanzhou Institute of Sesimology, China Earthquake Administration|
|7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (TC106), Hong Kong||August 2018||
|8th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics (TC215) in Hangzhou, China||October 2018||
17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland
|17th African Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Cape Town, South Africa||October 2019||Dr Charles John MacRobert||University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa|
|16th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Taipei||October 2019||
|16th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Cancun, Mexico||November 2019||
9th Asian Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference(9AYGEC) AND 15th International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (15ICGE)Lahore 2019
|December 2019||Dr. Jahanzaib Israr||University of Engineering and Technology Lahore|
|7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety And Risk||December 2019||