Young Member Presidential Group

Young Member Presidential Group


The mission of the YMPG is to engage the next generation of geotechnical engineers in the ISSMGE. This is accomplished through mobilising students and younger members from across the world to share knowledge and ideas, to connect with leaders in the field, and to create opportunities for the international geotechnical community.

The YMPG Executive Leadership Team is comprised of a Chair, appointed by the ISSMGE President for a term of 4-years, and a Vice-Chair and Secretary, elected by the YMPG members for a term of 2-years. The leadership team starting in 2018 is:

Lucy Wu 

Jean Potgieter

Ceres Chung

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REGIONAL MEMBERS (2018-2019): 
The YMPG consists of 20 members total. In addition to the Chair, there are 3 members selected from each region, nominated by the regional VP. Membership is restricted to ISSMGE members 35 years of age or younger at the time of appointment. Members serve 2-year terms, renewable for an additional 2 years depending on activity level and eligibility. For this term, the make-up is about 45/55 academia/practioner and 72/28 male/female.

Want to learn more about the members? Check out the Member Bios

Region  Name  Country 
Africa   Jean Potgieter South Africa
Anas Attaelmanan Sudan
Billang Serge Cameroon
Daniel John Avutia South Africa
Asia Ceres Chung Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Fei (Tiffany) Wang China
Aswin Lim Indonesia
Australasia David Buxton New Zealand
Truong Hoang Minh Australia
Daniel King Australia
Ashe Cooper New Zealand
Europe Fabio Tradigo Italy
Hong Doan France
Iulia-Consuela Prodan Romania
North America Ezra Setiasabda (Tjung) USA
Tugce Baser Canada
Azucena Roman Mexico
South America Mauro Sottile Argentina
Vitor Pereira Faro Brazil
Mario Terceros Bolivia

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Charles Ng (ISSMGE President)

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