Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E. (Massachusetts) will be giving the keynote lecture at Purdue University's Geotechnical Society Workshop Program at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in West Lafayette, Indiana on April 27, 2018.
The overall theme of the workshop is Urban Geotechnics. Juan's lecture, "The Role of Soil Behavior in the Performance of Urban Infrastructure," will focus on the use of advanced constitutive models to describe the behavior of geomaterials and how they can be used in numerical modeling for evaluating the performance of construction processes in dense urban environments.
Juan is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Massachusetts with more than 30 years of experience focused on computational geomechanics, geotechnical engineering, and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Prior to joining Geosyntec, he spent 22 years as a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley where he performed research in geomechanics with application to computational geomechanics, geotechnical, earthquake, pavement and offshore engineering. Juan continues to provide guidance and development of protocols for numerical analysis and validation of geotechnical models for projects with challenging site conditions. Over the last 15 years, he has lectured in over 30 professional courses leading and advancing the practice of numerical modeling in geomechanics. He is actively developing protocols for assessing the performance of ground improvement of soft soil and liquefiable sites and its impact on risk assessment for levees, dams, and underground structures.
The Purdue Geotechnical Society was founded in 2003 to enhance the strong bond and working relationship among alumni, faculty, students, and staff of the Geotechnical Engineering group at Purdue University for the benefit of all.
Learn more and register for the event: Purdue Geotechnical Society Workshop and Leonards Lecture
Read the workshop program: Purdue Geotechnical Society Workshop Program.
Learn more about Purdue University: https://engineering.purdue.edu/PGS.
Learn more about Juan: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/juan-pestana