Morteza Khorshidi (North Carolina) is the chair for three technical sessions at the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (PanAm-UNSAT 2017) in Dallas, Texas on November 12-15, 2017.
As a session chair for Innovations in Testing Part I, II, and III, Morteza selected the papers that will provide conference attendees a high-level and thorough exploration of their topic. He managed the peer review process and made content decisions for the sessions. Once at the conference, he will serve as moderator for the podium sessions.
Morteza is a Senior Staff Engineer based in Charlotte, North Carolina with 2 years of experience working in the Geotechnical Consulting Industry. His focus is in the application of soil properties to predict thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in soils and determine fundamental soil properties. He has developed several methodologies to predict various fundamental soil properties by using soil water retention curve. His current responsibilities include technical support on a number of projects involving slope stability, foundation design, pavement design, and landfill design for various coal combustion residuals (CCR) basin closure and disposal facilities.
PanAm-UNSAT 2017 will feature the latest research advances and engineering-practice innovations with a focus on characterization, modeling, design, construction, and field performance. Researchers, practitioners, students, and policy makers from around the world, particularly the Americas, will share the latest technical advances, engineering applications, and pedagogical approaches in the discipline of unsaturated soil mechanics.
The conference will follow this series of successful regional and international conferences on Unsaturated Soils, bringing together researchers, practitioners, students and policy makers from around the world, particularly the Americas, to share the latest research advances, engineering applications, and pedagogical approaches in the unsaturated soil mechanics discipline. Focusing on characterization, modeling, design, construction, and field performance, the conference program will include a number of activities: short courses, keynotes/state-of-the-art/state-of-the-practice lectures, a multi-session symposium honoring Professor Del Fredlund, technical sessions, panel discussions, posters, exhibitors, social and networking opportunities, and a student program.
The Geo-Institute (G-I) is a membership organization focused on geoprofessionals and the geo-industry. It was created by the American Society of Civil Engineers in October 1996 as one of ASCE's specialty Institutes.
Learn more about the event at: http://www.unsatsoilsconference.org/
Learn more about the Geo-Institute at: http://www.geoinstitute.org/about-geo-institute/
Learn more about Morteza at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/morteza-khorshidi-19a08357/