Keynote Speakers

6th International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering (ICGRE’2021)



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Dr. Dante Fratta

Dr. Dante Fratta
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Ellen Rathje

Dr. Ellen Rathje
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ellen M. Rathje is the Janet S. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), and Senior Research Scientist at the UT Bureau of Economic Geology. She has expertise in the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, induced seismicity, field reconnaissance after earthquakes, and remote sensing. Dr. Rathje is the Principal Investigator for the DesignSafe-ci.org cyberinfrastructure for the NSF-funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI). She has been honored with various research awards, including the 2018 William B. Joyner Lecture Award from the Seismological Society of America and the 2010 Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers. She was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2016.

Topic of Keynote: Seismic Risk Assessment for Earth Slopes and Dams
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