Silvano Marchetti Award

The ISSMGE Technical Committee TC102 – Ground Property Characterization from In-Situ Tests in cooperation with the University of L'Aquila, Italy has instituted the Silvano Marchetti Award (SMA) in memory of Professor Silvano Marchetti (1943-2016). The award is funded entirely by Studio Prof. Marchetti, Italy.

The SMA aims to support scientific publications on in-situ testing and its application to geotechnical engineering design, focusing especially on DMT and/or SDMT. Authors can apply for the award after they have submitted their papers through the conference review platform.

The award will cover a registration fee for the ISC'7 conference and accommodation for the duration of the conference for the author (or one of the authors) of the recipient paper.

The regulations governing the award can be consulted here.

On the left Professor Silvano Marchetti presenting at the 12th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1989. On the right Silvano Marchetti and colleagues (from left to right: Peter Wroth, Amos Komornik, Silvano Marchetti, Peter K. Robertson, Michele Jamiolkowski) at the 9th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, held in Dublin in 1987.