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Service: Conference Leadership

American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Session Chair with L. Ge. “Unsaturated Soil Modeling in Engineering Practice.” GeoFlorida 2010, West Palm Beach, FL. Feb. 24, 2010.
  • Session Chair with M. Khire. “Hydraulic Properties and Hydrology of Waste Containment Systems.” GeoCongress 2012, Oakland, CA. Mar. 25-29, 2012.
  • Session Chair with C.G. Olgun. “Thermally Active Geotechnical Engineering Systems.” GeoCongress 2012, Oakland, CA. Mar. 25-29, 2012.
  • Student Activities Chair with R. Coffman. GeoCongress 2014. Atlanta, GA. Feb. 23-26, 2014.
  • Session Chair with W. Likos, J. Tinjum and C. Zapata. “Characterization and Modeling of Soil Thermal Behavior for Sustainable Geotechnics.” GeoCongress 2014. Atlanta, GA. Feb. 23-26, 2014.
  • Session Chair with M. Suleiman and C.G. Olgun. “Geothermal Energy Foundations.” IFCEE 2015. San Antonio, TX. Mar. 17-21, 2015.
  • Session Chair with X. Yu. "Thermal Energy Systems." GeoChicago 2016. Chicago, IL. Aug. 2016.
  • Conference Co-Chair with L. Hoyos. 2nd Pan American Conference on Unsaturated Soils. Dallas-Ft Worth, TX. Oct. 2017.
ASTM International
  • Chair and Organizer “ASTM Workshop: Innovations in Characterizing the Mechanical and Hydrological Properties of Unsaturated Soils” Jun. 25th, 2012.  
  • Session Chair Symposium on Cyclic and Dynamic Properties of Soil and Rock: Laboratory and Field. San Diego, CA. Jun. 28-29, 2012.
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Session Chair “Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics.” AP-Unsat 5, Pattaya, Thailand, Feb. 29-Mar. 2, 2012. Sponsored by Technical Committee TC 106.
  • Editor 8th International Conference on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics. Perth, Australia. Jan. 14-17, 2014. Sponsored by Technical Committee TC 104. 
  • Session Chair “Numerical Modeling 3.” UNSAT 2014. Sydney, Australia. Jul. 2-4, 2014. Sponsored by Technical Committee TC 106.
  • Session Chair “Plenary Session 3” ICEG 2014. Melbourne, Australia. November 11-14, 2014. Sponsored by Technical Committee TC 160.
  • Conference Co-Chair with Ingrid Tomac. 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics. La Jolla, CA. Sept 20-23, 2020.
Transportation Research Board
  • Session Chair “Reinforcement of Pavement Systems.” Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railroads, and Airfields (BCR2A). Champaign, IL. Jun. 29, 2009. 
  • Session Organizer “Impacts of Unsaturated Soil Conditions on Field Pavement Deformation Tests.” 91st TRB Annual Meeting. Jan. 22-26, 2012.
International Geosynthetics Society
  • Conference Assistant “Geosynthetics in Hydraulic Engineering Applications.” May 15, 2003. University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • Session Chair with O. Vilar. “Geosynthetics in Unsaturated Soils.” GeoAmericas 2008, Cancun, Mexico. May 15, 2008. 
  • Session Chair with G. Bräu. “Geosynthetics in Highways and Railways.” IGS 2010, Guaruja, Brazil. May 24, 2010. 
  • Technical Sessions Co-Chair with J. McKelvey. Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, OR. Feb. 15-18, 2015.
  • Student Activities Co-Chair with R. Gupta. GeoAmericas 2016. Miami, FL. Apr. 11-14 2016