Key Persons

Prof. Wei Wu, BOKU, Austria

is Head of the Institute of Geotechnical Engineering at BOKU. He is a renowned expert in laboratory testing and constitutive modelling of granular materials and in numerical simulation of geotechnical engineering problems. Read more

Prof. Eugenio Oñate, CIM, Spain

is Director of CIMNE, Past President of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), and past President of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) (2000 - 2004). Read more

Prof. Hans Jürgen Herrmann, ETHZ, Switzerland

is head of Institute for Building Materials and of the Group on Computational Physics. He is renowned in DEM with and without coupling to the surrounding fluid, and has expertise on modelling of flow and particle transport in porous media. Read more

Prof. Felix Darve, INPG, France

is president of ALERT and editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. He has published over 160 papers in peer reviewed journals. Read more

Prof. Yong-qi Wang, TUD, Germany

is deputy head of the Institute of Fluid Dynamics at TUD. His research expertise is in geophysical mechanics with applications in the mechanics of granular materials, avalanching flows of snow, debris and mud, physical limnology, the foundations of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics and computational fluid dynamics. Read more

Prof. Bernhard Schrefler, UNIPD, Italy

is Secretary General of the International Centre of Mechanical Sciences (CISM), member of the Executive Council of IACM, of the Executive Committee of the Congress Committee of IUTAM and Secretary General of EUROMECH. Read more

Prof. Hai-sui Yu, UNOTT, UK

is Pro-Vice-Chancellor of UNOT, who has a world-leading reputation in constitutive modelling of granular materials and computational geomechanics. Read more

Dr. Matthew Free, Ove Arup, UK

is Head of the Arup Geohazard and Risk Management Team. He has over 25 years of research and work experience. He is a former Chairman of the Hong Kong Group of the Geological Society and is current Chairman of the UK Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team. Read more

Prof. Peter-Andreas von Wolffersdorff, Baugrund Dresden, Germany

is CEO of Baugrund Dresden and has over 20 years experience in consulting and research. He is renowned for his expertise in the application of modern numerical analysis in geotechnical engineering. Read more

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Karl KLEEMAYR, BFW, Austria

Is Head of the Department of Natural Hazards and Alpine Timberline at BFW in Innsbruck. Read more

Dr. Francois Nicot, irstea, France

is the head of the geomechanics group at irstea, Grenoble. His expertise is mainly concerned with the behaviour of granular geomaterials and their interaction with protective structures, e.g. avalanche and debris flow. Read more

Dr. Lothar te Kamp, ITASCA, Germany

is CEO of Itasca GmbH. Dr. te Kamp has over twenty years’ experience in consulting, research and code development. His activities cover broad disciplines including civil, mining, petroleum, environment and geohazards. Read more

DI Harald Schön, Teerag-Asdag, Austria

is the managing director of Teerag-Asdag in Krems, Austria. He has over twenty years’ experience in slope engineering and long-term cooperation with research institutions and universities. Read more