Recorded in Brisbane during February 2019 as part of the International Speakers tour.
This presentation, by Jorge Zornberg, explores the use of geosynthetics in the closure of mine tailings dams.
Professor Jorge G. Zornberg
Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
Professor and William J. Murray, Jr. Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin
Prof. Zornberg has over 30 years’ experience in research and practice in geotechnical and geosynthetics engineering. He has been involved in the design of civil, transportation, mining and waste containment infrastructure, and has served as expert witness in several forensic investigations.
His research focuses on soil reinforcement interaction, geosynthetics, earth retaining structures, roadways, urban and mining waste containment, unsaturated soils, and numerical and physical (centrifuge) modelling of geotechnical systems.
From 2010 to 2014, He served as IGS president, having been an IGS Council Member since 2004. He has also participated in numerous ASCE Geo-Institute leadership roles, including chair of the Geosynthetics Technical Committee and co-chair of the 2017 Geo-Congress.
He has authored approximately 400 technical publications, edited various proceedings and book chapters, and been awarded three patents. He has also received many awards, including the Mercer Lecture, IGS’ Award and Young Member Award, ASCE’s Croes medal and Collingwood Prize, as well as the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awarded by the President of the USA.