10th Terzaghi Oration by Prof. Antonio Gens
Geotechnical Engineering in a Deltaic Environment
Antonio Gens graduated from the Technical University of Madrid and obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Imperial College, London. He is professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. He has been involved in geotechnical research, consulting and education for over 40 years. He is the author or co-author of 400+ scientific papers and he is a member of Editorial Boards of several international Journals. He has made significant contributions in several areas of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering and he has given geotechnical advice on a series of landmark projects worldwide. He has delivered keynote and named lectures in five continents. He was ISSMGE Vice-President for Europe in the period 2013-2017.
He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and holds Doctorates Honoris Causa by the University of Grenoble in France and the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest. He has received numerous awards such as the UK ICE’s Telford Medal (twice) and George Stephenson Medal (also twice), and the R.M. Quigley Award by the Canadian Geotechnical Society. He delivered the 2007 Rankine Lecture and in 2017 he was awarded the Kevin Nash Gold Medal by the ISSMGE. In 2019, he was named Laureate Engineer by the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain.