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O’Rourke Chosen to Deliver Terzaghi Lecture

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CEE professor Thomas O’Rourke has been chosen by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute Board of Governors to present the 2016 Karl Terzaghi Lecture. The Terzaghi Lecture is considered the most prestigious geotechnical lecture given in the U.S.

O’Rourke, who holds the Thomas R. Briggs Professorship in Engineering at Cornell, has authored or co-authored more than 350 publications on geotechnical, underground, earthquake engineering and the impact of extreme events on civil infrastructure. His numerous awards and honors include being chosen as a Distinguished Member of the ASCE in 2014 and receiving the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Award in 2014 for his work on “Evaluation of Ground Rupture Effects on Critical Lifelines and NEESR­CR Earthquake Response & Rehabilitation of Critical Lifelines.”

O’Rourke will deliver the Terzaghi Lecture during the 2016 Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress, February 14-17 in Phoenix, AZ.

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