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Hall of Fame
World Wide Web of Geotechnical Engineers - World Wide Web of Geotechnical Engineers - World Wide Web of Gotechnical Engineers
Charles Augustin Coulomb(1736 - 1806) He just needed the lateral earth pressures, among other things...
William John Maquorn Rankine(1820 - 1872) "Rankine was no ordinary man..."
Karl von Terzaghi
(1883 - 1963) Father of Soil Mechanics
Arthur Casagrande(1902 - 1981) Read about Why is it called the "A" Line?
Ralph Brazelton Peck(1912 - ) The last of the first generation of Geotechnical Engineers who were teachers at the same time...
Alec Westley Skempton(1914 - 2001) He is the one who explained the effective stresses and pore pressures and the meaning of a total stress analysis in unmistakable terms.
Nilmar Janbu(1921 - 2013) A geotechnical genius...
Laurits Bjerrum(1918 - 1973) He served as the first Director of NGI, the famous Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.
Gerald A. Leonards(1921 - 1997) Leonards
George F. Sowers(1921 - 1996) Sowers
Aleksandar Vesic(1924 - 1982) Duke University has named its engineering library after Vesic, Dean of the School of Engineering from 1974-1982
Aleksandar Sedmak Vesic
Vesic Library at Duke
Harry Bolton Seed(1922 - 1989) Founder of Geotechncial Earthquake Engineering. Read the biographical memoirs by Dr James Mitchell at the National Academy of Sciences (yes, of course he was a member, along with three of his former PhD students).
Leonardo Zeevart(1914 - ) An outstanding Mexican engineer and one of the world leaders of geotechnical engineering: Zeevaert
Other great leaders of Geotechnology:
Donald W. Taylor