British Geotechnical Association

List of Rankine Lecturers

2015 - Suzanne Lacasse

2014 - Prof Guy Houlsby: Interactions in Offshore Foundation Design

2013 - Prof. M. Jamiolkowski: Soil Mechanics and the observational method: Challenges at the Zelazny Most copper tailings disposal facility

2012 - Prof M. D. Bolton: Performance-based design in geotechnical engineering

2011 - Prof. S. W. Sloan: Geotechnical stability analysis

2010 - Prof. C. R. I. Clayton: Stiffness at small strain. - research and practice

2009 - Prof. T. O'Rourke: Geohazards & Large Geographically Distributed Systems

2008 - Dr A. Charles: The engineering behaviour of fill - the use, misuse and disuse of case histories

2007 - Prof. A. Gens: Soil-environment interactions in geotechnical engineering

2006 - Prof. R. J. Mair: Tunnelling and geotechnics - new horizons

2005 - Prof. R. K. Rowe: Long term performance of contaminant barrier systems

2004 - Prof. N. N. Ambraseys: Engineering, seismology and soil mechanics

2003 - Prof. M. F. Randolph: Science and empiricism in pile foundation design

2002 - Prof. D. M. Potts: Numerical analysis: a virtual dream or practical reality?

2001 - Prof. H. Brandl: Energy foundations and other thermo-active ground structures

2000 - Prof. J. H. Atkinson: Non-linear soil stiffness in routine design

1999 - Prof. S. Leroueil: Natural slopes and cuts: movement and failure mechanisms

1998 - Dr D.W. Hight: Soil characterisation: the importance of structure and anisotropy

1997 - Prof. G.E. Blight: Interactions between the atmosphere and the Earth

1996 - Prof. S.F. Brown: Soil mechanics in pavement engineering

1995 - Prof. R.E. Goodman: Block theory and its application

1994 - Prof. P.R. Vaughan: Assumption, prediction and reality in geotechnical engineering

1993 - Prof. K. Ishihara: Liquefaction and flow failure during earthquakes

1992 - Dr B. Simpson: Retaining structures: displacement and design

1991 - Prof. J.K Mitchell: Conduction phenomena: from theory to geotechnical practice

1990 - Prof. J.B. Burland: On the compressibility and shear strength of natural clays

1989 - Prof. H.G. Poulos: Pile behaviour - theory and application

1988 - Prof. H.B. Sutherland: Uplift resistance in soils

1987 - Prof. R.F. Scott: Failure

1986 - Dr A.D.M. Penman: On the embankment dam

1985 - Prof. N. Janbu: Soil models in offshore engineering

1984 - Prof. C.P. Wroth: The interpretation of in situ soil tests

1983 - E. Hoek: Strength of jointed rock masses

1982 - Dr D.J. Henkel: Geology, geomorphology and geotechnics

1981 - Prof. N.R. Morgenstern: Geotechnical engineering and frontier resource development

1980 - Prof. A.N. Schofield: Cambridge geotechnical centrifuge operations

1979 - Prof. H. Bolton Seed: Considerations in the earthquake-resistant design of earth and rockfill dams

1978 - Dr W.H. Ward: Ground supports for tunnels in waek rocks

1977 - V.F.B. de Mello: Reflections on design decisions of practical significance to embankment dams

1976 - Dr A.C. Meigh: The Triassic rocks, with particular reference to predicted and observed performance of some major foundations

1975 - Prof. J. Kerisel: Old structures in relation to soil conditions

1974 - Prof. R.E. Gibson: The analytical method in soil mechanics

1973 - Prof. T.W. Lambe: Predictions in soil engineering

1972 - Prof. P.W. Rowe: The relevance of soil fabric to site investigation practice

1971 - Prof. J.C. Jaeger: Friction of rocks and stability of rock slopes

1970 - Prof. K.H. Roscoe: The influence of strains in soil mechanics

1969 - Prof. R.B. Peck: Advantages and limitations of the observational method in applied soil mechanics

1968 - R. Glossop: The rise of geotechnology and its influence on engineering pracice

1967 - Dr L. Bjerrum: Engineering geology of Norwegian normally-consolidated marine clays as related to settlements of buildings

1966 - Prof. A.W. Bishop: The strength of soils as engineering materials

1965 - Prof. N.M. Newmark: Effects of earthquakes on dams and embankments

1964 - Prof. A.W. Skempton: Long-term stability of clay slopes

1963 - A. Mayer: Recent work in rock mechanics

1962 - Dr L.F. Cooling: Field measurements in soil mechanics

1961 - Prof. A. Casagrande: Control of seepage through foundations and abutments of dams