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Dr. Richard Brachman to present the inaugural Zornberg Lecture

News | May 31, 2019 | By:

The Zornberg Lecture Selection Task Force, comprised of the presidents of IGS Argentina, IGS Brazil, IGS Mexico, IGS North America and the Chair of the IGS Pan-American Activities Committee, has appointed Dr. Richard Brachman, from Queen’s University, Canada, as the first Zornberg lecturer.

The Zornberg Lecture was established in recognition of Dr. Jorge Zornberg’s major contributions to the geosynthetics discipline, his leadership in conceiving and organizing the first GeoAmericas conference, and his continued fostering of the IGS presence across the Americas. The Task Force was consistent with this selection criteria, since Dr. Brachman was recognized by the pursuit of excellence in his work, his contributions to the development of the geosynthetics discipline and his help in advancing the appropriate use of geosynthetics in the Americas, as well as his recent importance for pushing IGS in North America.

Dr. Brachman will be delivering the inaugural Zornberg Lecture at GeoAmericas 2020, the fourth Pan-American Conference on Geosynthetics, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 26–29, 2020.

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