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T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture

The T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture is a signature event in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering. Presented yearly, the lecture features prominent scholars and practioners in the field of geotechnical engineering. The lecture is held in honor of the late Dr. Tien H. Wu, professor emeritus and former chair of CEGE.

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About the 2020 T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecturer:

Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, 2020 President-Elect

Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, is a distinguished professor of civil engineering and director of the National Geotechnical Experimentation Site at Texas A&M University. He is also holder of the Spencer J. Buchanan chair at Texas A&M University’s Zachry Department of Civil Engineering.

Briaud recently completed a three-year term on the ASCE board of direction and previously served as president of the Geo-Institute. He was also president of the Federation of International Geo-Engineering Societies. In 2014, Briaud was recognized as a Distinguished Member of ASCE.

Briaud started his career four decades ago as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. He has also worked as a consultant on numerous projects, including highway embankments, oil tanks, dams, bridges, levees, shallow and deep foundations and soil erosion. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

Additionally, he has written two books, Geotechnical Engineering and The Pressuremeter, and published about 300 articles and reports. He has received the Ralph Peck Award from ASCE, the CGS Geoffrey Meyerhof Foundation Engineering Award from Canada and the Honorable Aitalyev Medal from Kazakhstan.

Briaud earned his Bachelor of Science at Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics in Paris, France, a Master of Science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada, and a doctorate degree in geotechnical engineering at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada.

In his free time, he enjoys tennis, soccer and rugby, and he plays piano jazz at the amateur level.



To learn more about The T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture, please contact:
The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering
The Ohio State University
470 Hitchcock Hall | 2070 Neil Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43210


Your continued gifts will help support and grow the T.H. Wu Fund endowment. For more information, go to:
www.giveto.osu.edu | OSU Civil Engineering Fund #647747