26 Oct 2022
Bright Spark Award for Professor Adamidis
Engineering Science Professor receives award for under-36s from the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Associate Professor Orestis Adamidis has been awarded the Bright Spark Award of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) for physical modelling, awarded at the 10th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG) in Daejeon, Korea.
“It has been a very exciting journey, studying the behaviour of buildings when earthquakes cause the ground to liquefy”
The Bright Spark is the under 36 year-old award of the ISSMGE, and Professor Adamidis' was one of two awarded for physical modelling in geotechnics at the international conference every four years. The award is given along with an invitation to present a Bright Spark Lecture.
Orestis says, “It was an honour to receive the Bright Spark Award for Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, which was the culmination of close to a decade of work since I started my doctorate. It has been a very exciting journey, studying the behaviour of buildings when earthquakes cause the ground to liquefy. I am truly thankful to my PhD supervisor, Prof. Madabhushi, who inspired me to do experimental work in this area, as well as to Dr. Kassas and Prof. Anastasopoulos, with whom we studied the problem through numerical simulations.”
Since July 2020, Orestis has been appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Science and Tutorial Fellow at St Catherine’s College. His research interests include earthquake-induced liquefaction, soil-structure interaction, and soil response under partially drained conditions, and he is part of the Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering group.