John has taken the lead role in teaching more than 100 continuing education courses in geotechnical instrumentation. He is author of the 1988 and 1993 book “Geotechnical Instrumentation for Monitoring Field Performance“. In 2010 he was awarded Distinguished Membership of the American Society of Civil Engineers, with the citation: “For pre-eminent leadership in the field of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring”.
Paolo Mazzanti, Msc in Geology and PhD Engineering Geology. Paolo is Researcher and lecturer at the Department of Earth Sciences of “Sapienza” University of Rome and co-founder and CEO of NHAZCA S.r.l. He is author of more than 50 scientific papers in international journals and lecturer at several international courses concerning natural hazards, monitoring and remote sensing. He has been invited lecturer at several International Universities and Research Centers (e.g. Italy, France, Norway, Austria, Germany, USA, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong). He is responsible of several consulting projects. In 2011 he was honoured for writing the best paper by a young engineer at the Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM) in Berlin, Germany.
Martin Beth is a geotechnical engineer, and has been working for Soldata Group for more than 15 years, now as the group’s Technical Director. Soldata is a large monitoring and instrumentation service company operating worldwide. Martin’s tasks include technical and operational support to complex monitoring sites, instrumentation systems design and general management support, and research and development within the group. Recently Martin has been advising Soldata branches on many large-scale projects around the world, for example, Crossrail in the UK, Bucharest Metro in Romania, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement in the US, and large mining projects in Australia. Martin is a member of CEN/TC 341/WG1 Task Group 2, which is responsible for drafting European Standards on Geotechnical Monitoring.
John Burland is Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College London. In addition to being very active in teaching and research, he has been responsible for the design and monitoring of many large ground engineering projects world-wide. He was London Underground's expert witness for the Parliamentary Select Committees on the Jubilee Line Extension and has advised on many geotechnical aspects of that project, including ensuring the stability of the Big Ben Clock Tower. He was a member of the Italian Prime Minister’s Commission for stabilising the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Elmo Di Biagio
Elmo DiBiagio is currently a Technical Adviser (Retired), Division for Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) in Oslo, Norway. He has more than 50 years experience with design of instruments and monitoring programs for a large variety of projects including foundations, excavations, tunnels, dams, offshore structures, bridges and large scale tests. The experience includes evaluation and specification of project goals, selection of measurement concepts, preparation of specifications, design of instruments, and implementation of monitoring programs as well as data acquisition, data processing, and reporting. He has published 70 papers most of which deal with geotechnical and structural instrumentation and research. He has lectured on these subjects in 23 countries.
Dr. Daniele Inaudi received a degree in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). In 1997, he obtained his Ph.D. in civil engineering at the IMAC Laboratory of Stress Analysis of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. In 2005, he received a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Switzerland. Daniele Inaudi is co-founder and CTO of SMARTEC SA and CTO of Roctest. Daniele Inaudi is author of more than 200 papers, five book chapters, a book on "Fiber Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring" and editor of a book on Optical Nondestructive Testing.
Michele Jamiolkowski is Professor Emeritus at Technical University of Torino. He is at present Member of the Lagrangian Society of Science (Italy), Foreign Associate of US National Academy of Engineering, Foreign member of the Polish Academy of Science, Editor in Chief of the International Journal Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Associate International Editor of the Soils and Rock International Journal, Member of the International Advisory Group of the European Bank for the Construction of the New Shelter of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant (Ukraine). He was President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (1994-1997) and Chairman of the International Committee for the Safeguard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa (1990-2001). He was honored, among many awards, as Recipient of the ASCE "Karl Terzaghi Award", Recipient of the Italian Prize "Savior of the Art" and Recipient of the ASCE "Ralph B. Peck Award". He has been invited as Lecture at many International Universities and Institutions.
Mr. Mikkelsen is a consulting engineer, a graduate of University of California, Berkeley and a registered civil engineer in Washington and California. He is the owner of Geometron, Bellevue, WA, a firm specializing for 16 years in monitoring and interpretation of instrumentation data for earth and rock structures. His worldwide geotechnical engineering experience of 45 years includes investigation, instrumentation monitoring, design and construction for numerous dams, landslide areas, large fills, deep excavations and foundations, bridges, buildings and tunnels. He is especially known for his contribution to inclinometer data management, trouble-shooting and interpretation. He has published several papers on geotechnical instrumentation and regularly gave seminars on inclinometer data analysis and interpretation. Mr. Mikkelsen routinely serves as an instrumentation specialist/advisor to other geo-professionals and the construction industry.
Per Magnus Sparrevik
Mr. Sparrevik has a wide background in instrumentation and geotechnics, with more than 26 years experience from various offshore and subsea monitoring projects. His experience includes monitoring support and supervision during installation of offshore foundations. Mr. Sparrevik is a registered inventor with seven international patents, based on his multi-disciplinary experience. He presently holds a position as Technical Expert at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, being responsible for the “subsea technology” market.
Mr. Taylor as been involved in geotechnical instrumentation for more than 40 years. Projects have included design, development, and operation of numerous instruments including piezometers, tiltmeters, extensometers, level sensors, and associated data acquisition equipment. Consulting projects have included very large in-situ testing including underground and Zienkiewicz plate load tests, direct shear, and pile tests.
Highly motivated graduate of the Electrical Engineering program (Lakehead University - Thunder Bay, ON) with over 8 years' experience in EMI/EMC and mining community. In addition, he holds a degree in Electronics Engineering/Telecommunications Technology (Algonquin College - Ottawa, ON). He combines practical hands-on experience with advanced design capabilities, and bring a practical and pragmatic approach to electrical design and engineering.
As the Chief Technical Officer at Instantel, Bob works to develop new products and technologies internationally to advance the collection, distribution and promotion of the understanding of vibration data. He joined Instantel 27 years ago as a hardware designer with the R&D team eventually moving to the role of Technical Services Manager overseeing product testing, servicing and technical support. He followed with Product Development Manager then managed the R&D team until his latest role. He serves as the Chair of the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) Seismograph Calibration Committee and is a member of the ISEE Standards Review Committee.
Graduated in Geological Sciences at Rome University “La Sapienza” in 1987, Ph.D. in Earth Sciences since 1992, Researcher at Rome University “La Sapienza” from 1991 until 2000, Associate Professor since November 2000 and Full Professor since 2013 in the same University at the Engineering Geology section of the Department of Earth Sciences. She is Director of the CERI – Research Centre on Prediction, Prevention and Mitigation of Geological Risks. She authored or coauthored more than 70 papers published on international and italian journals and international or italian conference proceedings concerning analysis of slope evolution, landslide phenomena, geotechnical and compositional characteristics, subsurface engineering geology, engineering geological investigations and support.
Tony is the International Projects Manager at Geokon, Inc, Lebanon, NH, USA a manufacturer of geotechnical instrumentation, where he has worked for over 35 years. He is an active member of the Transportation Research Board, Deep Foundations Institute, ISSMGE and ASCE, and has experience of instrumentation systems on a variety of projects worldwide.
Giorgio is an independent consultant with his Company SMAK s.a.s. He worked for ISMES, an applied research and service centre of ENEL (Italian Electricity Board) for almost 20 years, responsible of the geotechnical and structural monitoring units, being involved in many large and critical projects all over the world. In 2000 he established FIELD where he served as Technical Director and has continued his activity of system design, field assistance and data evaluation and management. Giorgio is a member of CEN/TC 341/WG1 Task Group 2, which is responsible for drafting European Standards on Geotechnical Monitoring.