The international rock mechanics and engineering geology community has lost a great figure in Prof. Paul Marinos of the University of Athens. Prof. Marinos passed away last Sunday according to the International Association for Engineering Geology (IAEG) where Marinos was a past president from 1994 to 1998. In my own geotechnical practice, I am most familiar with his work with Evert Hoek to create and refine the Geologic Strength Index or GSI system of rock mass classification. My condolences go to Prof. Marinos’ family, friends, colleagues, and students.
Geological engineers around the world recognize the name Ted Brown who, along with Dr. Evert Hoek, developed the Hoek-Brown failure criterion for characterizing the strength of heavily jointed rock masses. Brown recently turned 80 and […]
Dr. Evert Hoek was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018 by ITA Tunneling and Underground Space Association for his contributions to the field of rock mechanics. The award ceremony was held in Chuzhou, China as […]