ISRM Fellows

ISRM Fellows


ISRMISRM Fellowsof ISRM In members’ line with enhancing high-level the achievements, recognitionthe new status of ISRM Fellow has been introduced by the 2007–2011Board to acknowledge select individuals who have achieved outstandingaccomplishments in the areas of rock mechanics/rock engineering andhave contributed significantly to the work of the ISRM. It is intended thatthe title of ISRM Fellow will carry a clear Society recognition in addition tothat which an individual has attained through his or her own reputation.The title and position of ISRM Fellow is a lifetime appointment. ISRMFellows can be called upon as appropriate for ISRM activities, and wouldbe expected to provide reasonable advice and participation wherepossible. Thus, the induction of ISRM Fellows creates a group of high-levelexperts who can provide strong support to the ISRM as necessary.Photographs and abbreviated CVs of the initial group of Fellows beinginaugurated at the ISRM Beijing Congress Banquet on Tuesday, 18October 2011 are included in the following pages—in alphabetical orderof surnames.John A Hudson, ISRM President, 2007−2011

International Society for Rock MechanicsTED BROWNEmeritus (BE 1960, Professor MEngSc E.T. 1964), Brown Queensland is a graduate (PhD of 1969) the Universities and London of Melbourne1985). His major career appointments have been as Professor of (DSc(Eng)Mechanics and Dean of the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College, RockLondon, the University and as of Dean Queensland, of Engineering Australia. and Since Senior 2001, Deputy he has Vice been Chancellor a Senior ofConsultant Queensland to Rail Golder and the Associates, Port of Brisbane Brisbane, Corporation. and has served as a Director ofTed and has writer wide on international rock mechanics experience and its applications as a researcher, in the teacher, mining, consultantengineering and energy resources industries. He served as ISRM civilfrom 1983 to 1987. He is an International Fellow of The Royal Academy PresidentEngineering, UK, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological ofSciences and Engineering.was In 2001, awarded he was a Centenary appointed Medal a Companion by the Australian in the Order Government of Australia. in 2003, Hethe in 2004, John the Jaeger President’s Memorial Award Award of the of the Australasian Australian Institute Geomechanics of Mining SocietyMetallurgy for 2006, the ISRM’s Müller Award in 2007, and the SME Rock &Mechanics Award in 2010.4

ISRMCHARLES FAIRHURSTProfessor (both in Mining Fairhurst Engineering) obtained his from B.Eng. Sheffield with First University Class Honours in the UK. and He Ph.Dcurrently Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota and Senior isConsultant, Itasca Consulting Group (ICG) Inc. Minneapolis, MN,USA.Charles Salzburg, was Austria the Director (this being of the the International pre-cursor of Rock the ISRM) Mechanics and a Group,with Professor Müller during the evolution of the ISRM; in fact collaboratorfirst English-speaking ISRM member, No. 20. Many years later, from he was 1991– the1995, Charles was the President of the ISRM.He related is a present to nuclear and waste former isolation. member He of is many also an Advisory international Panels, consultant several beingon concerning mining and rock civil drilling, engineering hydraulic projects fracturing, and on rock mechanics projectsmine design, design of tunnel supports, hazardous in situ waste stress measurements,of underground space. disposal, and useCharles world and has received advised many many accolades, PhD students including from almost honorary every doctorates part of theFrance, Russia, UK and the USA. He has pioneered, frommeasurement of rock drilling processes, in situ stress and inter tunnel alia, the support analysis/design.5

International Society for Rock MechanicsJOHN A. FRANKLINDr. and John rock A. mechanics. Franklin has During degrees his in 1965–1970 civil engineering, stay at Imperial engineering College geology,in now London, form the he basis developed for much the of point presentday load and rock slake classification, durability tests and thatinnovative methods for triaxial testing, direct shear and swell-testing. alsohis retirement, he taught University of Waterloo courses in engineering Untilgeology, authored technical and co-authored writing, tunnelling over 100 research and underground articles and works. written He two hascollege textbooks.As hundred a consulting investigations, geotechnical/geological including major highways, engineer, John slope directed stability, severalsites, aggregate and mineral resources studies, and tunnelling and daminvestigations deep undergroundin Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, miningFrance, Arabia, South Great Africa, Britain, Spain, Greece, and Ireland, the U.S.A. Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, SaudiOf with his the many ISRM, lifetime and has accomplishments, served as ISRM President he is most (1987–1991), proud of his associationchairing the Commissions on Testing Methods (1975–1987), and as well Education as(1991–1995). of the ISRM “Suggested In fact he Methods” has organised for rock and testing. directed the preparation of most6

ISRMPIERRE HABIBProfessor the École Pierre Polytechnique Habib, our in oldest France Fellow, from 1945 was to born 1948. in 1925. He became He attendedResearch Engineer at CEBTP in Paris in 1948 and worked on amodulus measurements in 1950 and in situ stress measurements in situ in Young’s 1951.He Mechanics then obtained held in his Paris PhD in 1961, in 1952. Prof. After J. Mandel the International created a Congress Laboratory for for SoilSolid Director Mechanics Adj. (LMS) at the École Polytechnique and Pierre became thePierre with lateral studied pressure rock creep in 1963, in 1963, and the the scale scale effect effect during and scatter triaxial of testscompression tests of iron ore samples. He also studied high pressure simpletests on various rocks in 1974. He became a Professor in 1972, and was triaxialPresident Mechanics of in the the ISRM École (1974–1979). Nationale du He Génie has been Rural Professor des Eaux of et Soil des and Forjts Rock(1966–1998) Paris and at the and École Lecturer Polytechnique. at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines inLater in 1987, and the among mechanism other projects, of kink band Pierre formation studied the in 1994, Malpasset tunnel dam face failureequilibrium is now Scientific in 2010, Advisor and of the the Vierzy Laboratoire railway de tunnel Mécanique failure, des also Solides in 2010. (École HePolytechnique). He has written more than 250 articles and three books.7

International Society for Rock MechanicsMARC PANETMarc Paris in Panet 1962 is and a civil the engineer University with of degrees California from at Berkeley the École in des 1963. Mines From de1965 in Paris, to then 1982, for he the worked SHP Group, at the Laboratoire SIMECSOL where Central he des was Ponts President et ChausséesCEO, FC International SA where he was also President and CEO, and and2002 he has been a Consultant.sinceHe for underground has been in charge works, of highways, numerous bridges, studies in and geotechnical natural hazards, engineeringthe Mont Blanc Tunnel, Frejus Road Tunnel, LEP (CERN in Geneva), includingChannel Loetschberg Tunnel Base (from Tunnel 1967 (Switzerland), to the end of subways the construction), in Paris, Rennes, Millau Caracas, Bridge,Athens, of the suspended Algiers, the bridge landslides on the of Straits the city of of Messina Constantine (Italy),(Algeria), and the cablestayedbridge on the Golden Horn (Turkey).the projectAdditionally, committees. Marc He is is the a member author of of a many great number international of publications consultancyprofessional journals and international conferences. He is a Member inFrench Academy of Technology and was the President of the ISRM during of thethe du Mérite period and 1999–2003. Chevalier His de distinctions l’Ordre des include Palmes Académiques. Chevalier de l’Ordre National8

ISRMSHUNSUKE SAKURAIProfessor and Hiroshima Shunsuke Institute Sakurai of Technology is an Emeritus in Japan. Professor He of obtained both Kobe a ME Universityat Kyoto University in 1960 and then joined the Transportation Bureau degreethe Osaka Municipal Office, Japan, as a civil engineer designing steel and ofconcrete structures for the subway.He engineering then went by to Michigan the USA in State 1962 University and was in awarded 1966. After a PhD that, in he civilat Kobe University as Professor of Rock Mechanics until 1999. During workedtime, he was the President of the ISRM for the term 1995–1999. Also, thatwas invited as a Visiting Professor at various Universities, for example, the heSwiss Queensland Federal in Institute Australia, of Technology and Graz Technical (ETH) in University Switzerland, in Austria. the University In 1999 ofhe University moved President to the Hiroshima until 2003. Institute of Technology where he worked asShun field of has rock over mechanics, 45 years of especially experience in back in teaching analysis of and field research measurements in thefor technical monitoring papers the related stability to of this tunnels field. He and has slopes. been He involved has published in various manyengineering projects, not only in Japan, but also in overseas countries. rock9

International Society for Rock MechanicsNIELEN VAN DER MERWEProfessor (University van of Pretoria) der Merwe and gained then worked a BSc in at Mining the West Engineering Driefontein in gold 1971mine. Witwatersrand, He obtained plus MSc the and Mine PhD Manager’s degrees Certificate part time of at Competency. the University of theIn Rock addition Engineering to being for President several terms of the and South Vice African President National for Africa Institute of the ofISRM, was instrumental Nielen was in President the creation of the of ISRM the Federation for the period of International 2003–2007. Geo- HeEngineering registered Professional Societies (FedIGS) Engineer and at the currently Engineering serves Council as its President. of South He Africa is aand a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering.His career of 40 years in the mining industry consisted of 27 years inindustry and 13 years in academia, research and consulting. He was Headof the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria 2001to 2007 and, after two failed attempts at retirement, is currently Professorin the Centennial Chair for Rock Engineering at the University of theWitwatersrand, as well as being a consultant.In rock addition engineering. to several He papers, has been Nielen awarded published two Gold two handbooks Medals by the on coal SAIMM mininga Special Award from the South African Colliery Managers Association. and10

ISRMWALTER WITTKEProfessor University Wittke of Hannover obtained and his a MSc PhD in in civil soil engineering mechanics from from the the Technical TechnicalUniversity and in 1970 of Karlsruhe as Associate in Germany. Professor, and He was Senior appointed Academic in Official 1965 as at a the LecturerTechnical of the Institute University for Geotechnical of Karlsruhe. Engineering, In 1974, he became Technical Professor University and (RWTH) DirectorAachen.Walter has also been a Visiting Professor at Northwestern and PurdueUniversities in the USA, and at the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras,India. Since 1980, he has been Managing Director of the engineeringfirm Prof. Dr.-Ing. W. Wittke Consulting Engineers for Tunnelling andGeotechnical Engineering, WBI GmbH, which has been involved in manysignificant projects.In an addition active member to his work of ICOLD, for the the German ISSMFE, Geotechnical the IAEG, and Society, the ISRM, he has and beenwas editorial President work and of the especially ISRM from vigorous 1979–1983. in organising Walter has the German also been National active inSymposia of various in kinds. Aachen. He has many awards and more than 300 publications11

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