Toshihiro NODA, PhD, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Nagoya University
He is a professor of Nagoya University, Japan. He is a graduate of and belongs to Department of Civil Engineering of the University. He has been engaged in the research and development on elasto-plastic constitutive modelling of soil and numerical analysis method in geomechanics since the master course. He currently focuses on researches on geodisaster prevention / mitigation against large earthquake and heavy rainfall.
John S. McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, Professor and Chair, Department of Structural Engineering, University of California San Diego
John S. McCartney is a Professor in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California San Diego, specializing in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. He has received several research awards, including the Walter L. Huber Research Prize from ASCE in 2016, the Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award from ASCE in 2013, the J. James R. Croes medal from ASCE in 2012, the 2019 R.M. Quigley award from CGS in 2020, the DFI Young Professor Award in 2012, the NSF Faculty Early Development (CAREER) Award in 2011, and the IGS and Young IGS Awards from the International Geosynthetics Society in 2018 and 2008, respectively. He is an editor of ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (JGGE) and Computers and Geotechnics, an associate editor of Canadian Geotechnical Journal and is active on the editorial boards of several other journals. He received BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2002 and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.
Francois Nicot, Ph.D., Research Professor at Grenoble-Alpes University (INRAE)
Dr. F. Nicot received his Engineer and PhD degrees in civil engineering in 1995 and 1999, respectively, at Centrale School of Lyon (France). As a world-renowned researcher in soil mechanics, his activities deal with geomechanics, with a special focus on micromechanics of granular materials and multiscale failure modeling. Application fields span from constitutive modeling of geomaterials to gravity-driven natural hazards analysis, including slope engineering issues. He has published more than 200 articles, including 125 papers in international journals together with more than 20 collective books.
He is co-director of the International Research Network GeoMech (Multi-Physics and Multi-scale Couplings in Geo-environmental Mechanics), gathering more than 25 academic institutions over the world. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering (T&F Publ.), and he is Associate Editor of Granular Matter (Springer Publ.)