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2nd IPA Research Grant Award

Award Ceremony

2nd IPA Research Grant Award Ceremony
Date:
12 Dec 2008
Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Venue:
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Organizer:
IPA Award Committee
Presenter:
President Akio Kitamura
(IPA Honorary President)
Winner:
5 research groups
out of 10 applicants

IPA Award Committee invited the honorable award winners of 2nd IPA Research Grant Award to 2nd IPA International Workshop in New Orleans, USA and held an award ceremony on 12 Dec 2008. Total 5 groups were conferred testimonials and grant by Honorary President Akio Kitamura. Every group made 15 minutes presentation of the award winning research proposals to all attendees. Variety of themes was attractive enough for participants to enjoy questions and answers. The award winners are going to prepare and make researches from 1 Arp 2009 to 31 Mar 2010 for a year. The results will be presented at 3rd IPA International Workshop.

Awards presented by Honorary President Akio Kitamura

Prof. Michael Doubrovsky
Prof. Michael Doubrovsky
(Odessa National Maritime
University / Ukraine)
Dr Andrew M McNamara
Dr Andrew M McNamara
(City University / UK)
Dr Kohei Nagai
Dr Kohei Nagai
(The University of Tokyo / Japan)
Dr Jelke Dijkstra
Dr Jelke Dijkstra on behalf of
Prof. A. F. van Tol (Delft University of
Technology / The Netherlands)
Assoc. Prof. Albert T. Yeung
Assoc. Prof. Albert T. Yeung
(University of Hong Kong / Hong Kong)

Presentation of Awarded Proposals by 5 Award Winners

  • "Presentation Title"
Vice Chairman Emeritus Prof. Kozo Tagaya
Vice Chairman Emeritus Prof. Kozo Tagaya,
the Award Committee Chairman
Disclosure of the criterion of evaluation of the Award
Prof. Michael Doubrovsky
Prof. Michael Doubrovsky
"Acquisition and analysis of information during U-profile
sheet piles press-in to achieve construction target"
Dr Andrew McNamara
Dr Andrew McNamara
"Reducing driving forces for pressed in piles"
Dr Kohei Nagai
Dr Kohei Nagai
"Evaluation of bearing capacity of gravel layer by
measurement data during press-in operation"
Dr Jelke Dijkstra
Dr Jelke Dijkstra
"Experimental investigation into the stress and
strain development in a open ended tubular pile"
Assoc. Prof. Albert T. Yeung
Assoc. Prof. Albert T. Yeung
"Use of Tactile Pressure Sensors to Evaluate
the Stress Distribution behind an Earth Retaining
Structure Induced by Press-In Piling"