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Venue: Engineering New Zealand, Level 6 , 40 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011
Evening Presentation with Vaughan Griffiths PhD, DSc, PE, D.GE, C.Eng,
D. Vaughan completed his Masters degree at UC Berkeley and his Doctoral degrees at the University of Manchester, UK and a
the geotechnical engineering literature. He is currently Professor of Civil Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines where his primary research interests lie in application of finite element methods to geotechnical engineering and a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of Newcastle, NSW
His research interests lie in application of finite element and risk assessment methodologies in geotechnical engineering, and his papers on slope stability analysis are among the most highly cited in the geotechnical engineering literature.
He is the co-author of three textbooks that have gone into multiple and foreign language editions on “Programming the Finite Element Method”, “Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering” and “Numerical Methods for Engineers”. He gives regular short-courses on Risk Assessment for practitioners, with recent offerings in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, New Zealand, Norway,
Taiwan and the USA. Professor Griffiths is a past-editor of the journals Computers and Geotechnics, Journal of Geotechnical
and Geoenvironmental Engineering and Géotechnique. In 2017, he was named the Cross-Canada Lecturer by the Canadian
Geotechnical Society, and the same year received the H. Bolton Seed Medal from the ASCE/Geo-Institute. He served on the Board
of Direction of ASCE from 2010-2013 as the Region 7 Director, and was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the ASCE in 2020.
He gave the TH Wu Distinguished Lecture in 2021 and the Wilson Tang lecture in 2022.