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Prof. Jean-Louis Briaud, former ISSMGE and FedIGS President.
Professor Jean-Louis BRIAUD, is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair Professor at Texas A&M University. He previously served as President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and as President of FedIGS.
With ISSMGE, Prof. Briaud reorganized the society in a more “customer oriented” fashion. Also at the top of his priorities was to raise money to help the representatives of countries with lower economic power to come to the conferences and achieve things that are common expectations in wealthier countries.
Improving the technical content of the ISSMGE website and developing webinars were also high priorities during his presidency. Three new board level committees were created in his tenure to enhance the achievement of these goals: a Technical Oversight Committee, a Membership Committee, an Innovation Committee.