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Awards

Rudolph Glossop (1902-1993) is credited with bringing together academics and practitioners in engineering geology in the UK; he was involved in setting up the Engineering Group in 1964 and, in 1966, the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology, having previously also help set up the Geotechnical Society and the journal Geotechnique in 1948. Glossop was the eighth Rankine Lecturer in 1967; he was also Chairman of the Engineering Group (1965-68) and Vice President of the Geological Society (1969). Glossop’s contribution to engineering geology is recognised by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society through the prestigious Glossop Lecture and Glossop Award, established in 1997.

Glossop Lecture

The Glossop Lecture was initiated as the most prestigious lecture of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society, to be presented by an invited eminent engineering geologist. The requirement for the presentation is that it should highlight the contribution made in the application of engineering geology to civil engineering. This may be achieved by utilizing a subject that illustrates a particular expertise or summarizes a significant contribution to the science by the invitee.

The previous presenters of the Glossop Lecture are:

Glossop Award

The Glossop Award is a prestigious award made annually to an outstanding young engineering geologist or geo-environmentalist. Candidates must be a Fellow of the Geological Society and under training for, or already be a Chartered Geologist or Scientist and not older than 30 years of age on the date of presentation.

To enter, you must submit a short abstract (500 words) outlining a case history that demonstrates your part in an engineering geology or geo-environmental project.  Guidance notes and an application form can be downloaded via the event links.

The successful candidate will present their work at the Glossop Meeting, before the Glossop Medal lecture.

The previous recipients of the Glossop Award are:

 

  • Peter Phipps (1997) Terrain evaluation for high speed rail - the Channel Tunnel Rail Link as a case study .
  • Ian Duncan (1998) Mussenden Temple cliff stabilisation.
  • Jonathan Hart (1999) Rehabilitation of the Halsema Highway, Philippines.
  • Andrew Porter (2000) Engineering Geology in earth dam design and construction: an example from North Derbyshire.
  • Chris Martin (2001) Engineering geological investigation at Dabhol LNG Power Project, India.
  • Fleur Loveridge (2002) The engineering geology of a landslide in the Gault.
  • James Gelder (2004) Managing risk due to solution features at the A34-M4 junction improvements scheme, Newbury, UK.
  • Andrew Mills (2005) Novel approaches to mitigation of peat slide risk, an example from Channerwick, Shetland.
  • Joseph Appleby (2006) Reedness river bank stability – an engineering geological approach.
  • Anna Pearson (2007) Reduce, reuse, recycle: engineering geology of a sustainable housing development, Eastern Quarry, Kent.
  • Seth Pollak (2008) Geologic interpretation for design of caverns in an urban setting – A case study of the Seven Line Extension Project, New York.
  • Stacy English (2009) Rockfall protection of Jamestown Wharf, St Helena.
  • Dougal Mason (2010) Engineering geology for Project Wind Wind, New Zealand.
  • Sophie Gibb (2011) Application of presplit blasting to final faces in hard rock quarries.
  • Thomas Clifford (2012) Assessment and design mitigation for rockfall in quarries

 

Engineering Group Award

The award is for those in their early to mid career and is made for significant contribution in research, publication or practice in the field of Engineering Geology.

Previous Engineering Group Award recipients include the following:

Year Recipient Year Recipient Year Recipient
1985 R Chandler 1992 J Cripps 2001 D Giles
1986 M Sanders 1993 A Burnett 2003 I Sims
1987 M Clayton  1994  D Norbury  2008  L Donnelly 
1988  T Mellors  1995  R Allington  2010  J Skipper 
1989  M Culshaw  1996  T Spink   2011  
1990  D Gordon  1997  P Jackson  2012  D. Giles
1991  S Hencher  1999  A Bowden     

IAEG Prizes

As the UK National Group of the International Association of Engineering Geology (IAEG), the Engineering Group recognises international contribution and achievement in the field of engineering geology. Both the Hans-Cloos Medal and Richard-Wolters Prize will be awarded in 2010. From the IAEG website:

The Hans-Cloos Medal is the senior award presented by IAEG, given to an engineering geologist of outstanding merit in commemoration of the "founder of geomechanics". The recipient should therefore be a person of international repute who has made a major contribution to engineering geology in his/her written papers or to the development of engineering geology and/or the IAEG in their own area.

The Richard-Wolters Prize specifically recognises meritorious scientific achievement by a younger member of the engineering geology profession (less than 40 years old on 1 January 2010 ) and is awarded to honour Dr. Wolters' many contributions to international understanding and co-operation.