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Geo-Extreme 2021

Geo-Extreme 2021 aims to create a multi-disciplinary forum to discuss how the geo-engineering community can work with other professionals, e.g., climate scientists, engineers, emergency managers, resilience and sustainability investigators, insurance experts, and policy makers, to properly cope with extreme events (such as hurricanes, floods, extreme precipitations, droughts, wildfires, debris flows, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides) under a changing climate.

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Farshid Vahedifard, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Mississippi State University

Technical Committee

  • James A. McKelvey, III, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Earth Engineering Incorporated
  • Amir Aghakouchak, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of California, Irvine
  • Daniel Pradel, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Ohio State University
  • Jason Giovannettone, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Dewberry
  • Limin Zhang, Ph.D., F.ASCE, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Halil Ceylan, Ph.D., P.E., A.M.ASCE, Iowa State University
  • Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Ranjiv Gupta, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Freeport-McMoran
  • Bhaskar C. S. Chittoori, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Boise State University
  • Jeremy Varner, P.E., M.ASCE, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


  • Chief Editor: Christopher L. Meehan, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, University of Delaware
  • Co-Editor: Miguel A. Pando, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.ASCE, Drexel University
  • Co-Editor: Ben A. Leshchinsky, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Oregon State University
  • Co-Editor: Navid Jafari, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Louisiana State University

Sponsorship & Exhibits

  • Chair: James D. Hussin, P.E., M.ASCE, Keller
  • Co-Chair: Anna Kotas, P.E., M.ASCE, GeoTesting Express/Geocomp
  • Co-Chair: Roger Failmezger, P.E., M.ASCE, In-Situ Soil Testing, LLC

Tours & Local Activities

  • Soonkie Nam, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Georgia Southern University
  • Guoming Lin, Ph.D., G.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, Terracon

Students & Young Members Activities

  • Beena Ajmera, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, North Dakota State University
  • Erik Jensen, M.ASCE, Quest Integrity

Liaison to Technical Program Committee

  • Derrick Dasenbrock, P.E., F.ASCE, Minnesota Dept. of Transportation

The Geo-Institute of ASCE

Created by ASCE in October 1996, the Geo-Institute (G-I) combines the talents and perspectives of its members to promote the geotechnical profession and enhance career development through specialty conferences, journals and practice-oriented publications, educational programs, networking and coalition building, technical committees and task forces and leadership on emerging issues. The 13,000+ members and 60+ organizational members of G-I include scientists, engineers, technologists and organizations interested in improving the environment, mitigating natural hazards, and constructing economically engineered facilities.

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