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DFI Announces Hal Hunt Lecturer for 39th Annual Conference in Atlanta

The annual Hal Hunt Lecturer for DFI’s 39th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Atlanta this upcoming October, is Paul W. Mayne, Ph.D., P.E., professor of Geosystems Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The lecture is a highlight of the Annual Conference, and is named after Hal Hunt, one of the initial organizers of DFI. The lecture, set up in 1989, was created to recognize notable communicators in the deep foundations community.

Professor Mayne is an international researcher, focusing on in-situ testing, geotechnical site characterization and the evaluation of rock and soil properties. He gave the 2006 James K. Mitchell Lecture and the 2009 Michael W. O’Neill Lecture, both high honors within the geotechnical profession. He also delivered the state-of-the-art lecture at the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering in Alexandria, Egypt in 2009. Mayne has consulted on projects all over the world, and written or co-authored countless books, manuals and technical papers. Mayne attended Cornell University for doctoral studies and since 1990 has been a faculty member at Georgia Tech.

The Annual Conference is being held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA, from October 21-24, 2014.

More information on the Annual Conference is available at www.deepfoundations2014.org