Ennio Palmeira, Terzaghi Award

Ennio PalmeiraThe Brazilian Geotechnical Society (ABMS) has honored Prof. Ennio Palmeira with the Terzaghi Award. Palmeira is Professor of Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Brasília. He is a long-time contributor to and leader in the geosynthetics field.
Prof. Palmeira has twice served as the President of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Brazilian Chapter and has authored more than 300 papers on geosynthetic in geotechnical engineering. His influence has extended well beyond Brazil’s borders. Among his many honors are Honorary Member status with the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)—the society’s highest individual honor—and his admittance in the National Order of Scientific Merit by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
A full article on the award has been published at Geosynthetica.net.br, a new, Portuguese-language site dedicated to the dynamic geosynthetics field in Brazil. (Users of the Google Chrome browser can right click on the article at Geosynthetica.net.br and select “Translate” to get a general translation of the story.)