The Rocha Medal
- 2004 – Giovanni Grasselli – Shear Strength of Rock Joints based on the Quantified Surface Description
- 2015 – Andrea Lisjak – Investigating the influence of mechanical anisotropy on the fracturing behaviour of brittle clay shales with application to deep geological repositories (Watch Video)
- 2017 – Bryan Tatone – Investigating the evolution of rock discontinuity asperity degradation and void space morphology under direct shear
Image from ISRM
John A. Franklin Award
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The honorary reward, named after the past International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) President, John A. Franklin, for his exceptional contributions to the Canadian and international rock mechanics community, and to the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), is presented every other year.
The award recognizes a Canadian and/or CGS member who has recently made an outstanding and published technical contribution in the fields of rock mechanics or rock engineering. In addition, the individual has provided outstanding service to the Canadian geotechnical community.
For past recipients of the award, please visit the CGS website.
Leopold Müller Award
Since 1984, a cash price (€ 3,000) is annually awarded by the Austrian Society for Geomechanics (OeGG) to honour an excellent doctoral thesis in the field of geotechnical engineering, and in line with the goals of the OeGG. The recipient is selected by the board of the OeGG and is awarded at the Geomechanics Colloquium the following year.
Dr. Qi Zhao is the 2019 winner of the Leopold Müller Award for his thesis titled “Investigating brittle rock failure and associated seismicity using laboratory experiments and numerical simulations“, making him the first recipient from a Canadian university. He will receive the award at the 69th Geomechanics Colloquium 2020 in Salzburg, Austria.
For past recipients of the award, please visit the OeGG website.