Western Geotechnical Centrifuge Opening & Symposium 2019

It is our pleasure to invite you to the official opening and international symposium to celebrate the commissioning of our new Western Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University. The opening and a tour of the facilities will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 11 a.m - 12:30 p.m. This will be followed by an international symposium on geotechnical centrifuge technology on the afternoon of Thursday, May 2 and throughout Friday, May 3, 2019.

During this symposium, seven international keynote speakers will exemplify the use of centrifuge technology in geotechnical engineering. In addition, several Western researchers will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art techniques being developed in the new facility. This event will showcase the use of scaled physical modelling for geotechnical design, construction and practice across a range of industry sectors. There will also be ample opportunity to discuss possibilities for future research during the event.

Location:  Western University, Geotechnical Research Centre, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Spencer Engineering Building and Amit Chakma Engineering Building, London, Ontario, Canada.

London is also known as “The Forest City”, the picturesque London represents a distinct Canadian destination that encompasses a broad variety of touristic attractions ranging from spectacular parkland to historic sites. As one of the major economic hubs of Southwestern Ontario, London hosts more than 380,000 inhabitants that are primarily active in manufacturing, medical research, insurance and information technology. Located approximately halfway between Toronto and Detroit, the city is easily accessible via car, bus, train as well as the local airport.

As one of the top research-intensive universities in Canada, Western remains committed to offering the best experience to more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students pursuing their academic education in one of most beautiful campuses in North America.