Every three to four years IACMAG recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution in the field of area of Geomechanics. Awards are made in a number of different categories, as listed below.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS MEDAL
Recognises individuals who have made outstanding and seminal research contributions in geomechanics for a longer time, which have been adopted for basic research and practical applications. Consideration is given to academic and professional contributions.
CHANDRAKANT S. DESAI EXCELLENCE MEDAL
Recognises individuals who have made significant contributions in research, and education in geomechanics. The areas include constitutive modelling, testing, computer methods and applications in geomechanics. Consideration will be given to non-traditional approaches, such as a combination of basic and practical aspects, multidisciplinary effort, integration of research and teaching, etc.
JOHN BOOKER EXCELLENCE MEDAL
Recognises individuals who have made significant contributions in research in geomechanics for nonlinear and time-dependent problems including analytical and computational methods, constitutive modelling, consolidation, and contaminant transport. Consideration is given to mathematical rigour and elegance that lead to fundamental understanding and insight into engineering and physical phenomena.
REGIONAL AWARDS: EXCELLENT CONTRIBUTION
These awards are given to individuals who have a record of significant contributions in research, academic activities and professional service in a particular region. Since these awards are presented every three to four years, more than one award may be considered in this category.
EXCELLENT PAPER AWARD TO JUNIOR INDIVIDUALS
(45 years and under)
Recognises excellent research contributions published through refereed paper(s) in archived journals. The basic aspects of the nominated research should be of high quality and may be in a wide range of subjects in geomechanics/geotechnics, including areas such as analytical or numerical methods, constitutive modelling and testing, and important practical geotechnical applications.