2010 Hans-Cloos medal and Richard-Wolters prize
Call for nominations
According to IAEG statutes and by-laws, Hans-Cloos Medal and Richard-Wolters Prize will be awarded in 2010.
New nomination procedure
Richard Wolters Prize 2010 will be awarded after following a new procedure. The National Groups will receive before the end of may 2009 a letter from the General Secretary instructions containing the details of the procedure to be followed.
The Hans-Cloos medal 2010 will be awarded in Auckland in 2010, on the 12th IAEG international congress. Nominations for this medal are made by IAEG national groups. The deadline for sending nominations is 31st May2009. The IAEG executive committee will name the awardee on its annual meeting in Chengdu (P.R. of China) on 7th September 2009. The awardee will be invited to give the 4th Hans-Cloos lecture on the opportunity of the congress.
About the prizes
The Hans-Cloos Medal is the senior award presented by IAEG, given to an engineering geologist of outstanding merit in commemoration of the "founder of geomechanics". The recipient should therefore be a person of international repute who has made a major contribution to engineering geology in his/her written papers or to the development of engineering geology and/or the IAEG in their own area.
The Richard-Wolters Prize specifically recognises meritorious scientific achievement by a younger member of the engineering geology profession (less than 40 years old on January 1st 2010 ) and is awarded to honour Dr. Wolters' many contributions to international understanding and co-operation.
The regulations for the awarding of the Medal and the Prize are in the by-laws of the statutes of the IAEG (§ E, Awards and Prizes), available on the web site of the association.
The nominator shall provide :
– a statement of support for the nominee which should not be longer than two single-spaced A4 pages ;
– a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae ;
– a list of publications (identifying the three most important papers, for a nominee to Richard-Wolters Prize).
We are expecting you to send us excellent nominations.