The Maurice A. Biot Lecture





November 21, 2023

Prof. Tadatsugu Tanaka
University of Tokyo

Plastic Behaviors of Geomaterials and Their Application to Static and Dynamic Problems


November 29, 2022

Prof. Emmanuel Detournay

University of Minnesota

Hydraulic Fracture in Highly Permeable Rock


November 12, 2019

Prof. George W. Scherer

Princeton University

Relating Permeability to Thermal Strain of Saturated Materials


December 7, 2017

Prof. Teng-fong Wong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Compaction Localization, Permeability Evolution and Effective Stress Behavior of Porous Rock


October 17, 2016

Prof. Kimberly E. Kurtis
Georgia Institute of Technology

21st Century Cement Technology: Addressing Sustainability Throuh Innovation


December 11, 2015

Prof. Robert W. Zimmerman
Imperial College London

The Effects of Pore Structure, Pore Fluid, Stress, and Frequency on Elastic Wavespeeds in Sandstones


November 19, 2014

Prof. Jean H. Prevost
Princeton University

One-Way Versus Two-Way Coupling in Reservoir-Geomechnical Models


November 7, 2013

Prof. Ronaldo I. Borja

Stanford University

Persistent Shear Band in Unsaturated Porous Materials


November 19, 2012

Prof. A.P.S. Selvadurai
McGill University, Canada

Contact and Inclusion Problems in Poromechanics 


October 18, 2011

Prof. Alexander Cheng

University of Mississippi

Intrinsic Material Constants of Poroelasticity


October 5, 2010

Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm


Poromechanics: From Atoms to Concrete Structures
Dedicated to Olivier Coussy (1953-2010)


June 8, 2009

Prof. Zdeněk P. Bažant
Northwestern University

Modeling of Creep and Hygrothermal Deformations of Concrete:  Intriguing Consequences of Nano-Porosity


December 2, 2008

Prof. Younane Abousleiman
The University of Oklahoma

Electrokinetic and Chemical Effects in Poromechanics
Through the Solution of the Inclined Wellbore Problem


October 30, 2007

Prof. John W. Rudnicki
Northwestern University

True Triaxial Testing and the Failure of Rocks


November 16, 2006

Prof. Van C. Mow
Columbia University (Biomedical Engineering)

The Role of Biomechanics in Cartilage Tissue Engineering
(how to access Prof. Mow's papers?)


October 19, 2005

Prof. James R. Rice
Harvard University

Biot Poromechanics in Earthquake and Faulting Phenomena
(link to Prof. Rice's home page at Harvard University
power point presentation, related paper)


December 9, 2004*

Prof. Stephen C. Cowin
City University of New York

Strain Amplification in the Mechanosensory System in Bone



The Fifth Biot Conference on Poromechanics, 2013
The Fourth Biot Conference on Poromechanics, 2009
Olivier Coussy Memorial Symposium at EMI2010
- A symposium in memory of Pr. Olivier Coussy
Mechanics and Physics of Porous Solids: a tribute to Prof. Olivier Coussy
   Ecole des ponts ParisTech, France (18 to 20 April 2011)

Maurice A. Biot  (link to PoroNet, maintained by Prof. Alex Cheng)
Introduction by Mindlin (1962 Timoshenko Medal)
Maurice A. Biot (by Mindlin, in Memorial Tributes, Vol. 3, National Academy of Engineering, 1989, pp. 30-35)
*The Opening Speech by Prof. Bruno Boley is edited and published in the Biot Centennial Volume of the Third Biot Conference on Poromechanics