Dallas, Texas | November 12–15, 2017


PanAm-UNSAT 2017

The Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils

On behalf of the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), you are invited to attend PanAm-UNSAT 2017: The Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, which will be held November 12–15, 2017.

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 will feature the latest research advances and engineering‐practice innovations with a focus on characterization, modeling, design, construction, and field performance. The conference builds upon the continuing success of PanAm-UNSAT 2013 (First Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Cartagena, Colombia); UNSAT 2006 (Fourth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Carefree, Arizona); and the seminal EXPANSIVE ’92 (Seventh International Conference on Expansive Soils, Dallas, Texas, 1992).

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 will follow this series of successful regional and international conferences on Unsaturated Soils, bringing together researchers, practitioners, students and policy makers from around the world, particularly the Americas, to share the latest advances, engineering applications, and pedagogical approaches in the unsaturated soil mechanics discipline.

Conference Program Committee

Conference Chair:
Laureano R. Hoyos, Ph.D., M.G-I, University of Texas at Arlington
Conference Co-Chair:
John S. McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of California, San Diego
Technical Program Chair:
Sandra L. Houston, Ph.D., D.GE, M.ASCE, Arizona State University
Technical Program Co-Chair:
William J. Likos, Ph.D., M.ASCE, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Local Chair:
Marcelo Sanchez, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Local Chair:
Gerald A. Miller, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, University of Oklahoma
Sponsorship & Exhibits Chair:
Anand J. Puppala, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, University of Texas at Arlington


Created by ASCE in October 1996, the Geo-Institute (G-I) combines the talents and perspectives of its members to promote the geotechnical profession and enhance career development through specialty conferences, journals and practice-oriented publications, educational programs, networking and coalition building, technical committees and task forces and leadership on emerging issues.

The over 13,000 members and 80 organizational members of G-I include scientists, engineers, technologists and organizations interested in improving the environment, mitigating natural hazards, and constructing economically engineered facilities.


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