Hanumasagar selected for ‘landslide school’ with some of world’s top scholars

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Ph.D. student Sangy Hanumasagar will attend the International Research Association on Large Landslides meeting in China this month for two weeks of workshops and high-level courses on landslides.

Ph.D. student Sangy Hanumasagar will join some of the world’s leading experts on landslides in China next week for 10 days of workshops and high-level courses.

The International Research Association on Large Landslides gathers post-doctoral researchers and Ph.D. students each year to exchange knowledge and learn from top scholars in the field.

“Landslide monitoring and analysis is a subject that intersects multiple disciplines like engineering, geology and geophysics,” Hanumasagar said. “As a geotechnical engineer, I want to supplement my engineering-focused education on slope stability mechanics with principles and practices from these other disciplines, which employ exciting new technologies in geophysics, remote sensing, and more.

“I am looking forward to learning from internationally renowned scholars in the lecture series as well as collecting and analyzing data in landslide-prone areas in the nearby New Beichuan area of China.”

Hanumasagar is in his second year of work with David Frost to improve the traditional techniques used to compact soils, with the goal of making pavements and other applications stronger. He said he’s looking forward to interacting with scholars from all over the world at the association’s meeting.

“I am delighted to have been accepted to the iRALL-School-2016 and eagerly awaiting the trip to Chengdu, China,” he said.

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