John Boscawen Burland#

John Boscawen Burland
Membership Number:2200
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • Emeritus Professor
  • Senior Research Investigator at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Imperial College London
  • Professor of Soil Mechanics, Head of the Geotechnics Section, Imperial College London

Fields of Scholarship
  • Critical state soil mechanics
  • Development of the Modified Cam Clay constitutive model for reconstituted clays

Honours and Awards
  • 1989 Kelvin Medal
  • 1990 Rankine Lecturer (On the compressibility and shear strength of natural clays, Geotechnique, Band 40, 1990, S. 329-378)
  • 1994 Honorary doctorate from Heriot-Watt University
  • 1997 Institution of Structural Engineers Gold Medal
  • 2001 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Gold Medal
  • 2002 Higginson Lecture and the Victor de Mello Lecture
  • 2003 Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran Prize of the Foundation of Science and Technology
  • 2003 Commendadore der Ordine della Stella di Solidarieta Italiana
  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • 2005 Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2005 New Year Honours
  • 2016 Member of the National Academy of Engineering

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