Dr. Erik Eberhardt
Dr. Erik Eberhardt is a Professor of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, and the Director of the Geological Engineering program at the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research focuses on the integration and advancement of field geology, innovative geotechnical monitoring and state-of-the-art numerical modelling applied to underground excavation and slope hazard problems. His research is driven by a recognition that the tools frequently used in assessing risk are often descriptive and qualitative, and that there is a need to better understand the underlying mechanisms responsible for complex rock mass responses to engineering activities. Erik is a registered professional engineer and consults on international projects in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He has published over 200 technical papers, and was the 2013 recipient of the John A. Franklin Award for outstanding technical contributions to rock mechanics and rock engineering, and 2017 recipient of the Thomas Roy Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Engineering Geology in Canada.