From: Abouzar Sadrekarimi [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 4:25 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Contribution to the Ralph Peck Legacy Website.

Dear Mima Malakou:

I just noticed the invitation to contribute in the Professor Ralph Peck’s Legacy website in Being a graduate of University of Illinois I would be happy to contribute as much as I can to the website. Professor Peck used to come to University of Illinois every year to give a lecture and the Ralph B. Peck award to two doctorate students. I was fortunate to meet him at the University of Illinois twice (2005 and 2006) in which during his last visit (2006) he offered a very interesting lecture about the “Rion- Anitrion Bridge, Greece” where he was a consultant on the project. The last time I met him was during the GeoDenver 2007 accompanied by Dr. Suzanne Lacasse. My father (also a Geotechnical Engineering professor at the University of Tabriz) also met him during the 16 International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Osaka Japan. I have attached photos of these occasions to this email. The descriptions of each photo are provided in their names. I have also attached two photos (2 & 4) of Ralph Peck with some other famous figures in Geotechnical Engineering taken (scanned) from one of the earliest proceedings of ICSMGE.


Abouzar Sadrekarimi

Photo#99: University of Illinois (left to right: Chienwein Huang, Ben Mattson, Aaron Sacks, Daniel Servigna, Ralph Peck, Gholamreza Mesri, David Groholski, Abdolreza Osouli, Abouzar Sadrekarimi).

Photo#100: Lecture at University of Illinois 2005.

Photo#101: GeoDenver 2007 Conference (from left to right-Abouzar Sadrekarimi, Jim Hansen, David Jaromin, Suzanne Lacasse, Nejan Huvaj).

Photo#102: 16th ICSMGE (Professors Peck & Sadrekarimi).

Photo#103: 16th ICSMGE (Professors Peck and Mesri).

Photo#104: 16th ICSMGE, Professor Peck.

Photo#105: 16th ICSMGE, Professor Peck.

Photo#106: The opening address at the Conference was presented by professor N.M. Newmark shown here (2nd from left) chatting with W.J. Turnbull, S.M. Davidson and R.B. Peck.

Photo#107: Task Committee on Shear Strength of Soils: H.B. Seed, J.W. Hilf (Secretary), M.J. Hvorslev (Vice-chairman), W.J. Turnbull(Chairman), R.B. Peck, A. Casagrande, R.A. Barron.