Prof. Dietmar Adam

Prof. Dietmar Adam, Member of Steering Committee of ISIC

Head of the Institute of Geotechnics and Head of the Research Unit of Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
Owner of Consulting Engineers Geotechnik Adam ZT GmbH, Brunn am Gebirge, Austria

Professor Dr. Dietmar Adam is Head of the Institute of Geotechnics at TU Wien, Head of the Research Unit of Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics, and Head of the Soil Mechanics Laboratory (first chair Professor Karl von Terzaghi). Since the early nineties he has gained wide academic, research and professional experience in civil and geotechnical engineering. He obtained his PhD from TU Wien in 1996 and completed his habilitation (post-doc studies) in 2002. In 2008 he was appointed Full Professor for Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics.

From the beginning of his academic career in 1992 he has been involved in research and application of Roller-integrated Continuous Compaction Control (CCC) respective Intelligent Compaction (IC) and since then he is one of the international key proponents of CCC/IC. His main research interests and current research activities cover theoretical and experimental soil dynamics, compaction and compaction control, ground improvement, deep vibro compaction, innovative geo-materials, railway tamping, ground freezing, and thermo-active foundations, structures and tunnels. He initiated numerous national and international research projects with pioneering findings. He is mentioned as inventor in numerous patent specifications.

His research is reflected in 300+ publications in International Journals and Conference Proceedings and more than 250 invitations to presentations, keynote and special lectures at International Conferences in the field of Geotechnical Engineering in about 80 countries. Since 1992 he received several awards for his scientific achievements, amongst others the Austrian State Award for sustainability in climate protection for transportation technologies.

He is the Secretary of the Austrian National Committee of the ISSMGE and active in numerous national and international standards and guidelines committees, member of several “Technical Committees” of the ISSMGE, as well as expert of the commission of large dams and authorised tunnelling expert of the Republic of Austria. He has also been a member of advisory boards, scientific committees and paper review committees of numerous international conferences worldwide, and a member of editorial boards and peer review committees of international scientific journals. He is Editor of the prestigious journal BAUINGENIEUR.

His consulting activities are characterized by a high degree of internationality; he has been fully responsible for 1,000+ projects in civil engineering, geotechnical and environmental engineering in more than 40 countries all over the globe.