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Hans-Cloos Medal

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The Hans Cloos Medal is the senior award presented by IAEG, given to an engineering geologist of outstanding merit in commemoration of the ” founder of geomechanics “. The recipient should therefore be a person of international repute who has made a major contribution to engineering geology in his/her written papers or to the development of engineering geology and/or the IAEG in their own area.

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Winner of the "Hans-Cloos Medal"
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Quido Záruba

1977

Czechoslovakia
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Léon Calembert

1978

Belgium
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Marcel Arnould

1980

France
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Richard Wolters

1982

Germany
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Leopold Müller

1984

Austria
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Evguenii M. Sergeev

1986

Russia
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David J. Varnes

1989

USA
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William R. Dearman

1990

United Kingdom
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Michael Langer

1992

Germany
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William R. Judd

1994

USA
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Ricardo Oliveira

1996

Portugal
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Owen L. White

1998

Canada
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Paul G. Marinos

2000

Greece
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John Knill

2002

United Kingdom
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Vincenzo Cotecchia

2004

Italy
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Robert L. Schuster

2006

USA
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Wang Sijing

2008

P.R. China
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Martin Culshaw

2010

United Kingdom
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Victor Osipov

2012

Russia
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Roger Cojean

2014

France
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Reseat Ulusay

2016

Turkey