Juan Pestana Presented on Geotechnics for the Offshore Wind Industry at Geo Virginia 2022
Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E. (Massachusetts) presented "Geotechnics for the Offshore Wind Industry—Lessons Learned and New Challenges" last month at the Geo Virginia 2022 in Smithfield, Virginia.
Juan Pestana is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer with more than 30 years of experience focused on geotechnical and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Before joining Geosyntec, he spent 23 years as a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught and conducted research in Computational Geomechanics, Geotechnical, Geotechnical Earthquake and Offshore Engineering. Dr. Pestana has authored or coauthored more than 150 research publications. His research awards include the National Science Foundation CAREER award on modeling cyclic behavior of cohesionless soils, the ASCE Arthur Casagrande Award for contributions to constitutive modeling of soil behavior, the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for contributions to constitutive and numerical modeling in Geotechnical Engineering, and the Shamsher Prakash Research Prize for significant contributions to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.
His talk provided attendees with a broad overview of offshore wind, addressing the history and current state of the industry, the various kinds of offshore structures involved, foundation types, site characterization, installation, and site-specific geohazards.
Geo Virginia is an annual conference presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Virginia Geo-Institute that brings together geotechnical engineering professionals and students across the state for presentations, short courses, and networking. The theme of the 2022 conference was "Lessons Learned in Geotechnical Engineering."
About the event: https://geovirginia.org/
About Geo-Institute: https://www.geoinstitute.org/
About ASCE: https://www.asce.org/
Learn more about Juan: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/juan-pestana