Brianis an Arup Fellow, a principal of Arup Geotechnics and an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has worked on a wide range of geotechnical and ground-structure interaction problems, maintaining particular interests in numerical modelling, retaining structures and tunnels. He presented the BGA Rankine Lecture in 1992 and a State-of-the-Art report on Geotechnical Analysis and Design at the 2009 international conference of ISSMGE. Since the early 1980’s, he has been involved in the development of Eurocode 7 (Geotechnical Design), having been a member of its drafting panels and vice-chairman of the CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) committee on Eurocode 7 (SC7). He has authored two commentaries on Eurocode 7 and several papers on various related issues. He is the current chair of ISSMGE Technical Committee TC205 on Safety and serviceability in geotechnical engineering and of the BSI committee on geotechnical codes, B/526. He is often the UK delegate to SC7 and is a member of several of the EC7 “Evolution Groups”
Georgios Katsigiannis Arup Geotechnics & UCL
Georgios is a Research Geotechnical Engineer carrying out research at Arup and University College of London. He has graduated from Imperial College London and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki while part of his current studies takes place at London Business School. He is also Visiting Researcher at Graz University of Technology in Austria working closely with the Computational Geotechnics Group. He has worked for Arup Geotechnics being involved in Canary Wharf projects and the Riyadh metro. He is the organiser of the annual international workshop on EC7 & New Design Challenges and creator of the website www.workshopec7.com. He has been interacting with several of the EC7 “Evolution Groups” and has been recently appointed secretary of the ISSMGE ETC10 on ‘‘Evaluation of EC7’’. He has published and presented his research work in European and International conferences while the European Institute has twice awarded him the Junior Researcher Grant for outstanding research with European impact. Georgios has been named "Postgraduate of the Year" by the Ground Engineering Magazine at their Next Generation Awards 2014 and has been shortlisted for the Ground Engineering Rising Star 2015 award. He has also been shortlisted for the prestigious BGA Cooling Prize 2015.