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The Lumb Lecture is established jointly by the Department of Civil Engineering, HKU and the Geotechnical Division, HKIE, in honour of the late Professor Peter Lumb who had made significant contributions in the development of geotechnical engineering in Hong Kong. More details about the Lumb Lecture can be found here.

Professor Lumb was both a practicing engineer and dedicated researcher, well known for his pioneering research in slope failures in Hong Kong. It is fitting that the first two Lumb Lectures were related to geotechnical practice and failure of slopes. Both lectures were most stimulating, demonstrating the importance of understanding the basic mechanism of soil failures and engineering judgment in dealing with geotechnical problems. The membership of the Lumb Lecture Organising Committee can be found here .

A total of six Lumb Lectures have been delivered since 2000 and these include:

Lumb's Legacy 10 October 2012 Dr John Endicott
AECOM Asia
Lessons Learned from Typhoon Morakot and Hazard Prevention and Mitigation in Taiwan 14 October 2010 Dr Moh Za-chieh
Chairman of MAA Group
Uncertainty, Reliability and Foundation Engineering 1 December 2008 Professor Fred H Kulhawy
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, the USA
Geo-Environmental Aspects of Groundwater Pollution 14 October 2006 Professor John A. Cherry
University of Waterloo
Geotechnical Challenges in Hydropower Development in China 6 October 2004 Professor C.F. Lee
The University of Hong Kong
Failure of Slopes and Soil Property Characterization 24 October 2002 Professor Kenji Ishihara
Chuo University, Tokyo and the Science University of Tokyo
Performance in Geotechnical Practice 10 May 2000 Professor Norbert R. Morgenstern
The University of Alberta, Canada