2008 Inaugural Dorman Lecture
California Institute of Technology
Jean-Lou Chameau is serving as the eighth president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), there-by leading one of the world’s preeminent centers of instruction and research in engineering and science. Chameau received his secondary and undergraduate education in France and his graduate education in civil engineering from Stanford University. He currently serves on the boards of directors for MTS Systems Corporation, the Academic Research Council of Singapore, the Council on Competitiveness, and l’Ecole Polytechnique.
Chameau’s technical interests include sustainable technology; environmental geotechnology; soil dynamics; earthquake engineering; and liquefaction of soils. He was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, the ASCE Arthur Casagrande Award, the Rodney Chipp Memorial Award from the Society of Women Engineers, and the Prix Nessim Habif from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts-et-Métiers.