Dr Harry Poulos awarded the Peter Nicol Russell Career Achievement Memorial Medal. Coffey’s senior consultant Professor Harry Poulos AM has been recognised for his remarkable contribution to the field of engineering.
Harry has been awarded the Peter Nicol Career Achievement Memorial Medal - the highest honour conferred by Engineers Australia.
"He has transformed our understanding of how structures interact with the ground and developed more reliable design approaches – an achievement more than worthy of Engineers Australia’s highest individual honour.”
In honouring Harry, Engineers Australia recognised his significant contribution to the field of engineering, citing “Professor Harry Poulos' work has underpinned many of the world's tallest buildings including the Burj Khalifa. He has transformed our understanding of how structures interact with the ground and developed more reliable design approaches – an achievement more than worthy of Engineers Australia’s highest individual honour.”
Harry has long been a contributor to the activities of the international geotechnical community, including the Australian Geomechanics Society, the international society of Soil mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Coffey CEO Urs Meyerhans commenting, “Professor Harry Poulos’ academic and consulting work has helped solve some of the most complex design issues, both in Australia and overseas. We congratulate Harry for this prestigious award”.
Harry has been recognised with various awards throughout his career, most recently in 2020 he was made an Honorary Life Member of the Australian Geomechanics Society and appointed as Ombudsman for the Deep Foundations Institute Journal.
The Peter Nicol Russell Career Achievement Memorial Medal is the most prestigious award conferred by Engineers Australia. It is presented annually to an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia who has made a notable contribution to the science and/or practice of engineering in Australia.
The award perpetuates the memory of Sir Peter Nicol Russell, a Sydney industrialist during the latter half of the 19th century, who made major donations to the cause of engineering in Australia.