Professor Misko Cubrinovski, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
Professor Misko Cubrinovski is known internationally for his research and his extraordinary community impact in earthquake geotechnical engineering. His career has already spanned nearly 40 years across Europe, Japan, and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Professor Cubrinovski currently serves as the chair of the Technical Committee on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and his research expertise following the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes has had a profound impact on the lives of everyday New Zealanders.
He received the highest award from the New Zealand Geotechnical Society in 2018 in recognition of the national contribution of his research.
Professor Cubrinovski led national and international activities related to earthquake-induced liquefaction in the Canterbury region, and in Wellington following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.
He has been described by his colleagues as a rare individual whose research activities have had worldwide impact, both technically and through his leadership in encouraging international collaboration.