2016年4月21-23日，国际著名岩石力学与工程地质专家、美国工程院院士、美国加州大学伯克利分校Richard E. Goodman教授，以及著名数学力学家石根华博士一行应邀来东北大学访问，并作客《东北大学岩石力学前沿论坛》（2016年第三期）做专题报告。访问期间， 我校国际合作与交流处处长于福晓教授、资源与土木工程学院院长冯夏庭教授、学院党委书记王立慧研究员会见了Goodman教授一行。
Richard E. Goodman教授学术报告在东北大学科学馆201报告厅举行，会议由长江学者、国家杰出青年基金获得者朱万成教授主持，学院执行院长韩跃新教授出席会议，介绍了学院学科建设和岩石力学研究进展并代表学院致辞，国际合作与交流处韩忠军副处长代表学校致欢迎辞。与会代表首先观看了《块体系统在东北大学》研究进展视频， Goodman教授作了《Some Safety Issues on Rock Engineering》学术报告，报告主要介绍了美国已建大坝基工程与岩石力学相关的安全问题，探讨了大坝失事的成因、诱发机理、安全评价方法以及目前国际上研究进展。 Goodman教授回答了与会师生的相关问题并开展了积极讨论。这次报告会，为我校师生提供了一个共同探讨国内外岩体工程破坏机制、安全评价的高端交流平台，对提高我岩体工程变形破坏的研究水平、推动学科建设、解决工程实际问题具有重要意义。来自东北大学、中国建筑设计研究院等单位专家学者和澳大利亚西澳大学刘继山教授约180人参加了此次学术报告会。
访问期间，Richard E. Goodman教授在王述红教授陪同下参观东北大学岩石力学实验室、深部金属矿山安全开采教育部重点实验室、土工试验室等，实验室的先进设备及研究成果，给客人留下了深刻的印象。Richard E. Goodman教授介绍了加州大学伯克利分校土木工程系的发展现状、学科建设、国际合作等，并对研究生在科研活动的论文写作方面提出了建议。美籍华人科学家、国际著名数学家、力学家、东北大学兼职教授石根华博士全程陪同。
附Richard E. Goodman英文简历：
Professor Richard E. Goodman received his Ph.D. (1964) degree in Engineering Science (Geological Engineering) from the University of California,Berkeley where he studied as a Ford Foundation Fellow from 1960 to 1963.Goodman received his B.S. (1955) degree in Geology and M.S. (1958) in Civil Engineering and Economic Geology, both from Cornell University. He served on the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering at U.C. Berkeley from 1964 to 1994, first as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, then as full Professor of Geological Engineering. From 1994 to present, he has held the position of Emeritus Professor of Engineering. Education at Cornell and U.C.Berkeley (Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering Science, 1964) ; Professor of Geological Engineering at Univ. Cal., Berkeley - in Geotech Group, CE Dept.,1964-1994. Consultant Geological Engineer - 1996 to present, Consulting activities mainly on rock mechanics and engineering geology of dams, powerprojects, and rock slope issues; -- many jobs with PG&E, various A&E firms, and a series of projects in Colombia, Venezuela and Chile for Ingetec,Integral, Gomez&Cajiao, and others; consulting and review boards for damsand underground power projects with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Corps of
Engineers, Pacific Gas &Electric Co., & the Apache Nation.
Through his research and consulting, Professor Goodman made seminal contributions in the areas of engineering geology and rock mechanics. He developed an apparatus and method for in-situ measurement of rock properties,
also known as the “Goodman Jack”. In his pioneering work in identification of failure modes and kinematics of jointed (blocky) rock masses, he developed the base friction apparatus and, later, working with Dr. Gen Hua Shi, the block
theory. He is a prolific author with an impressive list of fundamental and advanced texts, including Methods of Geological Engineering in Discontinuous Rocks (1976); Introduction to Rock Mechanics (1980 and 1989); Block Theory and its Application to Rock Engineering, co-authored with Gen-Hua Shi (1984); and Engineering Geology – Rock in Engineering Construction (1993). He also authored the widely-acclaimed historical book Karl Terzaghi – The Engineer as an Artist (1999). In addition, he has authored or co-authored more than 200 technical papers for journal and conference publications. He is an internationally known consultant having worked on numerous major rock engineering projects around the world.
Professor Goodman has won numerous awards, including the E.B. Burwell Award from the Geological Society of America (1977); the Basic Research Award from the U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics (1984); and the H. Bolton Seed Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 1991 and he was named the Rankine Lecturer by the British Geotechnical Society in 1995. The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute named him as their Terzaghi Fellow for 1995/1996. Professor Goodman has given numerous honorary lectures, including the 1995 Rankine Lecture, the 2000 George F. Sowers Memorial Lecture at Georgia Tech, and the 2000 Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award from ASCE.