Prof. Silvano Marchetti is the inventor of the Flat Dilatometer (DMT). He has been full time professor of Soil Mechanics for forty years at L’Aquila University in Italy and is author of over 80 publications. His original paper on the DMT (1980) was selected as one of the 78 Historical Papers reprinted in the ASCE 2003 publication : “Selected U.S. papers in Geotechnical Engineering”, which includes papers by pioneers like Terzaghi, Proctor, Casasagrande, Peck.
Memorial events currently planned in his honor:
15-19 July 2017, GeoMEast 2017, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt: “Prof. Silvano Marchetti Honor Lecture”
17-22 September 2017, 19th ICSMGE 2017, Seoul, Korea: “Prof. Silvano Marchetti Memorial Session on In-Situ Testing”