Alexander M. Puzrin is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Geotechnical Engineering of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He is engaged in the constitutive modeling of geomaterials and the analysis of progressive and catastrophic failure in soils, with applications to creeping terrestrial and tsunamigenic submarine landslides. His other interests are the application of novel sensor technologies to geotechnical monitoring and in development of innovative chemical and biological soil improvement techniques. His papers were awarded by the UK Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Professor Puzrin has been involved as an expert and consultant in large-scale onshore and offshore geotechnical projects in the UK, the US, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Russia, Israel and Switzerland. He is a co-founder of the ETH Zurich spin-off company Marmota Engineering AG providing high-tech fiber-optics geotechnical monitoring services to the industry. He served as the Editor and Chairman of the Géotechnique Advisory Panel from 2012–2015.