ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

Professor Susan Gourvenec awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Research Award

Professor Susan Gourvenec awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Research Award

Professor Susan Gourvenec was awarded one of the UWA Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Research Awards for distinguished achievement in research in the engineering field. The award was presented by UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor Robyn Owens at a ceremony celebrating ‘Research Week’.

Susan has established her research career at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) since joining UWA in 2001. Her research focusses on seabed engineering with particular interests in optimization of foundations for floating facilities and subsea infrastructure.  Her research has led to awards from the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the Australian and New Zealand Geomechanics Society, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Canadian Geotechnical Society. Outcomes from Susan’s research have been applied in engineering practice in Australia and overseas and are referenced in international design guidelines. Susan’s research findings are disseminated to undergraduates, postgraduates and industry personnel through her co-ordination and delivery of specialist courses in offshore geotechnics and co-authored text book with Mark Randolph ’Offshore Geotechnical Engineering’. Susan also writes for The Conversation.

The CGSE would like to congratulate Susan on her award and thank her for her contributions to the Centre.

Media enquiries: susan.gourvenec@uwa.edu.au +61 6488 3995

Prof Susan Gourvenec (centre) pictured with other award winners Assoc/Prof Michael Giudici, Prof Herbert Iu, Prof Ryan Lowe and Assoc/Prof Robert McLaughlin
Prof Susan Gourvenec (centre) pictured with other award winners Assoc/Prof Michael Giudici, Prof Herbert Iu, Prof Ryan Lowe and Assoc/Prof Robert McLaughlin