ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

Mark Cassidy named WA Scientist of the Year

Mark Cassidy named WA Scientist of the Year

Professor Mark Cassidy, has been named WA Scientist of the Year 2015 at the Premier’s Science Awards in Perth.

Professor Cassidy, Deputy Director of the CGSE and Director of COFS, is a distinguished civil engineer whose research has underpinned the safe and economic construction of oil and gas platforms in our oceans. His advice has been incorporated into the design of platform and pipeline infrastructure currently being constructed off the coast of Western Australia.  As an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, Professor Cassidy’s research seeks solutions to unlock the vast reserves of stranded gas in our remote and deep oceans, where the geotechnical response of the seabed sediment is poorly understood.

CGSE researcher Dr Scott Draper was a finalist for the Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year.

The CGSE congratulates Professor Cassidy and Dr Draper on their achievements.