ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

Research Team

The CGSE combines three of the world’s leading geotechnical research groups: the Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering, led by Laureate Professor Scott Sloan at the University of Newcastle, Australia; the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, led by Laureate Professor Mark Cassidy at the University of Western Australia (UWA); and the Geotechnics and Railway Engineering Centre led by Distinguished Professor Buddhima Indraratna at Wollongong.

A distinguishing feature of the CGSE is that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, with each of the participating nodes bringing unique and complementary skills to the study of the geotechnical aspects of energy and transport infrastructure. These skills are advanced computational modelling and in situ testing (Newcastle), offshore geomechanics and centrifuge testing (UWA), and transportation and soft soil geotechnics (Wollongong).

The participating investigators and associates include some of the world’s leading geotechnical researchers with 3 Rankine Lecturers (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan), a Terzaghi Lecturer (Poulos), two ARC Laureate Fellows (Sloan, Cassidy), two ARC Future Fellows (Lyamin, Wang), a WA Scientist of the Year (Randolph), NSW Scientist of the Year (Sloan) four Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan, Carter), six Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan, Carter, Cassidy, Indraratna), two Fellows of the Royal Society (Randolph, Sloan), seven E H Davis Memorial Lecturers (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan, Carter, Indraratna, Cassidy, Sheng), and the editors of two leading geotechnical journals (Sloan, Computers and Geotechnics, and Sheng, the Canadian Geotechnical Journal). The chief and partner investigators in the CGSE have been the recipients of an extensive array of prestigious international awards, and have authored some of the most highly cited works in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.

Chief Investigators

Partner Investigators

Professional Staff