Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Research Team

The CGSE combines two of the world’s leading geotechnical research groups, the Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling at Newcastle led by Professor Scott Sloan, and the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at the University of Western Australia led by Professor Mark Cassidy. It also includes the highly influential Geotechnics and Railway Engineering Centre at the University of Wollongong, led by Professor Buddhima Indraratna, which has a worldwide reputation for its work on transport infrastructure.

The list of participating researchers includes three Rankine Lecturers (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan), a Terzaghi Lecturer (Poulos), an ARC Laureate Fellow (Sloan), an ARC Federation Fellow (Randolph), three ARC Future Fellows (Cassidy, White, Krabbenhoft), four Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan, Carter), five Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan, Carter, Cassidy), a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering (Randolph), and five E H Davis Memorial Lecturers (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan, Carter, Indraratna).

These researchers, together with the other Chief Investigators, have been recipients of the highest awards possible in the field of geotechnical engineering. All the participating groups have extensive experience in managing large research projects and working closely with government and industry infrastructure firms.

Directors

Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

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Director
University of Newcastle

Professor Mark Jason Cassidy

Professor Mark Jason Cassidy

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Deputy Director
University of Western Australia

Chief Investigators

Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi

Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi

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University of Newcastle

Professor John Carter

Professor John Carter

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University of Newcastle

Professor Christophe Gaudin

Professor Christophe Gaudin

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University of Western Australia

Professor Buddhima Indraratna

Professor Buddhima Indraratna

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University of Wollongong

Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft

Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft

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University of Newcastle

Professor Andrei Lyamin

Professor Andrei Lyamin

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University of Newcastle

Professor Mark Randolph

Professor Mark Randolph

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University of Western Australia

Professor Daichao Sheng

Professor Daichao Sheng

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University of Newcastle

Professor David John White

Professor David John White

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University of Western Australia

Partner Investigators

Professor D Vaughan Griffiths

Professor D Vaughan Griffiths

Professor Harry George Poulos AM

Professor Harry George Poulos AM

Business Manager

Lachlan Bates

Lachlan Bates

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University of Newcastle

Lisa Melvin

Lisa Melvin

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University of Western Australia

Centre Coordinator

Kirstin Dunncliff

Kirstin Dunncliff

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University of Newcastle

Administrative Officer

Monica Mackman

Monica Mackman

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University of Western Australia

Technical Officer

Kelvin Leong

Kelvin Leong

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Senior Technician
University of Western Australia

Associates

Associate Professor Andrew Abbo

Associate Professor Andrew Abbo

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University of Newcastle

Dr Jubert Andres Pineda

Dr Jubert Andres Pineda

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University of Newcastle

Dr Yousef Ansari

Dr Yousef Ansari

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University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Britta Bienen

Associate Professor Britta Bienen

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University of Western Australia

Dr Daniel Bishop

Dr Daniel Bishop

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University of Newcastle

Professor J Antonio H Carraro

Professor J Antonio H Carraro

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University of Western Australia

Dr Santiram Chatterjee

Dr Santiram Chatterjee

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University of Western Australia

Dr Shiaohuey Chow

Dr Shiaohuey Chow

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University of Western Australia

Assistant Professor Scott Draper

Assistant Professor Scott Draper

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University of Western Australia

Dr Xiaowei Feng

Dr Xiaowei Feng

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University of Western Australia

Professor Stephen Fityus

Professor Stephen Fityus

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University of Newcastle

Dr Xueyu Geng

Dr Xueyu Geng

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University of Wollongong

Dr Anna Giacomini

Dr Anna Giacomini

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University of Newcastle

Professor Susan Gourvenec

Professor Susan Gourvenec

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University of Western Australia

Dr James Paul Hambleton

Dr James Paul Hambleton

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University of Newcastle

Dr Muhammad Shazzad Hossain

Dr Muhammad Shazzad Hossain

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University of Western Australia

Dr Jinsong Huang

Dr Jinsong Huang

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University of Newcastle

Dr Mina Kardani

Dr Mina Kardani

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University of Newcastle

Dr Md Rezaul Karim

Dr Md Rezaul Karim

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University of Newcastle

Dr Richard Kelly

Dr Richard Kelly

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University of Newcastle

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Dr George Kouretzis

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University of Newcastle

Dr Xianfeng Liu

Dr Xianfeng Liu

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University of Newcastle

Dr Marti Lloret Cabot

Dr Marti Lloret Cabot

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University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Richard Merifield

Associate Professor Richard Merifield

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University of Newcastle

Dr Majidreza Nazem

Dr Majidreza Nazem

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University of Newcastle

Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

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University of Wollongong

Dr Sanjay Shrawan Nimbalkar

Dr Sanjay Shrawan Nimbalkar

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University of Wollongong

Dr Wojciech Solowski

Dr Wojciech Solowski

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University of Newcastle

Dr Samuel Stanier

Dr Samuel Stanier

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University of Western Australia

Dr Klaus Thoeni

Dr Klaus Thoeni

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University of Newcastle

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Dr Brett Turner

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University of Newcastle

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Dr Chet Vignes

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University of Newcastle

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Dr Cristina Vulpe

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Dr Shanyong Wang

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University of Newcastle

Dr Daniel Wilson

Dr Daniel Wilson

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Dr Chao Yang

Dr Chao Yang

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University of Newcastle

Dr Shenbing Yu

Dr Shenbing Yu

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