Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Associate Professor Andrew Abbo


PhD, BMath, BE


  • 1992
    BE, University of Newcastle
  • 1993
    BMath, University of Newcastle
  • 1997
    PhD, University of Newcastle


  • 2011
    Editor’s Choice, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, for paper Stability of a single tunnel in cohesive–frictional soil subjected to surcharge loading


  • 2005-present
    Research Academic – University of Newcastle
  • 1997-2005
    Senior Software Engineer- Formation Design Systems
  • 1986-1991
    Cadet Engineer – Allco Steel Constructions

Research Interests

  • Computational Plasticity
  • Engineering
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Numerical Analysis