Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Associate Professor Britta Bienen


BEng, Dipl.-Ing., PhD


  • 2008
    PhD, University of Western Australia
  • 2001
    Dipl.-Ing., University of Technology (RWTH) Aachen, Germany
  • 1999
    BEng with Distinction, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK


  • 2011
    Associate Professor, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (UWA)
  • 2011
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Research Council, 4 yrs
  • 2011
    The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Assistant Professor, 4 yrs
  • 2008
    Assistant Professor, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (UWA)
  • 2008
    Geotechnical Engineer, Advanced Geomechanics, Perth
  • 2006
    Geotechnical Engineer, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, Perth
  • 2002
    Research Assistant, University of Technology, Munich, Germany

Research Interests

  • Offshore geotechnics
  • Centrifuge modelling
  • Numerical modelling
  • Soil–structure–fluid interaction
  • Development of foundation–soil interaction models
  • Offshore foundations under combined loading
  • Mobile jack-up platforms and their spudcan foundations
  • Foundations for offshore wind energy installations