Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Professor Buddhima Indraratna

Qualifications

BSc (Hons, London); MSc (London); PhD (Alberta), DIC, FIEAust, FASCE, FGS, CPEng, CEng

Education

  • 1987
    PhD, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 1983
    MSc, Imperial College, University of London
  • 1982
    BSc (Hons), Civil Engineering, Imperial College, University of London

Awards

  • 2013
    Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Partnerships
  • 2012
    Eurasian University Medal for Contributions to Transport Geotechnical Practice
  • 2012
    Prix Robert M. Quigley Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • 2011
    Fellow, Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Australia
  • 2011
    Engineers Australia Transport Medal
  • 2010
    Appointment to Awards Committee of the International Society of Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) – over 19000 members of the worldwide geotechnical community
  • 2010
    Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • 2009
    Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation Award for Collaborative Industry Partnerships, Uni. of Wollongong
  • 2009
    B-HERT (Business-Higher Education Round Table) Award: “Best Research and Development Collaboration”, Australian Government, Dept. of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations.
  • 2009
    EH Davis Memorial Lecture, Australian Geomechanics Society
  • 2008
    IACMAG Outstanding Paper Award: Indraratna, et al. (2005)
  • 2008
    Award for Excellent Contributions, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG)
  • 2007
    Prix Robert M. Quigley Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • 2006
    Wollongong Trailblazer Open Competition – First Prize for research innovation
  • 2004
    Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2001
    Hon. Late Prime Minister Sirima Bandaranaike Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Sri Lanka
  • 1999
    Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia
  • 1999
    Swedish Geotechnical Society Award for contribution to the field of ground improvement. Award received at the 12th European Conference on Soil Mechanics
  • 1998
    Fellow, Geological Society of London
  • 1997
    Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Wollongong, Australia

Employment

  • 2006
    Head, School of Civil Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong
  • 2000
    Program Leader (Track Upgrading), CRC for Railway Engineering
  • 2000
    Founding Director, Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering
  • 2000
    Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Wollongong
  • 1993
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong
  • 1991
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong
  • 1990
    Associate Professor, Asian Inst. of Technology, Thailand
  • 1988
    Assistant Professor, Asian Inst. of Technology, Thailand
  • 1987
    Research Engineer, Geomechanics Research Centre, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • 1982
    Civil Engineer, William Halcrow & Partners and Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, Sri Lanka

Editorial Boards of International Journals

  • J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng., American Society of Civil Engineers (Associate Editor)
  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal (Associate Editor)
  • Int. J. of Geomechanics and Geoengineering (Editorial Board Member)
  • Ground Improvement, Proceedings of ICE, UK (Editorial Board Member)
  • Int. J. of Geomechanics and Engineering, Techno-Press (Editorial Board Member)

Research Interests

  • Soft Soil Engineering and Ground Improvement
  • Transportation Geomechanics
  • Jointed Rock Engineering
  • Dams and Embankment Engineering