Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Professor Daichao Sheng

Qualifications

BSc (Lanzhou), MSc, Lic Eng (Luleå), Dr Eng (Luleå), FIEAust

Education

  • 1994
    Doctor of Engineering (teknisk doktor), Luleå University, Sweden
  • 1990
    Licentiate in Engineering (teknisk licentiate), Luleå University, Sweden
  • 1986
    BSc, Lanzhou University, China

Awards

  • 2011
    Keynote Lecturer, VII Brazilian Conference Unsaturated Soils (Pirenopolis, Brazil)
  • 2010
    General Reporter, 5th International Conference Unsaturated Soils (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 2009
    Quigley Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • 2009
    Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • 2008
    Keynote Lecturer, 12th IACMAG Conference (Goa, India)
  • 2005
    Best paper award, 11th IACMAG Conference (Turin, Italy)
  • 2004
    Young Investigator Award, World Congress on Computational Mechanics (Beijing).
  • 1996
    Stora Pris (First Prize), the Nordic Hydrological Society (NHF)

Employment

  • 2007
    Co-Director, Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling
  • 2007
    Professor, University of Newcastle
  • 2006
    Associate Professor, University of Newcastle
  • 2004
    Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle
  • 2000
    Australian Research Fellow, Australian Research Council, 2000-2004
  • 1997
    Research Associate, University of Newcastle
  • 1994
    Research Fellow (Forskäre), Luleå University, Sweden

Editorial Boards of International Journals

  • 2008
    Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Associate Editor
  • 2006
    Computers and Geotechnics, Editorial Board, Elsevier

Research Interests

  • Unsaturated soil mechanics
  • Computational geomechanics
  • Soil behaviour and constitutive modelling of geomaterials
  • Large deformation geomechanics
  • Contact mechanics in geotechnical analysis
  • Geoenvironmental engineering
  • Probabilistic analysis
  • Interpretation of cone penetration tests