Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Professor Harry George Poulos AM

Qualifications

BE, PhD DScEng CPEng, Hon FIEAust, Dist MASCE, FAA, FTSE

Education

  • 1961
    BE (Hons I), University of Sydney
  • 1965
    PhD, University of Sydney
  • 1976
    DScEng, University of Sydney

Awards

  • 2010
    Distinguished Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2010
    2nd de Mello Lecturer. Brazilian Society of Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 2009
    Crampton Prize. Institution of Civil Engineers
  • 2009
    Terzaghi Oration. International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • 2006
    BGA Prize. British Geotechnical Society.
  • 2008
    New Zealand Geomechanics Award (with M. Cubrinovski and K. Ishihara). NZ Geotechnical Society.
  • 2008
    Inaugural IGS Ferroco Lecturer, Indian Geotechnical Society.
  • 2007
    Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • 2006
    Quigley Award, Canadian Geotechnical Society.
  • 2006
    John Mitchell Memorial Lecture. Deep Foundations Institute.
  • 2005
    Kevin Nash Gold Medal, International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering.
  • 2005
    3rd Lovell Distinguished Lovell Lecturer, Purdue University.
  • 2004
    Distinguished Lecturer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  • 2004
    Geotechnical Practitioner of the Year, Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • 2004
    Terzaghi Lecturer, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • 2003
    Civil Engineer of the Year for 2003, Institution of Engineers Australia.
  • 2003
    Centenary Medal, Government of Australia.
  • 2003
    Special Service Award, American Society for Testing Materials.
  • 2002
    2nd Jennings Memorial Lecturer, South African Geotechnical Society.
  • 2002
    9th Casagrande Lecturer, Boston Society of Civil Engineers.
  • 2002
    5th Sowers Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • 2001
    Geotechnical Research Medal, British Geotechnical Society.
  • 2001
    British Geotechnical Association Prize.
  • 2001
    Chin Fung Kee Memorial Lecturer, South East Asian Geotechnical Society.
  • 2000
    8th Buchanan Lecturer, Texas A&M University.
  • 1999
    Honorary Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia
  • 1997
    Ardaman Lecturer, University of Florida.
  • 1996
    Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
  • 1996
    Schiffmann Lecturer, Cornell University.
  • 1995
    State-of-the Art Award, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • 1993
    Member of the Order of Australia (General Division) (AM).
  • 1989
    29th Rankine Lecturer, Institution of Civil Engineers, London.
  • 1988
    Fellow, Australian Academy of Science.
  • 1988
    John Jaeger Memorial Award, Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • 1987
    E.H. Davis Memorial Lecturer, Australian Geomechanics Society
  • 1985
    W.H. Warren Medal, Institution of Engineers, Australia, (shared).
  • 1973
    J. James R. Croes Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers (shared).
  • 1972
    Warren Prize, Institution of Engineers, Australia, (shared).
  • 1969-70
    Australian American Education Foundation Award (Fulbright Scholarship (Senior)).

Employment

  • 2002
    Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • 2001
    Emeritus Professor University of Sydney
  • 1994
    Senior Principal, Coffey Geosciences, Coffey Geotechnics
  • 1991
    Chairman, Coffey Partners International
  • 1989
    Director of Advanced Technology, Coffey Partners International
  • 1982
    Professor, University of Sydney
  • 1972
    Reader, University of Sydney
  • 1969
    Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 1965
    Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 1964
    Engineer, MacDonald Wagner & Priddle

Research Interests

  • Deep foundations for tall structures
  • Offshore geotechnics
  • Earthquake geotechnics