Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Professor John Carter

Qualifications

BE, PhD, DEng, AM, FAA, FTSE, FIEAust, MASCE, CPEng, GAICD

Education

  • 2009
    Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Directors Course Diploma
  • 2003
    Doctor of Engineering, 28 November 2003, The University of Sydney. Thesis entitled: “Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics”.
  • 1978
    Doctor of Philosophy, 6 February 1978, The University of Sydney. Thesis entitled: “Finite Deformation Theory and its Application to Elastoplastic Soils”.
  • 1973
    Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Hons I), 12 May 1973, The University of Sydney

Education

  • 2003
    DEng, University of Sydney
  • 1977
    PhD, University of Sydney
  • 1973
    BE (Hons I), University of Sydney

Awards and Honours

  • 2010
    Engineers Australia 100 Most Influential Engineers
  • 2009
    Elected as a Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, March 2009.
  • 2006
    Appointed by the Governor General of Australia as a Member in the Order of Australia, “for contributions to civil engineering through research into soil and rock mechanics and as an adviser”.
  • 2006
    Best Paper Award, International Society for Lowland Technology (ISLT2006)
  • 2005
    E.H. Davis Lecturer, Australian Geomechanics Society.
  • 2005
    Prize for Outstanding Contributions, awarded by the International Association For Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, in June 2005, “for sustained contributions to the advancement and implementation of numerical modelling in geomechanics, and especially constitutive modelling of geomaterials”.
  • 2004
    Cross-Canada Lecturer, Canadian Geotechnical Society, April 2004.
  • 2003
    Elected as a Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, November 2003.
  • 2001
    Chandra Desai Medal, awarded by the International Association For Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, in January 2001, “for outstanding and sustained contributions to the solution of a wide range of geotechnical problems including development and application of large deformation analyses, effects of pile installation, interpretation of in situ tests, analysis of jointed rock masses, linear and non-linear problems in porous media including their thermomechanical response, foundations for offshore structures, development of constitutive relations, particularly for structured soils, and for the analysis of cyclic loading”.
  • 1998
    Szeto-Wai Fellowship, University of Hong Kong.
  • 1996
    Visiting Fellowship, Technical University Graz.
  • 1994
    Prize for Outstanding Paper, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics.
  • 1990
    Prize for Best Paper Presentation, 3rd International Symposium on Pressuremeters, Oxford, UK.
  • 1989
    Engineering Foundation Fellowship, University of Western Australia.
  • 1989
    Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia.
  • 1986
    Visiting Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, USA.
  • 1986
    Engineering Foundation Fellowship, University of Western Australia.
  • 1977
    British Council Travel Grant, awarded for post-doctoral research at Cambridge University.
  • 1974
    Eleanor Sophia Wood Travelling Scholarship, awarded by The University of Sydney for graduate research work at Kings’ College, University of London.
  • 1973
    Awarded the Institution of Engineers, Australia, Prize for the best undergraduate thesis in civil engineering.
  • 1971
    Awarded the Association of Consulting Structural Engineers of NSW Prize No. 1 (3rd year civil engineering design).

Appointments

  • 2001-present
    Director and, since 2011, Chairman, UoN Singapore Pte Ltd.
  • 2008-present
    Director, Newcastle Port Corporation.
  • 2006-present
    Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle.
  • 2004-2005
    Chair, Academic Board, The University of Sydney.
  • 2003-2005
    Chair, Research Committee, The University of Sydney.
  • 2003
    Deputy Chair, Academic Board, The University of Sydney.
  • 2003-2004
    Associate Dean for Research, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Sydney.
  • 2002-2004
    Chair, Engineering and Environmental Sciences Expert Advisory Committee, Australian Research Council.
  • 2000-2002
    External Examiner, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Hong Kong.
  • 1999-2005
    Challis Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • 1997-2005
    Senior Researcher and Leader of the Foundations Research Strand, ARC Special Research Centre for Offshore Foundations, University of Western Australia and University of Sydney.
  • 1997-2000
    Director, Benthic GeoTech Pty Ltd (BGT).
  • 1997
    Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia (4 months).
  • 1996-present
    Consultant Director, Advanced Geomechanics, Perth, WA.
  • 1995-2005
    Deputy Director, Civil Engineering Foundation, University of Sydney.
  • 1995-1999
    Head, Department of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • 1990-1999
    Professor, School of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia (subsequently Department of Civil Engineering).
  • 1989-2005
    Director, Centre for Geotechnical Research, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • 1988-1990
    Reader, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • 1986
    Visiting Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, USA.
  • 1985-1988
    Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • 1982-1984
    Lecturer, School of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • 1982
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 1979-1981
    Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 1977-1979
    Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 1974-1975
    Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Kings’ College, University of London, UK.
  • 1973-1976
    Research Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • 1969-1973
    Trainee and graduate engineer, Electricity Commission, NSW.

Editorial Boards of International Journals

  • 2005-present
    Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Editorial Board
  • 2000-present
    International Journal of Geomechanics, Co-editor
  • 1997-2000
    Mechanics of Cohesive-Frictional Materials, Editorial Board
  • 1994-2000
    Int. Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Editorial Board
  • 1993-2005
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, Editorial Board
  • 1992-2009
    Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Associate Editor
  • 1988-1995
    Computers and Geotechnics, Editorial Board
  • 1982-1985
    Australian Geomechanics News, Editorial Board