Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Dr Klaus Thoeni

Qualifications

Dipl.-Ing. (corresponds to MSc), Dr.techn. (corresponds to PhD)

Education

  • 2009
    Doctor of Technology, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • 2005
    Master in Civil Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Awards and honours

  • 2010
    SIMNET Styria Geotechnics research fellowship, Austria
  • 2006
    ELBENet research fellowship – Europe Latin-America Boundary Element NETwork/Alfa Program, European Union
  • 2003
    Amann Grant, Prize for the best student in structural analysis, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Employment

  • 2010
    Research Associate, Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • 2010
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Structural Analysis, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • 2005
    Scientific Assistant, Institute for Structural Analysis, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear boundary element analysis
  • Numerical methods (BEM, DEM, FEM) and coupling of numerical methods
  • Rock mechanics and rockfall analysis
  • Minesite geotechnics
  • Tunnelling and underground excavations
  • Structural analysis