Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Professor Mark Jason Cassidy

Qualifications

BE, DPhil, FIEAust, FTSE

Education

  • 1999
    Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford
  • 1994
    Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons, University Medal), University of Queensland

Awards

  • 2011
    Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia (FIEAust)
  • 2011
    Invited Professor, Keppel Offshore and Marine Technology Centre, Singapore (2 weeks)
  • 2008
    Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
  • 2007
    Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year. Prime Minister’s Awards for Science.
  • 2007
    Cluster Leader, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship Cluster on Subsea Pipelines
  • 2006
    Western Australian Premier’s Prize for Early Career Achievement in Science
  • 2006
    Visiting Professor, University of Queensland (appointed 2006-10)
  • 2006
    Included in list of ‘Australia’s Most Influential Engineers Top 100′ in category of ‘Top 10 Young Engineers’, Institute of Engineers, Australia.
  • 2006
    Research Fellowship, ICG, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Oslo, Norway (6 months)
  • 2003
    David Hislop Award, ‘Best offshore engineering paper’, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK
  • 1999
    New College Travel Award, University of Oxford
  • 1995
    Rhodes Scholarship (Queensland and New College, 1995)
  • 1994
    University Medal, University of Queensland
  • 1994
    Hawken Memorial Scholarship, University of Queensland
  • 1992
    Arups Engineering Award, Kenneth A. Thiess Prize, Sir Thomas McIlwraith Engineering Scholarship, Metal Building Products Manufacturers Association Prize, Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia (Tertiary Award), University of Queensland

Employment

  • 2011
    Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
  • 2011
    The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Chair of Offshore Foundations
  • 2010
    ARC Future Fellow (Level 3), 4 yrs
  • 2006
    Winthrop Professor of Civil Engineering, UWA
  • 2006
    Director, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), UWA
  • 2005
    Professorial Fellow (Research), COFS, UWA
  • 2000
    Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Research Associate, COFS, UWA
  • 1999
    Intern, World Commission on Dams, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1998
    Stipendiary Lecturer, Brasenose College, University of Oxford
  • 1995
    Engineer, Ove Arup and Partners, Brisbane

Professional Activities

  • 2011
    College of Experts, Australian Research Council
  • 2010
    Technical Oversight Committee, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • 2010
    Chair, Academic Promotions Committee, UWA
  • 2009
    Board of St George’s College, UWA
  • 2007
    Principal Consultant, Advanced Geomechanics, specialist geotechnical consultancy
  • 2006
    Management Committee, Society of Underwater Technology (SUT), Australasia Branch
  • 2005
    Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee, Western Australia
  • 2002
    International Standards Organisational Panel (ISP, TC67, SC7, WG7): Panel 4 on assessment of mobile jack-up units

Research Interests

  • Offshore geotechnics and offshore engineering
  • Geotechnical centrifuge modelling
  • Analysis of offshore ‘jack-up’ platforms
  • Integrated wave-structure-soil interaction
  • Geotechnical risk analysis