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

  • 2015
    Western Australian Scientist of the Year
  • 2015
    Christensen Fellow, Visiting Professor, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford (2 months)
  • 2014-18
    Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow
  • 2014
    David Hislop Award, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE in the UK)
  • 2012-13
    Vincent Fairfax Fellow, Centre for Ethical Leadership, University of Melbourne
  • 2013
    13th Zheng Guo-Xi Lecture, Zhejiang University, PR China
  • 2012
    E.H. Davis Lecturer of the Australian Geomechanics Society
  • 2012
    Research Fellowship, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Oslo, Norway (5 months)
  • 2012
    Geotechnical Research Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE in the UK)
  • 2012
    American Society of Civil Engineers Best Paper Award, 44th Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, UWA
  • 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

Editorial Boards of International Journals

  • 2015
    Associate Editor: Ocean Engineering, Elsevier
  • 2015
    Associate Editor: Applied Ocean Research, Elsevier
  • 2015
    Associate Editor: Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, ASME
  • 2013
    Associate Editor: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE
  • 2013
    Editor: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, Elsevier
  • 2012
    Associate Editor: Computers and Geotechnics, Elsevier

Employment

  • 2014
    Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow
  • 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

  • 2014
    Interim Warden and Committee of Governors, Forrest Research Foundation (appointed to steward the foundation, established with a $65 million donation by Andrew and Nicola Forrest, as it establishes its selection procedures, enrols its first Forrest PhD Scholars in WA’s five Universities and builds a new residential experience in Forrest Hall)
  • 2014
    Awards Committee for Go8 – DAAD Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme
  • 2013-15
    Mentor: Leadership Development for Women Program, UWA
  • 2014-15
    Australian Laureate Fellowship Selection Advisory Committee, ARC (Chair in 2015)
  • 2012-14
    National Committee for Mechanical and Engineering Sciences, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2011-13
    College of Experts, ARC (Chair of Engineering, Mathematics and Informatics Panel in 2012)
  • 2012
    International Oil and Gas Producers Association (OGP) panel monitoring the implementation of this new ISO 19905-1 guideline to industry practice
  • 2012-14
    Technical Oversight Committee (TOC), International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering – peak body with >18,000 members, 13 person TOC charged with technical oversight
  • 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