Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Dr Muhammad Shazzad Hossain

Qualifications

BEng, MEng (Curtin), PhD (UWA), MIEAust

Education

  • 2009
    PhD, University of Western Australia
  • 2004
    MEng, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • 1999
    BEng (Hons), Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Awards and honours

  • 2011
    Offshore Award, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK
  • 2011
    David Hislop Award, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK
  • 2011
    D. H. Trollope Medal, Australian Geomechanics Society
  • 2010
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Research Council
  • 2008
    Whitfeld Development Award, University of Western Australia
  • 2007
    Offshore Mechanics Scholarship for Outstanding Students, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
  • 2007
    British Geotechnical Association Prize 2005, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK
  • 1999
    Institute Gold Medal, The Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for achieving the highest CGPA among all graduates of that year (‘first class first with honours’)

Employment

  • 2010
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Research Council, 3yrs
  • 2010
    Research Assistant Professor, University of Western Australia
  • 2008
    Research Associate, University of Western Australia
  • 2004
    Research Associate, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • 2000
    Lecturer, Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Reviewer of International Journal and Conferences

  • ASCE Journal
  • Int. Conf. on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics
  • Int. Symp. on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics
  • Int. Conf. on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering

Research Interests

  • Jack-up rig on multi-layered soils
  • Mitigation of ‘punch-through’ by various means (e.g. perforation drilling)
  • Direct PCPT-, T-bar- and ball-based design approach for single to multilayer soils
  • Skirted foundations subjected to compression and tension loading on sand, clay and sand over clay
  • Stiffened caissons on calcareous sand over clay
  • Torpedo anchors on clay, silt and sand
  • Mudmat on clay
  • Stability of foundations on sand embankment over mine tailings
  • Characterisation of calcareous soils prevalent in Australian seabeds
  • Centrifuge modelling
  • Large deformation finite element analysis