Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi


BE, Agrégé Génie Civil, MPhil, PhD


  • 2004
    PhD, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
  • 2001
    MPhil, University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
  • 2000
    Agrégation Génie Civil, Option Structures et Ouvrages (ranked 2nd nationally)
  • 1999
    BE, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan


  • 2011
    Outstanding Young Investigator Award, IACMAG
  • 2011
    Pro Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence


  • 2010
    Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle
  • 2007
    Lecturer, University of Newcastle
  • 2005
    Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Newcastle

Professional Boards

  • Australasia member of the Young Presidential Board of the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM)
  • Editorial Board of Computers and Geotechnics (Elsevier)
  • Editorial Board of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (Springer)

Research Interests

  • Rock Mechanics
  • Rock Joints
  • Expansive Soils
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics