Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

Qualifications

BE, MEngSci (Monash), MPhil, PhD (Cantab), CPEng, FIEAust, MASCE, FAA, FTSE

Education

  • 1982
    PhD, University of Cambridge
  • 1982
    MPhil, University of Cambridge
  • 1978
    MEngSci, Monash University
  • 1975
    BE (Hons I), Monash University

Awards

  • 2012
    C W Lovell Distinguished lecture, Purdue University USA
  • 2011
    Editor’s Choice, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, for paper Stability of a single tunnel in cohesive–frictional soil subjected to surcharge loading
  • 2011
    51st Rankine Lecture, Institution of Civil Engineers London
  • 2010
    Fellow, International Association of Computational Mechanics
  • 2009
    Laureate Fellow, Australian Research Council
  • 2008
    Booker Medal, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
  • 2008
    Laureate Professor, University of Newcastle
  • 2007
    Telford Premium, Institution of Civil Engineers London
  • 2007
    Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2005
    Desai Medal, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
  • 2005
    Thomas A Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2005
    Alumnus of the Year, Monash University Civil Engineering Department
  • 2004
    Federation Fellow, Australian Research Council
  • 2003
    Centenary Medal, Prime Minister, Australia
  • 2003
    E H Davis Lecture, Australian Geomechanics Society
  • 2000
    Telford Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers London
  • 2000
    Fellow, Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Australia
  • 1994
    Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • 1982
    W. W. Spooner Research Fellow, New College, Oxford
  • 1981
    Senior Rouse Ball Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge

Employment

  • 2011
    Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering, 7 yrs
  • 2009
    Laureate Fellow, Australian Research Council, 5yrs
  • 2008
    Laureate Professor, University of Newcastle
  • 2007
    Director, Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, Newcastle
  • 2004
    Federation Fellow, Australian Research Council, 5 yrs
  • 1998
    Professor, University of Newcastle
  • 1993
    Associate Professor, University of Newcastle
  • 1989
    Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle
  • 1984
    Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Editorial Boards of International Journals

  • Computers and Geotechnics, Co-Editor (handling ~ 250 papers per annum), Elsevier
  • Computers & Structures, Editorial Board, Elsevier
  • Computational Mechanics, Editorial Board, Springer
  • Int. Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Editorial Board, Wiley
  • Engineering Computations, Editorial Board, Emerald
  • Optimization and Engineering, Editorial Board, Springer

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical aspects of energy and transport infrastructure
  • Prediction of geotechnical failure using limit and shakedown analysis
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis
  • Contact mechanics in geotechnical analysis
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics