ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering


Associate Professor Wei-Dong Guo


Skills and Expertise

Ground Improvement, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, Design Engineering, Continuum Mechanics, CAE, Structural Optimization, Finite Element Analysis, Piles

Research Experience

July 2011- present

Associate Professor, University of Wollongong, School of Civil Mining and Environmental Engineering

November 2002 - July 2011

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, Griffith University, School of Engineering, Australia

September 2000 - October 200

ARC (Australian Research Council) & Monash Logan Research Fellow, Monash University, Department of Civil Engineering,  Australia

September 1998- October 1999

Research Fellow, National University of Singapore, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore

August 1997-September 1998

Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Geotechnical Engineer, APG Geo-System Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

August 1992-July 1997

PhD Student/Visitor, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Awards and Achievements

2012 W. H. Warren Medal by Engineers Australia

2003 Magnolia Talent Foundation, Shanghai Science &Technology Council, China Awarded to outstanding overseas experts.

2002 Guo, W. D. ARC Discovery Project (DP0209027) ‘The response of beams subjected to axial load and lateral soil movements. (2002-2006)

2001  ARC (Australian Research Council) Post-doctoral Research Fellowship (F00103704, 2001~2003)

2000 Logan Research Fellowship, Monash University (2000-2002)

1999 Inaugural (year 2000) John Henry Garrood King Medal: For the best paper published by the Institution [of Civil Engineers, UK] on tunnels, soil mechanics and bridges

1998 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Singapore Science and Technology (National University of Singapore, 1998-1999)

1993 Australia Commonwealth Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship & The University (of Western Australia) Scholarships (1993-1997)