ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering


Dr Glen Burton



BEng (Civil), Hons (1st class), GradDipEngSc (Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering), PhD


  • 2016
    PhD, The University of Newcastle
  • 2011
    Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science (Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering), University of New South Wales
  • 2008
    Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Honours (1st class), The University of Newcastle


  • 2017
    D. H. Trollope Medal, Australian Geomechanics Society
  • 2013
    Prime Minister's Australia Asia-Post Graduate Outgoing
  • 2008
    Parsons Brinckerhoff Award for Professional Excellence
  • 2003-2007
    The University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship (UNISS)
  • 2003
    The University of Newcastle School of Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

Professional Activities

  • 2015-Current
    Treasurer, Newcastle Chapter, Australian Geomechanics Society
  • 2007-Current
    Member, Australian Geomechanics Society


  • 2015-Current
    Research Associate, The University of Newcastle
  • 2015-Current
    Senior Geotechnical Engineer, WSP
  • 2011-2016
    PhD Candidate, The University of Newcastle
  • 2012-2015
    Geotechnical Engineer, Outotec
  • 2007-2011
    Geotechnical Engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • 2007
    Student Geotechnical Engineer, RCA Australia
  • 2006-2007
    Site Engineer, Abigroup Contractors

Research Interests

  • Unsaturated geomechanics
  • Experimental geomechanics
  • in situ testing
  • Pavement engineering/Transportation Geotechnics
  • Dam engineering