ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

RHD Students

Maria Soledad Mashiri

RHD Students


BE, MEng (Civil)


  • 2011
    Present Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering
  • 2010
    Master of Engineering– Civil Engineering, Wollongong University
  • 1991
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile

Awards and Honours

  • 2011
    Present Australian Postgraduate Award, APA
  • 2010
    Distinction in Master of Engineering


  • 1996-1998
    Design Team Engineer, PAWYC LTDA, Concepcion, Chile
  • 1991-1992
    Site Engineer, Jorde Piddo y Cía Ltda, Curico, Chile
  • 1990
    Consultant Engineer, PAWYC LTDA, Concepcion, Chile
  • 1989
    Real Estate Manager, Inmobiliaria Yavel Ltda. (Real Estate), Concepcion, Chile
  • 1989
    Assistant Engineer, PAWYC LTDA, Concepcion, Chile


  • Dr Neaz Sheikh
  • Dr Vinod Jayan Sylaja

Research Interests

Sand scrap tyres mixtures as new geotechnical material for engineering applications, seismic protection and reduction of sand liquefaction potential.