ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

Chief Investigator

Professor Olivier Buzzi

Chief Investigator


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


  • 2014
    Excellent Regional Contribution Award, IACMAG
  • 2011
    Outstanding Young Investigator Award, IACMAG
  • 2011
    Pro Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence


  • 2012-current
    Associate Professor, University of Newcastle
  • 2010
    Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle
  • 2007
    Lecturer, University of Newcastle
  • 2005
    Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Newcastle

Editorial Boards of International Journals

  • 2015
    Associate Editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal
  • 2013
    Editorial Board of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (Springer)
  • 2011
    Editorial Board of Computers and Geotechnics (Elsevier)

Professional Committees

  • Member of the Committee of the AGS Newcastle Chapter

Research Interests

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


  • [video width="480" height="480" wmv=""]Test 1[/video]
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