ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

Partner Investigator

Professor D Vaughan Griffiths

Partner Investigator


B.Sc (Manchester), M.S. (California, Berkeley), Ph.D. (Manchester), D.Sc. (Manchester), C.Eng., F.I.C.E., F.ASCE, P.E.(Colorado)


  • 1994
    D.Sc., University of Manchester
  • 1980
    Ph.D., University of Manchester
  • 1975
    M.S., University of California at Berkeley
  • 1974
    B.Sc. (Hons), University of Manchester


  • 2011
    Thomas C. Keefer Medal from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
  • 2007
    MTS Fellow, University of Minnesota, USA
  • 2004
    Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • 2000
    Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 1994
    Doctor of Science conferred by University of Manchester
  • 1994
    Stephenson Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers London


  • 2003
    Civil Engineering Program Chair, Colorado School of Mines
  • 1994
    Professor, Colorado School of Mines
  • 1990
    Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester
  • 1977
    Lecturer, University of Manchester
  • 1976
    Site Engineer, Dames and Moore, London

Editorial Boards of International Journals

  • ASCE, JGGE, Editor
  • Georisk

Research Interests

  • Risk assessment in geotechnical engineering
  • Finite elements in geotechnical engineering
  • Petroleum geomechanics