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Biography

Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan from 1997 to 2000

Agregation Genie Civil in 2000 (ranked 2nd nationally)

Master Research on Rock Joints, University Joseph Fourier, 2001

PhD, University Joseph Fourier, Laboratoire 3S-R, 2001-2004

Joined Newcastle in 2005 for a Post Doctorla position to work on The Uretek Solution in expansive soils

Became Lecturer in 2007, Senior Lecturer in 2009 and Associate Professor in 2012.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Civil Engineering), Universite Grenoble1-Universite Joseph Fourier, 06/01/2005

Research

Research keywords

  • Expansive soils
  • Rock Fall
  • Rock Joints
  • Unsaturated soils

Research expertise

Experimental research on Expansive Soils, Unsaturated Soils, Rock mechanics, Rockfall.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090599Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified90
091599Interdisciplinary Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified5
091499Resources Engineering And Extractive Metallurgy Not Elsewhere Classified5

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Member - Computers and Geotechnics
  • Member - Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Collaboration

National and International.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I am the Student Academic Conduct Officer for the School of Enginering.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Geotechnical Engineering Design
  • Transportation engineering

Teaching expertise

I am currently teaching CIVL2720 Transportation Engineering and Design (2nd year course) and CIVL4571 Geotechnical Engineering Design (4th year course).

In the past, I have taught Technical Drawing, Solid mechanics, Materials and Construction planning.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Mendes J, Buzzi O, 'New insight into cavitation mechanisms in high-capacity tensiometers based on high-speed photography', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 50 550-556 (2013) [C1]
2012Spadari M, Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, Hambleton JP, 'Prediction of the bullet effect for rockfall barriers: A scaling approach', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45 131-144 (2012) [C1]
2010Buzzi OP, 'On the use of dimensional analysis to predict swelling strain', Engineering Geology, 116 149-156 (2010) [C1]
2012Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, Spadari M, 'Laboratory investigation on high values of restitution coefficients', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45 35-43 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Anna Giacomini

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Journal article (34 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Liu XF, Buzzi OP, Vaunat J, 'Influence of stress-volume path on swelling behavior of an expansive clay', Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014, 1 931-937 (2014)
2014de Carteret R, Buzzi O, Fityus S, Liu X, 'Effect of Naturally Occurring Salts on Tensile and Shear Strength of Sealed Granular Road Pavements', JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 26 (2014)
2014Liu X, Buzzi O, 'Use of hand-spray plaster as a coating for soil bulk volume measurement', Geotechnical Testing Journal, 37 (2014)
2013Hambleton JP, Buzzi O, Giacomini A, Spadari M, Sloan SW, 'Perforation of Flexible Rockfall Barriers by Normal Block Impact', ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING, 46 515-526 (2013) [C1]
2013Fityus SG, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, 'The significance of geology for the morphology of potentially unstable rocks', Engineering Geology, 162 43-52 (2013) [C1]
2013Buzzi O, Spadari M, Giacomini A, Fityus S, Sloan SW, 'Experimental Testing of Rockfall Barriers Designed for the Low Range of Impact Energy', ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING, 46 701-712 (2013) [C1]
2013Mendes J, Buzzi O, 'New insight into cavitation mechanisms in high-capacity tensiometers based on high-speed photography', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 50 550-556 (2013) [C1]
2013De Carteret R, Buzzi O, Fityus S, 'Installation, calibration, and application of dielectric sensors in laboratory studies of compacted unsaturated granular materials', Geotechnical Testing Journal, 36 (2013) [C1]
2013Spadari M, Kardani M, De Carteret R, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Fityus S, Sloan SW, 'Statistical evaluation of rockfall energy ranges for different geological settings of New South Wales, Australia', ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, 158 57-65 (2013) [C1]
2013Buzzi O, Mendes J, Liu X, Giacomini A, Sieffert Y, Seedsman R, 'Strength of an Australian Coal Under Low Confinement', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 1-6 (2013)
2012Liu X, Collin F, Buzzi OP, Sloan SW, 'Numerical modelling of ground temperature evolution as a result of underground coal fire', Australian Geomechanics Journal, 47 27-32 (2012) [C1]
2012Spadari M, Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, Hambleton JP, 'Prediction of the bullet effect for rockfall barriers: A scaling approach', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45 131-144 (2012) [C1]
2012Spadari M, Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Giani GP, 'In situ rockfall testing in New South Wales, Australia', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 49 84-93 (2012) [C1]
2012Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, Spadari M, 'Laboratory investigation on high values of restitution coefficients', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45 35-43 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Anna Giacomini

2012Buzzi OP, Grimes SB, Rolls AC, 'Writing for the discipline in the discipline?', Teaching in Higher Education, 17 479-484 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Alistair Rolls

2012Russell AR, Buzzi OP, 'A fractal basis for soil-water characteristics curves with hydraulic hysteresis', Geotechnique, 62 269-274 (2012) [C1]
2011Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, Fityus SG, 'Towards a dimensionless description of soil swelling behaviour', Geotechnique, 61 271-277 (2011) [C1]
2010Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sloan SW, 'Use of expanding polyurethane resin to remediate expansive soil foundations', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 47 623-634 (2010) [C1]
2010Buzzi OP, 'On the use of dimensional analysis to predict swelling strain', Engineering Geology, 116 149-156 (2010) [C1]
2010Lambert C, Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, 'Influence of calcium leaching on the mechanical behavior of a rock-mortar interface: A DEM analysis', Computers and Geotechnics, 37 258-266 (2010) [C1]
2009Narsilio GA, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Yun TS, Smith DW, 'Upscaling of Navier-Stokes equations in porous media: Theoretical, numerical and experimental approach', Computers and Geotechnics, 36 1200-1206 (2009) [C1]
2009Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, 'The place of expansive clays in the framework of unsaturated soil mechanics', Applied Clay Science, 43 150-155 (2009) [C1]
2009Al-Tarawneh KK, Buzzi OP, Krabbenhoft K, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, 'An indirect approach for correlation of permeability and diffusion coefficients', Diffusion and Defect Data: Pt A. Defect and Diffusion Forum, 283-286 504-514 (2009) [C1]
2009Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, Renard B, Giani GP, 'Experimental studies on fragmentation of rock falls on impact with rock surfaces', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 46 708-715 (2009) [C1]
2009Al-Tarawneh KK, Buzzi OP, Krabbenhoft K, Lyamin AV, 'Discussion of the Paper 'Experimental Investigation into Concentration-Dependent Chloride Diffusivity in Glass Beads and Fine Sand' by K. Prabhakaran Nair, A. Praveen, and S. Chandrakaran', Journal of Porous Media, 12 289-291 (2009) [C3]
2008Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sasaki Y, Sloan SW, 'Structure and properties of expanding polyurethane foam in the context of foundation remediation in expansive soil', Mechanics of Materials, 40 1012-1021 (2008) [C1]
2008Buzzi OP, Pedroso DM, Giacomini A, 'Caveats on the implementation of the generalized material point method', Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 31 85-106 (2008) [C1]

Co-authors: Anna Giacomini

2008Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, Ferraro AM, Migliazza M, Giani GP, 'Numerical study of flow anisotropy within a single natural rock discontinuity', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 45 47-58 (2008) [C1]
2008Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, 'On the use of the Thornthwaite Moisture Index to infer depths of seasonal moisture change', Australian Geomechanics, 43 43-54 (2008) [C1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2008Buzzi OP, Boulon M, Herve M, Su K, 'Leaching of rock-concrete interfaces', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 41 445-466 (2008) [C1]
2008Buzzi O, Boulon M, Deleruyelle F, Besnus F, 'Hydromechanical behaviour of rock-bentonite interfaces under compression', ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING, 41 343-371 (2008) [C1]
2008Lopez P, Thoraval A, Buzzi OP, Rahmani I, Boulon M, 'Advances in constitutive modeling of jointed rock hydro mechanical interactions at laboratory scale', Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, 30 223-233 (2008) [C2]
2007Buzzi O, Hans J, Boulon M, Deleruyelle F, Besnus F, 'Hydromechanical study of rock-mortar interfaces', Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 32 820-831 (2007) [C1]
2003Jafari MK, Amini Hosseini K, Pellet F, Boulon M, Buzzi O, 'Evaluation of shear strength of rock joints subjected to cyclic loading', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 23 619-630 (2003) [C1]
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Conference (34 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Hambleton JP, Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, Spadari M, Sloan SW, 'Perforation of rockfall protection barriers by normal block impact', 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012, Chicago, IL (2012) [E1]
2012Liu X, Buzzi OP, 'Experimental characterization of shrinkage behaviour of Australian expansive soils', Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications, Napoli, Italy (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: XIANFENG LIU

2012Spadari M, De Carteret RS, Fityus SG, Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, 'Design parameters for rockfall protection barriers in the rocks of the Narrabeen Group', 11th Australian New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Aryal S, Kingsland R, Och D, Sooklall A, Burton GJ, Russell G, Buzzi OP, 'Management of reactive and carbonaceous materials in the earthworks design for the Hunter Expressway, Minmi to Buchanan section', 11th Australian New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Liu X, Collin F, Buzzi OP, Sloan SW, 'Numerical modelling of ground temperature evolution and soil subsidence as a result of underground coal fire', 11th Australian New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Kingsland R, Aryal S, Russell G, 'Monitoring of an encapsulated embankment for the validation of a dimensionless model for soil swelling', 11th Australian New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2012Fityus SG, Buzzi O, Imre E, 'Large scale tests on the expansiveness of resin-injected clay', 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils 2012 (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2012De Carteret R, Buzzi O, Fityus SG, 'An experimental study of salt movement and accumulation within unsaturated granular road pavements', 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils 2012 (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2011Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, Spadari M, Fityus SG, 'Numerical modeling of a rock fall mesh perforation upon impact', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications, Volume 2, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
2011Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, Imre E, 'Large scale tests on the expansiveness of resin-injected clay', Unsaturated Soils: Theory and Practice, Pattaya, Thailand (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2011Pedroso DM, Williams DJ, Scheuermann A, Farias MM, Buzzi OP, 'Extended Barcelona Basic Model to the cyclic behaviour of unsaturated soils', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications. Volume 2, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
2011De Carteret RS, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, 'An experimental study of salt movement and accumulation within unsaturated granular road pavements', Unsaturated Soils: Theory and Practice, Pattaya, Thailand (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2010Giacomini A, Spadari M, Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, 'Experimental study on the rockfall motion characteristics in the basalts of eastern Australia', Proceedings of the 11th International Association of Engineering Geology Congress, Auckland, New Zeeland (2010) [E1]
2010Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, Holt MJ, Gunther TR, 'The effect of ripping clay soil on swell behaviour', Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Barcelona, Spain (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2010Fityus SG, Spadari M, Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, 'The characteristics of rock fragments in the basalts of eastern Australia', Proceedings of the 11th International Association of Engineering Geology Congress, Auckland, New Zeeland (2010) [E1]
2010De Carteret RS, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, 'A review of the effects of salinity on road pavements and bituminous surfacings', 24th ARRB Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2010Giacomini A, Spadari M, Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Giani GP, 'Rockfall motion characteristics on natural slopes of eastern Australia', Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland (2010) [E1]
2010Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sloan SW, 'Overview of the swelling problem in relation to injection of expanding resin in expansive soils', Unsaturated Soils: Experimental Studies in Unsaturated Soils and Expansive Soils: Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E1]
2010Fityus SG, Buzzi OP, Imre E, 'Problems in testing problematic expansive soils', Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Problematic Soils, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2010Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sheng D, 'Conference editors', Unsaturated Soils: Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E4]
2009Lambert C, Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, 'DEM study of the mechanical behavior of a leached interface upon shearing', Rock Engineering in Difficult Conditions: 3rd Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium & 20th Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium: Abstracts, Toronto, ONT (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Anna Giacomini

2008Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, Fityus SG, 'A dimensionless model for soil swelling behaviour', Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India (2008) [E1]
2008Lambert C, Buzzi O, Giacomini A, 'Modelling the behaviour of a leached interface', -, Venice, Italy (2008) [E1]
2008Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, 'Natural drying of expansive soils and validity of the effective stress principle', SEC2008: International Symposium Drought and Constructions, Marne-la-Vallee (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2008Krabbenhoft K, Karim MR, Altarawneh M, Buzzi OP, Lyamin AV, 'Virtual testing and computational homogenization of geomaterials', WCCM8, ECCOMAS 2008, Venice, Italy (2008) [E3]
2008Lambert C, Buzzi OP, Giacomini A, 'Modelling the mechanical behaviour of leached interface', WCCM8, ECCOMAS 2008, Venice, Italy (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Anna Giacomini

2008Giacomini A, Buzzi OP, Krabbenhoft K, 'Modelling the asperity degradation of a sheared rock joint using FEM', WCCM8, ECCOMAS 2008, Venice, Italy (2008) [E3]
2008Al-Tarawneh KK, Buzzi OP, Krabbenhoft K, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, 'An indirect approach for correlation of permeability and diffusion coefficients', Abstract Book: 4th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, Barcelona, Spain (2008) [E3]
2008Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Krabbenhoft K, 'Modelling the asperity degradation of a sheared rock joint using FEM', Venice, Italy (2008) [E4]

Co-authors: Anna Giacomini

2008Krabbenhoft K, Karim MR, Altarawneh KK, Buzzi O, Lyamin AV, 'Virtual testing and computational homogenization of geomaterials', Venice, Italy (2008) [E4]
2008Buzzi O, Giacomini A, Fityus S, 'A dimensionless model for soil swelling behaviour', 12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008 (2008) [E4]
2007Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sasaki Y, 'Influence of polyurethane resin injection on hydraulic properties of expansive soil', Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Nanjing, China (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2007Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sloan SW, 'Proposition for a simple volume change model for expansive saturated soils', Numerical Models in Geomechanics: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics (NUMOG X), Rhodes, Greece (2007) [E1]
2007Buzzi OP, Fityus SG, Sasaki Y, 'Conceptual model for the remediation of expansive clay foundations using expanding polyurethane resin', Common Ground. 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Proceedings, Brisbane (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants19
Total funding$3,227,823

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2014 (1 grants)

Numerical investigation of the performance of low energy rockfall barriers $4,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Anna Giacomini, Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,50020142014
GNo:G1400972

2012 (3 grants)

Application of the brittle failure criterion to coal$25,000
Funding Body: Seedsman Geotechnics Pty Limited

Project Team
Doctor Anna Giacomini, Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020122014
GNo:G1200382

2011 Emerging Researcher's Program$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Emerging Research Leaders ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1200048

2nd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Naples, Italy, 20 - 22 June 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200570

2011 (1 grants)

Long term stabilisation of expansive soils by polymer addition$575,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Scott Sloan
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$575,00020112013
GNo:G1000188

2010 (3 grants)

Combined strategies to extinguish underground coal fires and to extract geothermal energy$460,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Stephen Fityus, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$460,00020102013
GNo:G0900127

Microstructure-Based Computational Homogenization of Geomaterials$460,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Andrei Lyamin, Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$460,00020102013
GNo:G0190033

Combined strategies to extinguish underground coal fires and to extract geothermal energy$179,920
Funding Body: Near Surface Geothermal Energy Pty Ltd

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Stephen Fityus, Emeritus Professor Terry Wall
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$179,92020102012
GNo:G0900201

2009 (7 grants)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$650,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Barriers for cost-effective rock fall hazard mitigation$520,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor John Carter, Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Gian Paolo Giani, Mr Hendrik Buys
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$520,00020092011
GNo:G0189165

Barriers for cost-effective rock fall hazard mitigation$200,000
Funding Body: Roads and Traffic Authority

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor John Carter, Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Gian Paolo Giani, Mr Hendrik Buys, Doctor Anna Giacomini
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$200,00020092011
GNo:G0189598

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$70,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Use of screws piers and soil scarification to reduce the swelling pressure of expansive soils$33,000
Funding Body: Heltech Industries

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,00020092009
GNo:G0189956

Computational Homogenization of Geomaterials Using X-ray Microtomography$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft, Professor Andrei Lyamin, Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020092009
GNo:G0189830

Barriers for cost-effective rock fall hazard mitigation$3
Funding Body: RailCorp

Project Team
Professor Stephen Fityus, Professor Scott Sloan, Professor John Carter, Doctor Olivier Buzzi, Professor Gian Paolo Giani, Mr Hendrik Buys, Doctor Anna Giacomini
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$320092011
GNo:G0189599

2008 (3 grants)

New Staff Grant 2008$7,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,50020082008
GNo:G0188486

Development of advanced geotechnical experimental equipment and preliminary mineralogical inverstigations on expansive soils$3,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00020082008
GNo:G0188601

IACMAG, GOA, INDIA, 1/10/2008 - 6/10/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0188625

2007 (1 grants)

NUMOG X$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Olivier Buzzi
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187629
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL2.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132017PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorDevelopment of an Automated Osmotic Oedometer for the Characterisation of the Behaviour of Expansive Soils
20132017PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorPrediction of Shear Strength of Discontinuities
20132015PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorA Stochastic Approach for the Shear Strength of Rock Discontinuities
20132015PhD (Environmental Eng)Principal SupervisorTBC
20112015PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorEnvironmental Salinity and Bitumen-Sealed Unbound Granular Road Pavements
20072008Masters Geotechnical Engineering
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorDiffusion of chloride ions in Geomaterials
20062007Masters Geotechnical Engineering
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorFoundation remediation usogn expansive polyurethane resin

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorExperimental and Numerical Investigations on Barriers for Rockfall Hazard Mitigation
2011PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorExperimental and Numerical Studies of Diffusion in Geomaterials
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Dr Olivier Buzzi

Work Phone(02) 4921 5454
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaCivil Engineering
Office
EA 209,
Engineering A,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/olivier-buzzi
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/cgmm/people/olivier-buzzi/