3rd CGSE Annual Workshop 2013
Welcome to the 3rd CGSE Annual Workshop! The workshop will be held at the 5-star Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, Margaret River from 10 to 11 December 2013.
Some highlights of the program:
- 2 keynotes from the 18th ISSMGE (Terzaghi Oration by Suzanne Lacasse & McClelland Lecture by Mark Randolph)
- 4 presentation sessions (a total of 15 x 10-minute presentations)
- PhD 3-minute thesis presentations (all PhD students)
- 2 mini-workshops (two to three parallel sessions each)
In addition to the above stimulating presentation sessions and workshop discussion, other highlights include:
- "Physical modeling" session to determine the bearing capacity of the white sand of Bunker Bay
- Workshop dinner at the Eagle Bay Brewery
Call for Abstracts
All participants are invited to submit abstracts that highlight ongoing and future research in the following themes:
- Ballina soft soil testing facility
- Industry impacts
- Geomaterial science
- Moving boundary problems
- Multiphysics modelling
The abstracts will be compiled into a booklet and it is a good opportunity to showcase your work and further encourage research collaboration within the CGSE.
Please prepare your abstract (word limit of 500 words) using the template and email to Monica Mackman by 15 November 2013. Participants selected for the 10-minute presentations in the themed sessions will be notified shortly after the submission deadline.
Please note that all PhD students are required to submit their abstracts and participate in the 3-minute thesis presentation See example of presentation.
Please email the workshop coordinator, Shiaohuey Chow for any queries.
Margaret River and the Venue
Visit the Hotel website.
Postgraduate Scholarships Available in Computational Geomechanics
Two research higher degree scholarships are available as part of a four-year project funded by the Australian Research Council. The scholarships are for a period of 3 years initially, with possible extension for a further 6 months, and provide an annual living allowance of $24,653 (2013 rate, tax-free, indexed annually). Should the successful candidate be an international student, a matching tuition fee scholarship and overseas student health cover policy will also be provided (domestic students do not pay fees). Additional funding is available for computing equipment, relocation costs, conference travel and top up subject to satisfactory performance.
Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, University of Newcastle was invited to give the 51st Rankine Lecture
Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, University of Newcastle was invited to give the 51st Rankine Lecture by the Institution of Civil Engineers, London in March 2011. This is the highest accolade that can be bestowed on a Geotechnical Engineer.
UWA oceans engineer named Early Career Scientist of the Year
Professor David White of The UWA Oceans Institute has been named Early Career Scientist of the Year for Western Australia.
Professor White, who is based at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at UWA, is a geotechnical engineer working on research involving offshore structures such as pipelines and oil and gas structures.
Professor Buddhima Indraratna, University of Wollongong receives double honour elected as Fellow of ATSE and recipient of the prestigious 2011 Engineers Australia Transport Medal
Congratulations to Professor Buddhima Indraratna on his election as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE) and for receiving the prestigious 2011 Engineers Australia Transport Medal.
Professor Mark Randolph, University of Western Australia is elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Congratulations to Professor Mark Randolph on his election as Fellow of the Royal Society.
Geotechnical Research Medal awarded to Professor Christophe Gaudin, Associate Professor Britta Bienen and Winthrop Professor Mark Cassidy
ASCE Civil Engineering best paper awarded to Associate Professor Shazzad Hossain and Winthrop Professor Mark Cassidy
Congratulations to Associate Professor Shazzad Hossain and Professor Mark Cassidy and their co-authors who were awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE Best Civil Engineering Paper Award at Houston's annual Offshore Technology Conference for 2012.