Priority Research Centre for
GEOTECHNICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

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Directors

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Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

Director
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 6059
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Research Interests

  • Geotechnical Stability Analysis
  • Limit Analysis
  • Nonlinear Finite Element Algorithms
  • Plasticity Theory for Geotechnical Applications
  • Georemediation

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Professor Irina Belova

Co-Director
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 6191
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Research Interests

  • Ceramics
  • Diffusion Numerical Simulations
  • Diffusion Theory
  • Materials Science
  • Thermodynamics

Prof. Daichao Sheng

Professor Daichao Sheng

Co-Director
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 5746
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Research Interests

  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Principal Researchers

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Professor Olivier Buzzi

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 5454
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Research Interests

  • Rock Joints
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Expansive Soils
  • Unsaturated Soils
  • Experimental Research

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Emeritus Professor John Carter

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 7716
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Research Interests

  • Elasticity
  • Plasticity
  • Offshore
  • Constituitive Modelling

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Associate Professor Thomas Fiedler

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 5745
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Research Interests

  • Cellular and Composite Materials
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Professor Stephen Fityus

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 5294
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Research Interests

  • Engineering Geology
  • Expansive and Unsaturated Soils
  • In Situ and Laboratory Testing
  • Minesite Geotechnics
  • Slope Stability

Associate Professor Anna Giacomini

Associate Professor Anna Giacomini

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 6254
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Research Interests

  • Mechanical and Hydromechanical Behaviour of Rock Joints
  • Piles Foundations and Foundations Design
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Slope Stability and Rockfall Analysis

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Associate Professor Jinsong Huang

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 5118
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Research Interests

  • Probabilistic Geotechnics
  • Limit Analysis
  • Plasticity in Geomechanics
  • Oil resource Geomechanics
  • Particulate Methods and Micromechanics

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Associate Professor George Kouretzis

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 6449
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Research Interests

  • Soil and topography effects on strong ground motion
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Mechanics of geomaterials
  • Dynamic response of structures
  • Numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics

Professor Andrei Lyamin

Professor Andrei Lyamin

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 7073
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Research Interests

  • Adaptive Mesh Generation
  • Finite Elements
  • Limit Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Shakedown Analysis

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Professor Graeme Murch

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 6191
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Research Interests

  • Diffusion
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering Computations
  • Metallurgy

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Dr Jubert Pineda

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 7034
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Research Interests

  • Experimental geomechanics
  • Unsaturated soil/rock mechanics
  • Degradation of argillaceous rocks
  • In-situ and laboratory testing of soft soils
  • Development of laboratory devices for soil/rock testing
  • Soil microstructure (MIP, SEM, ESEM, CAT)
  • Micro-biological treatment of soils
  • Analytical geomechanics

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Dr Klaus Thoeni

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 5735
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Research Interests

  • Numerical Methods (BEM, DEM, FEM)
  • Rock Mechanics and Rockfall Analysis
  • Minesite Geotechnics
  • Tunnelling and Underground Excavations
  • Structural Analysis

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Dr Brett Turner

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 6138
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Research Interests

  • Removal of PFAS chemicals from groundwater
  • Removal of flouride using a calcite permeable reactive barrier

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Associate Professor Shanyong Wang

Principal Researcher
School of Engineering
Phone: +61 2 4921 5745
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Research Interests

  • Soft Soils Improvement
  • Compaction and Fracture Grouting
  • Damage and Fracture Mechanics
  • Coupled Multi-Physics Modelling
  • FEM and DEM