Internationally recognised geotechnical engineer Professor Mark Randolph has received another accolade for his expertise in offshore geotechnics.
Professor Randolph, from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the prestigious Swiss university ETH Zurich, for his crucial contributions to the field of offshore geotechnics and developing novel methods for offshore site investigation techniques.
One of three researchers worldwide to receive the honorary doctorate for outstanding achievements in science and teaching, Professor Randolph is also Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at UWA, a Fellow of the Royal Society and was Western Australian Scientist of the Year in 2013.
Professor Mark Cassidy, director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, said the honorary doctorate highlighted the international impact of Professor Randolph’s work over many years.
“His leadership has established Perth as an internationally recognised hub for excellence in geotechnical engineering and attracted many world-leading companies as well as academics,” Professor Cassidy said.
Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich is Europe’s leading university in technology and the natural sciences and was recently ranked ninth in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Professor Mark Cassidy (+61 4) 31 241 508
(UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems)
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(UWA Media and Public Relations Manager)