David White

Shell EMI Chair elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Shell EMI Chair in Offshore Engineering Professor David White has just been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).  David has been described as the world's leading expert in pipeline geotechnics, whose contributions have transformed geotechnical practice in pipeline engineering throughout the offshore sector. 

Marina Schnaider Bortolotto and Behnaz Abdollahzadeh

Former Undergraduate Science Without Borders student publishes paper with UWA Professor

Monday, 28 September 2015

When the first group of students from Brazil came to UWA through the Science Without Borders scholarship program in 2012, Marina Schnaider Bortolotto was one of them.

Professor David White

World-leading Oceans Engineer elected to Academy Fellowship

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Described by the Royal Academy of Engineering as the “world’s most eminent expert on geotechnical design of subsea pipelines”, a UWA Oceans Engineer has gained this major distinction after just 15 years of research into the mechanics of soils, foundations and pipelines for the offshore industry.

Dr Shazzad Hossain wins UWA Vice Chancellor’s mid-career research award

Monday, 14 September 2015

COFS academic Dr Shazzad Hossain has been awarded a 2015 UWA Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Research Award at a ceremony held during UWA’s Research Week.

Recognition for COFS paper on drained cyclic capacity of plate anchors

Monday, 7 September 2015

Géotechnique Letters has named a paper authored by COFS researchers Dr Shiaohuey Chow, Dr Conleth O’Loughlin and Professor Christophe Gaudin with Mr Riccardo Corti and Dr Andrea Diambra from the University of Bristol, as the journal’s best publication for Quarter 2, 2015.

Testing on a bucket foundation in a beam centrifuge

COFS Awarded Australia-Korea Foundation Grant

Friday, 4 September 2015

COFS has been awarded a grant from the Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Arctic expedition Lara Gracia-Corral

Arctic study finds CO2 helps plants grow but only at low temperatures

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

A new international study involving researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a positive effect on producing organic material at low temperatures in the Arctic Ocean, but that this effect disappears once temperatures increase.

Cheryl Praeger

Leading researchers recognised in Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 August 2015

The University of Western Australia’s reputation for producing leaders in science research and teaching was recognised tonight when three staff members were recognised in the 2015 Premier’s Science Awards.

Plate Anchor

Dr Shiaohuey Chow receives grant to investigate plate anchor behaviour in sand

Thursday, 20 August 2015

COFS academic Dr Shiaohuey Chow has received a UWA Research Collaboration Award to collaborate with Dr Andrea Diambra of The University of Bristol.

Michael Cocjin

Michael Cocjin wins a 2015 Prize for Higher Degree by Research Achievement

Thursday, 13 August 2015

COFS PhD student Michael Cocjin is the recipient of a 2015 Prize for Higher Degree by Research Achievement for his paper “Tolerably mobile subsea foundations – observations of performance”.

Wangcheng Zhang

Fugro Scholarship Awarded

Friday, 7 August 2015

Mr Wangcheng Zhang, a PhD candidate at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), is the inaugural recipient of the Fugro Scholarship in Offshore Geotechnics.

UWA computer modelling on MH370 crash site

UWA expert says MH370 search area is consistent with research findings

Friday, 31 July 2015

Scientists at The University of Western Australia say there is a consistency between the current search area at Reunion Island and where debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 could have drifted to, based on their research.

Carnegie Wave Energy

COFS and Carnegie Wave Energy win grant to develop new anchoring systems for wave energy converters

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Researchers from the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) and Carnegie Wave Energy (Carnegie) have won a $460,000 grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC).


UWA finalists at Premier's Science Awards

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates seven of its academics who are among 13 finalists announced at the Premier’s Science Awards.

Mr Joe Tom

Joe Tom, COFS PhD student, awarded OMAE scholarship

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

COFS would like to extend to its congratulations to Mr Joe Tom on his award of an OMAE Outreach for Engineers Specialty Forum Scholarship.

UWA researchers secure a $9 million funding boost

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The University of Western Australia congratulates two of its leading research groups for securing nearly $10 million in new funding from the Nation’s peak research funding body, the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Mr Jingbin Zheng

COFS PhD student, Jingbin Zheng, awarded ISOPE scholarship

Friday, 15 May 2015

COFS PhD student, Mr Jingbin Zheng, has been awarded a 2015-2016 ISOPE scholarship for Outstanding Students. The scholarship is in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to become a leader in the offshore mechanics and polar engineering field.

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UWA kicks off RIGSS JIP with Operator and Survey Contractor support

Thursday, 2 April 2015

A Joint Industry Project led by the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) at the University of Western Australia entitled Remote Intelligent Geotechnical Seabed Surveys (RIGSS) has kicked off with 5 industry participants - Benthic Geotech, Fugro, Shell, Total and Woodside.  The RIGSS JIP will deliver new sensors, tools and engineering design methods that will enable more intelligent and efficient geotechnical seabed surveys.

COFS Academics presenting at AOG Expo

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Three COFS academics are presenting at The Australasian Oil and Gas exhibition and conference (AOG) in Perth from 11 – 13 March.

COFS researchers recognised in UWA ECR Best Publication Awards

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Dr Wenhua Zhao and Dr Shiaohuey Chow have been recognised in the UWA Early Career Researcher Best Publication Awards.