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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.