The ARC has recently awarded a LIEF grant to the value of $700,000 to develop a new national geotechnical centrifuge facility at UWA. UWA are contributing $700,000 and partner organisations are contributing $180,000.
The Australian Geomechanics Society has awarded Dr Muhammad Shazzad Hossain with a Trollope Medal for 2010 for his papers: 'Deep-penetrating spudcan foundations on layered clays: centrifuge tests' and 'Deep-penetrating spudcan foundations on layered clays: numerical analysis' published in Geotechnique December 2009.
Assistant Professor Shazzad Hossain and Professor Mark Randolph were awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Offshore Award for 2010 for their paper: "Deep-penetrating spudcan foundations on layered clays: numerical analysis. Géotechnique, 60(3), 171-184, 2010".
Civil engineer, former Federation Fellow and research leader at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, Winthrop Professor Mark Randolph, has been elected to the prestigious Royal Society.
A new professorial chair in metocean engineering and offshore foundations will strengthen education and research in Western Australia, according to The University of Western Australia's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson.