ECM Faculty Focus
After five years as the Head of the School of Civil and Resource Engineering and a very productive career as a researcher and teacher at The University of Western Australia, Winthrop Professor Andrew Deeks will sadly be leaving the Faculty to take up a position as Pro Vice Chancellor (Science) at Durham University in the United Kingdom commencing October 1.
Andrew is a UWA graduate, completing a BE (Civil, H1, 1984), MEngSc and PhD all at UWA. His first appointment here was as a Senior Tutor in 1988, and he worked his way up the ranks to Professor in 2004.
He assumed headship of the School in September 2004. His research interests include computational mechanics, structural mechanics and dynamics, and soil-structure interaction. He has written software programs used commercially for frame analysis, bridge analysis (including vehicle patterning and incremental launching), and pile cap analysis and design, and consulted on various jobs requiring finite element or other computer analysis.
He has supervised 12 higher degrees by research students and was instrumental in setting up the School of Civil and Resource Engineering Civil Futures Foundation, which is a highly productive industry collaboration for the School.
We would like to thank Andrew for his endeavours as staff member at UWA and hope that he has many similar successes in his future position at Durham University.