Professor Mark Jaksa

Mark Jaksa
Professor
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Professor Mark Jaksa is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has been an academic for almost 30 years, before which, he spent 4 years practicing as a consulting geotechnical and civil engineer in Adelaide and Canberra. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering and a PhD, both from the University of Adelaide.

He has published 150 papers, chapters and reports on various aspects of geotechnical engineering research and teaching. His primary areas of expertise are in the characterisation of the spatial variability of soils, probabilistic analyses, artificial intelligence, ground improvement and enhancing learning in geotechnical engineering. He has received several awards recognising his contributions to learning and teaching in geotechnical engineering.

Mark is a former Chair of the Australian Geomechanics Society and is the current Vice-President for Australasia and Treasurer of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. He is the past Chair of the ISSMGE’s Technical Committee, TC306, on Geo-engineering Education and an executive member of TC304, Risk Assessment and Management.

His research interests include:
- Spatial variability of soils
- Probabilistic analysis and design in geotechnical engineering
- Artificial intelligence (ANNs, SVM, GP)
- Ground improvement using rolling dynamic compaction and dynamic compaction
- Geostatistics
- Optimisation of site investigations
- Slope stability and riverbank collapse modelling
- Numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering
- Earthquake geotechnical engineering
- Expansive and unsaturated soils
- Residential footing design
- Environmental geotechnics and landfills
- In situ testing of soils (CPT, DMT, DCP, Nuclear density meter)
- Tensile capacity of small ground anchors
- Computer applications in geotechnical engineering and education.

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Professor Mark Jaksa

Professor Mark Jaksa is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has been an academic for almost 30 years, before which, he spent 4 years practicing as a consulting geotechnical and civil engineer in Adelaide and Canberra. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering and a PhD, both from the University of Adelaide.

He has published 150 papers, chapters and reports on various aspects of geotechnical engineering research and teaching. His primary areas of expertise are in the characterisation of the spatial variability of soils, probabilistic analyses, artificial intelligence, ground improvement and enhancing learning in geotechnical engineering. He has received several awards recognising his contributions to learning and teaching in geotechnical engineering.

Mark is a former Chair of the Australian Geomechanics Society and is the current Vice-President for Australasia and Treasurer of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. He is the past Chair of the ISSMGE’s Technical Committee, TC306, on Geo-engineering Education and an executive member of TC304, Risk Assessment and Management.

His research interests include:
- Spatial variability of soils
- Probabilistic analysis and design in geotechnical engineering
- Artificial intelligence (ANNs, SVM, GP)
- Ground improvement using rolling dynamic compaction and dynamic compaction
- Geostatistics
- Optimisation of site investigations
- Slope stability and riverbank collapse modelling
- Numerical modelling in geotechnical engineering
- Earthquake geotechnical engineering
- Expansive and unsaturated soils
- Residential footing design
- Environmental geotechnics and landfills
- In situ testing of soils (CPT, DMT, DCP, Nuclear density meter)
- Tensile capacity of small ground anchors
- Computer applications in geotechnical engineering and education.

Professor Mark Jaksa is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide, Australia.  He has been an academic for almost 30 years, before which, he spent 4 years practicing as a consulting geotechnical and civil engineer in Adelaide and Canberra.  He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering and a PhD, both from the University of Adelaide.

He has published 150 papers, chapters and reports on various aspects of geotechnical engineering research and teaching.  His primary areas of expertise are in the characterisation of the spatial variability of soils, probabilistic analyses, artificial intelligence, ground improvement and enhancing learning in geotechnical engineering.  He has received several awards recognising his contributions to learning and teaching in geotechnical engineering.

Mark is a former Chair of the Australian Geomechanics Society and is the current Vice-President for Australasia and Treasurer of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.  He is the past Chair of the ISSMGE’s Technical Committee, TC306, on Geo-engineering Education and an executive member of TC304, Risk Assessment and Management.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Professor University of Adelaide
2007 - 2012 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2001 - 2001 Visiting Research Fellow Dalhousie University
1998 - 2006 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
1995 - 1998 Lecturer University of Adelaide
1988 - 1991 Tutor University of Adelaide
1985 - 1987 Civil Engineer B. C. Tonkin and Associates
1984 - 1985 Geotechnical Engineer Coffey and Partners Pty. Ltd.

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2013 Teaching Award Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education Award for Industry Engagement in Engineering Education Australasian Assoc. for Engineering Education
2006 Teaching Award Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Carrick Institute (now Office for Learning and Teaching) $10,000
2005 Teaching Award Stephen Cole the Elder Prizes for Excellence in Teaching University of Adelaide $5,000
2005 Recognition Outstanding Reviewer Award Computers and Geotechnics, Elsevier
2005 Teaching Award Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching University of Adelaide
2005 Teaching Award Inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching University of Adelaide
1996 Research Award Joint Societies Award of the Australian Geomechanics and New Zealand Geotechnical Societies Australian Geomechanics and New Zealand Geotechnical Societies
1982 Award James Hardie Pipeline Award in Civil Engineering University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1988 - 1995 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
1979 - 1983 University of Adelaide Australia B.E.(Hons.)

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2015 Licence to Perform High Risk Work - Forklift Driver's Licence Access Training Centre Australia
2015 Urban Service and Rescue Engineer, Level 1 Metropolitan Fire Service Australia
2005 Urban Service and Rescue Engineer, Level 2 Metropolitan Fire Service Australia

Research Interests

Civil Engineering, Civil Geotechnical Engineering

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Ranasinghe, R., Jaksa, M., Nejad, F. & Kuo, Y. (2017). Predicting the effectiveness of rolling dynamic compaction using genetic programming. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Ground Improvement, 170, 4, 193-207.
10.1680/jgrim.15.00009
2017 Pooya Nejad, F. & Jaksa, M. (2017). Load-settlement behavior modeling of single piles using artificial neural networks and CPT data. Computers and Geotechnics, 89, 9-21.
10.1016/j.compgeo.2017.04.003
2017 Setiawan, B., Jaksa, M., Griffith, M. & Love, D. (2017). Seismic site classification based on constrained modeling of measured HVSR curve in regolith sites. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, -.
10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.08.006
2017 Ranasinghe, R., Jaksa, M., Kuo, Y. & Pooya Nejad, F. (2017). Application of artificial neural networks for predicting the impact of rolling dynamic compaction using dynamic cone penetrometer test results. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 9, 2, 340-349.
10.1016/j.jrmge.2016.11.011
2016 Chok, Y., Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, W., Griffiths, D. & Fenton, G. (2016). Neural network prediction of the reliability of heterogeneous cohesive slopes. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 40, 11, 1556-1569.
10.1002/nag.2496
2015 Chok, Y., Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, W. & Griffiths, D. (2015). Assessing the influence of root reinforcement on slope stability by finite elements. International Journal of Geo-Engineering, 6, 1, 12-1-12-13.
10.1186/s40703-015-0012-5
2015 Liang, C., Jaksa, M. B., Ostendorf, B. & Kuo, Y. L. (2015). Influence of river level fluctuations and climate on riverbank stability. Computers and Geotechnics, 63, 83-98.
10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.08.012
2015 Chok, Y., Jaksa, M., Griffths, D., Fenton, G. & Kaggwa, W. (2015). Probabilistic analysis of a spatially variable c′-φ′ slope. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 50, 2, 17-27.
2015 Liang, C., Jaksa, M. B., Kuo, Y. L. & Ostendorf, B. (2015). Identifying areas susceptible to high risk of riverbank collapse along the Lower River Murray. Computers and Geotechnics, 69, 236-246.
10.1016/j.compgeo.2015.05.019
2015 Hashemi, S., Melkoumian, N., Taheri, A. & Jaksa, M. (2015). The failure behaviour of poorly cemented sands at a borehole wall using laboratory tests. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 77, 348-357.
10.1016/j.ijrmms.2015.03.037
2015 Liang, C., Jaksa, M., Kuo, Y. & Ostendorf, B. (2015). Back analysis of lower river murray riverbank collapses. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 50, 2, 29-41.
2014 Kordjazi, A., Pooya Nejad, F. & Jaksa, M. B. (2014). Prediction of ultimate axial load-carrying capacity of piles using a support vector machine based on CPT data. Computers and Geotechnics, 55, 91-102.
10.1016/j.compgeo.2013.08.001
2013 Jaksa, M. (2013). The changing nature of Geo-Education, TC306 and SFGE 2012. Geo-Strata, 2013, 28-33.
2013 Jaksa, M. (2013). Assessing soil correlation distances and fractal behavior. Geotechnical Special Publications, 229, 405-420.
10.1061/9780784412763.031
2012 Liang, C., Jaksa, M. & Ostendorf, B. (2012). GIS-based back analysis of riverbank instability in the lower River Murray. Australian Geomechanics, 47, 4, 59-65.
2011 Chang, R., Richardson, J., Banky, G., Coller, B., Jaksa, M., Lindsay, E. & Maier, H. (2011). Practitioner reflections on engineering students' engagement with e-Learning. Advances in Engineering Education, 2, 3, 1-31.
2010 Liu, C., Jaksa, M. & Meyers, A. (2010). Toppling mechanisms of rock slopes considering stabilization from the underlying rock mass. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 47, 2, 348-354.
10.1016/j.ijrmms.2009.11.008
2009 Liu, C., Jaksa, M. & Meyers, A. (2009). A transfer coefficient method for rock slope toppling. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 46, 1, 1-9.
10.1139/T08-094
2009 Kuo, Y., Jaksa, M., Lyamin, A. & Kaggwa, G. (2009). ANN-based model for predicting the bearing capacity of strip footing on multi-layered cohesive soil. Computers and Geotechnics, 36, 3, 503-516.
10.1016/j.compgeo.2008.07.002
2009 Nejad, F., Jaksa, M., Kakhi, M. & McCabe, B. (2009). Prediction of pile settlement using artificial neural networks based on standard penetration test data. Computers and Geotechnics, 36, 7, 1125-1133.
10.1016/j.compgeo.2009.04.003
2009 Shahin, M., Jaksa, M. & Maier, H. (2009). Recent advances and future challenges for artificial neural systems in geotechnical engineering applications. Advances in Artificial Neural Systems, 2009, 1-9.
10.1155/2009/308239
2008 Shahin, M., Jaksa, M. & Maier, H. (2008). State of the Art of Artificial Neural Networks in Geotechnical Engineering. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, online, www1-www26.
2008 Shahin, M., Jaksa, M. & Maier, H. (2008). State of the art of artificial neural networks in xengineering. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 13, I, 1-25.
2008 Liu, C., Jaksa, M. & Meyers, A. (2008). Improved analytical solution for toppling stability analysis of rock slopes. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 45, 8, 1361-1372.
10.1016/j.ijrmms.2008.01.009
2007 Jaksa, M. (2007). Transportable house failure in collapsing soils at Port Broughton, South Australia. Australian Geomechanics, 42, 2, 13-24.
2007 Goldsworthy, J., Jaksa, M., Fenton, G., Kaggwa, G., Griffiths, D. & Poulos, H. (2007). Effect of sample location on the reliability based design of pad foundations. Georisk, 1, 3, 155-166.
10.1080/17499510701697377
2007 Liu, C., Chen, C. & Jaksa, M. (2007). Seepage properties of a single rock fracture subjected to triaxial stresses. Progress in Natural Science, 17, 12, 1482-1486.
2007 Chok, Y., Jaksa, M., Griffiths, D., Fenton, G. & Kaggwa, G. (2007). A Parametric study of on reliability of spatially random cohesive slopes. Australian Geomechanics, 42, 2, 79-85.
2006 Shahin, M. & Jaksa, M. (2006). Pullout capacity of small ground anchors by direct cone penetration test methods and neural networks. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 43, 6, 626-637.
10.1139/T06-029
2005 Jaksa, M. (2005). Chairman's column. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 40, 3, vii-viii.
2005 Shahin, M. & Jaksa, M. (2005). Neural network prediction of pullout capacity of marquee ground anchors. Computers and Geotechnics, 32, 3, 153-163.
10.1016/j.compgeo.2005.02.003
2005 Shahin, M., Jaksa, M. & Maier, H. (2005). Neural network based stochastic design charts for settlement prediction. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42, 1, 110-120.
10.1139/T04-096
2005 Jaksa, M. (2005). Chairman's column. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 40, 4, xv-xvi.
2005 Jaksa, M., Goldsworthy, J., Fenton, G., Kaggwa, G., Griffiths, D., Kuo, Y. & Poulos, H. (2005). Towards reliable and effective site investigations. Geotechnique, 55, 2, 109-121.
10.1680/geot.55.2.109.59531
2005 Jaksa, M. (2005). Chairman's column. Australian Geomechanics Journal, 40, 2, vii-viii.
2005 Baker, R., Jaksa, M., Goldsworthy, J., Fenton, G., Kaggwa, G., Griffiths, D. ... Poulos, H. (2005). Discussion : towards reliable and effective site investigations. Geotechnique, 55, 8, 625-626.
10.1680/geot.2005.55.8.625
2004 Shahin, M., Maier, H. & Jaksa, M. (2004). Data division for developing neural networks applied to geotechnical engineering. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 18, 2, 105-114.
10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3801(2004)18:2(105)
2003 Shahin, M., Maier, H. & Jaksa, M. (2003). Settlement prediction of shallow foundations on granular soils using B-spline neurofuzzy models. Computers and Geotechnics, 30, 8, 637-647.
10.1016/j.compgeo.2003.09.004
2003 Shahin, M., Maier, H. & Jaksa, M. (2003). Closure to 'Predicting settlement of shallow foundations using neural networks' by Mohamed A. Shahin, Holger R. Maier, and Mark B. Jaksa, September 2002, Vol. 128, No. 9, pp. 785-793. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 129, 12, 1175-1177.
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2003)129:12(1175)
2003 Shahin, M., Maier, H. & Jaksa, M. (2003). "Predicting settlement of shallow foundations using neural networks" by Mohamed A. Shahin, Holger R. Maier, and Mark B. Jaksa - Closure. JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 129, 12, 1175-1177.
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2003)129:12(1175)
2002 Jaksa, M., Griffith, M. & Grounds, R. (2002). Ground vibrations associated with installing enlarged-base driven cast-in-situ piles. Australian Geomechanics, 37, 1, 67-73.
2002 Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, G., Woodburn, J. & Sinclair, R. (2002). Influence of large gum trees on the soil suction profile in expansive soils. Australian Geomechanics, 37, 1, 23-33.
2002 Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, G. & Brooker, P. (2002). An improved statistically based technique for evaluating the CPT friction ratio. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 25, 1, 61-69.
10.1520/GTJ11080J
2002 Jaksa, M., Griffith, M. & Grounds, R. (2002). Erratum: Ground vibrations associated with installling enlarged-base driven cast-in-situ piles (Australian Geomechanics (2002) 37:1 (105)). Australian Geomechanics Journal, 37, 3, 105-.
2002 Shahin, M., Jaksa, M. & Maier, H. (2002). Artificial neural network-based settlement prediction formula for shallow foundations on granular soils. Australian Geomechanics, 37, 4, 45-52.
2002 Shahin, M., Maier, H. & Jaksa, M. (2002). Predicting settlement of shallow foundations using neural networks. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 128, 9, 785-793.
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2002)128:9(785)
2001 Shahin, M., Jaksa, M. & Maier, H. (2001). Artificial neural network applications in geotechnical engineering. Australian Geomechanics, 36, 1, 49-62.
2000 Jaksa, M. (2000). An experimental study to quantify the cone factor of a stiff, overconsolidated clay. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, CE40, 43-48.
2000 Jaksa, M. & Fenton, G. (2000). Random Field Modeling of CPT Data. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 126, 12, 1212-1216.
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2000)126:12(1212)
2000 Jaksa, M. (2000). Geotechnical risk and inadequate site investigations: A case study. Australian Geomechanics, 35, 2, 39-46.
2000 Jaksa, M. (2000). Random field modeling of CPT data - Discussion. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 126, 12, 1212-1214.
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2000)126:12(1212)
1999 Baecher, G., Jaksa, M., Brooker, P. & Kaggwa, W. (1999). Inaccuracies associated with estimating random measurement errors. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 125, 1, 79-80.
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(1999)125:1(79.2)
1999 Jaksa, M., Brooker, P. & Kaggwa, W. (1999). Closure: Inaccuracies Associated with Estimating Random Measurement Errors. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 125, 1, 81-.
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(1999)125:1(81.x)
1999 Jaksa, M., Brooker, P. & Kaggwa, W. (1999). Inaccuracies associated with estimating random measurement errors - Closure. JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 125, 1, 81-81.
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(1999)125:1(81.x)
1997 Jaksa, M., Cavagnaro, R. & Cameron, D. (1997). Uncertainties associated with the visual-tactile method for quantifying the reactivity of expansive soils. Australian Geomechanics, 31, 84-91.
1997 Jaksa, M., Brooker, P. & Kaggwa, W. (1997). Inaccuracies associated with estimating random measurement errors.. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 123, 5, 393-401.
10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(1997)123:5(393)

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2015 Scott, B. T. & Jaksa, M. B. (2015). A field-based study of the effectiveness of rolling dynamic compaction. In B. Indraratna, J. Chu & C. Rujikiakamjorn (Eds.), Ground Improvement Case Histories: Compaction, Grouting and Geosynthetics (pp. 429-452). Kidlington, Oxford: Elsevier.
10.1016/B978-0-08-100698-6.00014-3
2009 Goldsworthy, J. & Jaksa, M. (2009). Using probabilistic methods to measure the risk of geotechnical site investigations. In J. W. Bull (Ed.), Linear and non linear numerical analysis of foundations (pp. 1-36). United States and Canada: Taylor & Francis.
2006 Cameron, D., Jaksa, M., Potter, W. & O'Malley, A. (2006). Influence of trees on expansive soils in southern Australia. In A. A. Al Rawas & M. F. A. Goosen (Eds.), Expansive soils - Recent advances in characterization and treatment (pp. 295-314). Cornwall, UK: Taylor & Francis.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 chung, O., Scott, B., jaksa, M., kuo, Y. & Airey, D. (2017). Physical modeling of rolling dynamic compaction. 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Seoul.
2017 Crisp, M., Jaksa, M. & Kuo, Y. (2017). The Influence of Site Investigation Scope on Pile Design in Multi-Layered, 2D Variable Ground. Geo-Risk Conference. J. Huang, G. Fenton, L. Zhang & D. Griffiths (Eds.) Denver, CO.
10.1061/9780784480717.037
2016 Jaksa, M. (2016). Session report: Application of statistical techniques.
2016 Ranasinghe, R. & Jaksa, M. (2016). Application of artificial intelligence techniques for rolling dynamic compaction. 11th Australia and New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference (11YGPC). Queenstown, New Zealand.
2016 Scott, B., Jaksa, M. & Syamsuddin, E. (2016). Verification of an impact rolling compaction trial using various in situ testing methods. 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation (ISC'5). B. Lehane, H. Acosta-Martinez & R. Kelly (Eds.) Gold Coast, Australia.
2015 Kordjazi, A., Pooya Nejad, F. & Jaksa, M. B. (2015). The evaluation of ultimate axial-loading capacity of piles using artificial intelligence methods. XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE). Edinburgh, UK.
10.1680/ecsmge.60678
2015 Setiawan, B., Jaksa, M. B., Griffith, M. C. & Love, D. (2015). HVSR recording duration for regolith sites: an experimental approach. 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10PCEE2015). Sydney, NSW.
2015 Liu, Y., Deng, A. & Jaksa, M. B. (2015). Discrete element modelling of geocell-reinforced track ballast under static and cyclic loading. 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2015). G. Ramsay (Ed.) Wellington, NZ.
2015 Pender, M., Jaksa, M. B. & Holland, A. (2015). CPT sounding and the scale of variability of Auckland residual soil. 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2015). G. Ramsay (Ed.) Wellington, NZ.
2015 Fu, Z. Y., Jaksa, M. B. & Deng, A. (2015). Quantifying the influence depth of dynamic compaction using the discrete element method. XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2015. Edinburgh, UK.
10.1680/ecsmge.60678
2015 Kordjazi, A., Pooya Nejad, F. & Jaksa, M. B. (2015). Prediction of load-carrying capacity of piles using a support vector machine and improved data collection. 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2015). G. Ramsay (Ed.) Wellington, NZ.
2015 Bradley, A. C., Jaksa, M. B., Kuo, Y. L. & Bennett, T. (2015). A finite element model for heavy tamping on dry sand. XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE). Edinburgh, UK.
10.1680/ecsmge.60678.vol3.199
2014 Jaksa, M. B. & Scott, B. T. (2014). Evaluating rolling dynamic compaction of fill using CPT. 3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT'14). P. K. Robertson & K. L. Cabal (Eds.) Las Vegas, USA.
2013 Kuo, Y., Jaksa, M., Scott, B., Bradley, A., Power, C., Crisp, A. & Jiang, J. (2013). Assessing the Effectiveness of Rolling Dynamic Compaction = Évaluation de l'efficacité du compactage dynamique roulant. International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Paris.
2012 Scott, B. & Jaksa, M. (2012). Mining applications and case studies of rolling dynamic compaction. Australia New Zealand Geomechanics conference. Melbourne.
2012 Jaksa, M., Airey, D., Kodikara, J., Shahin, M. & Yuen, S. (2012). Reinventing geotechnical engineering laboratory classes. Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (SFGE). Ireland.
2012 Scott, B., Jaksa, M. & Kuo, Y. (2012). Use of proctor compaction testing for deep fill construction using impact rollers. International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control (ICGI). Wollongong.
10.3850/978-981-07-3560-9_04-0412
2012 Jaksa, M. B., Scott, B. T., Mentha, N. L., Symons, A. T., Pointon, S. M., Wrightson, P. T. & Syamsuddin, E. (2012). Quantifying the zone of influence of the impact roller. Recent Research, Advances and Execution Aspects of Ground Improvement Works. Brussels, Belgium.
2012 McCabe, B. & Jaksa, M. (2012). Sport and soil mechanics: analogies to aid student learning. Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (SFGE). Ireland.
2012 Ghalba, A., Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, G., Fenton, G. & Griffiths, D. (2012). Probabilistic analysis of foundation settlement on multilayered soil with a complex layer-boundary. Australia New Zealand Geomechanics conference. Melbourne.
2012 Liang, C., Jaksa, M. & Ostendorf, B. (2012). GIS-based Assessment of Rainfall-induced Riverbank Instability. Australia - New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Melbourne.
2012 Jaksa, M. (2012). Interactive learning modules in geotechnical engineering. Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (SFGE). Ireland.
2011 Jaksa, M. (2011). E-learning in Geotechnical Engineering. International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering. Perth, Australia.
2011 Nejad, F. & Jaksa, M. (2011). Prediction of pile behavior using artificial neural networks based on standard penetration test data. International conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics. Melbourne, Australia.
2011 Setiawan, B., Jaksa, M. & Kaggwa, G. (2011). Assessment of liquefaction using the cone penetration test method incorporating ageing. Annual International Workshop and Expo on Sumatra Tsunami Disaster and recovery, in conjunction with the South China Sea Tsunami Workshop. Banda-Aceh Indonesia.
2011 Yuen, S., Salt, M., Sun, J., Benaud, P., Zhu, G., Jaksa, M. ... Fourie, A. (2011). Phytocapping as a sustainable cover for waste containment systems: experience of the A-ACAP study. International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (SARDINIA). Cagliari, Italy.
2011 Lightbody, P., Salt, M., Cox, J. & Jaksa, M. (2011). Modelling Phytocap (evapotranspiration cover) designs using WAVES (Water Atmosphere Vegetation Energy and Solutes) model - design and calibration. International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (SARDINIA). Cagliari, Italy.
2011 Pooya Nejad, F. & Jaksa, M. (2011). Prediction of pile behavior using artifi cial neural networks based on standard penetration test data.
2010 Kousa, I. & Jaksa, M. (2010). Treatment of expansive soils using gypsum solution. International Conference on Problematic Soils. Adelaide.
2010 Yuen, S., Michael, R., Salt, M., Jaksa, M. & Sun, J. (2010). Phytocapping as a cost-effective and sustainable cover option for waste disposal sites in developing countries. ICSBE. Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
2010 Nejad, F. & Jaksa, M. (2010). Prediction of pile settlement using artificial neural networks based on cone penetration test data. GeoFlorida of the Geo-Institute of ASCE. Florida.
10.1061/41095(365)144
2009 Jaksa, M. & Kuo, Y. (2009). Java applets in geotechnical engineering. AAEE - Annual Conference of Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Adelaide.
2009 Arsyad, A., Jaksa, M., Fenton, G. & Kaggwa, G. (2009). The effect of limited site investigations on the design of pile foundations. International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). Egypt.
10.3233/978-1-60750-031-5-2671
2009 Jaksa, M., Ho, K. & Woodward, M. (2009). Management, training and education in geotechnical engineering. International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). Egypt.
10.3233/978-1-60750-031-5-3136
2009 Avalle, D., Scott, B. & Jaksa, M. (2009). Ground energy and impact of rolling dynamic compaction - results from research test site. International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). Egypt.
10.3233/978-1-60750-031-5-2228
2009 Shahin, M. & Jaksa, M. (2009). Intelligent computing for predicting axial capacity of drilled shafts. International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE). Florida.
10.1061/41022(336)4
2008 Salt, M., Yuen, S., Jaksa, M., Cox, J. & Lightbody, P. (2008). Australian ACAP - final landfill cover water balance from tropical north to semi-arid south. Global Waste Management Symposium. Colorado.
2008 Jaksa, M., Maier, H. & Shahin, M. (2008). Future challenges for artifical neural network modelling in geotechnical engineering. International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG). D. Singh (Ed.) India.
2008 Scott, B. & Jaksa, M. (2008). Quantifying the influence of rolling dynamic compaction. Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference. New Zealand.
2008 Jaksa, M., Fityus, S., Kodikara, J., Yuen, S. & Woodward, M. (2008). Geo-engineering Education in Australia. International Conference on Education and Training in Geo-Engineering SciencesSoil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics. Constantza, Romania.
2008 Jaksa, M. (2008). A multi-faceted approach to geotechnical engineering education. International Conference on Education and Training in Geo-Engineering SciencesSoil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Rock Mechanics. Constantza, Romania.
2007 Goldsworthy, J., Jaksa, M., Fenton, G., Griffiths, D., Kaggwa, G. & Poulos, H. (2007). Measuring the risk of geotechnical site investigations. Probabilistic Applications in Geotechnical Engineering (GSP 170). H. W. Olsen (Ed.) Denver, Colorado.
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2007 Jaksa, M. (2007). Modeling the Natural Variability of Over-consolidated Clay in Adelaide, South Australia. Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils. T. S. Tan (Ed.) Singapore.
2007 Chok, Y., Jaksa, M., Griffiths, D., Fenton, G. & Kaggwa, G. (2007). Effect of spatial variability on reliability of soil slopes. Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Brett Taylor (Ed.) Brisbane.
2007 Parken, C., Spriggs, L., Jaksa, M., Harris, S. & Cenic, I. (2007). The influence of moisture movement on shallow foundations in expansive soils. Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Brett Taylor (Ed.) Brisbane.
2007 Salt, M., Jaksa, M., Cox, J. & Lightbody, P. (2007). Water balance modelling for phytocovers and conventional final covers at landfill closure. Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Brett Taylor (Ed.) Brisbane.
2006 Jaksa, M., Goldsworthy, J., Fenton, G., Kaggwa, W., Griffiths, D., Kuo, Y. & Poulos, H. (2006). Towards reliable and effective site investigations.
2005 Goldsworthy, J., Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, G., Fenton, G., Griffiths, D. & Poulos, H. (2005). Reliability of site investigations using different reduction techniques for foundation design. The International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability. G. Augusti, G. I. Schueller & M. Ciampoli (Eds.) Rome, Italy.
2005 Shahin, M., Jaksa, M. & Maier, H. (2005). Stochastic simulation of settlement prediction of shallow foundations based on a deterministic artificial neural network model. The International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. A. Zerger & R. M. Argent (Eds.) Melbourne, Australia.
2005 Shahin, M., Maier, H. & Jaksa, M. (2005). Investigation into the robustness of artificial neural networks for a case study in civil engineering. The International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. A. Zerger & R. M. Argent (Eds.) Melbourne, Australia.
2005 Shahin, M. & Jaksa, M. (2005). Modelling the pullout capacity of marquee ground anchors using neurofuzzy technique. The International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. A. Zerger & R. M. Argent (Eds.) Melbourne, Australia.
2004 Jaksa, M., Yeong, K., Wong, K. & Lee, S. (2004). Horizontal spatial variability of elastic modulus in sand from the dilatometer. To the eNZ of the Earth. G. Farquhar, P. Kelsey, J. Marsh & D. Fellows (Eds.) Auckland, New Zealand.
2004 Chok, Y., Kaggwa, G., Jaksa, M. & Griffiths, D. (2004). Modelling the effects of vegetation on stability of slopes. To the eNZ of the Earth. G. Farquhar, P. Kelsey, J. Marsh & D. Fellows (Eds.) Auckland, New Zealand.
2004 Kuo, Y., Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, G., Fenton, G., Griffiths, D. & Goldsworthy, J. (2004). Probabilistic analysis of multi-layered soil effects on shallow foundation settlement. To the eNZ of the Earth. G. Farquhar, P. Kelsey, J. Marsh & D. Fellows (Eds.) Auckland, New Zealand.
2004 Goldsworthy, J., Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, G., Fenton, G., Griffiths, D. & Poulos, H. (2004). Cost of foundation failures due to limited site investigations. Int Conf on Structural and Foundation Failures. C. M. Wang & K. Murugappan (Eds.) Singapore.
2004 Shahin, M. & Jaksa, M. (2004). Probabilistic assessment of the uncertainity associated with the pullout capacity of marquee ground anchors. To the eNZ of the Earth. G. Farquhar, P. Kelsey, J. Marsh & D. Fellows (Eds.) Auckland, New Zealand.
2004 Goldsworthy, J., Jaksa, M., Fenton, G., Kaggwa, G., Griffiths, D., Poulos, H. & Kuo, Y. (2004). Influence of site investigations on the design of pad footings. To the eNZ of the Earth. G. Farquhar, P. Kelsey, J. Marsh & D. Fellows (Eds.) Auckland, New Zealand.
2003 Shahin, M., Jaksa, M. & Maier, H. (2003). Neurofuzzy networks applied to settlement of shallow foundations on granular soils. Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering. A. D. Kiureghian, S. Madanat & J. M. Pestana (Eds.) San Francisco, California, USA.
2003 Shahin, M., Maier, H. & Jaksa, M. (2003). Neural and neurofuzzy techniques applied to modelling settlement of shallow foundations on granular soils. MODSIM International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. D. A. Post (Ed.) Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Townsville, Australia.
2003 Fenton, G., Zhou, H., Jaksa, M. & Griffiths, D. (2003). Reliability analysis of a strip footing designed against settlement. Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering. A. D. Kiureghian, S. Madanat & J. M. Pestana (Eds.) San Francisco, California, USA.
2003 Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, G., Fenton, G. & Poulos, H. (2003). A framework for quantifying the reliability of geotechnical investigations. Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering. A. D. Kiureghian, S. Madanat & J. M. Pestana (Eds.) San Francisco, California, USA.
2002 Jaksa, M. & Fenton, G. (2002). Assessment of fractal behavior of soils. International Conference on Probabilistics in GeoTechnics. D. R. Pottler (Ed.) Graz, Austria.
2002 Kaggwa, G., Cheong, M. & Jaksa, M. (2002). Assessment of the luck associated with settlement predictions that are based on elastic theory. International Conference on Probabilistics in GeoTechnics. D. R. Pottler (Ed.) Graz, Austria.
2000 Jaksa, M., Kaggwa, W. & Brooker, P. (2000). Experimental evaluation of the scale of fluctuation of a stiff clay. 8th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability (ICASP 8). R. Melchers & M. Stewart (Eds.) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.
2000 Jaksa, M., James, P., Davison, L. & Toll, D. (2000). Computer aided learning in geoengineering education: current resources and future trends. GeoEng. M. Ervin (Ed.) Melbourne, Australia.
2000 Jaksa, M., Davison, L. & Toll, D. (2000). Computer aided learning in geotechnical engineering education. MB Jaksa. I. Manoliu, I. Antonescu & N. Radulescu (Eds.) Sinaia, Romania.
1999 Jaksa, M., Brooker, P. & Kaggwa, W. (1999). Modelling the spatial variability of the undrained shear strength of clay soils using geostatistics. Wollongong 96 International Geostatistical Congress. E. Baafi & N. Schofield (Eds.) WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA.
1996 Kaggwa, W., Jaksa, M. & Jha, R. (1996). Development of automated dilatometer and comparison with cone penetration tests at the University of Adelaide, Australia. International Conference on Advances in Site Investigation Practice. C. Craig (Ed.) LONDON, ENGLAND.
1993 JAKSA, M., KAGGWA, W. & BROOKER, P. (1993). GEOSTATISTICAL MODELING OF THE SPATIAL VARIATION OF THE SHEAR-STRENGTH OF A STIFF, OVERCONSOLIDATED CLAY. CONF ON PROBABILISTIC METHODS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING. K. Li & S. Lo (Eds.) CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2014 Scott, B. T. & jaksa, (2014). Evaluating rolling dynamic compaction of fill using CPT. Las Vegas, USA.

Funded Competitive Grants ($3.85 million)

  • Researchers in Business; $50,690 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa, B. T. Scott; Establishment of a research and development facility for modelling effectiveness of ground improvement techniques, 2014
  • Goyder Institute Research Project; $494,762 (2½-year); M. B. Jaksa, B. Ostendorf, T. Hubble, D. Petley; Riverbank Collapse in the Lower River Murray (E.1.8), 2013–2015
  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC; $600,000 (8-year), 2013–2021
  • ARC Discovery-Projects Grant; $320,000 (3-year); M. B. Jaksa, D. W. Airey; Impact of rolling dynamic compaction (DP120101761), 2012–2014
  • ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Grant; $700,000 (1-year); C. Gaudin, M. J. Cassidy, M. F. Randolph, D. J. White, S. W. Sloan, J. P. Carter, B. N. Indraratna, D. J. Williams, J. K. Kodikara, M. B. Jaksa, K. Krabbenhoft, A. B. Fourie, R. S. Merifield, C. Rujikiatkamjorn, X. Geng, D. Pedroso, A. Scheuermann, A. Bouazza; The national geotechnical centrifuge facility (LE120100011), 2012
  • ALTC Innovation & Development; $199,000 (2-year); M. B. Jaksa, D. W. Airey, J. K. Kodikara, M. A. Shahin, S. T. S. Yuen; Developing engaging, effective and enlightening practical experiments in geotechnical engineering (ID11-1958), 2011–2013
  • ARC Linkage-International Grant; $17,357 (2-year); M. B. Jaksa, G. A. Fenton, D. V. Griffiths, K. K. Phoon, B. McCabe; Influence of spatial variability on the design and performance of pile foundations (LX0667328), 2006–2007
  • ARC Linkage-Projects Grant; $1,061,200 cash + $1,643,891 in-kind (5-year); S. Yuen, N. Ashwath, G. Swarbrick, P. Newman, M. Jaksa, M. Jones, J. Cox, I. Watkins, P. Lightbody, R. Stuart, M. Jorgensen, R. Yeates, M. Greenway; Phytocapping for sustainable waste containment systems and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and odour from waste disposal sites (LP0561914), 2005–2010
  • ARC Linkage-Projects Grant; $116,793 cash + $39,000 in-kind (3-year); M. B. Jaksa, S. P. Hunt, G. W. O’Brien, P. J. Boult; A new geomechanical tool for the evaluation of hydrocarbon trap integrity (LP0560741), 2005–2007
  • ARC Discovery-Projects Grant; $233,500 (3-year); M. B. Jaksa, G. A. Fenton, H. G. Poulos, W. S. Kaggwa; Reducing the risk of foundation failures by improving the effectiveness of geotechnical investigations (DP0211195), 2002–2004
  • ARC IREX Grant; $5,000 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa, G. A. Fenton; Reducing the risk of foundation failures by improving the effectiveness of geotechnical investigations (X00106724), 2001
  • University Matching Funds for Information Technology Development; $15,000 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa; Improving the effectiveness of computer aided teaching in geotechnical engineering, 2000
  • Small ARC Grant; $5,000 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa; Estimating ground surface movements in expansive soils due to the influence of trees, 2000
  • Small ARC Grant; $8,500 (1-year); W. S. Kaggwa, M. B. Jaksa; Investigation of time-dependent distress in earth-retaining structures in cohesive soils, 1998
  • Small ARC Grant; $7,000 (1-year); R. G. Jarrett, M. B. Jaksa; The analysis of data from residential foundations built on expansive soils, using a probabilistic approach, 1998
  • Small ARC Grant; $6,631 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa, W. S. Kaggwa; The effects of variations in construction practice on the performance of earth-retaining structures in cohesive soils, 1996
  • Teaching Development Grant; $2,500 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa, W. S. Kaggwa; Upgrading the existing computer aided teaching suite in geotechnical engineering, 1995
  • Teaching Development Grant; $5,000 (1-year); W. S. Kaggwa, M. B. Jaksa, T. M. Daniell; Teaching programme in geotechnical engineering using computer simulation, 1994
  • Teaching Development Grant; $4,500 (1-year); W. S. Kaggwa, M. B. Jaksa, T. M. Daniell; Teaching programme in geotechnical engineering using computer simulation, 1993
  • Small ARC Grant; $42,030 (3-year); M. B. Jaksa, P. W. Mitchell; A probabilistic approach to the design of residential foundations, 1993–1995
  • Minor URG Grant; $1,650 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa; An investigation of the spatial variability of the Keswick Clay, 1992
     

Funded Non-competitive Grants ($170k)

  • Contract Research – Broons; $36,000; M. B. Jaksa, B. T. Scott; The impact of rolling dynamic compaction, 2012–2014
  • Contract Research – Dept. Planning, Transport and Infrastructure; $15,000 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa and M. Drechsler; Estimating in situ CBR from dynamic cone penetrometer tests using artificial neural networks, 2012
  • Contract Research – Broons; $24,000; M. B. Jaksa,  B. T. Scott; The impact of rolling dynamic compaction, 2011–2012
  • Contract Research – Dept. Transport, Energy and Infrastructure; $38,000 (1-year); W. S. Kaggwa and M. B. Jaksa; Development of methods for the design and construction of revetment structures in unsaturated clays, 2009
  • Industry Grant – Broons; $33,000 (3-year); M. B. Jaksa; The impact of rolling dynamic compaction, 2007–2009
  • Industry Grant – Technical Assessing (SA); $2,500 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa; Moisture diffusion through expansive soils, 2007
  • Industry Grant – Pentarch and DSTO; $4,000 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa; Remediation of soils contaminated with explosives, 2006
  • Footings Group, S.A. Research Grant; $2,360; M. B. Jaksa, D. A. Cameron, R. Sinclair; Estimation of tree-induced ground surface movements in expansive soils, 1998
  • Transport SA Grant; $15,000 in-kind; M. B. Jaksa; The influence of spatial variability on the geotechnical design properties of a stiff, overconsolidated clay, 1992–1993

Undergraduate Courses (Current):
Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering (Level 4) [C&ENVENG 4112] - Co-teaching
Honours Research Project (Level 4) [C&ENVENG 4222A/B] - Co-teaching
Engineering Planning and Design I (Level 1) [C&ENVENG 1008] - Co-teaching

Postgraduate Courses (Current):
Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering (Level 7) [C&ENVENG 7112] - Co-teaching

Undergraduate Courses (Former):
Geotechnical Engineering IIA
Geotechnical Engineering Design III
Construction Management and Surveying

Architecture IA
Architecture Studio IB
Architecture IC
Architecture ID
Architecture IIIC
Architecture Project II
Civil Engineering Design Project N
Environmental Engineering III
Instrumentation and Computing IV
Landscape Design Studio III
Technology and the Built Environment II

Postgraduate Courses (Former):
Introduction to Geostatistics

Current (11):

  • Michael Crisp, The Reliability of Geotechnical Site Investigations in Layered, Variable Ground (Ph.D.) (Primary supervisor with Dr. Yien Lik Kuo)
  • Jiahe Zhang, Landfill Clay Liner Permeability (Ph.D.) (Co-supervisor with Dr. An Deng)
  • Hamid Khatami, Measuring and Modelling the Mechanical Response of Soils Incorporating Recycled Tyre (Ph.D.) (Co-supervisor with Dr. An Deng)
  • Yang Liu, Discrete Element Modelling of Geocell-reinforced Track Ballast Under Static and Cyclic Loading (Ph.D.) (Co-supervisor with Dr. An Deng)
  • Bambang Setiawan, Quantifying the Seismic and Site Amplification Characteristics of Adelaide’s Regolith (Ph.D.) (Primary supervisor with Prof. Michael Griffith)
  • Noorfaizah Hamzah, Progressive Damage Mechanism of Rock Subjected to Cyclic Loading for Tunnelling or Underground Excavation Application (Ph.D.) (Co-supervisor with Dr. Abbas Taheri)
  • Andrew Bradley, Modelling Rolling of Dynamic Compaction Using Finite Elements (Ph.D.) (Primary supervisor with Dr. Yien Lik Kuo)
  • Zhongyuan Fu, Distinct Element Modelling of Dynamic Compaction (Ph.D.) (Primary supervisor with Dr. An Deng)
  • Tharanga Ranasinghe, Use of Artificial Intelligence for Predicting the Impact of Rolling Dynamic Compaction (Ph.D.) (Primary supervisor with Dr. Yien Lik Kuo and Dr. Fereydoon Pooya Nejad)
  • Erfan Syamsuddin, Evaluating the Influence of Rolling Dynamic Compaction Using Geophysical Techniques (Ph.D.) (Primary supervisor with Koya Suto)
  • Brendan Scott, The Impact of Rolling Dynamic Compaction (Ph.D.) (Primary supervisor with Dr. Peter Mitchell)

Graduated (15):

  • Chen (Simon) Liang, Spatial Analysis Based Susceptibility Assessment of River Bank Slope Instability in the River Murray (Ph.D. – Completed 2015) (Primary supervisor with Dr. Bertram Ostendorf)
  • Saeed Hashemi, Borehole Stability in Unconsolidated Ground (Ph.D. – Completed 2015) (Co-supervisor with Dr. Noune Melkoumian and Dr. Abbas Taheri)
  • Grant Nicholas, A Resource Management Model for Evaluating Kimberlite Pipes (Ph.D. – Completed 2014) (Co-supervisor with Prof. Peter Dowd)
  • Qian Qian, Relationship Between Input and Output: A Systematic Study of the Stability of Highly Fractured Rock Slopes Using the Hoek-Brown Strength Criterion (M.Eng.Sc. – Completed 2013) (Co-supervisor with Assoc. Prof. Chaoshui Xu and Dr. Murat Karakus)
  • Melissa Salt, Modelling Water Balance in Evapotranspiration Landfill Caps (Ph.D.) (Primary supervisor with Dr. Jim Cox and Paul Lightbody)
  • Arash Mirahmadizoghi, Analysis of Rock Performance Under Three-Dimensional Stress to Predict Instability in Deep Boreholes (M.Eng.Sc. – Completed 2012) (Co-supervisor with Dr. Nouné Melkoumian and Prof. Stephen Priest)
  • Sally Egan, Energy Crop Revegetation of Abandoned Metal-Contaminated Land (M.Eng.Sc. – Completed 2012) (Primary supervisor with Assoc. Prof. Trevor Daniell)
  • Bambang Setiawan, Assessing Liquefaction Potential of Soils Utilising In Situ Testing (M.Eng.Sc. – Completed 2011) (Primary supervisor with Dr. William Kaggwa)
  • Fereydoon Pooya Nejad, Predicting Pile Settlements Using Artificial Neural Networks (Ph.D. – Completed 2009) (Primary supervisor with Dr. M. R. Kakhi, Iran)
  • Ardy Arsyad, Effect of Limited Site Investigations on Pile Design and Performance (M.Eng.Sc – Completed 2008) (Primary supervisor with Dr. William Kaggwa)
  • Yien Lik Kuo, Probabilistic Analysis of Multi-layered Soil Effects on Shallow Foundations (Ph.D. – Completed 2008) (Primary supervisor with Dr. William Kaggwa)
  • Yun Hang Chok, Modelling of Natural Slopes (Ph.D. – Completed 2008) (Primary supervisor with Dr. William Kaggwa)
  • Jason Goldsworthy, Reducing the Risk of Foundation Failures by Improving the Effectiveness of Geotechnical Investigations (Ph.D. – Completed 2006) (Primary supervisor with Dr. William Kaggwa);
  • Mohamed Shahin, Use of Artificial Neural Networks for Predicting Settlements of Foundations (Ph.D. – Completed 2003) (Primary supervisor with Assoc. Prof. Holger Maier);
  • Ranganath Barthur, Design of Residential Footings Built on Expansive Soils Using Probabilistic Methods (M.Eng. Sc. – Completed 1997) (Sole supervisor).

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
1984 - ongoing Member Australian Geomechanics Society Australia
1984 - ongoing Member Engineers Australia Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2013 - ongoing Member TC306, Technical Committee on Geo-Engineering Education ISSMGE
2010 - 2013 Chair TC306, Technical Committee on Geo-Engineering Education ISSMGE

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
2013 - 2017 Vice President (Australasia) Int. Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Australia
2012 - 2015 Head of School University of Adelaide Australia
2010 - 2011 Associate Dean (Curriculum and Quality) University of Adelaide Australia
2006 - 2008 Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) University of Adelaide Australia
2004 - 2005 National Chair Australian Geomechanics Society Australia
1996 - 1999 Associate Dean (Facilities) University of Adelaide Australia
Position
Professor
Phone
83134314
Fax
8313 4359
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering North
Room Number
1 40b
Org Unit
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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