The Geotechnical Engineering Centre, within The University of Queensland's School of Civil Engineering, supports the highly successful dual-major, undergraduate programs in Geotechnical Engineering, an active research program and specialised consulting activities.
We specialise in a range of fields in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, and computational modelling, including:
- Application of geotechnical engineering principles to mine waste management, mining and civil excavation design, mineral processing, and mine closure
- Geomaterial modelling and computational geomechanics
- Advanced laboratory and field characterisation & testing, modelling, and monitoring of slurries, soils and rocks
- Application of spatial Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) and the dielectric permittivity of geomaterials to monitor and predict their geotechnical engineering parameters and behaviour