Professor Mark Randolph FRS
Mark Randolph is a geotechnical engineer who specialises in foundation systems for offshore structures used by the oil and gas industry. His work — which incorporates analysis, computation, experimentation and software development — has helped to produce more advanced designs for piled foundations.
Other highlights of Mark’s work include research on the finite element analysis of soil penetration. He has also applied plasticity theory to geotechnical design and worked on the foundation issues of calcareous materials off of the Australian Coast.
Mark has won many awards in recognition of his work, including the David Hislop Award of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2011 and the Centenary Medal of Australia in 2003. In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Society, he has also been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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