Credit: Murray McKean
Laureate Professor Scott Sloan FREng FRS
Scott Sloan obtained BE (1976) and MEngSci (1978) Degrees in Civil Engineering at Monash University before completing MPhil and PhD (1982) degrees in the same field at the University of Cambridge. He was then a Rouse Ball Fellow at Trinity College Cambridge for a year before moving to New College Oxford where he was the W W Spooner Junior Research Fellow. In 1984 he accepted a Lectureship in Civil Engineering at the University of Newcastle Australia. He is currently the founding Director of the 180-strong ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering as well as the 70-strong Priority Research Centre in Geotechnical and Materials Modelling at Newcastle. These Centres are focused on the geotechnical aspects of energy and transport infrastructure, and combine advanced computational modelling, field measurements, laboratory testing, and physical modelling to develop more cost-effective design procedures for the engineering profession. Scott was elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2007 and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2000.
Interest and expertise
Geotechnical engineering, Computational Geomechanics