DR GUILLERMO NARSILIO

DR GUILLERMO NARSILIO

Positions

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Science (geothermal energy)
  • Geotechnical Technology
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Material Characterization (porous media, granular media, soils)
  • Numerical modelling

Overview

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  • Dr Guillermo Narsilio is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (and Senior Lecturer) in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

    He received his PhD in Geotechnical Engineering (2006) and his Masters in Mathematics (2006) and in Geotechnical Engineering (2003) from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA). He obtained his Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) in 2001. He is the first and only Australian to have received the ISSMGE Outstanding Young Geotechnical Engineer Award , an honour given only every 4 years by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) among geotechnical engineers and researchers worldwide. He co-authored a keynote paper with his former supervisor Prof Carlos Santamarina, considered one of the world's top geotechnical researchers, and another keynote paper with Prof Ian Johnston, well recognised in Australasia and the world. Narsilio did his postdoctoral experience at The University of Melbourne, guided by Prof David Smith, he became a Lecturer at the Melbourne School of Engineering in 2009, and he is now a Senior Lecturer. Narsilio has made important contributions to methane hydrates bearing sediments physical characterisation (this work was lead by Prof Santamarina, Prof Ruppel and Asst/Prof Yun, and has high impact in methane hydrates behaviour and extraction modelling, to use methane hydrates as an alternative energy source); multi-scale hydro-thermal conduction and diffusion geo-phenomena; and theoretical and numerical investigations of the chemo-mechanical properties of electrically charged porous materials (clays, shales, etc). In 2009, Narsilio was awarded (i) a Australian Postdoctoral Award (APD), by the ARC; and (ii) the inaugural Jack Morgan Award for outstanding contributions by a young geotechnical engineer to geomechanics in Victoria, by the Australian Geomechanics Society. Dr Narsili   

Affiliation

Member of

  • International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG). Life member 2009 -
  • Australian Geomechanics Society, Victorian Chapter, Australia. Member 2007 -
  • Engineers without Borders, USA. Student Member 2005 -
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Student Member 2005 -
  • ASTM International. Student Member 2003 -
  • American Society of Civil Engineers. Student Member 2002 -
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Associate Member 2002 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information


  • 2012-2016: I. Johnston, G. Narsilio, and industry collaborators, 'Direct geothermal energy pilot demonstration projects for Victoria (Sustainable Energy Research and Development Program)', DSDBI, State Gov. Victoria $1,614,195

    2011: G. Narsilio, 'Direct geothermal heating and cooling using the soft sedimentary deposits of Port Melbourne', Research Collaboration Grant, University of Melbourne, $19,500

    2011: G. Narsilio, 'Fast non-invasive in situ determination of soil moisture', Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, $39,932

    2010: G. Narsilio, 'Direct geothermal heating and cooling using the soft sedimentary deposits of Port Melbourne', collaboration with Direct Energy Pty Ltd, Research Collaboration Grant, University of Melbourne, $19,500

    2007: G. Narsilio and X. Shen, 'Hydrocephalus hydrodynamics: Realistic numerical modeling using neuroimaging', Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, $23K   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology 2006
  • MS Math, Georgia Institute of Technology 2006
  • MS CEng, Georgia Institute of Technology 2003
  • CEng, National University of Cordoba 2001

Awards and honors

  • Given by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), once every 4 years., ISSMGE Outstanding Young Geotechnical Engineering Award, 2013
  • Outstanding contribution by a young geotechnical practitioner to geomechanics in Victoria., Inaugural Jack Morgan Award, by the Australian Geomechanics Society, Australia, 2009
  • Who's Who in the World (26th Edition), Marquis Publishers, 2009, U.S.A., 2008
  • Tower Award Ph.D., OMED Educational Services, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005
  • Tower Award MsSc Math, OMED Educational Services, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005
  • Grants-in-Aid of Research Award, by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, 2003
  • Graduate Research Assistantship, Particulate Media Research Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002
  • "University Prize". best student of the degree, "University Prize". Granted by Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, 2001
  • Prize "Premio Estudiantil Cordobes" (Best student of the career). Government of State of Cordoba, 2000
  • Scholarship "Becas integrales". Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, 2000

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