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Nelson Lam

Professor
Infrastructure Engineering
seismic impact collision
science & technology
technology
engineering
engineering, civil
construction & building technology
engineering, geological
engineering, mechanical
physical sciences
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Prof

Nelson Lam

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Performance modelling of infrastructure in extreme events
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Prof

Nelson Lam

 

Nelson Lam is Professor and leader of the Structures and Buildings Discipline in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He has 38 years of experience in structural engineering, and has been working in the specialized field of earthquake engineering, impact dynamics and structural dynamics.

He is member of the standing committee for future revisions to the Australian standard for seismic actions, member of the Seismic and Dynamic Events Panel commissioned by the London Headquarter of The Institution of Structural Engineers, and international expert advising the geotechnical engineering office of the government of Hong Kong SAR over the design of barriers for protection against landslides and rockfalls. His achievement in research in this field was recognized by the award of the Chapman Medal (1999) and Warren Medal (2006) by Engineers Australia; the Best Paper Award (2004-2007) by the ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology; and Chapman Medal for the second time in 2010. He is also recipient of Award for Teaching Excellence given out by Engineers Australia in 2012 and Academic Staff Teaching Award by Melbourne School of Engineering in 2013. His early career as structural engineer was with Scott Wilson International throughout the 1980’s and attained British chartered engineer status during that period. He was awarded the degree of BSc in civil engineering with first class honours at the University of Leeds, England in 1981, MSc degree in concrete structures at Imperial College of Science & Technology, London in 1982 and PhD in earthquake engineering at the University of Melbourne in 1993.

Projects

Displaying the 28 most recent projects by Nelson Lam.

28

Projects

Project Types


14

Research Contracts


13

Research Grant


1

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 369 most recent scholarly works by Nelson Lam.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2013

Award for Teaching Excellence in Structural Engineering by Engineers Australia.

Engineers Australia

2010

2008 RW Chapman Medal for the paper "Recent developments in the research and practice of earth quake engineering in Australia"

Engineers Australia

2007

Best paper of the journal for period 2001-2004

ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology

2006

Warren Medal for the best publication in Civil Engineering

Engineers Australia

2000

Chapman Medal for the best publication in Structural Engineering

Engineers Australia

2014

FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Infrastructure Engineering

Chartered Engineer Member

Engineers Australia

Chartered Engineer Member

Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (civil and structural divisions)

Chartered Engineer Member

Insitution of Structural Engineers (UK)

Chartered Engineer Member

Institution of Civil Engineers (UK)

Education


Master of Science

University of London

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Diploma of Imperial College

University of London

Bachelor of Science

University of Leeds