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Prof

Mark Cassidy

Dean, Melbourne School Of Engineering
science & technology
technology
engineering
engineering, geological
physical sciences
geology
geosciences, multidisciplinary
offshore engineering
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Prof

Mark Cassidy

 
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Engineering
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Prof

Mark Cassidy

 

Professor Mark Cassidy is Dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne.

The Melbourne School of Engineering comprises over 800 academic and professional staff serving over 11,000 students.

It is renowned internationally for its impactful teaching and research in engineering and information technology.

Mark graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland, and as a Rhodes Scholar, attained a doctorate in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. Prior to his appointment in Melbourne he was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow, Director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering (ARC CoE CGSE) and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Chair of Offshore Foundations at the University of Western Australia.

Mark’s research interests are in offshore geotechnics and engineering, predominantly in developing models for the analysis of oil and gas platforms, mobile drilling rigs, renewable wave and wind turbines, anchors and pipelines. Mark has published over 300 refereed journal and conference papers and jointly holds three international patents with Singaporean mobile jack-up builders Keppel Offshore and Marine and with Korean shipbuilders DSME. He has supervised over twenty-five PhD students. Mark has been an active consultant within the offshore engineering industry.

Mark is the 2015 Western Australian Scientist of the Year and is the 2007 recipient of the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year – one of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. He is a three-time recipient of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) David Hislop Award for the best paper on offshore engineering (2003, 2014 and 2017), as well as the 2012 recipient of the ICE’s Geotechnical Research Medal for the best paper on geotechnical engineering.

He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (FTSE) and of Engineers Australia (FIEAust).

As the inaugural Warden of the Forrest Research Foundation in Western Australia, Mark stewarded the foundation as it established its budget, selection procedures, enrolled its first PhD Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows, and started construction of its residential Forrest Hall. Mark continues to serve as a Governor on the Forrest Research Foundation Board.

Mark is passionate about safe and sustainable engineering in the ocean, though he still is failing in teaching himself to surf.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 274 most recent scholarly works by Mark Cassidy.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

Knowledge Nation 100

Knowledge Society and the Office of the Chief Scientist

2016

Hsue-Shen Tsien Professorship for Engineering Science Lecture

Chinese Academy of Sciences

2016

David Hislop Award, best paper in offshore engineering

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE in the UK)

2015

Western Australian Scientist of the Year

Premier’s Science Awards

2014

David Hislop Award, best paper in offshore engineering

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE in the UK)

2013

13th Zheng Guo-Xi Lecture

Zhejiang University, PR China

2012

Geotechnical Research Medal, best paper on geotechnical engineering

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE in the UK)

2012

Best Paper Award, 44th Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, USA

American Society of Civil Engineers

2012

most prestigious award for geotechnical engineering within Australia (national tour supported by Engineers Australia)

E.H. Davis Lecturer of the Australian Geomechanics Society

2011

Invited Professor

Keppel Offshore and Marine Technology Centre, Singapore

2007

Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year

Prime Minister’s Awards for Science

2006

Visiting Professor

The University of Queensland

2006

Early Career Achievement in Science, Western Australia

Premier’s Prize

2006

Included in list of Australia’s Most Influential Engineers Top 100 in category of Top 10 Young Engineers

Institute of Engineers Australia

2003

David Hislop Award

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE in the UK)

1999

New College Travel Award

University of Oxford

1995

Rhodes Scholarship

Queensland and New College

1994

Hawken Memorial Scholarship

University of Queensland

1994

University Medal

University of Queensland

2017

Christensen Fellow, Visiting Professor, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford (3 months)


2014

FARC - Fellow of the Australian Research Council


2012

Vincent Fairfax Fellow, Centre for Ethical Leadership, University of Melbourne


2012

Research Fellowship, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Oslo, Norway (5 months)


2011

FIEAUST - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia


2010

FARC - Fellow of the Australian Research Council


2008

FTSE - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering


2006

Research Fellowship, International Centre for Geohazards, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Batterham Medal Selection Committee

Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

Committee Member (Elected 5 Year Term)

Lloyd’s Register Offshore Technology

Hon Secretary, Western Australia Chapter

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

External Expert On Research Committee Member

Board of the Western Australia Marine Science

International Advisory Committee

3rd International Symposium on Frontiers of Offshore

Panel Monitoring The Implementation Of This New Iso Guideline To Industry Practice

International Oil and Gas Producers Association (OGP)

National Committee For Mechanical Sciences

Australian Academy of Science

Chair Of Engineering, Mathematics And Informatics Panel

Australia Research Council, College of Experts

Management Committee Member

2nd International Symposium on Frontiers of Offshore Geotechnics

Hon Secretary, Western Australia Chapter

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

Technical Oversight Committee Member

International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)

Management Committee Member

Society of Underwater Technology (SUT Perth Chapter)

Western Australia

Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee

British Geotechnical Association, International Scientific Committee Member

International Symposium on Frontiers of Offshore Geotechnics

Member

Australian Geomechanics Society

(Iso, Tc67, Sc7, Wg7)

International Standards Organisation panel

Member

Engineers Australia (2011- FIEAust, 2000-2011 MIEAust, 1995-1999 GradIEAust)

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Oxford

Bachelor of Engineering, 1st Class Honours and University Medal

The University of Queensland