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Passing the Director baton

July 1, 2021

Passing the Director baton

On July 1st 2021 the current OFFshore Hub Director Prof Phil Watson will pass on the Directorship to Head of UWA Oceans Graduate School, and OFFshore Hub Project 3 Chief Investigator, Prof Christophe Gaudin in order to take up the Directorship of the new ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transforming energy Infrastructure through Digital…

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ICE Publishing Awards 2021 Recipients

May 21, 2021

ICE Publishing Awards 2021 Recipients

Each year ICE Publishing celebrates the best work published in its journals with the ICE Publishing Awards.  This year OFFshore ITRH members Zefeng Zhou, Conleth O’Loughlin and David White are proud recipients of the 2021 Telford Gold Medal, Best Paper Overall for their work entitled An effective stress analysis for predicting the evolution of SCR–seabed…

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Spotlight on PhD Student Alex Osuchowski

April 7, 2021

Spotlight on PhD Student Alex Osuchowski

Alex Osuchowski is a PhD student in the Project 4: Novel Anchors and Subsea Foundation Systems project stream. Alex’s research interests lie in the integration of geophysical and geotechnical data collected during offshore site investigations to maximise our understanding of seabed conditions. His work focuses on the development of a workflow that utilises geophysical sub-bottom…

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Jack Jorgensen, Chris Lawlor Scholarship Recipient

March 3, 2021

Jack Jorgensen, Chris Lawlor Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to new OFFshore Hub member Jack Jorgensen of the Project 5: Floating facility data analytics for condition/ longevity monitoring stream on his recent scholarship win. Jack, a first-year PhD student at UWA, has just commenced his study of the quantification and propagation of uncertainty through digital twins to predict remnant fatigue life of bolts…

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Spotlight on PhD Student Mariajose Guevera

February 19, 2021

Spotlight on PhD Student Mariajose Guevera

Mariajose Guevera is a PhD student in the Project 3:  Reliable moorings and risers project stream. Her research focuses on potential improvements to estimates of conductor fatigue life by considering the whole-life response of the surrounding soil.  Using conductor fatigue analysis, Mariajose is focussing on developing “intelligent” p-y curves to model the soil-structure interaction.  She…

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OFFshore ITRH awarded 16 million supercomputing hours for 2021

February 17, 2021

OFFshore ITRH awarded 16 million supercomputing hours for 2021

The OFFshore ITRH was once again successful in receiving access to world-class, supercomputer facilities through Pawsey’s  Energy and Resources Scheme and the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) for 2021. The allocation process was highly competitive across the Australian research community this year with requests for core hours far exceeding capacity.  The project team comprised of…

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Mark Randolph, 2021 Officer of the Order of Australia

January 27, 2021

Mark Randolph, 2021 Officer of the Order of Australia

OFFshore Hub Chief Investigator and all round geotechnical champion Professor Mark Randolph has been named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for 2021. This well deserved accolade adds to Mark’s already impressive list of awards. The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement and this year OFFshore…

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Data science and computational mathematics: the best of both worlds

January 15, 2021

Data science and computational mathematics: the best of both worlds

OFFshore ITRH members Connor Duffin and Edward Cripps and UWA senior lecturer Thomas Stemler have recently collaborated with Mark Girolami of the University of Cambridge and The Alan Turing Institute to publish landmark research on the combination of data science and computational mathematics to radically improve physical model predictions within the Proceedings of the National…

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Impact, Engagement, Legacy: Final Bayesian Statistics MasterClass

January 13, 2021

Impact, Engagement, Legacy: Final Bayesian Statistics MasterClass

The final session of the OFFshore ITRH MasterClass, entitled “Bayesian statistics and forecasting for the offshore industry“ was recently presented by OFFshore ITRH members Edward Cripps and Ivica Janekovic as part of the OFFshore ITRH’s Impact, Engagement and Legacy initiative. Previous sessions laid the mathematical foundation of Bayesian model construction. Session three focused on concrete examples of…

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Liang Cheng Elected 2020 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

December 15, 2020

Liang Cheng Elected 2020 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Congratulations to OFFshore ITRH member Liang Cheng who was recently elected a 2020 Fellow of the prestigious Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). New Fellows are elected by the Fellowship on the basis of a range of criteria, always ensuring that newcomers can contribute to the Academy’s mission of applying science, technology and engineering to solve the big…

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