July 16, 2018
Congratulations to UWA Researcher and OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator Dr Sam Stanier for winning the 2018 Dr Baden Clegg Award for his work on the RIGSS Joint Industry Project.
The award perpetuates the memory of Dr Baden Clegg (1925-1999), who was a lecturer at the University of Western Australia for around 30 years until his retirement in the mid-1980’s and in recognition of his lifetime of achievement in the support and development of young geotechnical professionals. Dr Clegg was instrumental in the invention and development of both the ubiquitous Perth sand penetrometer and the Clegg Impact Hammer, both used for compaction control in earthworks and flexible pavements.
The award is presented annually by the Australian Geomechanics Society WA to a young geotechnical engineer or geologist (under the age of 35 years) for presentation of an outstanding 15-minute seminar on a topic of interest to the wider geotechnical community.
Sam Stanier graduated from The University of Sheffield with an MEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering in 2007. Following this he joined the Geotechnical Engineering Group at The University of Sheffield as a postgraduate student, investigating the use of transparent synthetic soils and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) techniques to assess the failure mechanics of geotechnical structures non-intrusively. Upon award of a doctorate in Geotechnical Engineering in 2011 Sam joined the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at UWA. Currently he is a Chief Investigator in OFFshore ITRH Project 4 stream (Shallow foundations and Novel anchors), an ARC DECRA fellow with a project entitled “Unlocking the changing strength of fine-grained soils in numerical analysis”, and a co-investigator in an ARC Discovery Project entitled “A 21st century laboratory testing device for geotechnical engineering”.
Further details about Sam’s research may be found here.