Research Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering

Research Centre for Geomechanics & Railway Engineering

Improving the Design and Performance of Major Infrastructure

The Centre for Geotechnics and Railway Engineering (GRE) was established at UOW under the leadership of Professor Buddhima Indraratna more than a decade ago and as a result of several geotechnical and rail track projects funded by the ARC since the mid-1990s. GRE has continued to prosper through numerous external grants (ARC DP and Linkage, CRC for Rail Manufacturing and Environment Trust), and is one of the 3 nodes forming the ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Sciences and Engineering. The GRE is well equipped with state-of-the art geotechnical laboratories and excellent technical staff support. It is a key component of UOW’s SMART Infrastructure Facility commissioned in 2011, and well supported internally as a strategic research priority.