Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition 

National Recognition

2011 Fellow, Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Australia (FTSE)


2011 Engineers Australia Transport Medal that is awarded to reward and recognise outstanding individual contributions to the advancement of Australian transportation engineering.


2011 Program Leader, ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science & Engineering.  


2009 Business-Higher Education Round Table (BHERT) Award sponsored by the Australian Commonwealth for “Best Research and Development Collaboration leading to Rail Track Innovations” (with RailCorp).


2009 EH Davis Memorial Lecture (cross-country) awarded by the Australian Geomechanics Society for “Distinguished Contributions to Theory and Practice” (presented in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart, and by special invitation at IIT-Bombay and at the Int. Conf. Geo-Shanghai, China).

International Recognition 

2015 Professor Buddhima Indraratna announced as the the recipient of the Inaugural Ralph Proctor Lecture


2014 Professor Buddhima Indraratna been appointed as Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand by its President. 


2013 BD Rampala Memorial Lecture, awarded to an individual (national or international) who has made an outstanding contribution to Railway Engineering, by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.


2012 Eurasian University Medal, awarded in any field to recognise outstanding individual contributions.


2008 IACMAG medal for excellent contributions to Higher Education through Transport Geomechanics (IACMAG - International Association for Computer Methods & Advances in Geomechanics).


2007 and 2012 Robert Quigley Honourable Mention Awards by the Canadian Geotechnical Society for outstanding contributions through publications in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal (former ERA A*).


Recent invited Keynote presentations

Int. Conf. Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields (BCRRA-2009), Urbana-Champaign, USA; BCRRA-2013, Trondheim, Norway


Int. Conf. Railway Technology: Research & Development (Railways-2012), Gran Canaria, Spain; Railways-2014, Corsica, France


Int. Conf. on Transportation Geotechnics, IS-Hokkaido, 2012, Japan


General Report for the theme, Transport Geotechnics at ICSMGE, 2013 Paris


Int. Conf. on Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-Shanghai, 2014, China


14th Conf. of Int. Assoc. for Computer Methods & Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG, 2014, Kyoto, Japan;

Last reviewed: 16 February, 2015