Research and Scholarship Opportunities

Research & PHD Opportunities 

A wide range of potential research topics are available for new research academics and PhD students and at the GRE.   


Some example research areas and topics are listed below. 

  • Soft soil engineering and ground improvement
  • Stability assessment of rail corridors and road embankments
  • Dynamic modelling and prediction of rail track performance in problematic soils
  • Assessment of rail ballast degradation
  • Monitoring of slope movements
  • Landslides hazards and risk management
  • Improvement of soft and erodible clay foundations
  • Remediation of acid sulphate soils to prevent environmental damage and corrosion of infrastructure components
  • Use of geosynthetics for improving the performance of infrastructure
  • Dam engineering including filtration and internal instability assessment


Positions Available

To express your interest on position of HDR student or research associate, please contact Professor Buddhima Indraratna.



Last reviewed: 24 October, 2014