Ross Barker

Senior Technical Officer

Centre for Geotechnical Research
School of Civil Engineering, Room 101A
T +61 2 9351 2143
F +61 2 9351 3343


Technical Expertise & Experience
Ross has many years experience in precise machining and toolmaking. He has been involved in the design and manufacture of many small and large testing apparatus involved in the field of geomechanics, such as load cells and other instrumentation. He has taken an active role in many of many of the recent geotechnical research projects, involving shear box testing, soil classification and cone penetrometer testing. Ross assists postgraduate and undergraduate projects in the geomechanics laboratory. In recent years, Ross has spent many weeks at sea, working on Benthic Geotech's PROD (Portable Remotely Operated Drill), which has been partially developed at The University of Sydney.

Departmental & University Service
Department of Civil Engineering Occupational Health and Safety Committee