Research grants

SciGEM members are regularly successful in securing competitive research grants from both internal and external funding bodies, confirming the significance and reputation for excellence of its research. Below are some of the grants currently funding the work of SciGEM members.

Australian Research Council Discovery Project grants

  • Propagating fragmentation waves in granular materials
    Einav & Shen
  • The impact of rolling dynamic compaction
    Airey & Jaksa
  • Geological sequestration of carbon dioxide in deep saline aquifers: coupled flow, mechanical considerations
    Ranjith, Airey, Choi, Viete & Haque
  • Geosynthetic containment systems under high temperature, low pressure and salt gradients
    Elzein, Bouazza & Rowe
  • Heat flow in granular media under extreme loading conditions
    Gan
  • The micro-mechanical origins of creep in granular materials
    Einav & Gan
  • The micro-mechanics of faulting and fluid flow in porous reservoir rocks
    Nguyen & Rognon
  • A computational approach to fracture of quasi-brittle materials across the scales
    Nguyen

Other research grants

  • Plasticity and creep of granular materials at elevated temperatures
    Gan & Kamlah
    Group of Eight/Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme
  • Development of a multi-scale constitutive modelling framework
    Nguyen
    University of Sydney research support grant
  • Experimental and numerical study of unsaturated soil response to impact
    Shen, Gelet, Guiamatsia & Nguyen
    Civil Engineering Research Development Scheme (CERDS), University of Sydney
  • A Particle-based virtual engineering laboratory
    Guiamatsia, Gan, Gelet & Nguyen
    ICT 'Pebbles' Research Funding, University of Sydney
  • Developing engaging, effective and enlightening practical experiments in geotechnical engineering
    Jaksa, Airey, Yuen, Shahin & Kodikara
    Office of Learning and Teaching
  • A general framework for complex systems undergoing mass-conserving node splitting and merging
    Piraveenan, Einav & Gan
    Civil Engineering Research Development Scheme (CERDS), University of Sydney