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Wei Dong Guo

Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering
The University of Wollongong

I am an engineer and an educator in geotechnical engineering, and offshore engineering. I am also involved in pavement/mining engineering. We develop novel solutions to real-world problems in consistent and scientific manner, and endeavour to provide our solutions in compact form (underpinned by few parameters) to facilitate students' learning and engineers' use


I earned my BEng in civil engineering from Hohai University (in 1984), MEng in geotechnical engineering from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China (in 1987), and a PhD from the University of Western Australia (in 1997).

Professional Experience

Associate Professor (2011~), School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia. (Email: [email protected])
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (2002~2011), School of Engineering, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland, Australia.
Australian Research Council/Monash Logan Research Fellow (1999~2002), Monash University
Associate Lecturer (1987~1989),Dept. of Construction Engineering, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology

Teaching Experience

Mechanics of Materials (UG students)
Geotechnical Engineering (UG students)
Pavement design and Technology (UG students)
Ground Improvement and Deep Foundation (PG students)
Displacement-based Design of Pile Foundations (PG students)


2012: Warren Medal, Engineers Australia (Civil Engineering).
2003: Magnolia Talent Grant (for outstanding overseas expert), Shanghai Science and Technology Council, Shanghai China.
2001~2003: Australian Research Council Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
2000: Inaugural John Henry Garrood King Medal, the Institute of Civil Engineering of the United Kingdom
2000: Logan Research Fellowship, Monash University.
1998: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship,  Singapore Science and Technology (National University of Singapore)
1993~1997: Australia Commonwealth Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship & The University (of Western Australia) Scholarships

I have developed one boundary element program (GASGROUP), one finite element program, and a few spreadsheet programs (GASLgroup, GASLFP, GASMove, GASLRP, VECP) for modelling nonlinear response of piles. As a sole or leading author, I have published a number of rigorous models and theories for sophisticated response of piles in high-impact international journals.


    Ph D, The University of Western Australia, Perth, 1997

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Geotechnical Engineering (piles, ground improvement techniques, constitutive modelling, slope stability, etc); Offshore Engineering (anchors, cassions, etc);
    Pavement Engineering (Asphalt modelling, granular materials); and Rock mechanics (fracture).

    Means of Research: Analytical solutions, numerical solutions and experimental approaches

Personal Interests



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