Third UON Laureate Professor named NSW Scientist of the Year—7 October 2015

Eminent University of Newcastle (UON) geotechnical engineer, and ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor Scott Sloan, has been named the 2015 New South Wales' Scientist of the Year at the inaugural NSW Premier's Prizes for Science and Engineering. Professor Sloan, leads the ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering at UON, and is a pioneer of new methods that enable engineers to predict the collapse states of geostructures such as tunnels, dams, highways and foundations. These methods have delivered a new tool for engineers to design cheaper and safer civil infrastructure across the globe.

Media issued by The University of Newcastle.

Image: Professor Scott Sloan
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Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2015