Professor Mark Jaksa

Professor
Professor Mark Jaksa
  Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
  Email mark.jaksa@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 4314
  Location Floor/Room 1 40b ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace

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2013-Present: Professor (Lecturer E) School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide
2007-2012: Associate Professor (Lecturer D) School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Adelaide
1998-2006: Senior Lecturer (C), School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Adelaide
1992-1998: Lecturer (B), School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Adelaide
1988-1991: Tutor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Adelaide
1985-1987: Civil Engineer, B. C. Tonkin and Associates, Adelaide
1984-1985: Geotechnical Engineer, Coffey and Partners Pty. Ltd., Adelaide and Canberra.

Ph.D. (University of Adelaide, 1996)

B.E.(Hons.) (University of Adelaide, 1984)

Courses Currently Taught

Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering, 4112, 7112

Courses Taught Previously

Architecture IA, 8448
Architecture Studio IB, 8711
Architecture IC, 7540
Architecture ID, 5951
Architecture IIIC, 8297
Architecture Project II, 4610
Architectural Structures, 9700 (tutored)
Civil Engineering Construction IIA, 3406
Construction Manangement and Surveying, 2015
Design of Structures II, 9290 (tutored)
Engineering Planning and Design, 2853
Environmental Engineering III, 4611
Civil Engineering Design Project N, 3797
Civil Engineering Research Project N, 1495
Engineering Communications (ESL), 3299
Engineering Problematic Soils, 4081
Environmental Engineering III, 3003, 3009
Footing Design and Soil Variability, 4081
Geotechnical Engineering II, 2006
Geotechnical Engineering Design III, 3127
Geotechnical Engineering IV, 9978 (tutored)
Instrumentation, 2825 (tutored)
Instrumentation and Computing IV, 6944
Landscape Design Studio III, 8650
Science in the Built Environment II, 3006
Special Topics in Geotechnical Engrg. IV, 8449
Statics, 6581 (tutored)
Structural Behaviour III, 4664 (tutored)
Surveying, 3107
Water Engineering II, 4100 (tutored)

Teaching Grants

2000: Matching Funds for Information Technology Development; $15,000 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa; Improving the Effectiveness of Computer Aided Teaching in Geotechnical Engineering

1995: Teaching Development Grant; $2,500 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa and W. S. Kaggwa; Upgrading the Existing Computer Aided Teaching Suite in Geotechnical Engineering

1994: Teaching Development Grant; $5,000 (1-year); W. S. Kaggwa, M. B. Jaksa and T. M. Daniell; Teaching Programme in Geotechnical Engineering Using Computer Simulation

1993: Teaching Development Grant; $4,500 (1-year); W. S. Kaggwa, M. B. Jaksa and T. M. Daniell; Teaching Programme in Geotechnical Engineering Using Computer Simulation

Research Interests

  • Spatial variability of soils
  • Probabilistic analysis and design in geotechnical engineering
  • Geostatistics
  • Artificial neural networks
  • Optimisation of site investigations
  • Expansive and unsaturated soils
  • Residential footing design
  • Environmental geotechnics and landfills
  • In situ testing of soils (CPT, DMT)
  • Tensile capacity of temporary ground anchors
  • Computer applications in geotechnical engineering
  • Computer applications in teaching and learning.

Editorial Boards

  • Editor - Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, Engineers Australia (2007-8, 2009-Present)
  • Editorial Board Member - Computers and Geotechnics, Elsevier (2005-Present)
  • Editorial Board Member - Georisk, Taylor and Francis (2006-Present)
  • Editorial Board Member - Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, Engineers Australia (2004-Present)

Journal Reviews

  • Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE
  • Géotechnique, Thomas Telford
  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC Press
  • Georisk, Taylor and Francis
  • Computers and Geotechnics, Elsevier
  • Australian Geomechanics, Engineers Australia
  • Engineering Geology Journal, Elsevier
  • Applied Clay Sciences, Elsevier
  • Geosynthetics International Journal, Thomas Telford
  • Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Kluwer

Competitive Grant Reviews

2008-Present: ARC Ozreader

Grants and Sponsorship

2006-2007: ARC Linkage-International Grant; $17,357; M. B. Jaksa, G. A. Fenton, D. V. Griffiths, K. K. Phoon, B. McCabe; Influence of spatial variability on the design and performance of pile foundations (LX0667328)

2005-2010: ARC Linkage-Projects Grant; $1,061,200 cash + $1,643,891 in-kind; S. Yuen, A. J. Baker, I. R. Phillips, N. Ashwath, G. Swarbrick, P. W. Newman, M. B. Jaksa, A. B. Fourie, M. A. Jones, J. W. Cox, I. G. Watkins, P. J. Lightbody, R. J. Stuart, M. R. Jorgensen, R. C. Yeates; Phytocapping for sustainable waste containment systems and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and odour from waste disposal sites (LP0561914)

2005-2007: ARC Linkage-Projects Grant; $116,793 cash + $39,000 in-kind; M. B. Jaksa, S. P. Hunt, G. W. O'Brien, P. J. Boult; A new geomechanical tool for the evaluation of hydrocarbon trap integrity (LP0560741)

2002-2004: ARC Discovery-Projects; $233,000; M. B. Jaksa, G. A. Fenton, H. G. Poulos and W. S. Kaggwa; Reducing the Risk of Foundation Failures by Improving the Effectiveness of Geotechnical Investigations (DP0211195)

2001: ARC IREX; $5,000 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa and G. A. Fenton; Reducing the Risk of Foundation Failures by Improving the Effectiveness of Geotechnical Investigations (X00106724)

2000: Small ARC Grant; $5,000 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa; Estimating Ground Surface Movements in Expansive Soils Due to the Influence of Trees

1998: Small ARC Grant; $8,500 (1-year); W. S. Kaggwa and M. B. Jaksa; Investigation of Time-Dependent Distress in Earth-Retaining Structures in Cohesive Soils

1998: Small ARC Grant; $7,000 (1-year); R. G. Jarrett and M. B. Jaksa; The Analysis of Data from Residential Foundations Built on Expansive Soils, Using a Probabilistic Approach

1998: Footings Group, S.A. Research Grant; $2,360; M. B. Jaksa, D. A. Cameron and R. Sinclair; Estimation of Tree-Induced Ground Surface Movements in Expansive Soils

1996: Small ARC Grant; $6,631 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa and W. S. Kaggwa; The Effects of Variations in Construction Practice on the Performance of Earth-Retaining Structures in Cohesive Soils

1993-1995: Small ARC Grant; $42,030 (3-year); M. B. Jaksa and P. W. Mitchell; A Probabilistic Approach to the Design of Residential Foundations

1992-1993:Transport SA Grant; $15,000 (in kind); M. B. Jaksa; The Influence of Spatial Variability on the Geotechnical Design Properties of a Stiff, Overconsolidated Clay.

1992: Minor URG Grant; $1,650 (1-year); M. B. Jaksa; An Investigation of the Spatial Variability of the Keswick Clay.

Publication list is available here.

Affiliations
Member, Institution of Engineers, Australia. (M.I.E.Aust. CPEng);
Member, Australian Geomechanics Society;
Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering;
Faculty Member, ASFE: Professional Firms Practicing in the Geosciences;
Member, S.A. Footings Group.

Activities
Current:
2010-2013: ISSMGE Liaison, National Committee, Australian Geomechanics Society
2006-2010: Core Member, Joint Technical Committee 3 (JTC-3), Joint Committee on Education and Training, ISSMGE, IAEG, ISRM
2002-Present: Committee Member, ASCE GI-RAM (Geotechnical Institute, Risk Assessment and Management)
2002-Present: Member, Chapter Committee, Australian Geomechanics Society (S.A. Chapter)
1999-Present: Webmaster, Australian Geomechanics Society
1999-Present: Webmaster, Australian Geomechanics Society (S.A. Chapter)

Former:
2006-2007: Immediate Past Chair and Treasurer, National Committee, Australian Geomechanics Society
2004-2005: Chair, National Committee, Australian Geomechanics Society
2002-2003: Deputy Chair and Treasurer, National Committee, Australian Geomechanics Society
2002-2010: Member, Technical Committee 32 (TC32), Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management, ISSMGE
2000-2005: Member, Technical Committee 31 (TC31), Geotechnical Engineering Education, ISSMGE
1999-Present: Webmaster, Australian Geomechanics Society
2002-Present: Member, Chapter Committee, Australian Geomechanics Society (S.A. Chapter)
1999-Present: Webmaster, Australian Geomechanics Society (S.A. Chapter)
1999-2001: SA/NT Representative, National Committee, Australian Geomechanics Society
1999: Sepang Inst. Tech., Liaison, Dept. Civil & Env. Engrg.
1997-2001: Chair, Australian Geomechanics Society (S.A. Chapter)
1996-1999: Associate Dean (Facilities), Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
1994-1996: Chair, 7th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics Organising Committee
1994-1996: Secretary, Australian Geomechanics Society (S.A. Chapter)

CategoriesEngineering
ExpertiseHouse foundations; cracking in houses (expansive or reactive soils, residential foundations); Cracking in houses (expansive or reactive soils, residential foundations); foundations; geotechnical engineering
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