Professor Mark Jaksa

Professor Mark Jaksa
 Position Professor
 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
  • Biography/ Background

    A more detailed web page is available here.

    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.

  • Qualifications

    Ph.D. (University of Adelaide, 1996)

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

  • Teaching Interests

    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

    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.

  • Publications

    Publication list is available here.

  • Professional Associations

    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)

  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesEngineering
    ExpertiseHouse foundations; cracking in houses (expansive or reactive soils, residential foundations); Cracking in houses (expansive or reactive soils, residential foundations); foundations; geotechnical engineering
    NotesAlt phone: (08) 8303 5451
    After hours(08) 8337 3916

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