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Biographical entry Sloan, Scott William (1954 - 2019)

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Born
2 July 1954
Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Died
23 April 2019
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Geotechnical Engineer

Summary

Scott Sloan was a geomechanical engineer whose expertise was in the prediction of maximum load capacity in geostructures such as tunnels, dams, highways and foundations. His innovative models and numerical methods have been applied world-wide. Sloan was Laureate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Newcastle from 2009 and inaugural Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering.

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1978 - 1981
Award - External Research Scholarship, University of Cambridge
1981
Education - PhD, University of Cambridge
1981 - 1982
Award - Senior Rouse Ball Scholarship, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
1982 - 1984
Award - W. W. Spooner Research Fellowship, New College, University of Oxford
1984
Career position - Visiting Research Fellow, School of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Sydney
1984 - 1989
Career position - Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle
1988 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Committee, Engineering computations
1988 -
Career position - Member of Committee, Newcastle Branch, Australian Geomechanics Society
1988
Career position - Visiting Fellow, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
1989 - 1993
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle
1998
Career position - Visiting Professor, Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
1998 - 2001
Career position - Member, Engineering, Earth and Applied Sciences Panel, Australian Research Council
1998 - 2008
Career position - Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering, University of Newcastle
1999 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Committee, Computers and structures
1999 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Committee, Engineering optimization
2000
Award - Telford Medal, Institution of Civil Engineers, London
2000 - 2019
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in civil and geotechnical engineering
2002 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Committee, Computational Mechanics
2002 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Committee, International Journal for Numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics
2002 -
Career position - Editor, Computers and Geotechnics
2002
Career position - Visiting Professor, Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2003
Award - E. H. Davis Lecturer, Australian Geomechanics Society
2004
Award - ARC Federation Fellowship
2005
Award - Desai Medal, Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
2005
Award - Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers
2007 -
Career position - President, Australian Association of Computational Mechanics
2007 -
Career position - Director, Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, University of Newcastle
2007
Award - Telford Premium, Institution of Civil Engineers, London
2007 - 2019
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2008 - 2009
Career position - Member, Expert Advisory Committee on Engineering and Environment, Australian Research Council
2011
Award - Rankine Lecturer, British Geotechnical Association
2011 - 2019
Career position - Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering
2015
Award - New South Wales Premier's Prize for Scientist of the Year
2015 - 2019
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
2015 - 2019
Award - Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom
2016 - 2019
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
2018
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to education, particularly in the field of geotechnical engineering, as an academic and researcher, to professional associations, and as a mentor of young engineers

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Helen Cohn