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Professor David J Williams

Manager, Large Open Pit Project
Director, Geotechnical Engineering Centre

Professor David Williams initiated and directs the industry-sponsored Geotechnical Engineering Centre within the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Queensland, with industry funding of the order of $600,000/year, and University matching funding of the order of $300,000/year.  The Centre supports unique Civil & Geotechnical Engineering and Mining & Geotechnical Engineering Dual Major Degree Programs, which graduate up to 65 students per year, and has up to 40 PhD students.  Professor Williams is also the Manager of the Large Open Pit Project.  David’s primary research and consulting interests lie in the application of geotechnical principles to the management and rehabilitation of mine wastes, for which he enjoys an international reputation.

Location: Geotechnical Engineering Centre, School of Civil Engineering, Level 4, Advanced Engineering Building, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland QLD 4072 Australia

T     +61 7 3365 3642
M   +61 417 193 591
   +61 7 3354 4599
E    D.Williams@uq.edu.au
W  geotechnical.civil.uq.edu.au

Dr Mehdi Serati

Assistant Manager, Large Open Pit Project

Dr Mehdi Serati currently holds a Lecturer position within the Geotechnical Engineering Centre (GEC) at the School of Civil Engineering of the University of Queensland (UQ). His current role at the centre deals with higher degree research, teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate levels, working on a number of soil mechanics and rock mechanics research projects, and consulting commissions with the civil and mining industries.

Location: Geotechnical Engineering Centre, School of Civil Engineering, Level 4, Advanced Engineering Building, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland QLD 4072 Australia

T    +61 7 3346 9820
E    M.Serati@uq.edu.au
W  geotechnical.civil.uq.edu.au