Title keynote speach: Penetrometer equipment and testing techniques for shallow foundation and pipeline design in the offshore environment
Mark Randolph holds the Fugro Chair in Geotechnics in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at the University of Western Australia. His two main research interests are piled foundations and offshore geotechnics, co-authoring books in each area: Piling Engineering and Offshore Geotechnical Engineering. He has published over 250 journal articles, providing novel solutions to practical problems. His research has embraced centrifuge model testing, numerical analysis and plasticity solutions, and he has made particular contributions in the area of site investigation of soft soils. Professor Randolph interacts closely with industry, both in research and through his role as Technical Advisor within Fugro AG. He is a Fellow of several learned academies, including the Royal Society. In 2015 he received an honorary doctorate from ETH Zurich.