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Professor John Wilson

PVC - Academic Strategy Implementation

Research interests

Earthquake engineering; Structural dynamics and blast engineering; Structural systems; Sustainable buildings; Civil Infrastructure

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Structural Engineering - 090506
  • Construction Engineering - 090502
  • Earthquake Engineering - 090504


Also published as: Wilson, John; Wilson, J.; Wilson, J. L.; Wilson, John L.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Seismic performance of precast concrete buildings for lower seismic regions *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2017: 3D Concrete Printing Facility for Automated Construction Research *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2017: ARC Training Centre for Advanced Technologies in Rail Track Infrastructure. *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2016: Development and Optimisation of Low Carbon, Affordable, Medium-rise Modular Structural System using Innovative Connections *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2016: Performance of safety critical anchors in early age concrete with SCM *; Allthread Industries - Industry funding for LP15
  • 2015: Development of a world-class facility for three dimensional dynamic testing *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme - For funding commencing in 2015
  • 2014: Asphalt Pavement Solutions - for Life *; AAPA
  • 2014: Collapse assessment of reinforced concrete buildings in regions of lower seismicity *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2014: Cost -effective mitigations strategy development for building related earthquake risk *; Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC - Contract
  • 2014: National Facility for Cyclic Testing of High-speed Rail (FCTHSR) *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Scheme - For funding commencing in 2014
  • 2013: Climate Adaptation Technology and Engineering for Extreme Events *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • 2013: Development of earthquake loading model for East Malaysia *; Melbourne-Sarawak Research Collaboration Scheme
  • 2013: Integrated fire engineering facility for testing structures under combined structural and fire loading *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2013: William Piper Brown Scholarship Top Up x 2 *; William Piper Brown Scholarship
  • 2012: An advanced macro-scale, hydro-thermo-mechanical testing chamber for sustainable deep geological applications *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2012: Phase Change Materials and Cost/Benefits of Adaptation Strategies *; CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Research Fund
  • 2011: Geotechnical characteristics of recycled asphalt *; Municipal Association of Victoria
  • 2011: Hybrid Testing Facility for Structures under Extreme Loads *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2011: Minimisation of damage to residential structures due to ground movement *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2011: Rational lateral-bracing design for steel-framed domestic structures *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2010: Displacement Controlled Behaviour of Non-ductile Structural Walls in Regions of Lower Seismicity *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator