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Dr Robert Evans

Senior Lecturer
Doctor of Philosophy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Master of Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Dr Robert Evans is currently a Senior Lecturer. He is responsible for the undergraduate courses in Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering within the Civil Engineering degree program. His qualifications comprise of a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with Honours, a Master of Engineering (by Research in Civil Eng), a Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Eng), a Graduate Diploma in Management and a MBA in Management Technology. Before entering academia, he worked for Vicroads as well as a Geotechnical Consultant at Piper and Associates. His research areas of interest are: (i) Soil Mechanics, (ii) The Behaviour of Expansive Soils on Light Structures, (iii) Analysis of Pavement Roughness by Waveband Analysis, and (iv) Deterioration Modelling of Pavements.

Research interests

Geotechnical Engineering; Road Pavement Systems; Construction Materials

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Teaching areas

Geotechnical Engineering


Also published as: Evans, Robert; Evans, R.; Evans, R. P.; Evans, Robert P.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2024: Innovative Hybrid Footing for Light-Weight Structures in Expansive Soils: Reduced Carbon Footprint and Minimise Structural Damage *; SmartCrete CRC Ltd
  • 2016: Braced batter micropile group: new design theory and performance framework *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2014: Soil movement in hydraulic structures with piled foundations under extreme weather events: an experimental and numerical modelling approach *; Melbourne-Sarawak Research Collaboration Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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