Prof. Guy T. Houlsby

Professor of Civil Engineering, Oxford University, Adjunct Professor, The University of Western Australia

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        Guy Houlsby is Professor of Civil Engineering at Oxford University.

        He has two main areas of research:

        • In geotechnical engineering his interest is principally in the design of offshore foundations, although in the past he has also worked on in-situ testing, reinforced soil and tunnelling. He also works on the applications of numerical methods (both finite element analysis and other methods) to solution of geotechnical problems, and on the development of constitutive models for soils.
        • Much of his recent research has been applied to the area of marine renewable energy. He has carried out research on foundations for offshore wind turbines, and is currently working on the development of a novel tidal turbine for power generation. He also has a substantial group working on the understanding of tidal resources at every scal from single devices through to tidal basins.

        His current research students are Trevon Joseph, Andrea Schnabl, William Beuckelaers, Jonathan White, Iona Richards, Ahmad Firdaus, Tulio Moreira, Toby Balaam.