Geotechnical design is fundamentally a data-driven problem. Naturally, it starts with the raw ground data, but this data on its own offers limited value; it has to be effectively interpreted to advance the geotechnical design process. At AutoGeo Lab, we are enabling better, smarter and highly reproducible insights throughout the geotechnical design value chain.
Dr. Stephen Suryasentana is a Chancellor's Fellow (Lecturer or US-equivalent: tenure-track Assistant Professor), at the University of Strathclyde, and the leader of AutoGeo Lab. Before joining Strathclyde, he was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. Dr. Suryasentana completed a DPhil (PhD) in Engineering Science from University of Oxford, a BEng in Civil Engineering (First Class Honours; Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Medal) from University of Western Australia and a BBA from the National University of Singapore. He was previously a visiting student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and his research has been awarded prizes from the Society for Underwater Technology and the Australian Geomechanics Society. Beyond academia, Dr. Suryasentana also has direct working experience in the offshore and mining industry.
Dr. Stephen Suryasentana
At AutoGeo Lab, we aim to build a unique culture where researchers and industry partners work together to identify the most important problems, and design rigorous solutions that make a real impact. If you have a potential research topic or industry-facing problem, please get in touch and we can discuss potential pathways of collaboration that work best for you.
We are disciplined risk-takers willing to push boundaries within the field of geotechnical engineering. We are always looking for talented students to join our growing team and help accelerate our journey to create next-generation solutions that bring together ideas and tools from both engineering science and machine learning. If you are a prospective student who is interested in joining the lab, please get in touch with your research interests, so that we can discuss more about your funding eligibility for internal PhD funding opportunities. Alternatively, there are also external PhD funding opportunities as follows:
We are firm believers of collaboration and we welcome academic visitors or collaborators who are interested in working with us. If you are a researcher who is interested in collaborating or visiting the lab, please get in touch.