Researcher Profile

Professor Christophe Gaudin

Christophe Gaudin
Christophe Gaudin

Phone: +61 8 6488 7289

Research Expertise:
  • Centrifuge modelling
  • Plate and torpedo anchor installation and performance
  • Suction caisson installation and performance
  • Pipeline laying and buckling
  • Spudcan extraction
  • Soil characterisation


15 PhD Students (7 completed), 2 Master students and over 24 honour students

Industrial Relevance

Collaboration with Advanced Geomechanics, ARUP, BMT Asia Pacific, Intecsea, BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Keppel through centrifuge modelling to assist in design of offshore structures


MEng PhD EcoleCentraleNantes


Chair of the Technical Committee on Geotechnical Physical Modelling of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE TC104) 2010-2014
Member of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS)

Member of the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering (ISOPE)

Funding Received

Over $5.5M of industry funding in the last 6 years and over $34M of government competitive funding, including ARC LIEF application of $1.5M to establish a 10m in diameter beam centrifuge by 2015 through the National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facilties (NGCF)

Future Research

Offshore renewable

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

COFS Deputy Director
NGCF Director


Master Degree with honors in Civil Engineering in 1999 at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France), with a final dissertation about the assessment of the stress state in centrifuged sand sample by in-flight cone penetrometer tests.
PhD in Geotechnical Engineering in 2002 at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France), discussing a dissertation on: “Physical and numerical modelling of a cantilever wall - Application to the study of wall foundation interaction” (Supervisor Dr. Jacques Garnier, Director of Research, Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées).
After four years working on the LCPC centrifuge, Christophe joined COFS in July 2003.

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