Researcher Profile

Mrs Shiaohuey Chow

Shiaohuey Chow
Shiaohuey Chow

Phone: +61 8 6488 6930

Research Expertise:
  • Dynamically installed anchors in sand
  • Free-fall penetrometers
  • Offshore geomechanics
  • Plate anchors in sand
  • Soil physical modelling (1g and centrifuge)
  • Strain rate effects in soil


Lecturer for GENG5502 - Environmental Geotechnics (fourth year undergraduate module on groundwater flow, contaminant transport and dam design)


ME Nan.Tech, PhD Syd.


Graduate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Australia Section.
Graduate member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia.

Funding Received

(G6) Cassidy M, Chow SH, Bienen B, O’Loughlin C & Wolgamot H (2016-2018). Lloyd’s Register Foundation Chair & Centre of Excellence (Follow-on Funding), Lloyd’s Register Group Ltd (AUD 1,005,387)
(G5) Draper S, Jones N, Collin S, Wolgamot H, Zhao W & Chow SH (2016-2020). RiverLab, Woodside Energy Ltd (AUD 375,000)
(G4) Chow SH & Diambra A (2016-2017). Plate Anchors for Offshore Renewable Energy Application: Predicting Cyclic Behaviour in Sand. UWA Research Collaboration Award (AUD 11,987)
(G3) Chow SH (2013-2014). Interpretation of free falling penetrometer (FFP) tests in clay for offshore site investigation. UWA ECM Research Development Grant (AUD 20,000)
(G2) Chow SH, Anas Ibrahim & Abdul Naser Abdul Ghani (2007-2008). Effect of hydrostatic pressure on geocomposite stabilised soil retaining structures. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MYR 20,000)
(G1) Chow SH, Ng SF, Salwah Che Mat (2007-2009). Development of a survey instrument to evaluate student readiness in e-learning in Malaysia. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MYR 10,000)


Shiaohuey Chow is an experimentalist in geotechnical engineering. Her research provides solutions in offshore geotechnical engineering for both the oil and gas and the renewable energy industries through physical modelling technique. Her expertise includes offshore geotechnical site investigation using free-fall penetrometers, anchoring solution in sand and strain rate effects in soil. Her most recent research focuses on partially drained to undrained behaviour in sand. Her works have received several international best paper awards in the last 5 years.

Shiaohuey obtained her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2013, and her MEng degree in geotechnical engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2003. She has worked as a structural design engineer and lecturer in civil engineering in Malaysia prior to her PhD.

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