Colm O'Beirne


  • The University of Western Australia (M017), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Colm brings extensive professional engineering experience to support the NGCF’s operations. He has directly worked as a geotechnical engineer for leading global consultancies based out of Western Australia and New Zealand, and as a Civil Engineer for leading contractors in Ireland. He has worked on complex geotechnical projects for Australian clients such as the Department of Defence, the Public Transport Authority WA, Main Roads WA, Water Corporation WA, Power and Water Corporation NT, Rio Tinto (Iron Ore and Dampier Salt), Pilbara Ports Authority, Gold Fields, Talison Lithium and Aqwest.

Colm was awarded a PhD in Offshore Geotechnical Engineering from UWA in early 2016. He returned to UWA in mid-2019 with a focus towards managing commercially funded research projects at the NGCF. His substantive role is now deputy director of the NGCF.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Industry keywords

  • Energy
  • Oceans

Research expertise keywords

  • Centrifuge modelling
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Offshore geotechnics
  • Analytical modelling
  • Anchoring systems


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