Muhammad Hossain

Dr, MEng Curtin, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M053), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Muhammad Shazzad Hossain is undertaking research on offshore foundations and anchoring solutions for more than 15 years. His team has revealed seabed deformation mechanics, underpinning development of (i) a novel spudcan foundation for mitigating punch-through failure of oil and gas drilling jack-up rigs costing $10~50 million, and (ii) a dynamically installed fish anchor for giving 30% cost saving for mooring floating oil and gas drilling platforms, wind turbines, aquaculture facilities, plastic collection barriers. He is championing repurposing of Australia’s 1,700 km decommissioned flowlines as anchors.


He is leading the development of collaborations between UWA and industries and institutes in Korea; and widening and deepening collaborations with industries and institutes in USA, China, and recently Indonesia. He and Dr Youngho Kim have already established collaborations with (i) Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Eng. Co. Ltd., (ii) Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd., (iii) Samsung Heavy Industries, (iv) POSCO Steel Solution, (v) GS E&C Corp., (vi) Foresys Co., Ltd., (vii) Seoul National University, (viii) Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, (ix) Kongju National University.


He completed a PhD from the University of Western Australia in 2009. He is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, and a core member of ISO TC67/SC7/WG7/P4.

Research interests

His recent research focus includes


  • Collection of plastics from rivers and oceans, and innovative recycling solutions
  • Cost-effectively repurposing decommissioned subsea flowlines to dynamically installed anchors
  • Development of commercially viable novel shapes of dynamically installed anchor for mooring floating wind turbines, wave energy devices, solar panels, oil and gas platforms, aquaculture facilities, plastic collection barriers, and other ships and barges
  • Interpretation of free-fall penetrometer data for offshore geotechnical designs
  • Development of constitutive models for calcareous soils

Industrial relevance

Muhammad Shazzad Hossain has won competitive research funding of total $3.4 million (lead investigator for all projects). These include 3 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects: LP170101080 ($314,000; $94,000 from Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd., Korea), LP140100066 ($650,000; $240,000 from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Eng. Co. Ltd., Korea), LP110100174 ($561,000; $151,120 from Keppel Offshore and Marine Pte Ltd., Singapore). The projects have been successfully completed, with all industry commitments delivered.

He has attracted 11 consultancy research projects (total $1.09 million) from 8 industries: Foresys, GS E&C Corp., Korea; Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd., Korea; POSCO Steel Solution, Korea; NGI, Norway; Delmar Systems Inc., USA; TOTAL, France; Subsea 7, Singapore. He has produced 14 technical reports.

He has delivered 33 invited seminars at 9 institutes in China, Korea and Singapore; and at 9 industries in Korea, China, Singapore and USA (50~100 attendees). 50 publications include external authors including 33 academics, 57 engineers, 16 students.

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Industry keywords

  • Energy
  • Oceans
  • Environmental
  • Transport

Research expertise keywords

  • Dynamically installed anchors
  • Free-fall penetrometers
  • Decommissioning offshore oil and gas infrastructure
  • River and ocean plastics
  • Innovative recycling of plastics
  • Constitutive models for calcareous soils
  • Large deformation finite element analysis
  • Centrifuge modelling


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