Pandian Soundara Pandian


  • The University of Western Australia (M263), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Pandian is a doctoral degree student in Ocean Graduate School (OGS) at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He is a coastal engineer with 10+ years of experience in technical consultancy for Ports and Harbours developments.Prior to joining UWA, Pandian worked as a Technical Director in BMT Consultants India. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering and a Master’s degree in Ocean Engineering.  He has a expertise in detailed design of coastal defence structures such as seawalls, breakwaters and groynes. His present research focusses on quantifying the flood defence capacity of submerged flexible coastal vegetation.

Education/Academic qualification

Ocean Engineering, Master's Degree, Experimental studies on Offshore Tension legged platforms with perforated Cylinders under Regular waves

Award Date: 30 May 2011

Civil Engineering, Bachelor's Degree, Experimental studies on Geopolymer Concrete, Anna University

Award Date: 30 Apr 2009

External positions

Research officer (PT), Coastal and Offshore Laboratory

20 Apr 202231 Dec 2022

Industry keywords

  • Oceans

Research expertise keywords

  • Coastal protection
  • Seawalls
  • Breakwaters
  • Mooring systems
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Berthing structures
  • Port Planning
  • Fishing harbour