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Shiaohuey Chow

Mrs, Dr, ME Nan.Tech, PhD Syd.

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

    6009 Crawley


  • 121 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Personal profile


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.

Funding overview

(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)

Teaching overview

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


Offshore site investigation - free falling penetrometers
Rate effects in soil
Offshore anchoring systems in sand
Geotechnical physical modelling


  • Energy
  • Oceans
  • Mining and Resources
  • 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

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Projects 2016 2016

Research Output 2004 2018

  • 121 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 9 Conference paper
  • 6 Other output
  • 1 Letter

Drained monotonic and cyclic capacity of a dynamically installed plate anchor in sand

Chow, S. H., O'Loughlin, C., Gaudin, C. & Tore Lieng, J. 15 Jan 2018 In : Ocean Engineering. 148, p. 588–601

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


An experimental study of the embedment of a dynamically installed anchor in sand

Chow, S., O'Loughlin, C., Gaudin, C., Knappett, J., Brown, M. & Tore Lieng, J. 2017 Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics : Proceedings of the 8th International Conference. London: Society for Underwater Technology, Vol. 2, p. 1019-1025 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

experimental study
kinetic energy
4 Citations

An extended interpretation of the free-fall piezocone test in clay

Chow, S., O'Loughlin, C., White, D. & Randolph, M. 1 Dec 2017 In : Géotechnique. 67, 12, p. 1090-1103

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Strain rate
Pore pressure

Recent advances in anchor design for floating structures

Gaudin, C., Cassidy, M. J., O'Loughlin, C. D., Tian, Y., Wang, D. & Chow, S. 2017 International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering: Proceedings of the 12th ISOPE Pacific-Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium. Chung, J. S. (ed.). 1 ed. International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers, Vol. 27, p. 44-53 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper



Best Paper for Q2 2015 in Géotechnique Letters

Shiaohuey Chow (Recipient), Conleth O'Loughlin (Recipient), Riccardo Corti (Recipient), Christophe Gaudin (Recipient) & Andrea Diambra (Recipient), 2015

Prize/award: Prize

Manby prize

Majid Nazem (Recipient), John Carter (Recipient), David Airey (Recipient) & Shiaohuey Chow (Recipient), 2013

Prize/award: Prize

honors and awards

Telford Premium Prize

Shiaohuey Chow (Recipient), Conleth O'Loughlin (Recipient), Riccardo Corti (Recipient), Christophe Gaudin (Recipient) & Andrea Diambra (Recipient), 2016

Prize/award: Prize

honors and awards