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

    6009 Perth


  • 182 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
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Personal profile


Shiaohuey Chow is an experimentalist in geotechnical engineering. Her research provides solutions in offshore geotechnical engineering relevant to 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

(G8) Chow SH, Bienen B & Randolph MF (2019-2021). Solutions for rapid penetration into sand for offshore energy installations, Discovery Project DP190100914, Australian Research Council (AUD 335,000)

(G7) Kim Y, Rijnsdorp D & Chow SH (2019). Development of a novel dynamically installed anchor through Australia-Korea joint venture research, UWA RIGG (AUD 19,300)

(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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Research Output 2000 2019

  • 182 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 16 Conference paper
  • 16 Article
  • 6 Other output
  • 1 Letter

Cyclic capacity of dynamically installed anchors and plate anchors in clay

Zang, L., Chow, S. H., O'Loughlin, C., Orszaghova, J., Beemer, R. & Wolgamot, H., 3 Apr 2019, Proceedings of the 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Cyclic loads

Mooring of wave energy system using dynamically installed anchors

Chow, S. H., Verth, A., Zang, L., Orszaghova, J., Bradley, R., Wolgamot, H. & Beemer, R., 1 Apr 2019, Proceedings of the 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Perth, p. 1-6

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

wave energy
wind wave
soft soil

Capacity of vertical and horizontal plate anchors in sand under normal and shear loading

Chow, S. H., Le, J., Forsyth, M. & O'Loughlin, C., 2018, Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom. McNamara, A., Divall, S., Goodey, R., Taylor, N., Stallebrass, S. & Panchal, J. (eds.). London: CRC Press, Vol. 1. p. 559-564 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

4 Citations (Scopus)

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


Free fall penetrometer tests in sand: Determining the equivalent static resistance

White, D., O'Loughlin, C., Stark, N. & Chow, S. H., 2018, Cone Penetration Testing 2018: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT'18), 21-22 June, 2018, Delft, The Netherlands. Hicks, M., Pisano, F. & Puechen, J. (eds.). London: CRC Press, p. 695-701

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access
sandy soil

Projects 2016 2021


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


Manby prize

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


honors and awards

Telford Premium Prize

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


honors and awards