Zhechen Hou

Dr, MSc (Cum Laude), PhD UWA, Dr

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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Zhechen Hou is currently working as a Research Fellow (post-doc) within ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transforming energy Infrastructure through Digital Engineering (TIDE ITRH) at the UWA. Prior to this, he worked as Research Associate at the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub on Offshore Floating Facilities (OFFshore Hub). He completed PhD on pipe-soil interaction through centrifuge tests and analytical frameworks, at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) of the UWA Ocean Graduate School. 

Zhechen's expertise relates to offshore geotechnical engineering, hydrodynamic engineering, and structural design, and data mining. His current research topics are relevant to offshore pipelines, cables and pile foundations, both for application in oil and gas infrastructure and renewable energy generation. His previous research outcomes have been incorporated into the new API-ISO standard, ensuring safe and smart subsea infrastructure design.



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 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Offshore Geotechnical Engineering, PhD, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems


Offshore and Dredging Engineering, Msc (Cum Laude), Delft University of Technology


Ocean and Naval Engineering, B.Eng, Tianjin University


Industry keywords

  • Oceans
  • Energy
  • Environmental

Research expertise keywords

  • Offshore geotechnics
  • Soil-fluid-structure interaction
  • Centrifuge model testing
  • Numerical and analytical methods
  • Offshore pipelines and cables
  • Risers and mooring lines engineering
  • Pile foundations
  • Renewable energy
  • Offshore wind farm


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