Dr Shiaohuey Chow is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She is an experimentalist in geotechnical engineering (laboratory soil element testing, laboratory 1g model testing, centrifuge modelling and field investigation) with research interests in offshore geotechnics.
Her expertise includes offshore geotechnical site investigation using free-fall penetrometers, anchoring solution in sand and strain rate effects in soil. Her works have received several international best paper awards, including the Telford Premium Prize in 2016 and Manby Prize in 2014 from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK.
Shiaohuey is also chief investigators on several research projects including three recent Australian Research Council Discovery Projects (Lead CI on two). She collaborates widely with both academic and industry partners nationally and internationally. She also enjoys engaging with the community to share her passion in geotechnical engineering and to promote more girls in STEM. She is an Associate Editor for the Géotechnique Letters and International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, and a member in the Technical Committee 214 on Foundation Engineering for Difficult Soft Soil Conditions of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), and a Committee member in the Australian Geomechanics Society (Victorian Chapter).
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. Prior to her appointment at Melbourne, she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), the University of Western Australia