About the Centre

The Sydney Centre in Geomechanics and Mining Materials (SciGEM) within the School of Civil Engineering was established in 2013 to capitalise on the outstanding pool of researchers with specialised skills and expertise in the field of geomechanics and geotechnical engineering.

SciGEM’s objective is to remain world leaders in the research fields of geomechanics, geotechnical engineering and granular mechanics.

We are expanding into newer geo-environmental research issues such as soil contamination and bulk materials handling issues, including silo flow and conveying of particles, using our specialist laboratories such as Dynamix. We are focused on furthering our collaborations and relationships with industry and government in these sectors.