• Professor
  • Director: Geotechnical Engineering Division
  • Director of Postgraduate: Department of Civil Engineering




  • PhD, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2006)
  • MScEng, University of Cape Town (1999)
  • BScEng, Makerere University (1994)

Professional Affiliations:

  • South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE)
  • Geosynthetics Interest Group of South Africa (GIGSA)
  • International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • British Geotechnical Association (BGA)
  • International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • South-East Asian Geotechnical Society & Association of Geotechnical Societies in South-East Asia (SEAGS-AGSSEA)

Undergraduate Teaching: 

  • CIV3042F (Geotechnical engineering II)

Postgraduate Teaching:

  • CIV5110Z (Laboratory and field techniques)
  • CIV5114Z (Foundation design)
  • CIV5111Z (Ground improvement techniques)
  • CIV5124Z (Geosynthetics engineering)
  • CIV5149Z (Slope stability and lateral earth supports)

Research Affiliation: 

  • Geotechnical Engineering Division

Publication Profile:

Research Interests:

  • Soil/foundation interaction behaviour
  • Soil reinforcement
  • Geosynthetics
  • Electro-kinetics
  • Waste minimisation