Indraratna, Buddhima N. Professor

Distinguished Professor

  • School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Coordinator - Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering

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Research Overview


  • My key strength is the ability to work closely with industry in understanding and finding solutions to the real field problems and being able to disseminate the salient research outcomes to considerable and tangible industry benefits. I have consistently received major national competitive research grants through ARC-Discovery, ARC-Linkage and CRC-Rail over the past 15 years. This has enabled the Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering (GRE) founded by me a decade ago, now being recognised as one of the world’s most active and largest Subgrade Stabilisation and Rail Geomechanics research groups (currently accommodating 38 PhD students and 9 full-time Post-doctoral Research Fellows) with an annual research income over $2.2 million/year. GRE is one of the 3 Geotechnical Centres forming the ARC Centre for Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering funded in July 2010.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Cyclic Loading Effect on the Shear Behavior of Unsaturated Soil-Infilled Rock Joints
    Doctor of Philosophy Combination of Pile and PVD for ground improvement Zhu, Dongli
    Doctor of Philosophy Influence of Principal Stress Rotation on the Behaviour of Soft Railway Subgrade Thevakumar, Krishanthan
    Doctor of Philosophy Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Jute Prefabricated Vertical Drains and Their Comparison to Synthetic Drains Choudhary, Kirti
    Doctor of Philosophy Use of Under Sleeper Pads (USP) to Mitigate Ballast Degradation Jayasuriya, Chamindi
    Doctor of Philosophy 'Dynamic Track Analysis Considering the Effect of Rayleigh Waved Generated by Fast Heavy Haul Trains' Malisetty, Rakesh Sai
    Doctor of Philosophy Role of Prefabricated vertical drains in mitigating the effects of mud-pumping Singh, Mandeep
    Doctor of Philosophy Coupled Bio-Gieo-Chemical Clogging in Low-Lying Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs) Samarakoon Jayasekara Mudiyanselage, Subhani
    Doctor of Philosophy influence of osmotic suction with tree roots on stability of surrounding soil Jayathilaka, Pubudu
    Doctor of Philosophy Mechanisms of mud-pumping and effect of cohesionless fine content Korkitsuntornsan, Warantorn
    Doctor of Philosophy Performance of Vertical Drains in Mitigating Mud Pumping under Cyclic Train Loads- Numerical and Experimental Perspective Abeywickrama Bamunusing Kankanamge, Aruni Lakmali
    Doctor of Philosophy Improved performance of stabilised ballast in Rail Tracks Liu, Chuhao
    Doctor of Philosophy Role of Unsaturation in Compacted Waste Materials for Transport Infrastructure Tawk, Miriam
    Doctor of Philosophy Cyclic Behaviour and Associated Deformation of Subgrade Soil Subjected to Mud Pumping in Heavy Haul Railroads Truong, Hoang Minh
    Doctor of Philosophy Effect of Cyclic Loading on the stability of bedded or sediment infilled jointed rock with special reference to rail tunnels. Habaraduwa Peellage, Waranga
    Doctor of Philosophy Modelling of Coupled Bio-geochemical Clogging of a Low-lying Permeable Reactive Barrier Athuraliya, Senura
    Doctor of Philosophy Application of scrap rubber tyres and derivatives for improved performance of rail tracks Mishra, Soumyaranjan
    Doctor of Philosophy Use of Geosynthetic Inclusions for Improved Foundation Stability Arivalagan, Joseph
    Doctor of Philosophy Utilization of Rubber Crumbs and Shreds for the Performance of Ballasted Railway Tracks Kulappu Arachchige, Chathuri
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of Railway Track Transitions between Embankments on Soil and Rock at Entering in or Exiting from Tunnels Sajjad, BABAR
    Doctor of Philosophy Heavy Haul Railroad Design Upgrading Based On Fundamental Track Dynamics Tucho, Ameyu
    Doctor of Philosophy Use of Rubber Tyres with Compacted Infill Materials for Rail Track Confinement and Energy Absorption to Minimise Track Degradation Mehmood, Fatima
    Master of Philosophy - EIS Application of Dynamic Consolidation with Vertical Drains and Vacuum Pressure for Black Cotton Soil Kadurugamuwa, Mihimal
    Doctor of Philosophy Application of natural and stabilised black cotton soils as sub-structural fills in railway track foundations Dzaklo, Courage

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Awards And Honors


Full Name


  • Buddhima Indraratna

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Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My key strength is the ability to work closely with industry in understanding and finding solutions to the real field problems and being able to disseminate the salient research outcomes to considerable and tangible industry benefits. I have consistently received major national competitive research grants through ARC-Discovery, ARC-Linkage and CRC-Rail over the past 15 years. This has enabled the Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering (GRE) founded by me a decade ago, now being recognised as one of the world’s most active and largest Subgrade Stabilisation and Rail Geomechanics research groups (currently accommodating 38 PhD students and 9 full-time Post-doctoral Research Fellows) with an annual research income over $2.2 million/year. GRE is one of the 3 Geotechnical Centres forming the ARC Centre for Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering funded in July 2010.

Selected Publications