UNSW awards Ian Gilbert – the busy Emeritus Professor at CIES

Em Professor Ian GilbertThe Award was established by UNSW in order to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of those Emeriti who have continued to contribute in significant ways to the university. An award spokesperson Andrew Hall, from UNSW’s Division of Philanthropy said they were “incredibly impressed by the breadth of work done by Ian Gilbert”. And looking at Ian’s achievements since he became an Emeritus Professor in 2010, it’s not hard to see why.

Ian was the Deputy Director of CIES from 2007 until 2018. Since 2010 he has been the author or co-author of 6 books, four of which are  text books used both in Australia and overseas in under-graduate and post-graduate courses in structural engineering : Design of Prestressed Concrete to Eurocode 2, (2017); Design of Prestressed Concrete to AS3600- 2009, (2016); Structural Analysis: Principles, Methods and Modelling, (2015); Solution Manual for Structural Analysis: Principles, Methods and Modelling, (2015) -  all published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), Florida, USA.

Ian has also published 56 refereed journal papers and 71 refereed conference papers since 2010, and supervised or co-supervised 9 PhD students to completion.  He continues to mentor more junior academic staff and post-graduate students in the structural engineering group within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW.

Research Influence

Professor Gilbert’s research on the time-dependent deformation of concrete structures has been incorporated into the 1988, 2001, 2009 and 2018 editions of the Australian Standard for Concrete Structures AS3600, in particular the clauses relating to design for deflection control, crack control and creep and shrinkage modelling. As such, Professor Gilbert’s research has influenced and will continue to influence the in-service performance of concrete structures designed and constructed in Australia in the last 30 years and in the foreseeable future.

He is the UNSW Representative, and longest serving member, on Standards Australia’s Committee BD-002 responsible for the development of the Australian Standard for Concrete Structures AS3600 (1980-present), and the only Australian representative on the main committee of the American Concrete Institute ACI-318 responsible for the development of the American Concrete Structures Code of Practice (2012-2019).

Research Grants:

Since 2010 Ian been awarded five ARC Discovery Grants ($1,655k), four ARC Linkage Grants ($1086k) and three UNSW Goldstar Grants ($120k), see full list below.

CIES offers both thanks and congratulations to Emeritus Professor Ian Gilbert for all his work, and awards.

Funding Source CI Names Amount Funded Years Project Title
ARC Linkage LP170100912 A Castel, RI Gilbert $471,000 2019-21 Shrinkage, cracking, self-healing and corrosion in blended cement concrete
UNSW Goldstar R.I. Gilbert $40,000 2019 Time-dependent deformation of fibre reinf. concrete structures after  cracking
UNSW Goldstar R.I. Gilbert $40,000 2018 Creep and shrinkage effects in fibre reinf. concrete structures after cracking
ARC Discovery DP160102027 RI Gilbert, E Hamed $330,000 2016-18 Time-dependent behaviour of precast concrete sandwich panels
ARC Discovery DP140100529 G Ranzi, A Castel, RI Gilbert,  D.  Da-Costa $300,000 2014-16 Stiffness degradation of concrete members induced by reinforcement corrosion
ARC Discovery DP130102966 RI Gilbert $355,000 2013-15 Control of cracking caused by early-age contraction of concrete
ARC Discovery DP110103028 RI Gilbert, G Ranzi $390,000 2011-13 Time-dependent stiffness of cracked reinforced concrete
UNSW Goldstar R.I. Gilbert $40,000 2010 Time-dependent stiffness of cracked reinforced concrete
ARC Discovery DP1096560 RI Gilbert $280,000 2010-12 Anchorage of reinforcement in concrete structures
ARC Linkage LP110100008 G Ranzi, RI Gilbert, R Mackay-Sim $240,000 2011-14 Behaviour of lifting inserts for precast concrete construction
ARC Equipment LE110100052 R Al-Mahaidi, JL Wilson, JG Sanjayan, E Gad, RI Gilbert  and  21 others $1,740,000 2011 Hybrid testing facility for structures under extreme loads.
ARC Equipment LE100100045 L Shen, MJ Hoffman, RI Gilbert and 7  others $260,000 2010 Split Hopkins bar facility for high strain rate testing of materials
ARC Linkage LP0991495 MA Bradford, RI Gilbert,  SJ Foster,A. Filonov, R. Ratcliffe $120,000 2010 -11 Strength of two-way steel fibre reinforced composite floor systems
ARC Linkage LP0991701 RI Gilbert, M Bradford,R. Zeuner, G Brock $255,000 2010-12 Time-dependent in-service behaviour of composite concrete slabs with profiled steel decking.
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