Prof Michael Griffith

Prof Michael Griffith

Prof Michael Griffith

Michael Griffith is Professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.

He obtained his PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley (1988) after completing his BSc(Civil Eng.) and MSc (Civil Eng.) degrees at Washington State University in the US.

Dr. Griffith is a member of the Standards Australia Australian Earthquake Loading Code committee, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, state committee member of the SA Structural College and Past-President and now Honorary Life Member of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society.

His main professional and research interests are in the field of earthquake engineering and structural dynamics with a particular interest in the performance of unreinforced masonry structures in earthquakes.

He has co-authored over 200 research papers in the field of structural engineering and sits on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Earthquake Engineering which is based in Tokyo.

Project leadership

Research was undertaken to understand the seismic vulnerabilities of existing unreinforced masonry and limited ductile reinforced concrete buildings and methods to address them seismic retrofit; assess the risk of building stock through the development of an economic loss model with trial evaluation; and advance an end-use focused research utilisation project in the area of community risk reduction – York, Western Australia.
Cost-effective mitigation strategy for earthquake risk
19 Sep 2018
This project will address the need for an evidence base to inform decision making on the mitigation...
Cost-effective mitigation strategy for earthquake risk
29 Jun 2017
This project is addressing the need for an evidence base to inform decision making on the...
Application of the single microtremor method to the Adelaide's Regolith
18 Aug 2015
The single microtremor method has been applied to Adelaide's regolith which exhibits low impedance...
Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for building related earthquake risk
25 Aug 2014
The primary objective of this research is to develop cost-effective strategies to mitigate damage,...

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