Associate Professor Britta Bienen's research activities span offshore geotechnical engineering applications from shallow to deep water and relate to both the oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Her research combines experimental and numerical approaches to develop practical prediction methods for offshore foundations.
Britta joined UWA's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) in 2008, was appointed a Lloyd's Register Foundation (LRF) Assistant (now Associate) Professor in 2010 and has been an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellow since 2011.
Britta collaborates widely, both with academia and industry and is actively involved in the development of international guidelines. She has been a member of the International Standard Organisation (ISO) committee since 2009 and was part of the InSafe JIP project team that developed the international guideline 'Improved guidelines for the prediction of geotechnical performance of spudcan foundations during installation and removal of jack-up units'.
The Géotechnique paper on spudcan jetting Britta co-authored with colleagues at COFS was awarded the Geotechnical Research Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers.