David Reid, a PhD student at UWA, was named the winner at the recent Australian Geomechanics Society WA Chapter young geotechnical professionals evening seminar.
Mr Reid said it was an honour to have his work recognised by others in his field.
‘It was great to have my research acknowledged by colleagues and a relief as public speaking is always a bit nerve racking,’ he said.
‘I think it’s very useful for young professionals to have venues to float ideas and present their work to a larger audience, to get feedback from others in their field.
‘I will be returning to consulting practice shortly, while hopefully keeping links with UWA to pursue research focused on improving our understanding of tailings behaviour.’