Geotechnical engineer to use John Monash Scholarship for renewables research

Timothy Delport and Alan Carpenter.

Parsons Brinckerhoff Graduate Geotechnical Engineer Tim Delport is one of only three engineers to receive a 2017 scholarship from the General Sir John Monash Foundation.

Mr Delport will use the prestigious scholarship to complete a PhD in Engineering Science at Oxford University, where his research proposal has already been accepted.

“I have always had a passion for renewable energy and this is my opportunity to create new knowledge in the field of geothermal energy using geotechnical engineering,” he said,

“I hope my research makes a positive contribution towards the future for enhanced or engineered geothermal systems, of which Australia has promising resources.

“It would be a privilege to one day work in the realm of influencing environmental and energy policy and innovation.”

Parsons Brinckerhoff president and CEO, Australia and New Zealand Guy Templeton congratulated Tim on his achievement.

“Tim is a future leader in the making – we applaud his determination, thank him for his commitment and look forward to seeing the results of his research,” Mr Templeton said.

Mr Delport joins a cohort of 147 scholars named since the scholarship’s inception in 2004.

The Sir John Monash Scholarships are the most important postgraduate scholarships available in Australia today.