Professor Guy Houlsby

Professor of Civil Engineering; Fellow of Brasenose College


Professor Houlsby's research interests cover civil, geotechnical and offshore engineering; the offshore oil and gas industry; renewable energy, especially offshore wind power and marine renewables; and the theoretical and numerical aspects of soil mechanics.


  • Civil engineering, especially all aspects of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
  • Design of foundations for off-shore oil platforms (jack-up, gravity and piled structures)
  • Offshore wind power and renewable energy
  • Analysis of tunnelling and its effect on surface structures
  • Use of numerical and computational methods in civil engineering
  • Tidal power

Media experience

Professor Houlsby has experience of working with the media.