Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Tam Larkin is a senior lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Auckland, where he gained his PhD in 1976. From 1977 to mid-1979 he undertook Post-doctoral research at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute in Oslo on the foundations of the offshore gravity oil platforms for the Norwegian Government. In 1979 he left for San Francisco and worked as an earthquake engineering consultant on a variety of projects in the US. He returned to New Zealand in late 1980 and joined the Department of Civil Engineering as an academic staff member, where he is now a senior lecturer. His areas of research include: 1)Transportation Engineering in the IPT programme specialising in the pavement aspects of inserting an IPT pad into asphalt pavements 2) Geotechnical aspects of earthquake engineering 3) Structural dynamics, particularly the seismic response of liquid storage tanks 4) Environmental engineering, particularly stabilisation, remediation and storage of biosolids He has produced more than 160 papers in the field of Civil and Environmental Infrastructure Engineering has won a number of research awards.