Mark Stringer

LecturerMark Stringer

1st Po Co-ordinator
Internal Phone: 94638
Mark's main research interest is in the cyclic behaviour of New Zealand soils.


Research Interests

Mark obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, following research on the axial load distributions on piled foundations in liquefiable soils using a geotechnical centrifuge.

Since joining the department at the University of Canterbury, Mark has been involved in a series of element testing projects on New Zealand soils, including the silty soils around Christchurch and more recently, the pumice-rich deposits of the North Island. As a core part of this work, Mark has been trialling the use of the innovative gel-push samplers developed by Kiso-Jiban consultants in Japan.

Mark is currently a co-supervisor of Ross Waters, who is building a true-triaxial device to investigate the potential for hydraulic fracturing in dam core materials.

Recent Publications

  • Stringer ME. (2012) The axial behaviour of piled foundations in liquefiable soils. Cambridge, UK. University of Cambridge.
  • Beyzaei CZ., Bray JD., Cubrinovski M., Bastin S., Stringer M., Jacka M., van Ballegooy S., Riemer M. and Wentz F. (2019) Characterization of Silty Soil Thin-Layering and Groundwater Conditions for Liquefaction Assessment. Canadian Geotechnical Journal cgj-2018-0287
  • Stringer ME. (2019) Separation of pumice from soil mixtures. Soils and Foundations 59(4): 1073-1084.
  • Bastin SH., Ogden M., Wotherspoon LM., van Ballegooy S., Green RA. and Stringer M. (2018) Geomorphological influences on the distribution of liquefaction in the wairau plains, New Zealand, following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 108(3B): 1683-1694.
  • Beyzaei CZ., Bray JD., Cubrinovski M., Riemer M. and Stringer M. (2018) Laboratory-based characterization of shallow silty soils in southwest Christchurch. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 110: 93-109.