Dr To has research expertise in numerical simulation, geotechnical and dam engineering. His focused topics are soil (surface and internal) erosion, slope stability, consolidation, ground improvement, and soil contamination. He is the author of a new suffusion assessment method, which is also applicable for contact erosion. This research received the first prize of a global research competition, the Golder Foundation Awards.

Dr To also has professional experience as a dam designer and design inspector in Vietnam. He is an author of a book for site engineers employing the Vacuum Consolidation Method.

 Dr To received his BSc and MSc at St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia, and his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Queensland.  He was a postdoctoral researcher in Mathematical Sciences at Queensland University of Technology before joining JCU in 2016.

  • CS3002: Soil Mechanics and Geology (Level 3; TSV)
  • CS4001: Foundation Engineering and Rock Mechanics (Level 4; TSV)
  • CS4010: Finite Element Analysis and Structural Dynamics (Level 4; TSV)
  • EG1000: Engineering 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • Any topics related to geotechnical engineering and hydraulic engineering.
  • Numerical methods in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Ground Improvement methods
  • Slope Stability. Slope scanning device. Geospatial engineering.
  • Geotechnical sensors. Wireless interface for sensors. GPR, TDR technologies.
  • Soil erosion and contamination.
  • 2017 - Calibration Academic, Innovative Research Universities
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  • 2015 - Winner - Golder Foundation Award.
  • 2014 - UQ Future Leader
  • 2013 - 3 Minute Thesis - Winner and People Choice Award, School of Civil Engineering
  • 2014 to 2015 - Best Journal Paper, School of Civil Engineering

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  • Scheuermann A, Muehlhaus H, Galindo-Torres S, Harshani H, Aminpour M, Bittner T, To P, Gholami-Korzani M, Pedroso D, Li L and Gross L (2017) Physical and mathematical modeling of erosion processes across the scales. In: Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials with Engineering Applications. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 585-591
Conference Papers

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 13+ research outputs authored by Dr Peter To from 2012 onwards.


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  • Loadings on the Mine Fill Barricades (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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