Laura Evelyn - MSc 2017

Laura Evelyn completed the MSc part time, graduating in 2017 with a distinction. She is now a Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Arup Sydney.

Prior to undertaking the MSc at Imperial College, Laura graduated with a first-class degree from Cambridge University. She then joined the Arup London geotechnics team where she worked on a wide range of geotechnical projects. Early on in her career, it was evident that her colleagues that had completed the Soil Mechanics MSc at Imperial had a comprehensive understanding of geotechnical design and an aptitude for relating first principles to real world problems. This persuaded her to pursue her interest in academia and complete the MSc.

Looking back, Laura says “It was an excellent course, developing a much deeper understanding of soil mechanics and a great opportunity to learn from industry-leading researchers.”

After Imperial, Laura worked for another couple of years in the Arup London team, working on several large infrastructure projects including Tideway and HS2 Euston.

Looking for a new challenge and a new geology, Laura moved to Sydney in 2019. She is enjoying adapting her knowledge to a new environment providing geotechnical expertise across water, buildings and rail. She is also developing a keen interest in the impact of sustainable development to Geotechnics and has recently taken on the role of the Arup Australasia Geotechnical Sustainability Champion.