About Professor Grundy

Professor Grundy joined Monash's Department of Civil Engineering in 1966, where he served as Chair of the Department from 1996-1998 before retiring in December 2000. 

In 1991, he was one of the founding partners of the then-named Australian Marine and Offshore Group (now known as AMOG).  He went on to be a long-serving Director of AMOG and was instrumental in many large projects that the organisation undertook. Most notably, he worked extensively on the Reliability of Bulk Carriers project, which was funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Maritime Engineering (CRCEM) and for which BHP Transport was a key partner and sponsor. Motivated by the loss of life of the seamen in the industry and the lack of concern shown by the industry and some governments, Prof Grundy worked on the project which included instrumenting an actual bulk carrier, extensive numerical modelling and a vast array of seminars and conferences to highlight the research and findings.

Prof Grundy is remembered for his tireless work in structural engineering, with a central interest in the performance of structures in hostile environments under dynamic and repeated loading, which resulted in research into:

  • Load spectrums
  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Incremental collapse
  • Risk assessment and life extension applied to
    • Cranes
    • Bridges
    • Ships (bulk carriers)
    • and offshore structures with wrought iron, steel, concrete and composite materials


When Professor Grundy passed away in early 2013, AMOG established a scholarship in his memory. 


About the Scholarship

The AMOG Consulting Emeritus Professor Paul Grundy Memorial PhD Scholarship in Engineering provides financial support in addition to a University funded scholarship stipend to enable outstanding graduate scholars to pursue a full-time PhD program of research in the faculty of Engineering at Monash University.

In addition to the stipend, the successful applicant receives:

  • Additional mentoring from Professor Potts (AMOG's CEO, Managing Director, and Monash alumni)
  • 6 weeks of paid work at AMOG's Melbourne Office in Notting Hill
  • The opportunity to formally present their research to Directors and staff at AMOG

To be eligible for the scholarship, Monash Engineering PhD students should be:

  • Pursuing a full-time PhD program of research in the faculty of Engineering at Monash University
  • Pursuing a PhD in an area that was of interest to Professor Grundy
  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident


If you would like more information about the AMOG Consulting Emeritus Professor Paul Grundy Memorial PhD Scholarship in Engineering, or have questions about eligibility criteria, you may contact the Monash Department of Civil Engineering or contact AMOG directly.

To apply, you will need to supply:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Academic Transcript
  • Summary and information about your PhD

You can apply to the Monash Department of Civil Engineering, or direct to AMOG.