Paul GRUNDY (1935 - 2013)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering (1976 - 1993)
Chair of Structural Engineering (1994 - 2000)
Head of Department of Civil Engineering (1996 - 1998)

Paul Grundy

It is with sadness that the Monash community has learned of the passing of engineering great, Emeritus Professor Paul Grundy.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1957, Professor Grundy went on to complete a Master of Engineering Science in 1960 at the University of Melbourne. He then travelled to the UK where he undertook a PhD at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Grundy worked in the industry for a brief period with Civil and Civic Pty Ltd and Hardcastle & Richards Consulting Engineers, but academia and research were his calling.

Joining the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University in 1966, he went on to serve as Chair of Department from 1996 to 1998. Professor Grundy retired in 2000 and became Emeritus Member of the College of Structural Engineers Australia and Honorary Associate of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering.

In 2008 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2012 was awarded the Anton Tedesko Medal from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) for his contributions to the research of the lifetime performance of structures in hostile environments and disaster risk reduction.

Dean of Engineering Professor Tam Sridhar said the faculty would remember Professor Grundy as a brilliant man of great achievements.

“Paul was a true gentleman, a very eminent engineer and a great contributor to Monash Engineering,” Professor Sridhar said.

Published in Monash Memo, 6 February 2013.