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Phillip FlentjePhil Flentje

Email:     pflentje@uow.edu.au
Phone:   +61 2 4221 3056

Position
  • Senior Research Fellow
Professional Profile

Landslide Risk Management through the development of Landslide Inventories and Susceptibility modelling using GIS-based techniques. This all starts with landslide mapping and engineering geological models. Continuous monitoring enables an accurate assessment of landslide frequency. Achieving this in near real-time facilitates asset management across wide area networks.

  • Engineering Geologist currently working as a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Key member of the Landslide Research Team, University of Wollongong (since 1993)
  • Twenty years of industry partner support with Wollongong City Council, Roads and Maritime and Sydney Trains
  • PhD, University of Wollongong, 1998, M. App. Sc, UNSW, 1992
Research Interests
  • Landslide mapping and the development of Landslide Inventories within GIS
  • Landslide Susceptibility and Hazard modelling
  • Assessment of landslide performance, the assessment of landslide frequency through continuous real-time monitoring
  • Field monitoring instrumentation and data logging
  • Field delivery of Engineering Geology education
Current Projects
  • Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility modelling across the Sydney Basin
  • Landslide monitoring and landslide performance at selected field monitoring sites within the Sydney Basin
  • Assessing rockfalls along the Illawarra escarpment
  • Assessing the rate of retreat along the Illawarra escarpment
  • Construction of landslide field monitoring stations
  • Development of Total Landslide (slides, flows and rockfalls) Susceptibility Zoning across the WCC Local Government Area
Potential Honours and PhD Topics
  • Development of Total Landslide (slides, flows and rockfalls) Susceptibility Zoning across the WCC Local Government Area
  • Landslide monitoring and landslide performance at selected field monitoring case study sites within the Sydney Basin region
  • Development of Decision Support Systems for the assessment of landslide related geotechnical assessments within the Local Government Development Planning framework.

SEARCHABLE PUBLICATION LIST

Selected Key Publications

Searchable Publication List

  • Flentje, P., Miner, A.S., Stirling, D., and Palamakumbure, D., 2015. Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility Zoning across South-eastern Australia. Keynote presentation, Int. Geological Congress, Theme 30, Session 30.1 Session 3. Book Title: “Developments in Engineering Geology”, Editors: Eggers, M, Parry, S, and Clarke, E. Theme 31 of 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, 2012. Published by the Geological Society of London (in press).
  • Palamakumbure, D., Flentje, P., Stirling, D., 2015. Consideration of optimal pixel resolution in deriving Landslide Susceptibility Zoning within the Sydney Basin, New South Wales, Australia. Computers & Geosciences, accepted May 2015. Published by Elsevier, and available online via Science Direct.
  • Flentje, P., Palamakumbure, D., Thompson, J. (2015). Assessing Rockfall Along the Illawarra Escarpment. In G. Lollino, D. Giordan, G. B. Crosta, J. Corominas, R. Azzam, J. Wasowski & N. Sciarra (Eds.), Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2 (pp. 2031-2036): Springer International Publishing. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_361
  • Palamakumbure, D., Stirling, D., Flentje, P., Chowdhury, R. (2015). ArcGIS V.10 Landslide Susceptibility Data Mining Add-in Tool Integrating Data Mining and GIS Techniques to Model Landslide Susceptibility. In G. Lollino, D. Giordan, G. B. Crosta, J. Corominas, R. Azzam, J. Wasowski & N. Sciarra (Eds.), Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2 (pp. 1191-1194): Springer International Publishing. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_208
  • Flentje, P, Stirling, D, and Palamakumbure, D, 2012. An Inventory of Landslides within the Sydney Basin to aid the development of a refined Susceptibility Zoning. Ground Engineering in a Changing World. Proceedings of the 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics. Published by the Australian Geomechanics Society. Melbourne, July 15th – 18th.
  • Flentje, P., 2012. Evolution of the Illawarra Escarpment Terrain. Australian Geomechanics, Vol. 47, No. 1. March pp. 1 - 16.
  • Fell, R., Whitt, G., Miner, A. and Flentje, P., (Australian Geomechanics Society Landslide Zoning Working Group), 2007. Guidelines for landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk zoning for land use planning. Australian Geomechanics Journal, Volume 42, Number 1, March. Pages 13 – 36.
Last reviewed: 29 March, 2016