Dr Dave Roberts

CSIR principal researcher

Roberts’ interests are in geotechnical and rock engineering, particularly the application of non-linear numerical modelling to problems such as rockmass behaviour at ultra-depths and the rockmass response to novel mining methods. 

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Roberts holds a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Wales in Swansea, United Kingdom, where he worked on the implementation of rockbolts and reinforcing elements in the Elfen finite element code. 

Academic qualifications: 
  • BSc Eng (Mechanical) (cum laude), University of Natal, 1994
  • MSc Eng (Mechanical), University of Natal, 1996
  • PhD Eng (Civil), University of Wales, United Kingdom, 1999

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Dr Dave Roberts