Dr Devon Mothersille
BEng (Hons), PhD, CEng MICE LETAPAEWE
Dr Devon Mothersille studied his first degree in Civil and Structural Engineering at Bradford University where he also completed a PhD investigating the influence of close proximity blasting on tunnel support systems in rock.
After the award of his PhD in 1989, Dr Mothersille entered the construction industry working for both Consultants and Contractors over a period of approximately 9 years. During this time he became a Chartered Civil Engineer and has since published several papers in his specialist field some of which have won special awards.
He entered the construction industry working for both Consultants and Contractors in 1989, and subsequently became the managing director of two specialist ground anchor consultancy practices: Geoserve Global Ltd and Single Bore Multiple Anchor Ltd. He has worked as a ground anchor consultant in many parts of the world including Spain, Australia, the USA and the Middle East where he advised clients on complex ground anchoring projects.
In November 2007 Dr Mothersille was appointed Deputy Chairman for the International Conference on Ground Anchorages and Anchored Structures in Service and together with the Chairman Professor Stuart Littlejohn published the keynote paper entitled 'Maintenance testing and service behaviour monitoring of permanent ground anchorages'. Dr Mothersille also co-authored five other papers in the same conference.
In addition managing his companies Dr Mothersille currently acts as an expert witness on legal cases involving forensic investigation into ground anchor failures. He is also an active member of several committees charged with the implementation of the new Eurocodes covering the design, construction and testing of ground anchors and soil nails.
Dr Mothersille is currently a visiting lecturer at Surrey University and has also delivered specialist presentations to various companies and the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK, Spain, Hong Kong, India, USA, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia.