Our Researchers

Asterix symbol ( * ) identifies Academic eligible to be Principle Supervisor

Professor Julie Mills *
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Engineering education
  • Women in engineering
  • Steel structures such as transmission towers
  • Cold-formed steel structures
  • Crumb rubber concrete and concrete structures

A/Prof Rameez Rameezdeen *
Construction and Project Management

research interests

  • Construction accidents, health and safety
  • Construction risk management
  • Construction waste management
  • Reverse logistics'
  • Green building evaluation
  • Disaster reconstruction

Professor Peter Teasdale *
Environmental and Geospatial Science

research interests

  • Developing improved environmental sampling and analysis techniques
  • Understanding natural and human-impacted environmental processes
  • Investigating the form and behaviour of environmental contaminants in whole systems

A/Prof James Ward *
Civil Engineering and Environmental and Geospatial Science

 research interests

  • Optimisation of urban food production
  • Integrated aquaculture & horticulture (incl. aquaponics)
  • Hydraulics of pipe systems
  • 'Peak oil' and modelling global resource depletion
  • Greenhouse gas emissions scenarios for climate change modelling

Hear Dr James Ward speak about his research on fossil fuel modeling and climate change.

Dr Elsayed Abd-Elaal
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Steel structures
  • Wind engineering
  • Engineering Modelling
  • Structural Stability and Dynamics

Dr Faisal Ahammed
Civil Engineering 

 research interests 

  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Stormwater management
  • Engineering economics
  • Climate change adaptation on water resources
  • Water policy for developing countries
  • Solar energy

Dr Jun Ahn
Construction and Project Management

research interests

  • construction operations and safety research
  • smart built environment
  • organisational issues in construction projects

Dr Guna Hewa Alankarage *
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Ungauged catchment predictions
  • Flood and Low Flow Hydrology
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)
  • Hydrological Losses and Catchment Modelling
  • Reclaimed Water for Irrigation
  • Land-use Change a nd Climate Change Impacts on Catchment Hydrology

Dr John Awad *
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Mr Tom Benn
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Concrete technology including;
    • Cement and supplementary cementitious materials
    • Concrete materials including aggregates & admixtures
    • Concrete placing and curing
  • Proportioning of concrete mixes
  • Testing of concrete in laboratory and on site
  • Concrete durability
  • Concrete repairs
  • Australian Standards related to concrete, concrete materials, cement & supplementary cementitious materials

Dr Nicholas Chileshe *
Construction and Project Management

 research interests 

  • Total Quality Management
  • Application of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)
  • Modelling of Critical Success Factors
  • Project Management and Assessment Maturity Models
  • Risk and Value Management
  • Waste Management & Reverse Logistics (Drivers, Practices and Barriers) 

Professor Chris Chow *
Civil Engineering

 

research interests

  • Water Treatment Technology Development and Full Scale Implementation
  • Water Treatment Process & Distribution System Modelling
  • Advanced Water Quality Monitoring & Process Optimisation (Real-Time Data Analytics)
  • Analytical Chemistry & Sensor Development for Environmental Applications
  • Blue Green Algae Management
  • Natural Organic Matter Characterisation

Dr Jeremy Coggins *
Construction and Project Managment

research interests

  • Construction industry payment legislation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Construction law
  • Construction economics
  • Project procurement

Dr Paul Corcoran
NBE Education

 research interests
  • Governmental mapping
  • Governmental surveying
  • Examining barriers and enablers in relation to increasing the use of Spatial Information for novices
  • Flipped and Blended Spatial Information learning
  • Spatial Information Education
  • Spatial Information business issues

Professor Jinming Duan
Water and Natural Resources

research interests

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering

Dr Rong Fan
Water and Natural Resources

research interests

  • resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology

Dr Alan Forghani
Environmental and Geospatial Sciences

research interests

  • Geomatic Engineering
  • Earth observation science
  • Satellite and airborne remote sensing applications
  • Geographic information systems
  • 3D visualisation

Ms Joan Gibbs
Environmental and Geospatial Sciences

research interests

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Built Environment and Design
  • Plant Biology
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Dr Nima Gorjian-Jolfaei
Water and Natural Resources

research interests

  • Engineering, Electrical and Electronic
  • Maritime Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Dr Reza Hassanli 
Construction and Civil Engineering 

 reserach interests
  • Prestressed concrete
  • Self Centering structures
  • Seismic rehabilitiation of bridges and building
  • Precast concrete
  • Masonry Structures

A/Prof Albert Juhasz *
FII - Environmental and Geospatial Science

research interests

  • Assessment of conta minated sites
  • Development of (bio)remediation technologies for environmental contaminants
  • Measurement and prediction of human health exposure to environmental contaminants
  • Assessment of contaminant bioavailability using vivo and in vitro techniques
  • Ecological impacts of environmental contamination

Dr Rajibul Karim
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • soft soil engineering and ground improvement
  • soil structure interaction
  • soil atmospheric boundary interaction and climate change
  • biocementation
  • pavement design
  • expansive soils

A/Prof Gunnar Keppel *
Environmental and Geospatial Science 

research interests 

  • conservations of biodiversity
  • better understanding of species distributions using biological and environmental data
  • moderation of climate by vegetation and topography (microclimate)
  • biology of islands
  • assembly of plant communities

Dr Ki Kim
Construction and Project Management

research interests

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Project Management/Construction Management
  • Project Planning and Control (MS Project/Primavera 6)
  • Sustainable Construction/Refurbishment

Dr Konstantinos Kirytopoulos *
Construction and Project Management

research interests

  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Standards development
  • Scheduling
  • Decision making
  • Educational techniques

Dr Rosmala Lewis
Water and Natural Resources

research interests

  • Waste water treatment and design
  • Water quality and treatment
  • Water treatment modelling
  • the fate of pollutants in the environment

Dr Jun Li *
Water and Natural Resources

research interests

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
  • Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology

Dr Tony Ma *
Construction and Project Management

research interests

  • Innovation in Tendering
  • Project Procurement
  • Cost Control and Value Management
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price Contracting
  • Infrastructure Development & Public Private Partnership
  • Project Management application

Dr Xing Ma *
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Steel tower and mast structures
  • Long-span structures
  • Thin-skinned composite structures
  • Structural applications of sustainable concrete materials
  • Unilateral contact problems in structural engineering
  • Nonlinear dynamics and wind-induced vibration

Dr Li Meng 
Water and Natural Resources

research interests

  • Human Geography
  • Policy and Administration
  • Transportation and Freight Services
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Dr Laura Morrissey
Environmental Stewardship

research interests

  • Techtonic evolution of Australai and Antarctica during the Proterozoic
  • The effects of melt and melt loss on the compostion and reactivitiy of the crust, including the enrichment of economic elements such as iron
  • The generation of highly saline fluids and their role in ore deposit genesis

Dr Baden Myers *
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Urban stormwater drainage system design and performance
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Water harvesting and reuse systems
  • Water resouce management
  • Urban development and land use
  • Flow metering

Dr Jorge Ochoa Paniagua *
Construction and Project Management

research interests

  • Sustainable Construction
  • Regenerative Construction
  • Green Buildings
  • Lean Construction
  • Sustainable Urbanisation
  • Climate Change Adaptation

Dr Timothy O'Leary 
Construction and Project Management 

research interests

  • Development and Feasibility Economics
  • Quantity Surveying and Design Economics
  • Construction Cost Control
  • Residential Energy Performance and Disclosure
  • Housing Industry Economics
  • Housing Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Dr Justin Payne *
Environmental and Geospatial Sciences

research interests

  • Geology
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Physical Science

Dr Stefan Peters
Environmental and Geospatial Sciences

research interests

  • use of airborne LiDAR in forestry applications
  • visual analysis of spatio-temporal phenomena
  • 3D reconstrution of historical man-made structures
  • cartographic generalization
  • open source web cartography
  • applied GIS/RS (data modelling, analysis and visualisation) for environmental problems

A/Prof Sophie (Topa) Petit *
Environmental and Geospatial Science

research interests 

  • biodiversity conservation and management
  • wildlife ecology and ethics
  • plant-animal interactions (especially flower visitation and pollination by bats, pygmy-possums, invertebrates)
  • nectar ecology
  • shelter ecology
  • keystone mutualisms

Mr David Pezzaniti
Water and Natural Resources

research interests

  • Civil Engineering
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Maritime Engineering

A/Prof Stephen Pullen *
Construction and Project Management

 research interests

  • Sustainability of buildings
  • life cycle energy analysis
  • embodied energy of buildings and the urban environment

A/Prof Mizanur Rahman *
Civil Engineering

research interests 

  • Liquefaction behaviour of sandy soil, particularly the effect of fines
  • Application of Critical State Soil Mechanics, CSSM
  • Advanced tri-axial testing (stress path control)
  • Discrete element method, DEM
  • Characterization of recycled pavement materials
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics

A/Prof Tom Raimondo *
Environmental and Geospatial Science

research interests

  • Metamorphic geology
  • Stable isotope geochemistry
  • Fluid–rock interaction
  • Tectonics
  • Structural geology
  • Intraplate deformation

Hear Dr Tom Raimondo speak about his research on the mountain belt system in central Australia.

Dr Philip Roetman
Environmental Stewardship

research interests

  • An age friendly world
  • Scarce Resources
  • Healthy futures
  • Transforming Societies

Dr Annette Scanlon
Environmental Stewardship

research interests

  • Bat conservation
  • Bat-plant interatctions
  • Invertebrates
  • Pacific Island biodiversity

Dr Sekhar Somenahalli *
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Public Transport Service Planning
  • Ageing and Transport
  • Land use impacts on Transport
  • Transport Network Vulnerability
  • Road Safety
  • GIS applications in planning and environmental studies

Professor John van Leeuwen *
Civil Engineering 

research interests

  • Water and wastewater quality
  • Water and wastewater treatment processes
  • Modelling of water and wastewater treatment
  • Catchment factors and processes that impact on water quality

Dr Sithara Walpita Gamage
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Flood design
  • Frequency analysis
  • Regional modelling
  • Civil Engineering

A/Prof Delene Weber *
Environmental and Geospatial Sciences

research interests

  • The benefits of parks and greenspace
  • Fire risk, perceptions and conservation behaviour
  • Community engagement, public education and environmentally policy
  • Environmentally responsible behaviour
  • Place attachment
  • Student retention

Dr Osama Youssf
Civil Engineering

research interests

  • Civil Engineering
  • Building
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • Materials Engineering

Professor Yan Zhuge *
Civil Engineering

 

research interests

  • Fibre composite structures
  • Sustainable construction materials
  • Fibre reinforced cementitious composite (FRCC) materials
  • Retrofitting of concrete and masonry structures using FRP
  • Crumb rubber concrete and concrete structures

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