Researchers

Prof Mike Y.J. Tan

Dr Mike YJ Tan is Professor of Applied Electrochemistry and Corrosion Technologies at Deakin University Australia. He is also a NACE Fellow, and Program Leader of the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre (EPCRC). He is the author of some 200 referred publications and 150 industry reports to date. His work over the past two decades spanned the range from fundamental study on issues such as electrochemical heterogeneity and corrosion science, and applied research on issues such as corrosion testing and monitoring, localised corrosion prediction, corrosion inhibition and anti-corrosion coatings and cathodic protection, to industry engagement and contracted research on issues such as pitting corrosion of internal oil pipeline and coating of external gas pipeline, as well as corrosion of desalination pipeline weldments. He is also the Asia Pacific Editor for the Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology. Dr Tan has made substantial contributions to electrochemical methods for corrosion testing and monitoring. He is also a NACE Fellow that was given ‘in recognition of distinguished contributions in the field of corrosion and its prevention’. Specifically, Mike’s fellowship recognises his work developing a technology which can detect localised corrosion – which can occur in and on pipelines. In technical terms: for the development of an electrochemically integrated multielectrode array, namely the wire beam electrode method and its applications for localized corrosion and inhibitor studies. Some details can be found in an invited research book (Y.J. Tan, 2013, Heterogeneous Electrode Processes and Localized Corrosion, John Wiley & Sons Inc., USA, 246pp).

Dr. Jiangting Wang

Dr. Jiangting Wang is a research fellow at Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University. He is specialised in X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atom probe tomography (APT). His previous research projects were focused on understanding the microstructure and mechanical behaviour of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels, twinning-induced plasticity (TWIP) steels, and magnesium alloys. He is currently investigating the strengthening mechanism of clusters and nano-precipitates (<10 nm) in a TiMo microalloyed steel.

http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/jiangting-wang

A/Prof Rimma Lapovok

A/Prof Rimma Lapovok is one of the key technical leaders and innovators within the global scientific community dealing with nanostructured and ultrafine grained metals and alloys. Building upon her rigorous training in theoretical and applied mechanics, plus practical experience in metal forming technology and material science, she has pioneered the new methods to process and understand the properties of bulk ultrafine grained metals and alloys via severe plastic deformation.

Dr Matthias Weiss

Dr Matthias Weiss is a Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University and has been involved in sheet metal forming research at Deakin University for the last 15 years. He is currently Head of the Roll Forming Research Group at the Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) – one of the world’s largest roll forming research groups and Australia’s most advanced roll forming research facility. In 2016 Dr Weiss Co‐founded the start‐up company Formflow Pty Ltd following successful trials of a novel process for bending corrugated iron. The company focuses on the development of advanced products for the building and construction industry.

Vanessa Bussoletti

Vanessa Bussoletti

Vanessa graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Media and Communications from the University of Sydney. She has joined the Steel Research Hub as the Administration and Media Officer.

Phone: 02 4221 4129

Email: bvanessa@uow.edu.au

Dr Hassan Baji

Dr Hassan Baji

Dr Hassan Baji obtained his Master’s degrees in Structural Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology. After that, he worked in different engineering firms as a structural engineer. Then, he pursued his PhD study at the University of Queensland, where he obtained his PhD degree in 2014. After completing his PhD degree and briefly working as a research associate in UNSW Canberra, he joined RMIT University as a research fellow in Civil Engineering in May 2015. Since then, he has been working on different industrial projects such as the Melbourne Metro and other ARC projects, in which he specifically worked on reliability-based service life prediction of infrastructure such as water pipeline network, tunnels, bridges and overhead structures subjected to deterioration processes, e.g., corrosion. Dr Baji is currently working as a lecturer of Civil Engineering at the Central Queensland University based in Cairns. Dr Baji has also extensive teaching experience working at the University of Queensland, RMIT University and Deakin University.

Phone: (07) 40374747

Email: h.baji@cqu.edu.au

Dr Sourish Banerjee

Dr Sourish Banerjee

Dr Sourish Banerjee is currently a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering in School of Civil engineering and Surveying at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. Prior to joining here, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM) at the University of Auckland, NZ after completing his PhD from the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK. Before pursuing PhD, he was involved in the planning and execution of massive engineering projects in India. His diverse research interests include computational and theoretical modelling in solid mechanics particularly of advanced composite, lattice and nanomaterials, structural dynamics and optimal design.

Work phone: +61 7 4631 1325

Website: https://staffprofile.usq.edu.au/Profile/Sourish-Banerjee

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sourish-banerjee-8133813a/

Scentia Prof Mark Bradford

Scentia Prof Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford is a Scientia Professor at UNSW and is the Director of Research and founding Director of its Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety. He is widely-known for his work in steel and steel-concrete composite structures and has been supported by a Federation Fellowship and an Australian Laureate Fellowship to conduct research in these fields of structural engineering. Over recent times, he has developed a profile in addressing the fundamental mechanics underpinning structural engineering, green technologies and climate adaptation, such as deconstructable building frames, low-emissions materials in hybrid applications such as steel-timber and steel-precast geopolymer composite members, and the analysis of pavement upheaval and railway lateral buckling under heatwave conditions.

Scientia Professor Mark Bradford

Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Research

Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales)

NSW 2052

Giang Nguyen

Giang Nguyen

Giang D. Nguyen is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He joined the University of Adelaide in July 2013 after a period of six years at the University of Sydney, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, USyd Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer. Giang graduated from the University of Oxford in 2005 with a DPhil degree in Engineering Science (majoring in Computational Mechanics), after his M.Sc. degree also in Computational Mechanics from the University of Liege (Belgium, 1998) and a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from the HoChiMinh City University of Architecture (Vietnam, 1996). His research spans across a few disciplines, including Geophysics, Structural, Geotechnical and Mining Engineering. Giang has 16 years of experience, since the start of his DPhil at Oxford in 2001, in the modelling and failure analysis of rocks, sea ice, concrete, soils, metals and composites at various scales (from millimetre to kilometres) in both industry (NASA U.S.A. 2005-2007) and fundamental projects (Australian Research Council, 2010-date).

Email: g.nguyen@adelaide.edu.au

https://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/g.nguyen

https://sites.google.com/site/giangnguyensites/home

Professor Chi-King Lee

Professor Chi-King Lee

Professor Chi-King Lee has been working in the areas of finite element modelling and structural engineering for many years. His main research interests include automatic finite element mesh generation and adaptive algorithm, steel structure, sustainable building structure system and protective engineering for structure. He acts as reviewer for many international journals in the areas of numerical modelling, structural mechanics and engineering. He also worked as a consultant for the PSA Singapore on the dynamic fatigue study of container quay cranes as well as for a building design software company to provide recommendations on the implementation of their analysis and design software.

Email address: c.lee@adfa.edu.au

Location: Room 211, Building 17, UNSW Canberra, Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT 2600

School: https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/school-of-engineering-and-information-technology/professor-chi-king-lee

Research: https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/professor-chi-king-lee

Google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xRvBXcUAAAAJ&hl=en

Dr Alireza Mohyeddin

Dr Alireza Mohyeddin

Alireza Mohyeddin received a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, a Masters Degree in Earthquake Engineering from The University of Tehran and a PhD in Structural Engineering from The University of Melbourne. He joined the School of Engineering at ECU in 2012. He has been the Course Coordinator of all the undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) courses across the Discipline of Civil and Environmental as well as Maritime Engineering in the School of Engineering since 2013. He established the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory at ECU, and was the Project Manager of a multi-million plan for this lab (commissioned in 2016). He was also the Lead Engineer of the Modular Reaction Frame design project as well as a Steel Base-Frame design project for SER Laboratory. He was a member of Australian Engineered Fasteners and Anchors Council (AEFAC) Standard Development Committee partaking in preparation of TS 101:2015 superseded by AS 5216:2018. He worked as a Project Coordinator and a Structural Engineer for more than 6 years prior to pursuing his PhD, and was involved in many aspects of civil engineering profession from analysis and design of Steel and RC structures to project coordination.

Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator, Civil Engineering, Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Ph: +61 8 6304 5201;

E: a.mohyeddin@ecu.edu.au;

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/alireza-mohyeddin-a0824030;

Omar El-Hawat

Omar El-Hawat

Omar is undertaking his PhD in the field of Structural and Earthquake Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He has obtained his BEng (Civil, 1st class honours) and gained knowledge in the field of structural design, particularly in the design of bridges against earthquake loading. Omar is undertaking numerical research studies through the use of finite element software’s such as ABAQUS, ANSYS and SAP2000.

Prior to starting his PhD, Omar has gained over 1.5 years of experience in the construction industry of buildings. Additionally, Omar has gained 1.5 years of structural consulting experience, having designed multiple structures, including houses, warehouses and apartment complexes.

Bachelor of Civil engineering (1st Class honours), PhD Candidate

Dr Xing Ma

Dr Xing Ma

Dr. Xing Ma is a senior lecturer in structural engineering at UniSA. He received his bachelor degree (1994), master degree (1997) and doctoral degree (2000) from Tongji University, China. Since then he has been involved in teaching and research in structures for nearly 20 years. Dr. Ma’s research interests include: steel structures, steel-composite structures, sustainable material and structural design and structural retrofitting.  He was a winner of 2000-China’s national award on the topic of steel tower structures.

Dr. Xing Ma

Research Education Portfolio Leader-MLK

Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering

School of Natural and Built Environments

University of South Australia

Building P2-38, Mawson Lakes Boulevard

Mawson Lakes, Adelaide

Australia, SA 5095

Tel: +61 8 8302 3109

Fax: +61 8302 5082

Email: xing.ma@unisa.edu.au

Homepage: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Xing.Ma

Dr Wensu Chen

Dr Wensu Chen

Dr. Wensu Chen is an ARC DECRA Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in the school of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Centre for Infrastructural Monitoring and Protection (CIMP) at Curtin University. Dr. Chen has been granted Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA, 2016-2019) and ARC Linkage Project (2015-2018). Dr. Chen currently is a Committee member of Structures Panel WA Division, Engineers Australia and a chartered member of Institution of Engineers Australia. He serves as grants Assessor for ARC-DP, ARC-DECRA and Future Fellowship proposals (2015/2016/2017/2018), Guess Editor of Advances in Structural Engineering (SCI index) and  Advances in Mechanical Engineering (SCI index) and reviewer for more than twenty international journals. His research interests are primarily in structural response and mitigation to blast and impact loads, energy absorption of protective structures, dynamic behaviour of materials and structures. Dr Chen’s research excellence has been recognized through the award of the 2017 Curtin University Research Excellence ECR Award and  Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA). He was also a Finalist in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards (Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year).

Dr Farhad Aslani

Dr Farhad Aslani

Dr Farhad Aslani holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering. He also completed his PhD in Structural Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney. After completing his PhD, he held two full-time Postdoctoral Fellow positions funded under two ARC Discovery Projects in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales. In 2016, he joined the University of Western Australia as a Senior Lecturer in Structural and Concrete Engineering in the School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering. Furthermore, he has three years industrial experience as head of Structural Engineers in Arman Rah Gharb Consulting Company for retrofitting and rehabilitation of bridges.

Phone: 0434419460

Email: farhad.aslani@uwa.edu.au

https://www.linkedin.com/in/farhadaslani

Dr Ilana Timokhina

Dr Ilana Timokhina

Dr. Ilana Timokhina is a Senior Research Academic at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Australia. 

Dr Timokhina has 5 years’ experience in the semiconductor thin films area and over 15 years’ experience in physical metallurgy of metals and alloys. Her work involved conceiving and managing research programs of various degrees of complexity. Dr Timokhina’s key research areas are development of complex advanced high strength multiphase steels to achieve optimum material performance (two “Best Paper” awards related to this work), nano-structural materials with balanced strength and ductility produced through different severe plastic deformation processes and subsequent heat treatment, fundamental understanding of strengthening mechanisms in metals, composite and upcycling materials. She uses correlative microscopy i.e. Scanning, Transmission, Ion Beam, Electron Backscattering Electron microscopy, Atom Probe Tomography, Neutron and X-Ray diffraction as the main approach to solve scientific problems. Dr Timokhina has published more than 130 scientific papers (1792 citations, h-index 23), two book chapters, was invited speaker at many international conferences and is a reviewer for a number of international journals and grant schemes.  

Dr Ilana Timokhina
Senior Research Academic
Deakin University
Institute for Frontier Materials, Waurn Ponds Campus, Locked Bag 20000, Geelong, VIC 3220
+61 3 52272562

+61 0425802856

ilana.timokhina@deakin.edu.au
www.deakin.edu.au

Benoit Gilbert

Benoit Gilbert

A/Prof Benoit Gilbert holds a PhD on cold-formed steel structures from the University of Sydney. Before completing his PhD in 2010, he worked more than 3 years in the industry, in Paris, designing offshore platforms. A/Prof Gilbert joined Griffith University in 2010 and teaches Structural engineering. His research interests lie in cold-formed steel structures (with a focus on storage racks and shape optimisation), steel-timber connections, light composite timber structures and tall timber buildings. A/Prof is experienced in experimental testing and numerical simulations of a large range of structures.

Phone: +61 (0)7 555 28577

Email: b.gilbert@griffith.edu.au

Link to my profile: https://experts.griffith.edu.au/academic/b.gilbert

Harikrishnan (Hari) Magarabooshanam

Harikrishnan (Hari) Magarabooshanam

A dynamic engineer ready to face the real-world challenges in the field of civil and structural fire engineering for the betterment of the community. After completion of my BE degree I started my carrier as a civil engineer in the residential sector in Chennai, India. This motivated me to pursue a ME degree. I then worked in different positions and my career continued as a structural engineer for a leading substation and power plant design consultancy in Chennai, India. After three years of industrial experience I developed an interest in research in the field of steel structures and started my research at QUT as a PhD researcher. Currently I am investigating the fire performance of double stud steel frame wall systems under the supervision of Prof Mahen Mahendran. This research includes full scale fire testing and numerical modelling.

Phone – +61 402457220

Email – hari.m@qut.edu.au

Linkedin – linkedin.com/in/harikrishnan-magarabooshanam-21849920

Yinxuan Qiu

Yinxuan Qiu

Mr. Yinxuan Qiu is a PhD in the Chemical Engineering Department, Monash University. Currently, his project is the development of a fundamental particle scale approach to modeling blast furnace charging phenomena. His research focuses on the granular system in the upper part of the blast furnace, seeks to revel the principals of the burden distribution. His research interest mainly involves using CFD and DEM modeling method to describe the particle behavior and coupled fluid flow in the blast furnace.

 

Before joining the Steel Research Hub in 2017, Yinxuan Qiu worked in a variety of interesting areas in chemical engineering field. He received his bachelor degree both in chemical engineering and petroleum engineering in China University of Petroleum (Beijing), and then got a master degree in metallurgy in National Engineering Laboratory for Biohydrometallurgy, General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (China).

Clayton McDowell

Clayton McDowell

Clayton is a PhD student at the University of Wollongong whose studies into the thermal comfort of low-income elderly resident’s homes in the Illawarra has driven his desire to make a change in the future of Australian housing. In 2016 he was instrumental is establishing the new Team UOW and started work on designs for the Desert Rose House. With a background in project management in the mining industry, Clayton has used his skills to guide Team UOW towards the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018.

Dr Guangqing Zhang

Dr Guangqing Zhang

Dr Guangqing Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wollongong. Dr Zhang started his career at China University of Petroleum (CUP) and has also worked at UNSW before joining The University of Wollongong.

Dr Zhang has membership to the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

Dr Zhang is involved with the following Engineering Research Field’s:

  • Sustainable Technologies for Metal Production
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Metallurgical Processes
  • Alternative Technologies in Light Metal Production
  • Ironmaking and Steelmaking
  • Energy Analysis and Energy Saving in Metallurgical Processes
  • Clean Coal Technologies
Dr Peter Key

Dr Peter Key

Peter is National Technical Development Manager for Australian Steel Institute (ASI). His academic achievements include a Bachelor of Engineering from The University of Sydney with 1st Class Honours and University Medal (prox acc). Postgraduate qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Sydney. Peter is a Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia and he has worked for more than 20 years in the design and construct arena, specialising in large span steel structures. He sits on numerous steel related Standards committees and is a member of the EA Civil and Structures panel in Sydney.
Peter is author of a range of technical publications for ASI, including the Structural Steelwork Fabrication and Erection Code of Practice, design of hollow section connections and updates to design capacity tables.
Recent initiatives that Peter has been involved in include drafting lead for the new AS/NZS 5131 ‘Structural steelwork – fabrication and erection’, drafting of the new ASI ‘National Structural Steelwork Specification’ and development and implementation of the ASI ‘National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme’. Peter also managed publication of the recent ‘Practical Guide to planning the safe erection of steel structures’ in partnership with Multiplex.

 

Website: http://steel.org.au/about-us/asi-people/

Prof Gregory J Hancock AM

Prof Gregory J Hancock AM

Professor Gregory Hancock is an Emeritus Professor and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Sydney.  He was formerly BHP Steel then Bluescope Steel Professor of Steel Structures at the University of Sydney (1990 – 2009), and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies (2004 -2009).  He was formerly Director and Chairman of the Centre for Advanced Structural Engineering in the University of Sydney from 1988 until 2003 before he became Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.  He was a Director of the Australian Steel Institute from 1998 until 2015.

 

He has been a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute Specification Committee (only non-North American member) since 1994, and chairs the Standards Australia committees on steel structures, cold-formed steel structures, structural steel, iron and steel and is a member of the Standards Australia committee on steel storage racks.  He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE) in 2004 and made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2006 for his work on Australian and International standards. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (Engineers Australia), and an Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Structural Steel Society.

 

He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Constructional Steel Research and Case Studies in Structural Engineering published in London, as well as the Journal of Advances in Structural Engineering (Hong Kong), and Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering published by the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

 

 

Website: https://sydney.edu.au/engineering/people/gregory.hancock.php

Srisangeerthanan Sriskanthan

Srisangeerthanan Sriskanthan

Mr Srisangeerthanan Sriskanthan is a PhD student at the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn. He received his BSc Eng Hons Degree (first class) in Civil Engineering with a minor in Structural Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. His PhD work relates to the development of connections for multi-storey modular buildings under the principal supervision of Dr. Pathmanathan Rajeev and Prof. Emad Gad.

Dr. Pathmanathan Rajeev

Dr. Pathmanathan Rajeev

Dr Raj Rajeev joined the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) as a Senior Lecturer in November 2013. Prior to joining SUT, he worked as a research fellow at Monash University from 2009 to 2013. His work at Monash focused in the areas of failure management of pipeline (both onshore and offshore), numerical modelling of pipe-soil interaction, and sensor technology for pipeline monitoring.

 

He earned his BSc degree with Honors in civil engineering from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka and MSc in Earthquake Engineering from ROSE School, University of Pavia in Italy. Prior to pursuing his PhD at ROSE School, he was a visiting researcher at TNO DIANA B.V in The Netherlands and working on dynamic soil-structure interaction (finite element) modelling of geo-systems. He received his PhD in Earthquake Engineering (Structural) in 2008 under the guidance of Professor Paolo. E. Pinto.

 

His research interests include earthquake-resistant design and analysis of structures, pipeline engineering, soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI), advanced sensor technology and structural reliability and risk analysis. His research projects have been funded by the Australian Research Council, Department of State government Victoria, CRC for Low Carbon Living, Australian Building Codes Board, Italian Civil Protection Agency, European Union, non-profit institutions, and private industry.

 

Website: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/our-research/access-our-research/find-a-researcher-or-supervisor/researcher-profile/?id=prajeev

Prof Saman Fernando

Prof Saman Fernando

Prof Fernando is an internationally recognised fastener expert having worked for more than 20 years in the fastener industry. As R&D, Engineering and Innovations manager at Ajax Engineered Fasteners, he led heavy engineering fastening under an R&D syndicate worth $24M across a 3-year period. His expertise involves bolted joint design, failure analysis, bolt forensics, design and manufacturing of specialised fastening solutions, quality assurance and automation, to name a few. Prof Fernando has authored 22 national and international patents in advanced fastening concepts, some of which are currently in the international markets. He has a large number of publications in the area of fastening technology. Prior to entering the fastener industry, Prof Fernando was a well-recognised expert on Wind Engineering, Industrial Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics. He was the Principal Engineer Building and environmental technology at VIPAC Engineers and Scientists and made many contributions in the area. Prior to that he worked for NASA on STOL aircraft and Space-Station related projects.

 

Website: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/our-research/access-our-research/find-a-researcher-or-supervisor/researcher-profile/?id=msfernando

Dr Javad Hashemi

Dr Javad Hashemi

Dr Hashemi is a Lecturer of Structural Engineering and the Deputy Director of the Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from Sharif University of Technology, the highest-ranked technological university in Iran, and a PhD from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, USA. His field of research involves the development of knowledge and innovative tools for extreme load performance assessment of complex structures. More specifically, it concentrates on hybrid simulation, where the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of computer simulation are combined with the realism of large-scale experimental testing.

Dr Hashemi’s research experience during the past 8 years has enabled him to make considerable contributions to the advancement of large-scale hybrid simulation and the development of hybrid testing facilities in USA and Australia. He had a leading role in the development of Australia’s first and only 6-DOF hybrid testing facility, known as the Multi-Axis Substructure Testing (MAST) system, at Swinburne. Dr Hashemi won the 2016 Engineers Australia Excellence Award for Innovation, Research and Development (High Commendation) and was awarded the WH Warren Medal 2017 by the Board of the College of Civil Engineers of Engineers Australia for the best paper in the discipline of civil engineering.

 

Website: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/our-research/access-our-research/find-a-researcher-or-supervisor/researcher-profile/?id=jhashemi

Dr Ray Longbottom

Dr Ray Longbottom

Dr. Raymond Longbottom has been a Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong since 2008 and within the Steel Research Hub since 2015. He studied at UNSW and completed his B.Met.E. in 2000, and his PhD in 2005. Before coming to UOW, he worked at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as part of the EU-funded Ultra-Low CO2 Steel (ULCOS) project. His interests lie in sustainable iron and steelmaking, in both conventional and alternative processing. Dr Raymond Longbottom brings to the hub 16 years’ experience in iron and steelmaking research.

In his current project on recycling steel plant by-products, he hopes to help with the development of (environmental and economically) sustainable practices and utilisation of materials in steelmaking.

 

Website: https://scholars.uow.edu.au/display/raymond_longbottom

Philip Drain

Philip Drain

Mr Phillip Drain completed his B.E (materials) at the University of Wollongong in 2010 as part of the BlueScope cadet program. He worked as a Process Engineer at Worsley Alumina from 2011-2014 and completed a M.E (Research) in 2013 with the University of Wollongong.

He started his PhD studies in early 2015 with the Steel Research Hub at the University of Wollongong. His research interests are sustainable steel manufacturing and minerals processing, recycling minerals processing waste and by-products.

 

Website: https://scholars.uow.edu.au/display/student43964

Dr Sheng Chew

Dr Sheng Chew

Dr Sheng Chew is a Senior Technology & Development Engineer in BlueScope Iron & Steelmaking Technology with postgraduate technical and business qualifications. He has over 20 years’ experience in the steel industry covering the primary operations value chain from raw materials through to secondary steelmaking. Throughout this time he has continued to support and participate in collaborative research.

As Program Leader (Industry) in the Sustainable Steel Manufacturing program of the Steel Research Hub, Dr Chew provides both business and research vision and leadership.

 

Website: https://scholars.uow.edu.au/display/sheng_chew

Dr Amin Heidarpour

Dr Amin Heidarpour

Dr Amin Heidarpour is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Structures Group at Monash University. His research focus is on structural and computational mechanics, with specific application to construction materials subjected to extreme actions such as fire, impact, blast and earthquake. Hi is also currently the Coordinator of Engineering for Extremes in the Department.

He received His BSc (Civil) degree in 2002 with Hons 1 from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, and received his MSc in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2004. He received his PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, in 2008. After receiving His PhD in 2008 till January 2011, he worked as a Research Associate at UNSW’s Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety. In 2011 he moved to the preeminent research group at Monash as a lecturer and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2014.

Phone: +61 3 99024435

Email: amin.heidarpour@monash.edu

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amin-heidarpour-369b54ba/

Website: https://www.monash.edu/engineering/aminheidarpour 

Hamidreza Askarieh Yazdi

Hamidreza Askarieh Yazdi

Mr Hamidreza A. Yazdi, is a PhD student of Structural Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Isfahan University of Technology and Masters of Science from Yazd University in Iran. He commenced his PhD in February 2015 under the supervision of Dr Javad Hashemi, Prof. Riadh Al-Mahaidi and Prof. Emad Gad. His PhD project involves collapse assessment of concrete-filled steel tube columns through multi-axis hybrid simulation.

Prof Riadh Al-Mahaidi

Prof Riadh Al-Mahaidi

Dr Riadh Al-Mahaidi is a Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of the Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. He also holds the position Vice President (International Engagement). Prior to joining Swinburne in January 2010, he was the Head of the Structures Group at Monash University. Over the past 20 years, he focused his research and practice on lifetime integrity of bridges, particularly in the area of structural strength assessment and retrofitting using advanced composite materials. He currently leads a number of research projects on strengthening of bridges using fibre reinforced polymers combined cement-based bonding agents, fatigue life improvement of metallic structures using advanced composite systems and shape memory alloys. He recently started some projects on hybrid testing of structures.

 

He received a BSc (Hon 1) degree in civil engineering from the University of Baghdad and MSc and PhD degrees in structural engineering from Cornell University in the United States. To date, Riadh published over 180 journal and 230 conference papers. He was awarded the 2012 Vice Chancellor’s Internationalization Award, the WH Warren Medal 2017 for best paper published by Engineers Australia in civil engineering in 2016, the RW Chapman Medals in 2005 and 2010 for best journal publication in Engineers Australia Structural Journal, best paper awards at ACUN-4 (2002) and ACUN-6 (2012) Composites conferences. Prof Al-Mahaidi and his research group won the 2016 Engineers Australia Excellence Award for Innovation, Research and Development (High Commendation) for the $2.1mil Multi-Axis Substructure Testing (MAST) System they built at Swinburne.

 

Website: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/our-research/access-our-research/find-a-researcher-or-supervisor/researcher-profile/?id=ralmahaidi

Prof Emad Gad

Prof Emad Gad

Professor Emad is the Dean of Engineering, School of Engineering within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. Prior to this appointment, he was the Chair of the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology. Earlier he was an Associate Professor at Melbourne University and Research Scientist at CSIRO.

Emad is a civil engineer with extensive experience in structural dynamics, residential construction, structural connections, experimental techniques and finite element modelling. His applied research has contributed to the development of several standards and codes of practice. In addition to his teaching and research contributions, he has completed numerous consulting contracts for local and multinational clients.

He is Chair of the Board of the Australian Engineered Fasteners and Anchors Council (AEFAC), Co-Editor of the Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, appointment member of the Victorian Government Building Advisory Council (BAC) and Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Website: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/our-research/access-our-research/find-a-researcher-or-supervisor/researcher-profile/?id=egad

 

Dr Cao Hung PHAM

Dr Cao Hung PHAM

Dr Cao Hung PHAM is Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering at School of Civil Engineering, the University of Sydney. He was awarded a Ph.D on Cold-Formed Steel Structures from School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney in 2010. He also held a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with first class Honours in Structural Engineering at the University of Architecture – HoChiMinh City, Vietnam in 2000. Subsequently, he obtained both Master of Construction Management and Master of Engineering Science in Structural Engineering at the University of New South Wales in 2003 and 2004 respectively. From 2011 to 2015, he was awarded the prestigious ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship on the development of newly developed Direct Strength Method for Cold-Formed Steel Structures under combined actions. He joined the lecturing staff of School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney as Lecturer since 2013 and Senior Lecturer in 2018.

 

Dr Pham’s main research areas are theoretical and experimental structural behaviours and designs with particular interest in steel structural members and systems, cold-formed steel structures, aluminium structures and structural stability and analysis. He teaches advanced steel structures and supervises about 7 PhD and 1 MPhil students. He was successful in 2 ARC Discovery Projects and 1 ARC Linkage Project with BlueScope Steel.

Dr Stuart McDonald

Dr Stuart McDonald is a graduate of The University of Queensland (UQ) having obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Manufacturing and Materials) in 1997 and a PhD in Materials Engineering in 2002. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Nihon Superior Centre for the Manufacture of Electronic Materials (NSCMEM) within the Centre for Advanced Materials Processing and Manufacturing (AMPAM) at the University of Queensland.
His research is in the field of microstructure control through solidification science and in particular on understanding the effect of trace element additions on nucleation and growth phenomena. He has numerous publications and expertise in the areas of:
1. Solidification of aluminium, magnesium and titanium alloys
2. Grain refinement and modification of eutectic microstructures
3. Machining and heat treatment of titanium alloys
4. Mg-based hydrogen storage Alloy development
Dr McDonald makes an in-kind contribution to the Steel Research Hub in the supervision of PhD candidate, Matthew Gear, drawing on his knowledge of solidification and joining processes for the interpretation of coating microstructures.

Prof Brian Monaghan

Professor Brian Monaghan has been an active lecturer and researcher in materials engineering at the University of Wollongong (UOW) for more than 10 years.
He is a pyrometallurgist who believes passionately that if the sustainability, energy, and greenhouse gas challenges currently facing the planet are to be addressed, we need strong engagement from the engineering and scientific communities. His expertise lies in the kinetics and thermodynamics of high temperature metals processing. He is the Director of the Engineering Materials Strength at UOW as well as leader of the UOW PYRO Group.
Within the Steel Research Hub (SRH), he is a member of the Research Management Committee, providing leadership to the Sustainable Steel Manufacturing Program, as well as being actively involved in several projects, including:
• Obtaining Value from Steel Plant Waste
• The effect of Ti on the kinetics of phosphorous removal during BOS steelmaking
• Effect of Retained BOS Slag on Refractory Wear
Professor Monaghan is also involved in a number of other external funded research projects.
These include:
• 3D Characterization of Coke
• Gaseous Iron Reduction
• Effect of Slag Structure on Interfacial Tension
• Phosphorous Partitioning in Slags
• CaO/Al2O3 Ratio Effects on Interfacial Tension of Slags
• Evaluation of the Productivity Limits in the Blast Furnace Lower Zone

 

Website: https://scholars.uow.edu.au/display/brian_monaghan

Yinxuan Qiu

Yinxuan Qiu

Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy

Andrew Jacobs

Andrew Jacobs

Michael Chapman

Michael Chapman

Mr Phillip Drain

Mr Phillip Drain

Mr Phillip Drain completed his B.E (materials) at the University of Wollongong in 2010 as part of the BlueScope cadet program. He worked as a Process Engineer at Worsley Alumina from 2011-2014 and completed a M.E (Research) in 2013 with the University of Wollongong.

He started his PhD studies in early 2015 with the Steel Research Hub at the University of Wollongong. His research interests are sustainable steel manufacturing and minerals processing, recycling minerals processing waste and by-products.

Dr Zongyan Zhou

Dr Zongyan Zhou

Dr. Zongyan Zhou received his BEng (1996) and MEng (2000) from Northeastern University (China), and PhD (2007) from UNSW Australia. Then he was an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow Industry (2007-2010), then lecturer (2011- ) in the School of Material Science and Engineering, UNSW. His research expertise related to the Hub include transport phenomena in process metallurgy, blast furnace burden distribution and multiphase flow and heat transfer modelling, and granular dynamics.

Mr Huibin Li

Mr Huibin Li

Mr Huibin Li completed a Bachelor in Bioengineering at the Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He then completed his Master in Metallurgical Engineering at Kunming University of Science and Technology in China.

He is a completing a PhD in the Steel Research Hub where his focus is on a fundamental study into the use of different iron-bearing materials. His research interests are focused on metallurgy, waste recycling and materials engineering.

Dr David Pinson

Dr David Pinson

Dr David Pinson is a Senior Technology and Development Engineer, Iron & Steelmaking Technology at BlueScope. He received his PhD from the University of NSW in 1999 and was a postdoctoral fellow before joining BHP Steel in 2003.

He has maintained active research links with the academic community throughout his industrial career. Now working in a plant technology role, his ongoing research interests include particle transport phenomena and modelling, multiphase flow and heat transfer, signal analysis, blast furnace and iron ore sintering fundamentals, as well as the increasing importance of energy efficiency and by-products reprocessing. Dr David Pinson has extensive experience managing collaborative industrial research projects, especially where undergraduate and postgraduate students work for some or all of their time in an industrial environment. This experience has shown the value of targeted industrial-academic combined projects and is well aligned to the overall goals of the industrial transformation hubs program.

Within the Steel Research Hub, he hopes that the longer term stability of funding allows a succussion of high value projects to deliver tangible industrial process improvements which can improve the Australian steelmaking sector’s economic and environmental sustainability.

Dr Raymond Longbottom

Dr Raymond Longbottom

Dr. Raymond Longbottom has been a Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong since 2008 and within the Steel Research Hub since 2015. He studied at UNSW and completed his B.Met.E. in 2000, and his PhD in 2005. Before coming to UOW, he worked at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as part of the EU-funded Ultra-Low CO2 Steel (ULCOS) project. His interests lie in sustainable iron and steelmaking, in both conventional and alternative processing. Dr Raymond Longbottom brings to the hub 16 years’ experience in iron and steelmaking research.

In his current project on recycling steel plant by-products, he hopes to help with the development of (environmental and economically) sustainable practices and utilisation of materials in steelmaking.

Ms Ai Thi Diem Nguyen

Ms Ai Thi Diem Nguyen

Ms Ai Thi Diem Nguyen completed her Master of Science in Ferrous Technology in Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Vietnam. She then completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Technology – Silicate Materials Technology at the Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea.

She is studying for a PhD in materials technology within the Steel Research Hub at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests stem from her desire to understand fundamental aspects of ferrous technology. Her current research focuses on the interaction between Basic Oxygen Steelmaking (BOS) slag and refractories with the aim to understand the effects of retained slag on BOS refractory wear. Her research motivation is to contribute to the improvement of resistance of MgO-based refractory to slag corrosion in BOS.

Dr Guangqing Zhang

Dr Guangqing Zhang

Professor Geoffrey Evans

Professor Geoffrey Evans

Geoffrey Evans received his PhD from The University of Newcastle, Australia in 1990; and in 2003 became a Full Professor. Professor Evans has been involved in multiphase processes research for many years. His main activities include interphase interactions impacting especially on mass and momentum transfer at the interface for both single and multi-particle systems. The outcomes of the research have been applied to a number of particle technology applications, including mineral flotation, fluidised bed reactors, and metallurgical and petroleum processing.