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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 26/09/1997
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Newcastle, 30/04/1993
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Newcastle, 02/05/1992

Research

Research keywords

  • Computational Plasticity
  • Engineering
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Numerical Analysis

Research expertise

The development of computational algorithms for nonlinear finite element analysis and the application of these techniques to problems in geotechnical engineering.

Nonlinear finite element analysis, Geotechnical analysis, Numerical Methods & Limit analysis

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
099900Other Engineering80
091599Interdisciplinary Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified20

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Austalian Geomechanics Society
  • Member - Austalian Geomechanics Society
  • Member - Institute of Engineers

Appointments

Fellowship
Australian Research Council (Australia)
01/12/2009

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Assistant Dean for Research Training in the Faculty of Engineering and Build Environment (2009 onwards).

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Computational Methods
  • Computer Programming
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Geomechanics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Soil Mechanics

Teaching expertise

My teaching is focused around techniques used for computation modelling in engineering. This not only includes numerical analysis techniuques, finite element methods but also computer programming and the implementation of such methods.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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1999Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Biot consolidation analysis with automatic time stepping and error controlPart 1: Theory and implementation', International journal for numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics, Vol. 23 467-492 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: Scott Sloan

2001Abbo AJ, Sheng D, Sloan SW, 'Refined explicit integration of elastoplastic models with automatic error control', Engineering Computations, 18 121-154 (2001) [C1]
2007Fischer KA, Sheng D, Abbo AJ, 'Modeling of pile installation using contact mechanics and quadratic elements', Computers and Geotechnics, 34 449-461 (2007) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (23 outputs)

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2014Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Wilson DW, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, ' Stability of dual square tunnels in cohesive-frictional soil subjected to surcharge loading', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51 829-843 (2014)
2014Wilson DW, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, Lyamin AV, 'Undrained stability of dual circular tunnels', International Journal of Geomechanics, 14 69-79 (2014)
2013Abbo AJ, Wilson DW, Sloan SW, Lyamin AV, 'Undrained stability of wide rectangular tunnels', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 53 46-59 (2013) [C1]
2013Wilson DW, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, Lyamin AV, 'Undrained stability of a square tunnel where the shear strength increases linearly with depth', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 49 314-325 (2013) [C1]
2013Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Wilson DW, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Stability of dual circular tunnels in cohesive-frictional soil subjected to surcharge loading', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 50 41-54 (2013) [C1]
2012Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, Sheng D, Sloan SW, 'Refined h-adaptive finite element procedure for large deformation geotechnical problems', Computational Mechanics, 49 21-33 (2012) [C1]
2012Wang S, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Masia MJ, Tang CA, 'Numerical simulation of the failure process of unreinforced masonry walls due to concentrated static and dynamic loading', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49 377-394 (2012) [C1]
2011Abbo AJ, Sheng D, Augarde CE, 'A fast algorithm for finding the first intersection with a non-convex yield surface', Computers and Geotechnics, 38 465-471 (2011) [C1]
2011Wilson DW, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, Lyamin AV, 'Undrained stability of a circular tunnel where the shear strength increases linearly with depth', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48 1328-1342 (2011) [C1]
2011Abbo AJ, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, Hambleton JP, 'A C2 continuous approximation to the Mohr-Coulomb yield surface', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 48 3001-3010 (2011) [C1]
2011Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Wilson DW, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Stability of a single tunnel in cohesive-frictional soil subjected to surcharge loading', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48 1841-1854 (2011) [C1]
2011Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Wilson DW, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Stability of a circular tunnel in cohesive-frictional soil subjected to surcharge loading', Computers and Geotechnics, 38 504-514 (2011) [C1]
2009Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, Hira M, 'Bearing capacity and failure mechanism of different types of foundations on sand', Soils and Foundations, 49 305-314 (2009) [C1]
2008Sheng D, Pedroso DDM, Abbo AJ, 'Non-convexity and stress-path dependency of unsaturated soil models', Computational Mechanics, 42 685-694 (2008) [C1]
2007Fischer KA, Sheng D, Abbo AJ, 'Modeling of pile installation using contact mechanics and quadratic elements', Computers and Geotechnics, 34 449-461 (2007) [C1]
2002Sheng D, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'An Automatic Newton-Raphson Scheme', The International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 2, No. 4 471-502 (2002) [C1]
2002Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Sheng D, 'Refined explicit integration of elastoplastic models with automatic error control (vol 18, pg 121, 2001)', ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS, 19 594-594 (2002)
2001Abbo AJ, Sheng D, Sloan SW, 'Refined explicit integration of elastoplastic models with automatic error control', Engineering Computations, 18 121-154 (2001) [C1]
2000Sloan SW, Sheng D, Abbo AJ, 'Accelerated initial stiffness schemes for elastoplasticity', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol 24 579-599 (2000) [C1]
1999Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Biot consolidation analysis with automatic time stepping and error controlPart 2: Applications', International journal for numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics, Vol. 23 493-529 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: Scott Sloan

1999Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Biot consolidation analysis with automatic time stepping and error controlPart 1: Theory and implementation', International journal for numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics, Vol. 23 467-492 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: Scott Sloan

1996Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'An automatic load stepping algorithm with error control', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 39 1737-1759 (1996) [C1]

Co-authors: Scott Sloan

1995ABBO AJ, SLOAN SW, 'A SMOOTH HYPERBOLIC APPROXIMATION TO THE MOHR-COULOMB YIELD CRITERION', COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES, 54 427-441 (1995)
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Conference (35 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Crumpton M, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Discontinuity layout optimization with adaptive node refinement', Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 (2015)

Co-authors: Scott Sloan

2015Salimi Eshkevari SN, Abbo AJ, 'Punching shear coefficients for the design of working platforms', Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 (2015)
2015Wilson DW, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Undrained stability of tall tunnels', Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 (2015)

Co-authors: Scott Sloan

2013Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, 'H-adaptive finite element analysis of consolidation problems in geomechanics', Computational Plasticity XII: Fundamentals and Applications - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Plasticity - Fundamentals and Applications, COMPLAS 2013, Barcelona, Spain (2013) [E2]

Co-authors: Majidreza Nazem

2012Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Wilson DW, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Stability of cohesive-frictional soils with square underground openings', Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Roma, Italy (2012) [E1]
2012Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Wilson DW, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Bearing capacity analysis of cohesive-frictional soils with dual circular tunnels', Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Roma, Italy (2012) [E1]
2012Abbo AJ, Fityus SG, Mackenzie S, 'Dunmore Bridge case study: An introduction to geotechnical engineering via finite element analysis', Proceedings of the International Conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education, Galway, Ireland (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Stephen Fityus

2011Crumpton M, Abbo AJ, Podlich N, Wilson DW, Sloan SW, 'Upper Bound Rigid Block Analysis with rigid block subdivision', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications. Volume 1, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Scott Sloan

2011Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Sheng D, 'Accelerated convergence of Newton-Raphson method using a least squares approximation to the consistent tangent matrix', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications. Volume 2, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
2011Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Wilson DW, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Bearing capacity of cohesive-frictional soils with multiple tunnels', Compter Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications, Volume 2, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
2011Sheng D, Abbo AJ, Augarde CE, 'A fast algorithm for finding the first intersection with a non-convex yield surface', Computational Geomechanics, COMGEO II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

2011Podlich N, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Application of GPU computing to Upper Bound Rigid Block Analysis', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications. Volume 1, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Scott Sloan

2010Abbo AJ, Sheng D, Sloan SW, 'Applications of adaptive time stepping in analysis of biot consolidation', Proceedings of the 2010 GeoShanghai International Conference, Shanghai, China (2010) [E1]
2010Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, Sheng D, 'A study of adaptive finite element methods in solving large deformation problems in geomechanics', Proceedings of the IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Palais des Congres, France (2010) [E3]
2010Sheng D, Abbo AJ, 'Non-convexity in geomaterial models and stress integration scheme', Proceedings of the Joint 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

2010Abbo AJ, Wang S, Masia MJ, Sloan SW, 'Numerical simulation of the failure of unreinforced masonry using damage mechanics', Proceedings of the IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Paris, France (2010) [E3]
2010Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, Sheng D, 'A comparative study of h-adaptive and r-adaptive finite element methods in geomechanics', Proceedings of the Joint 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Meier R, Abbo AJ, Wang L, 'Conference editors', Soil behavior and geo-micromechanics: Proceedings of sessions of GeoShanghai 2010, Shanghai, China (2010) [E4]
2009Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Wilson DW, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Limit analysis of shallow tunnels in cohesive-frictional soils', EURO:TUN 2009 Computational Methods in Tunnelling: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunnelling, Ruhr University Bochum (2009) [E1]
2009Wilson DW, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Stability of circular tunnels in soft ground', Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: The Academia & Practice of Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt (2009) [E1]
2009Abbo AJ, Wilson DW, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, 'Undrained stability of a circular tunnel', EURO:TUN 2009 Computational Methods in Tunnelling: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunnelling, Ruhr University Bochum (2009) [E1]
2008Sheng D, Pedroso DDM, Abbo AJ, 'Stress path dependency and non-convexity of unsaturated soil models', Unsaturated Soils: Advances in Geo-Engineering: Proceedings of the First European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, E-Unsat 2008, Durham, UK (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

2008Wilson DW, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, Lyamin AV, 'Undrained stability of dual square tunnels', Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India (2008) [E1]
2007Nazem M, Sheng D, Abbo AJ, 'Alternative stress integration schemes in large deformation problems of geomechanics', Numerical Models in Geomechanics: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics (NUMOG X), Rhodes, Greece (2007) [E1]
2007Yamamoto K, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Bearing capacity of a cohesive-frictional soil with a shallow tunnel', Proceedings of the 13th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical, Calcutta, India (2007) [E2]
2006Zhao J, Sheng D, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Effect of clay structure degradation on settlement of embankment', Soft Ground Engineering - Proceedings of the Sydney Chapter 2006 Symposium, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005Lyamin AV, Krabbenhoft K, Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'General Approach To Modelling Discontinuities In Limit Analysis', Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference On Computer Methods And Advances In Geomechanics, Torino, Italy (2005) [E1]
2001Merifield RS, Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, Yu H-S, 'The ultimate pullout capacity of anchors in frictional soils', Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Rotterdam (2001) [E2]
2000Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Consolidation Analysis with Automatic Time Stepping and Error Control', European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Barcelona (2000) [E2]

Co-authors: Scott Sloan

1997Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Load path control of iterative solution schemes', COMPUTATIONAL PLASTICITY: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, PTS 1 AND 2, BARCELONA, SPAIN (1997)
1997Sloan SW, Abbo AJ, 'Adaptive time integration in finite element analysis of elastic consolidation', COMPUTER METHODS AND ADVANCES IN GEOMECHANICS, VOL 2, WUHAN, PEOPLES R CHINA (1997)
1997Abbo AJ, Sloan SW, 'Accelerated initial stiffness schemes for elastoplasticity', COMPUTATIONAL PLASTICITY: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, PTS 1 AND 2, BARCELONA, SPAIN (1997)
1994ABBO AJ, SLOAN SW, 'AN ALGORITHM FOR CONTROLLING LOAD PATH ERROR IN NONLINEAR FINITE-ELEMENT ANALYSIS', COMPUTER METHODS AND ADVANCES IN GEOMECHANICS, VOL 3, MORGANTOWN, WV (1994)
1993ABBO AJ, SLOAN SW, 'BACKWARD EULER AND SUBINCREMENTATION SCHEMES IN COMPUTATIONAL PLASTICITY', COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS : FROM CONCEPTS TO COMPUTATIONS, VOLS 1 AND 2, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (1993)
1993SLOAN SW, ABBO AJ, 'AUTOMATIC LOAD PATH CONTROL IN NONLINEAR FINITE-ELEMENT ANALYSIS', COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS : FROM CONCEPTS TO COMPUTATIONS, VOLS 1 AND 2, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (1993)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants10
Total funding$2,064,250

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2013 (3 grants)

A National Facility for In situ Testing of Soft Soils$345,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Randolph, Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Professor Nasser Khalili, Professor David Williams, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Associate Professor David Airey, Associate Professor Itai Einav, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Dr Samuel Stanier, Dr Conleth O'Loughlin, Dr Dorival Pedroso, Dr Alexander Scheuermann, Dr Ha Bui
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$345,00020132013
GNo:G1200139

A National Facility for In situ Testing of Soft Soils$300,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Randolph, Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Professor Nasser Khalili, Professor David Williams, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Associate Professor David Airey, Associate Professor Itai Einav, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Dr Samuel Stanier, Dr Conleth O'Loughlin, Dr Dorival Pedroso, Dr Alexander Scheuermann, Dr Ha Bui
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020132013
GNo:G1200460

A National Facility for In situ Testing of Soft Soils$193,600
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Scott Sloan, Professor Mark Randolph, Professor John Carter, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Mark Cassidy, Professor Buddhima Indraratna, Professor David White, Professor Nasser Khalili, Professor David Williams, Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Merifield, Associate Professor Jayantha Kodikara, Associate Professor David Airey, Associate Professor Itai Einav, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Dr Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Dr Samuel Stanier, Dr Conleth O'Loughlin, Dr Dorival Pedroso, Dr Alexander Scheuermann, Dr Ha Bui
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$193,60020132013
GNo:G1300956

2012 (2 grants)

The application of the Soil Moisture Probe to in situ soil testing$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Associate Professor Andrew Abbo, Doctor Brett Turner, Professor Stephen Fityus
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:G1200352

Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education 2012, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, 4 - 6 July 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Associate Professor Andrew Abbo
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200490

2011 (1 grants)

Dynamic soil structure interaction$676,408
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Carter, Doctor Majid Nazem, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$676,40820112014
GNo:G1000200

2009 (1 grants)

17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering, Egypt, 5-9 Oct 2009$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Associate Professor Andrew Abbo
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020092009
GNo:G0190604

2006 (1 grants)

PRC - Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical & Materials Modelling$524,282
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

2005 (2 grants)

Advanced limit analysis of metal forming processes$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Andrew Abbo
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020052005
GNo:G0185728

The 11th International Conference of IACMAG, the International Association of Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, 19-24 June 2005$2,260
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Andrew Abbo
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,26020052005
GNo:G0185545
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.65

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142016PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorDesign of Working Platforms for Tracked Plants
20112015PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorMesh Optimisation Methods for Large Deformation Analysis of Geomechanics Problems
20112014PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorThe Formulation of Parallel Algorithms for Large-Scale Limit and Shakedown Analysis
20112014PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorComputational Methods in Limit Analysis

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorThe Stability of Shallow Tunnels Using Limit Analysis
2012PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorLarge Deformation Analysis in Geomechanics using Adaptive Finite Element Methods
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Associate Professor Andrew Abbo

Work Phone(02) 4921 5582
Cell / Mobile Phone0437 380 388
Fax(02) 4921 6991
Email
PositionDean of Graduate Studies
Centre for Getoechnical and Materials Modeling
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaCivil Engineering
Office
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Engineering A,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/andrew-abbo
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/cgmm/people/andrew-abbo/