A/Prof. Mark Masia
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 5295|
|Fax||(02) 4921 6991|
School of Engineering
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||EA115, Engineering A|
Since completing my PhD in 2000, I have worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Calgary, Canada (2000-2001) and then as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle (2001 - present). During both of these appointments my research has addressed the areas of structural behaviour of unreinforced masonry construction and the strengthening/retrofitting of existing unreinforced masonry and reinforced concrete structures.
- PhD, University of Newcastle, 2000
- Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)(Honours), University of Newcastle, 1994
- fibre reinforced polymer strengthening
- masonry structures - experimental
- masonry structures - numerical
Experimental and numerical modelling of unreinforced masonry structures.
Experimental and numerical modelling of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) strengthened masonry structures.
The above research is aimed at developing improved methods of design for unreinforced masonry structures and efficicent means for retrofitting/strengthening existing masonry structures.
Fields of Research
|090599||Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified||100|
Centres and Groups
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Secretary/Treasurer of Civil/Structural Branch - Institution of Engineers Australia, Newcastle Division
14th International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Sydney, February, 2008 (Australia)
7th Australasian Masonry Conference, Newcastle, 2004 (Australia)
|01/12/2002 - 01/07/2004|
Conference chairman, timetabling liaison, international student advisor, research seminar coordinator, undergraduate research project coordinator, academic laboratory liaison
- masonry design
- reinforced concrete design
- residential footings design
- structural design
- structural mechanics
- timber design
Expertise in teaching of statics and structural mechanics, and structural design for masonry, reinforced concrete and timber structures.