Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

 


Dr Alan Broadfoot

Director - NIER

Dr Alan Broadfoot is the Director of the world-class Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER), established to address rapidly emerging issues in the energy and resources sector. Providing practical and viable benefits to industry, the community and the economy, NIER is advancing research in clean energy production, energy efficiency and the minimisation of carbon emissions through its research.

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School of Architecture and Built Environment

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Dr Tessa Morrison

Architecture

Dr Tessa Morrison has recreated Isaac Newton's vision of an ancient architectural masterpiece and provided a rare glimpse into the complex mind of the genius.

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Professor Peter Davis

Building Construction

Professor Peter Davis took up the role of Chair of Construction Management in early 2014. He has equal long-term experience in industry and academic research and teaching.

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Associate Professor Graham Brewer

Construction Management

Dr Graham Brewer's research is characterised by his interest in three key areas relating to innovation: innovation by individual firms; innovation across project teams; and the sociological influences on innovation.

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Dr Jason von Meding

Disaster resilience

Dr Jason Von Meding's recent research has focused on the barriers that non-government organisations (NGOs) face in disaster recovery and the reduction in overall project success that arises from lack of competency in essential areas

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Professor Mark Taylor

Interior Architecture

Professor Mark Taylor's primary research focus is the history and theory of the modern architectural interior with an emphasis on cultural and social issues.

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Professor SueAnne Ware

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architect Professor SueAnne Ware describes herself as a 'design activist'. As landscapes are often in public spaces, she believes that landscape architects share a responsibility for setting the political, social and environmental agenda.

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School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Professor Ljiljana Brankovic

With expertise in data security and privacy in data mining, Professor Ljiljana Brankovic has had a long-term interest in the growing problem of protecting an individual's personal data.

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Associate Professor Regina Berretta

Bioinformatics

Associate Professor Regina Berretta has long been interested in the crossover of the disciplines of computer science, mathematics and health, particularly where computer science has a key role to play in health innovation.

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Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin

Control Systems, Robotics And Automation

Esteemed electrical engineer Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin and his research group are masters of control.

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Professor Rick Middleton

Control and Systems Theory

Professor Rick Middleton is Director of the Priority Research Centre for Dynamic Systems and Control. His theoretical work is primarily focused on Control and Systems Theory, with diverse applications from mine planning optimisation, through metal forming processes and robotics.

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Dr Shamus Smith

Human-Computer Interaction

Software engineer Dr Shamus Smith is an expert in virtual environments and human-computer interaction.

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Professor Pablo Moscato

Information Based Medicine

Professor Pablo Moscato is one of Australia’s most cited computer scientists. He has been working in Evolutionary Computation since 1988, and in heuristic methods for Operations Research problems since 1985.

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Dr Yuen Yong

Mechatronics

Dr Yuen Yong's research interests include the design and control of nanopositioning systems, high-speed atomic force microscopy, finite-element analysis of smart materials and structures, sensing and actuation, and robot insects.

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Dr Andrew Fleming

Nanopositioning

Dr Andrew Fleming's research includes optical nanofabrication, nanopositioning control systems, high-speed scanning probe microscopy, micro-cantilever sensors, and metrological position sensors.

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Professor Reza Moheimani

Nanotechnology

ARC Fellow Professor Reza Moheimani's research includes developing nanotechnology capable of creating maximum memory on the smallest piece of technology, allowing people to carry huge amounts of information on a tiny portable device.

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Dr Alexandre Mendes

Optimization and Data Mining

Dr Alexandre Mendes is the Deputy Head of the Newcastle Robotics Lab. His research interests are concentrated in Optimization and Data Mining.

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Associate Professor Sarah Johson

Protecting information - cryptography

In a digital age where information privacy is key, Associate Professor Sarah Johnson is developing next generation quantum key distribution (QKD) technology which has the potential to protect companies from espionage attacks and guard a country against cyber-terrorism.

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Associate Professor Daniel Quevedo

Wireless Sensor-Actuator Network Technology

Identifying a gap between our theoretical understanding of wireless senso-actuator network technology and its real-world applications, Associate Professor Daniel Quevedo is seeking to remedy shortfalls of time-honoured paradigms in engineering science and bridge 'what is' with 'what could be'.

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School of Engineering

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Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi

Dr Olivier Buzzi's research interests are in rock mechanics, rock joints, expansive soils and unsaturated soil mechanics.

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Professor Mark Jones

Bulk Solids Handling

With a global reputation as an authority on pneumatic conveying and bulk solids handling, Engineering Professor Mark Jones and his team have delivered more than 3,500 bulk solids handling projects for over 1,000 companies across 40 countries.

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ARC Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

Geotechnical Engineering

ARC Laureate Professor Scott Sloan is the Director of the University’s Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling and also leads the ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Science and Engineering.  A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor Sloan is an expert in soil stability analysis.

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Professor Daichao Sheng

Geotechnical Engineering

Professor Daichao Sheng's research expertise covers the areas of unsaturated soil mechanics, computational geomechanics, cold region geotechnics and geo-environmental engineering.

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Dr George Kouretzis

Geotechnical Engineering

Dr George Kouretzis is working towards bridging the gap between research, engineering applications and public benefit, particularly in the area of onshore pipeline networks, the circulatory lifelines of modern society.

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Dr Anna Giacomini

Geotechnical Engineering

Dr Anna Giacomini, Principal Researcher in the University's Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, is committed to innovating, promoting and improving safety in mining and civil environments.

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Dr Heber Sugo

Interdisciplinary Engineering

Material engineers Dr Heber Sugo and Professor Erich Kisi have received $515,000 from the Australian Solar Institute to create a new device that converts solar energy directly into electricity.

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Professor Erich Kisi

Materials Engineering

Material engineers Dr Heber Sugo and Professor Erich Kisi have received $515,000 from the Australian Solar Institute to create a new device that converts solar energy directly into electricity.

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Dr Thomas Fiedler

Materials Engineering

Dr Thomas Fiedler is driving the development of new-generation cellular materials with that are light, strong and multi-functional.

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Professor Kevin Galvin

Mineral Separation Process (Reflux Classifier)

Professor Kevin Galvin developed the Reflux Classifier, an industrial machine that separates fine particles on the basis of either density or size, saving the global mining and minerals processing industry billions of dollars.

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Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson

Mineral Separation Process (The Jameson Cell)

Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson is a chemical engineer and inventor of the Jameson Cell, a revolutionary mineral processing technology that contributes more than three billion dollars to the national economy every year.

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Professor Terry Wall

Resources Engineering

Emeritus Professor Terry Wall is the first Australian to win the esteemed Percy Nicholls Award for Notable Scientific or Practical Contributions in the Field of Solid Fuels

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Professor Bob Loo

Resources Engineering

Professor Bob Loo's research focuses on defining the link between fundamental iron ore and metallurgical coal properties and their performance in the ironmaking process, the formulation of ore and coal blends for effective sintering and coking, and the evaluation of new deposits.

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Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

Resources Engineering

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi is working with the Government and industry to solve global energy challenges through world-leading research in renewable energy and low emissions coal technologies. This will mean a cleaner environment – and save industry millions.

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Professor Mark Stewart

Risk Assessment in Infrastructure

Professor Mark G. Stewart is Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability and an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow. He has over 25 years of experience in probabilistic risk and vulnerability assessment of infrastructure and security systems that are subject to man-made and natural hazards.

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Professor Rob Melchers

Structural Engineering

Professor Rob Melchers’ research on marine corrosion is leading the way towards safer, more resilient offshore engineering and construction.  The corrosion of steel in marine environments is a big issue for the water industry worldwide, in particular the corrosion of mooring chains and wire rope for offshore platforms.

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