The University of Newcastle, Australia

School of Engineering

Civil Engineer Dr Igor Chaves has a precise focus for his research goals. He wants to build ideas.

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Professor Ajayan Vinu

Growing up in a humble home in India, it was Professor Ajayan Vinu’s family who encouraged him to achieve a higher education, translating their own dreams into reality.

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Professor Tom Honeyands

The sun may be setting on the west's golden iron age, but Professor Tom Honeyands maintains there's no need to panic – if the industry can work smarter, not harder

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Jayne O'Shea

Gracious and tenacious in equal measure, NIER postgraduate mechanical engineering student Jayne O'Shea is seamlessly striking the elusive balance between work, motherhood and play.

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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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Associate Professor Michael Stockenhuber

Chemical Engineering

Associate Professor Stockenhuber's main research interest is heterogeneous catalysis and nanoporous materials with a special emphasis on structure- function relationships.

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Dr James Hambleton

Civil Engineering

Giving roughly equal weight to experimental and theoretical aspects of geomechanics, Dr Jim Hambleton is digging deep to amplify knowledge about the natural world.

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Dr Dariusz Alterman

Civil Engineering

Hearing consumer calls for government, industry and business to resolve issues related to climate change, Dr Dariusz Alterman is searching for ways to help Australia meet its emission reduction targets in 2020 and beyond.

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Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

Geotechnical Engineering

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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Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi

Geotechnical Engineering

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

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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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Associate Professor Thomas Fiedler

Materials Engineering

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

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Professor Irina Belova

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Irina Belova is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on the theory of mass and heat transport in materials.

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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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Dr Kim van Netten

Mineral processing

Dr van Netten's research focus is the selective agglomeration of fine particles. She and L/Prof Kevin Galvin are currently working on applying the process developed during her PhD to the beneficiation of fine minerals.

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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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