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Professor Kevin Hall

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)

A passion for excellence and discovery

Drawing on innovation and his diverse interests, Professor Kevin Hall is contributing to the University’s global research success.

Kevin HallThe University of Newcastle is a research-led university built on the foundation of discovery and access to new knowledge. At the helm of this discovery is Professor Kevin Hall, an accomplished civil engineer and the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

“I have the best job on campus,” he acknowledges.

"I’m lucky to have a hand in nurturing the careers of some of our boldest and brightest."

It’s gratifying being able to bring in the next generation of experts and watch them grow as articulate, empathetic and inspiring thinkers and doers.

Balancing act

Running his own hydro technology company for seven years between his undergraduate and PhD studies, Kevin has been a visionary from the very beginning. Designing a handful of the world’s most beautiful and mechanically sound harbours, marinas and beaches before undertaking a PhD at the University of New South Wales, the Canadian native didn’t expect to “enjoy” research so much.

“I saw it purely as a business advantage,” he confesses.

“Not many engineering consultants had their doctorates in the early 1980s.”

“During my candidature I concentrated on measuring waves and understanding how they propagate through coastal structures, such as breakwaters.”

Deciding not to return to the corporate realm after receiving his award in 1986, Kevin joined Canada’s Queen’s University. As somebody who likes to be involved in a “variety of things,” he undertook research in a number of different areas.

“For a long while, my primary area of strength was numerical modelling, which uses equations and other mathematical techniques to represent natural processes,” he explains.

“A national event involving pathogens caught my attention however, and expanded my focus.

“A number of young and elderly people died because of a particular strain of e. coli bacteria that was present in the public drinking supply in a small town in Ontario.”

Collaborating with a team of physicists, biochemists and mechanical engineers, Kevin looked to construct an automated pathogen detection system to “ensure this wouldn’t happen again.”

“The project led to a start-up business that we built up over three or so years,” he recalls. “It was then sold to a French water consortium.”

Dually exploring water quality and its impacts on health, Kevin’s multidisciplinary effort also prepared him for successful partnerships across a number of sectors ranging from public health to coastal protection.

Several members of his research team developed design techniques for artificial surfing reefs which also provided shoreline protection.

Sense and sustainability

Kevin relocated to the University of Guelph in southwestern Ontario in 2008, signing on to become its Vice-President (Research). Though conceding the executive role to be a “one and a half time job by itself,” the distinguished educator and innovator affirms he still made plenty of room for research.

“For the past 20 years I have been working in the urban slums of India and Africa where there is no infrastructure, sanitation, or fresh drinking water,” he conveys.

“Adapting relatively simple, effective and low cost technology, my team has helped the women in these communities design and implement equipment that is easy to use and will provide fresh drinking water at the household level.”

“The hope is that they will make a business and sell the units to the areas adjacent to them.”

“It is very meaningful research and it has a lot of impact – which you see right away.”

Down under

Kevin returned to Australia in March 2014, accepting the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Newcastle. Continuing to work with his head and lead with his heart, the sharp strategist admits this newest role is as demanding as it is rewarding.

“I’m an enthusiastic and vocal supporter of our researchers,” he shares.

“One of my main responsibilities is to promote their efforts to local communities, state and federal politicians, businesses and non-government organisations, and international institutions.”

“Getting to know what we’re doing here on campus is a really cool part of the job.”

Kevin is also pushing the frontiers of a burgeoning academic arena – interdisciplinarity.

“By being made aware of who’s investigating what, I can link people together, like our powerhouse respiratory medicine network with scientists from the Hunter Valley, Sweden, Britain, North America and Singapore,” he affirms.

“Australia is moving more and more into an ‘Innovation Agenda,’ which will see us use knowledge to drive the economy and buffer ourselves against some of the global crises that are occurring around commodity prices.”

“This, by default, means we need to start working in teams of varying skills and professional fields.”

Kevin Hall

A passion for excellence and discovery

Drawing on innovation and his diverse interests, Professor Kevin Hall is contributing to the University’s global research success

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Outstanding research leadership

Following an extensive international search, the University of Newcastle appointed Professor Kevin Hall to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

Professor Kevin HallAn accomplished researcher in the field of civil engineering, Professor Hall has had a distinguished academic career holding senior academic leadership roles in universities in Canada, most recently as the Vice-President for Research and External Partnerships at the University of Guelph in Ontario.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said Professor Hall's outstanding academic leadership experience and strong research record would be key to driving forward the University's ambitious research and innovation agenda.

"This is an exciting time to be joining the University of Newcastle. Our NeW Directions strategic plan puts forward a clear set of aspirations and an ambition to be a global leader in research driving world-class innovation."

Professor Hall said he was delighted to have the opportunity to work with the talented researchers at the University of Newcastle who hold an international reputation for research excellence.

"My aim is to work with colleagues to build on the institution's strong culture of innovation and impact in research and student training, and to engage fully with its diverse partner and stakeholder groups – particularly industry – at the regional, national and international levels."

Professor Hall studied a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science at Queen's University in Canada, and completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of New South Wales.

As the University of Guelph's Vice-President for Research and External Partnerships, Professor Hall has responsibility for all aspects of the institution's research portfolio including strategy and policy, integrity and compliance, research income generation and stakeholder relations. Under Professor Hall's tenure, research with industry partners increased by 80 per cent.

Prior to joining Guelph in 2009, he held senior academic leadership positions at Queen's University including founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Water and the Environment, University Research Fellow and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering.

Kevin Hall

Outstanding research leadership

Following an extensive international search, the University of Newcastle appointed Professor Kevin Hall to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and

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Career Summary

Biography

Professor Kevin Hall joined the University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) in March 2014 and is responsible for the University’s diverse and comprehensive research enterprise and acts as the University’s chief research officer. Professor Hall was previously Vice President (Research and External Partnerships) at the University of Guelph, Canada and prior to that held various roles at Queen’s University, Canada over a 20-year period, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada University Research Fellow, Department Head (Civil Engineering), Director of the Centre for Water and the Environment, and Chair of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Population and Public Health.

Professor Hall carries out transdisciplinary research across a number of major themes including water quality modeling, development of environmental monitoring and pathogen detection systems, syndromic surveillance, and water and health in marginalised communities. His research has been incorporated into Engineering Design Manuals both nationally and internationally.

Professor Hall is a current board member of Intersect (Australia), Newcastle Innovation (Australia) and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (Australia). He is a past board member of Bioconversion Network, TRIUMF (Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics), C4 Network (Technology transfer consortium), Canadian Bovine Mastitis Network, Guelph-Waterloo Biotechnology Partnership, the Accelerator Centre, SHARCNET (high performance computing network), Allergen (Canadian Centre of Excellence), Pathogen Detection Systems (spin-off company) and the Lifestyle Research Network. Professor Hall is a member of a number of professional and learned engineering societies.

Research Expertise
Key areas of research include water quality modelling, development of environmental monitoring and pathogen detection systems, syndromic surveillance and water and health in marginalized communities.









Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Science, Queens University Ontario - Canada
  • Master of Science (Engineering), Queens University Ontario - Canada

Keywords

  • bioengineering
  • coastal engineering
  • coastal hydrodynamics
  • pathogen detection systems
  • water quality and health
  • water quality and marginalised communities

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090509 Water Resources Engineering 50
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & University of Newcastle
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)
Australia
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Publications

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


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
1983 Hall KR, Baird WF, Rauw CI, Wave protection for an offshore runway extension, Alaska. (1983)

Wave protection for an offshore rockfill structure was developed using two and three dimensional hydraulic model studies. The wave protection scheme, designed to survive a design ... [more]

Wave protection for an offshore rockfill structure was developed using two and three dimensional hydraulic model studies. The wave protection scheme, designed to survive a design storm having a peak significant wave height of 33 feet, consists of a 75 foot wide outer berm of 3.9 to 19 ton angular quarry stone placed between elevations of -55 and +10 feet (MSL) and a conventional two stone armour layer between +10 and +30 feet (MSL). The stability of the structure is developed during early periods of wave action as stones are moved and the outer berm is reshaped into a stable profile. Test results indicate that if design wave conditions are exceeded, rapid disintegration of the armour layer would not occur. The armour system is designed so that essentially 100 per cent of the quarry is utilized and so that it can be built using land based equipment that primarily consists of a truck dumping operation. (A)

1966 Baird WF, Hall KR, The design of armour systems for the protection of rubble mound breakwaters. (1966)

Studies the history of armour system design and examines the performance of these systems in protecting rubble mound breakwaters. Quarried stone systems include random placement, ... [more]

Studies the history of armour system design and examines the performance of these systems in protecting rubble mound breakwaters. Quarried stone systems include random placement, regular placement, and on alternative scheme. Considers design formulae for these systems and some design limitations. Randomly placed concrete armour units are often of complex shape for better interlocking. Occasionally the units are reinforced. Regularly placed concrete units can show high stability but construction may be difficult. Examines formulae for estimating the weight of an armour unit, noting limitations of the Hudson formula. Notes the differences among various model studies to determine stability of the armour layer. Discusses the causes of recent rubble mound failures, and hence develops recommended design procedures. Discussion is on pages 121- 132. (C.J.U.)


Chapter (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2005 Hall KR, 'Bioengineered Shore Protection', Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, Springer 188-191 (2005)
1992 Hall KR, Kao J, Mulcahy M, '8. The influence of armour stone gradation on dynamically stable breakwaters', Coastal structures and breakwaters, Thomas Telford Publishing 149-155 (1992)
DOI 10.1680/csab.16729.0009
1992 Hall KR, Hettiarachchi S, 'Mathematical modelling of wave interaction with rubble mound breakwaters', (1992)
DOI 10.1680/csab.16729.0008
1989 Hall KR, 'Phreatic surface motion in rubblemound breakwaters', , National Resources Council, Canada (1989)
1987 Foster DN, Hall KR, 'Natural armoured rubble mound breakwaters', , China Ocean Press, Nanjing, China 587-601 (1987)
1984 Baird WF, Hall KR, '9 The design of armour systems for the protection of rubble mound breakwaters', BREAKWATERS Design & Construction, Thomas Telford Publishing 107-119 (1984)
DOI 10.1680/bdac.01909.0014
Li Q, Wang KCP, Elliott RP, Hall KD, Qiu Y, 'Feasibility Study for Gray Theory Based Pavement Smoothness Prediction Models', Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation (2006) 37-42
DOI 10.1061/40799(213)7
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Journal article (55 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 MacDonald MC, Juran L, Jose J, Srinivasan S, Ali SI, Aronson KJ, Hall K, 'The impact of rainfall and seasonal variability on the removal of bacteria by a point-of-use drinking water treatment intervention in Chennai, India', International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 26 208-221 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.Point-of-use water treatment has received widespread application in the developing world to help mitigate waterborne infectious disease. This study examin... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis.Point-of-use water treatment has received widespread application in the developing world to help mitigate waterborne infectious disease. This study examines the efficacy of a combined filter and chemical disinfection technology in removing bacterial contaminants, and more specifically changes in its performance resulting from seasonal weather variability. During a 12-month field trial in Chennai, India, mean log-reductions were 1.51 for E. coli and 1.67 for total coliforms, and the highest concentration of indicator bacteria in treated water samples were found during the monsoon season. Analysis of variance revealed significant differences in the microbial load of indicator organisms (coliforms and E. coli) between seasons, storage time since treatment (TST), and samples with and without chlorine residuals. Findings indicate that the bacteriological quality of drinking water treated in the home is determined by a complex interaction of environmental and sociological conditions. Moreover, while the effect of disinfection was independent of season, the impact of storage TST on water quality was found to be seasonally dependent.

DOI 10.1080/09603123.2015.1089532
2015 Robertson B, Hall K, Nistor I, Zytner R, Storlazzi C, 'Remote Sensing of Irregular Breaking Wave Parameters in Field Conditions', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 31 348-363 (2015)
DOI 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00006.1
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2015 Robertson B, Gharabaghi B, Hall K, 'Prediction of Incipient Breaking Wave-Heights Using Artificial Neural Networks and Empirical Relationships', Coastal Engineering Journal, 57 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.The accurate prediction of shallow water breaking heights is paramount to better understanding complex nonlinear near shore coastal pro... [more]

© 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.The accurate prediction of shallow water breaking heights is paramount to better understanding complex nonlinear near shore coastal processes. Over the past 150 years, numerous empirical relationships have been proposed based on scaled laboratory datasets. This study utilizes a newly available field collected full-scale dataset of breaking wave conditions to investigate the accuracy of published empirical models and a novel artificial neural networks (ANN) model in predicting the final breaking wave-height for laboratory-scaled and full-scaled ocean waves. Performance is measured by comparison against both the field datasets and 465 separate datasets from 11 independent laboratory studies. The relationship of Rattanapitikon and Shibayama [2000 "Verification and modification of breaker height formulas," Coastal Eng. J. 42(4), 389-406.] outperformed all available empirical models when tested against only laboratory datasets, but was superseded by the relationship of Robertson et al. [2015 "Remote sensing of irregular breaking wave parameters in field conditions," J. Coastal Res. 31(2), 348-363.] when tested against only field datasets. However, this study noted that models developed based on scaled laboratory tests tend to underestimate the ocean full-scale breaking wave-heights. The training and testing of the ANN model were accomplished using 75% and 25% of the combined field and laboratory datasets. The ANN models consistently outperformed predictive accuracy of empirical models. Sensitivity analysis of the trained ANN models quantified the relative impact of individual wave parameters on the final breaking wave-height.

DOI 10.1142/S0578563415500187
Citations Web of Science - 2
2013 Hall K, Robetson B, 'Wave Vortex Parameters as an Indicator of Breaking Intensity', World Academy of Engineering and Science, (2013)
2013 Robertson B, Hall K, Zytner R, Nistor I, 'Breaking waves', Coastal Engineering Journal, 55 (2013) [D1]
DOI 10.1142/S0578563413500022
2012 Hall K, Ashtari M, Cann NM, 'On simulations of complex interfaces: Molecular dynamics simulations of stationary phases', Journal of Chemical Physics, 136 (2012)
DOI 10.1063/1.3693516
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2012 Chowdhury S, Hall K, 'Retraction notice to Human health risk assessment from exposure to trihalomethanes in Canadian cities [Environment International 36 (2010) 453-460]', Environment International, 39 1 (2012) [C3]
DOI 10.1016/j.envint.2011.06.007
2012 MacDonald MC, Ali SI, Hall K, 'Collaborative innovation for the development of contextually appropriate water treatment technology in a marginalized, low-income South Asian community', International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 8 95-110 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09603120600641474
2011 Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Evaluating the Environmental Impacts of Water Distribution Systems by Using EIO-LCA-Based Multiobjective Optimization', Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 137 162-172 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000101
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 20
2011 Daigle B, Hall K, MacDougall C, 'Earthbag housing: Structural behaviour and applicability in Sri Lanka', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 164 261-273 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1680/ensu.2011.164.4.261
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2011 Ali SI, MacDonald M, Jincy J, Sampath KA, Vinothini G, Philip L, et al., 'Efficacy of an appropriate point-of-use water treatment intervention for low-income communities in India utilizing moringa oleifera, sari-cloth filtration and solar UV disinfection', Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 1 112-123 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.2166/washdev.2011.043
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2010 Chowdhury S, Hall K, 'Human health risk assessment from exposure to trihalomethanes in Canadian cities', Environment International, 36 453-460 (2010)
DOI 10.1016/j.envint.2010.04.001
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 14
2010 VanderSteen JDJ, Hall KR, Baillie CA, 'Humanitarian engineering placements in our own communities', European Journal of Engineering Education, 35 215-223 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/03043790903536869
Citations Scopus - 10
2009 Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Evaluating environmental impact in water distribution system design', Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 15 241-250 (2009)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1076-0342(2009)15:3(241
2009 Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Knowledge Strategy to Incorporate Public Health Principles in Engineering Education and Practice', JOURNAL OF PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND PRACTICE, 135 81-89 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2009)135:2(81)
2009 Praamsma T, Novakowski K, Kyser K, Hall K, 'Using stable isotopes and hydraulic head data to investigate groundwater recharge and discharge in a fractured rock aquifer', Journal of Hydrology, 366 35-45 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.12.011
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 20
2009 Vandersteen JDJ, Baillie CA, Hall KR, 'International humanitarian engineering', IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 28 32-41 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/MTS.2009.934998
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 6
2009 Oveisy A, Hall K, Soltanpour M, Shibayama T, 'A two-dimensional horizontal wave propagation and mud mass transport model', Continental Shelf Research, 29 652-665 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.csr.2008.09.009
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2009 Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Evaluating Environmental Impact in Water Distribution System Design', JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 15 241-250 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1076-0342(2009)15:3(241)
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 20
2008 Kim H, Jung BS, Hall K, 'Free surface tracking with polynomial reconstruction and error correction', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 58 1237-1255 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/fld.1799
2007 Taylor D, Hall K, MacDonald N, 'Investigations into Ship Induced Hydrodynamics and Scour in Confined Shipping Channels', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 491-496 (2007)
Citations Scopus - 1
2006 Anthonio SL, Hall KR, 'High-order compact numerical schemes for non-hydrostatic free surface flows', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS, 52 1315-1337 (2006)
DOI 10.1002/fld.1225
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2005 Hall K, Thomson G, 'A laboratory study of reef growth by electro-deposition', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 383-386 (2005)
2003 Armono HD, Hall KR, 'Wave transmission on submerged breakwaters made of hollow hemispherical shape artificial reefs', Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2003 313-322 (2003)

An array of perforated hollow hemispherical shaped artificial reefs (HSAR) can be used as a submerged breakwater to provide opportunities for environmental enhancement, aesthetics... [more]

An array of perforated hollow hemispherical shaped artificial reefs (HSAR) can be used as a submerged breakwater to provide opportunities for environmental enhancement, aesthetics and wave protection in coastal areas due to their characteristics that are not found in conventional breakwaters. These characteristics include the ability to promote water circulation and provide a fish habitat enhancement capability. In this paper, a study of the parameters influencing wave transmission through the proposed submerged breakwater is presented based on two dimensional tests using regular and irregular water waves conducted at Queens University Coastal Engineering Research Laboratory (QUCERL). The influences of wave steepness (Hi/gT2), reef proportion (h/B), submergence depth (h/d) and reef configurations on wave transmission was studied. Mathematical models for wave transmission were developed using Multiple Regression Analysis and can be used to predict the performance of the proposed submerged breakwater.

1998 Hall KR, Seabrook SR, 'Design Equation for Transmission at Submerged Rubblemound Breakwaters', Journal of Coastal Research, 102-106 (1998)
1998 Sahayan SJM, Hall KR, 'Optimum geometry for naturally armouring berm breakwaters', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 14 1293-1303 (1998)
Citations Scopus - 1
1998 Hall KR, Tschirky P, Turcke DJ, 'Coastal Wetland Stability and Shore Protection', Journal of Coastal Research, 96-101 (1998)
1997 Silander JT, Hall KR, 'Modelling coastal wetland stability', Canadian Water Resources Journal, 22 197-212 (1997)
Citations Scopus - 1
1997 Hall KR, 'Reduction of sedimentation through flow manipulation: Martindale pond, St. Catharines, Ontario', Canadian Water Resources Journal, 22 377-394 (1997)
1995 Hall KR, Smith GM, Turcke DJ, 'Comparison of oscillatory and stationary flow through porous media', Coastal Engineering, 24 217-232 (1995)
DOI 10.1016/0378-3839(94)00017-R
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
1994 Hall KR, 'Influence of wave groups on stability of berm breakwaters', Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 120 630-636 (1994)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1994)120:6(630
1994 Hall KR, Smith GM, Turcke DJ, 'Development of a non-linear porous media flow relationship for oscillatory unsteady flow', Journal of Coastal Research, 10 158-169 (1994)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
1994 HALL KR, 'INFLUENCE OF WAVE GROUPS ON STABILITY OF BERM BREAKWATERS', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 120 630-636 (1994)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1994)120:6(630)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
1992 HALL KR, 'TRENDS IN PHREATIC-SURFACE MOTION IN RUBBLE-MOUND BREAKWATERS - CLOSURE', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 118 328-331 (1992)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1992)118:3(328)
1992 Williamson DC, Hall KR, 'Prediction of external wave pressures on a rubble mound breakwater', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 19 639-648 (1992)
1992 Hall KR, 'Prediction of free surface position and fluid pressure in rubblemound breakwaters', Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. Civil engineering, CE34 9-19 (1992)
Citations Scopus - 1
1992 Hall KR, 'Closure to ¿Trends in Phreatic Surface Motion in Rubble-Mound Breakwaters¿ by Kevin Hall (March/April, 1991, Vol. 117, No. 2)', Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering, 118 328-331 (1992)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1992)118:3(328
1991 HALL KR, 'TRENDS IN PHREATIC-SURFACE MOTION IN RUBBLE-MOUND BREAKWATERS', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 117 179-187 (1991)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1991)117:2(179)
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6
1991 Hall KR, Kao JS, 'Study of the stability of dynamically stable breakwaters', Canadian journal of civil engineering, 18 916-925 (1991)
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 10
1991 Hall KR, Kao JS, 'The influence of armour stone gradation on dynamically stable breakwaters', Coastal Engineering, 15 333-346 (1991)
DOI 10.1016/0378-3839(91)90015-9
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
1990 HALL KR, 'AERATION IN RUBBLE-MOUND BREAKWATER MODELS', JOURNAL OF WATERWAY PORT COASTAL AND OCEAN ENGINEERING-ASCE, 116 400-405 (1990)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1990)116:3(400)
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
1990 Hall KR, 'Numerical solutions to wave interaction with rubblemound breakwaters', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 17 252-261 (1990)
1990 Hall KR, Foster DN, 'Internal and external pressure measurements in reshaped breakwaters', Coastal Engineering, 14 215-232 (1990)
DOI 10.1016/0378-3839(90)90025-R
1990 Hall KR, 'Aeration in rubble-mound breakwater models', Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, 116 400-405 (1990)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-950X(1990)116:3(400
1989 HALL K, 'BIASED BREAKWATERS', CIVIL ENGINEERING, 59 40-40 (1989)
1989 Hall KR, Dudgeon CR, 'Numerical modelling of internal breakwater flow kinematics (1989)
1987 Baird WF, Hall K, 'Breakwater breakthrough.', CIV. ENGNG. (ASCE), 57 45-47 (1987)

Discusses a cheaper approach to breakwater construction using smaller rock than required by conventional breakwaters. The berm approach is based on the principle that the thicker ... [more]

Discusses a cheaper approach to breakwater construction using smaller rock than required by conventional breakwaters. The berm approach is based on the principle that the thicker the armour layer, the smaller the stones needed to protect against wave action. The relatively high porosity permits wave dissipation over a large area, increasing the stability of the breakwater. The berm approach uses locally available material, with the smaller fraction being used for the core of the structure and the larger fraction for the armour. Shape and dimension of the armour protection is determined from model studies. Compares cross sections and profiles of bermed and conventional breakwaters. (C.J.U.)

1987 Baird WF, Hall K, 'BREAKWATER BREAKTHROUGH', Civil engineering New York, N.Y., 57 45-47 (1987)
Citations Scopus - 1
1984 Kamphuis JW, Hall KR, 'Cohesive material erosion by unidirectional current', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 110 370 (1984)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1984)110:3(370)
Citations Scopus - 1
1984 Baird WF, Hall KR, 'The design of armour systems for the protection of rubble mound breakwaters', Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 11 164-176 (1984)
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1984 Kamphuis JW, Hall KR, 'Cohesive material erosion by unidirectional current', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 110 370 (1984)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1984)110:3(370
1984 Kamphuis JW, Hall KR, 'Closure to ¿Cohesive Material Erosion by Unidirectional Current¿ by J. William Kamphuis and Kevin R. Hall (January, 1983)', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 110 370-370 (1984)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1984)110:3(370
1983 Kamphuis JW, Hall KR, 'Cohesive material erosion by unidirectional current', Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 109 49-61 (1983)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9429(1983)109:1(49
1983 KAMPHUIS JW, HALL KR, 'COHESIVE MATERIAL EROSION BY UNIDIRECTIONAL CURRENT', JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE, 109 49-61 (1983)
Citations Scopus - 66Web of Science - 49
Kim H, Hall K, Jin J, Park G, Lee J, '39. Empirical estimation of beach-face slope and its use for warning of berm erosion
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Conference (37 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Robertson B, Nistor I, Hall K, Buckham B, 'Remote measurement and prediction of breaking wave parameters' (2014)
2013 Hall K, Syed Ali I, MacDonald M, Aronson K, Jose J, 'Socially acceptable point-of-use water treatment provides significant improvement in water quality in a marginalized community in Chennai, India' (2013)
2012 Hall K, MacDonald M, Srinivasan S, Syed Ali I, Rajagopalan P, Aronson K, 'Applying an Extended Ladder of Participation for the Development of a Community-Managed Safe Water System in a Marginalized South Asian Community' (2012)
2010 Herstein LM, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'EIO-LCA based multi-objective design of water distribution systems with NSGA-II', Integrating Water Systems - Proceedings of the 10th International on Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI 2009 (2010) [E1]
2010 Hall K, Ali SI, MacDonald M, Philip L, Aronson K, Vinothini G, Sampath KA, 'Efficacy of an appropriate point-of-use water treatment system utilizing Moringa oleifera, sari-cloth filtration, and solar UV disinfection' (2010)
2009 Oveisy A, Hall K, '2D HORIZONTAL PROPAGATION OF IRREGULAR WAVE ON SOFT MUD', PROCEEDINGS OF COASTAL DYNAMICS 2009 (2009) [E2]
2009 Mushtaq U, Hall K, 'Power and agency in health information technology: Towards a more meaningful participatory design for sustainable development' (2009) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2009 Ali SI, Hall KR, Aronson K, Philip L, 'Humanitarian engineering in Mylai Balaji Nagar: An integrated water, environment and public health project for slums in the Indian Subcontinent', Desalination (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1016/j.desal.2008.05.083
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2009 Herstein LH, Filion YR, Hall KR, 'Water distribution system design and environmental impact: Balancing local interests with broader regional concerns' (2009)
Citations Scopus - 1
2008 Hall K, Imran Ali S, Aronson K, Philip L, 'Humanitarian engineering in Mylai Balaji Nagar, Chennai, India: An integrated water, environment, and public health project for slums of the Indian subcontinent' (2008)
2007 Hall K, Oveisy A, 'Wave evolution on fluid mud bottom' (2007)
Citations Scopus - 2
2000 Tschirky P, Hall K, Turcke D, 'Wave attenuation by emergent wetland vegetation' (2000)
Citations Scopus - 6
1999 Seabrook SR, Hall KR, 'Wave transmission at submerged rubblemound breakwaters', COASTAL ENGINEERING 1998, VOLS 1-3 (1999)
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 1
1999 Hall KR, Fischer MP, 'Performance of submerged active breakwaters in a hydraulic model', COASTAL ENGINEERING 1998, VOLS 1-3 (1999)
1998 Tschirky PA, Hall KR, Turcke DJ, 'Wetland wave attenuation and shore protection', WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING 98, VOLS 1 AND 2 (1998)
1998 Tschirky PA, Turcke DJ, Hall KR, 'Sustainability: Developments in coastal engineering' (1998)
1997 Hall KR, 'Flow improvements - Martindale Pond / 1999 World Rowing Championships' (1997)
1997 Tschirky PA, Hall KR, Turcke DJ, 'Integrated shore protection' (1997)
1997 Hall KR, Silander JT, 'Wave transmission through costal wetlands' (1997)
1993 HALL K, KATMARIAN R, 'EVALUATION OF THE FRF SPECTRA IN PREDICTING SHALLOW-WATER WAVE TRANSFORMATION', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1993 CANADIAN COASTAL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2 (1993)
1993 Hall KR, 'Two dimensional effects in modelling berm or reshaping breakwaters' (1993)
1993 Hamilton DG, Hall KR, 'Preliminary analysis of the stability of rubblemound breakwater crown walls' (1993)
1992 Hall KR, Kao J, Mulcahy M, 'The influence of armour stone gradation on dynamically stable breakwaters' (1992)

Dynamically stable or berm breakwaters are structures in which the armour layer is comprised of a wide range of stone sizes and undergoes reshaping in response to wave action. As ... [more]

Dynamically stable or berm breakwaters are structures in which the armour layer is comprised of a wide range of stone sizes and undergoes reshaping in response to wave action. As a result of this wave action, a stable profile is achieved. The effect of the gradation of armour stones and the amount of rounded stones in the armour on dynamically stable breakwaters was assessed in a two dimensional wave flume. A total of 52 series of tests were undertaken at the Coastal Engineering Research Laboartory of Queen's University, Kingston, Canada using irregular waves. Profiles of the structure during the various stages of reshaping were measured using a profiler developed for this study. Four gradations of armour stones were used giving a range in uniformity coefficient (D "SUB 85" /D "SUB 15" ) of 1.35 to 5.4. The core of the breakwaters was relatively permeable. The volume of stones and the initial berm width required for development of a stable profile along with the extent to which the toe of the structure progressed seaward were chosen as representative parameters of the reshaped breakwater. The results indicated that the toe width formed as a result of reshaping and the volume of stones required for reshaping were dependent on the gradation of the armour stone. The initial berm width required for reshaping was found to be dependent on both the gradation and the percentage of rounded stones in the armour. (A)

1991 Hall KR, 'Wave pressure attenuation in breakwater armour layers' (1991)
1991 Kao JS, Hall KR, 'Trends in stability of dynamically stable breakwaters' (1991)
Citations Scopus - 1
1991 Smith GM, Hall KR, 'Oscillatory flow investigations in porous media' (1991)
1988 Hall K, 'Experimental and historical verification of the performance of naturally armouring breakwaters' (1988)
1987 Hall KR, 'Numerical and physical modelling of breakwater flow kinematics', 8th Australasian Conference on Coastal and Ocean Engineering Preprints (1987)
1985 Hall KR, Baird WF, Turcke DJ, 'Structural design procedures for concrete armour units', Proceedings of the Nineteenth Coastal Engineering Conference (1985)
1985 Scott D, Turcke DJ, Hall K, 'Experimental modelling of breakwater units in a hydraulic environment', Proceedings of the Tenth Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (1985)
1985 Hall KR, Baird WF, Turcke DJ, 'STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROCEDURES FOR CONCRETE ARMOUR UNITS' (1985)
1985 Baird WF, Hall KR, 'DESIGN OF BREAKWATERS USING QUARRIED STONES' (1985)
Citations Scopus - 1
1984 Hall KR, Turcke DJ, Coggins G, 'MODELLING OF CONCRETE ARMOUR UNITS IN A BREAKWATER ENVIRONMENT' (1984)
1983 Hall KR, 'MODEL INVESTIGATION OF EROSION OF CONSOLIDATED COHESIVE SOILS.', Proceedings - Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference (1983)
1983 Hall KR, Rauw CI, Baird WF, 'WAVE PROTECTION FOR AN OFFSHORE RUNWAY EXTENSION, ALASKA' (1983)
Citations Scopus - 1
1983 Hall KR, 'Model investigation of erosion of consolidated cohesive soils', Proceedings of the 6th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference (1983)
Taylor D, Hall K, MacDonald N, 'Investigating Ship Induced Scour in a Confined Shipping Channel'
DOI 10.1061/40926(239)174
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Patent (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
Hall K, DETECTION OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES BY DIFFERENTIAL PARTITIONING OF ENZYME SUBSTRATES AND PRODUCTS
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 16
Total funding $19,237,100

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20082 grants / $2,240,000

Research Grant$2,100,000

Funding body: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Funding body International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$140,000

Funding body: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Funding body Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20071 grants / $71,950

Equipment Grant$71,950

Funding body: NSERC RTI

Funding body NSERC RTI
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20068 grants / $6,016,150

Research Grant$2,250,000

Funding body: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Funding body Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$2,250,000

Funding body: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Funding body Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$600,000

Funding body: Canarie CA4net

Funding body Canarie CA4net
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$395,000

Funding body: Precarn

Funding body Precarn
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Grant$250,000

Funding body: Crestech

Funding body Crestech
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Equipment Grant$123,000

Funding body: NSERC RTI

Funding body NSERC RTI
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Contract$105,000

Funding body: MOE

Funding body MOE
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Equipment Grant$43,150

Funding body: NSERC RTI

Funding body NSERC RTI
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20051 grants / $20,000

Research Grant$20,000

Funding body: Crestech

Funding body Crestech
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20041 grants / $149,000

Research Grant$149,000

Funding body: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Funding body Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20031 grants / $8,100,000

Research Grant$8,100,000

Funding body: ORDCF

Funding body ORDCF
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20011 grants / $2,500,000

Research Grant$2,500,000

Funding body: Precarn

Funding body Precarn
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19991 grants / $140,000

Research Grant$140,000

Funding body: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Funding body Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Project Team

Kevin Hall

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed21
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD0.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD The Role of Infragravity Waves in Surf and Swash Zone Dynamics
PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Tsunami Modelling in Australian Estuarine Environments
PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters Resilience-Enabling Technologies: The Role of Strength-Based Participation in Developing Appropriate Technology.
M Philosophy (Building), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 PhD On-site Micro-filtration for Developing Countries
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Numerical Modelling of Fluid Mud and Wave Interaction
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Incoporation of Social Agenda in Enginnering Education
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2009 Masters Water System Optimization
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2009 Masters Utilization of Satellite Borne Sensors to Detect Wetland Changes
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Wave Transmission over Submerged Breakwaters
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters Assessment of contaminant flows in wetlands using stable isotopes
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters Coastal Design Processes
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters Lake Onatrio Wide Model of Temperature and Wind Driven Circulation
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2008 Masters Tsunami Resistant Housing Design Using Locally Available Materials - Sri Lanka
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Recovery of Fish Habitat in Constructed Areas
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Development of real-time Watershed Modelling Capabilities
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Ship Induced Erosion in Navigable Channels
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2004 Masters Field Characteristics of Coastal Wetlands
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2004 Masters Tay Watershed Data Collection
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2004 PhD Nearshore wave transformation modelling comparison with prototype measurements
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Wave Transmission in Wetlands
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Stability of Reef-Ball Artificial Reefs
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2002 Masters Numerical Modelling of Circulation in the Lower Cataraqui Basin
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2002 Masters Wave Energy Dissipation by Longitudinal Breakwaters
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
2001 Masters Prototype Performance of Bioengineered Shore Protection
Civil Engineering, Unknown
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Canada 64
Australia 7
India 3
United States 3
Netherlands 2
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News

Innovation Hub

Million dollar investment for regional incubator spaces

July 15, 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) has received $1 million in state funding to support the development of an Integrated Innovation Network across the Hunter regions.

University of Newcastle in the Top 8 of Australian Universities for Research that is Well Above World Standard

December 4, 2015

The University Of Newcastle (UON) has achieved the highest possible '5' rating across 22 fields of research in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, placing it in the Top 8 Universities in Australia on this measure of excellence.

Defence MOU

Defence partnership creates opportunities

November 28, 2014

Simulation training and education will be the focus of a cooperative relationship between the Australian Defence College (ADC) and the University of Newcastle (UON) with students set to benefit from planned projects.

UON in top 8 of Australian universities for health research

October 21, 2014

A University of Newcastle drug trial that has delivered rapid treatment benefits for stroke victims has attracted more than $3.9 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in its 2014 funding round.

Cancer Boost

Major cancer boost

June 3, 2014

The Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) has become the first regionally based organisation to receive full Translational Cancer Research Centre status and an accompanying $6.5-million funding injection from the Cancer Institute NSW.

DVC RI Kevin Hall

New DVC (Research and Innovation)

January 16, 2014

Following an extensive international search, the University of Newcastle today announced the appointment of Professor Kevin Hall to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

Professor Kevin Hall

Position

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)
Research and Innovation Division

Contact Details

Email kevin.hall@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5441
Fax (02) 4921 7052

Office

Room CH307
Building Chancellery
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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