The University of Newcastle, Australia

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Professor Peter Davis

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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Professor Sueanne Ware

Unafraid to resist the status quo, Professor SueAnne Ware is creating spaces that challenge public apathy and disengagement and inspire the adoption of a more humanitarian approach to some of society’s most controversial and pervasive issues.

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Associate Professor Graham Brewer

Associate Professor 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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Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran

Emphasising the importance of effective communication, sustained innovation and seamless technology integration, Associate Professor Thayaparan Gajendran is seeking to create cultures of collaboration in project-based industries around the world.

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Associate Professor Jamie Mackee

Associate Professor Jamie Mackee's research has focused on the resilience of cultural heritage and how our historic built environment might be less vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

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Dr Ifte Ahmed

Dr Ifte Ahmed has worked extensively as consultant on urban settlements and disaster risk management related projects for many international development agencies. He has supported many of these agencies in programming, evaluation and training activities for urban development and upgrading projects for building resilience.

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Dr Marcus Jefferies

Dr Marcus Jefferies is expert in identifying and managing risk in the emerging arena of partnerships between the public and privates sectors for the procurement, construction and operation of infrastructure.

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Dr Sittimont Kanjanabootra

Influential and exceptionally inventive, Dr Sittimont Kanjanabootra is calling for seamless communication and data transfer between stakeholders during all phases of construction.

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Dr Patrick Tang

Eco-conscious and exceptionally hard working, Dr Patrick Tang is looking to accommodate both structural and functional needs in his research and practical design work on building materials.

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School of Electrical Engineering

Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin

Graham Goodwin graduated from the University of New South Wales with B.Sc. (Physics) 1965, B.E. Honours I (Electrical Engineering) 1967 and Ph.D. 1971. In 2010 he was awarded the IEEE Control Systems Field Award and in 2013 he received the Rufus T. Oldenburger Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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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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Professor Liz Burd

Professor Burd is an expert in Software Engineering and an IEEE Computer Society Chair. She is currently involved in the re-evaluation and re-design of the Software Engineering program as a teaching and learning mentor.

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Professor Andrew Fleming

Professor 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 Sarah Johnson

Professor Sarah Johnson performs research in the fields of signal processing, error correction coding and information theory. The applications of her research include secure and reliable digital communications and biomedical imaging technologies.

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Professor Reza Moheimani

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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Professor Pablo Moscato

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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Associate Professor Regina Berretta

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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Dr Alexandre Mendes

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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Dr Duy Ngo

Adding to an international, fundamental knowledge base of wireless communications, Dr Duy Ngo is seeking to help commercial sectors capitalise on opportunities for 5G and beyond.

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Dr Lawrence Ong

Dr Lawrence Ong is addressing the global demand for faster communications by exploring new protocols for data transmission.

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Dr Shamus Smith

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

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School of Engineering

Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin

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

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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Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

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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Emeritus Professor Terry Wall

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 Olivier Buzzi

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

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Professor Irina Belova

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 Mark Jones

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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Professor Erich Kisi

Material engineer Professor Erich Kisi has 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 Rob Melchers

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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Professor Behdad Moghtaderi

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 Daichao Sheng

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

Professor Mark Stewart

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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Associate Professor Thomas Fiedler

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 Michael Stockenhuber

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 Dariusz Alterman

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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Dr Anna Giacomini

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 James Hambleton

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 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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