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Alex Remennikov



Current Positions:

Head of School, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong

Biography:

May 2012 - to date: Head of School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong.
November 2009 - to date: Associate Professor in Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
February 2001 - October 2009: Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
January 1998 - Jan 2001: Senior Structural/Computer Modelling Engineer, Taylor Thomson Whitting Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
October 1997 - January 1998: Research Associate, University of Canterbury, Dept of Civil Engineering, Christchurch, New Zealand
September 1995 - October 1997: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Canterbury, Dept of Civil Engineering, Christchurch, New Zealand
May 1994 - September 1995: Structural Engineer, Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Ltd. Consulting Engineers, Wellington, New Zealand
September 1990 - May 1994: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kiev State University of Construction and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine.
August 1987 - August 1990: Research Engineer, Department of Civil Engineering, Kiev State University of Construction and Architecture, Kiev, Ukraine.
August 1985 - August 1987: Construction Site Supervisor, The Kiev Metro Construction Company, Kiev, Ukraine

Research Interests:

Blast Effects and Structural Design for Blast, Blast Vulnerability Assessments, Numerical Simulation of Blast Wave - Structure Interaction, Earthquake Analysis and Design, Finite Element Modelling and Non-Linear Analysis of Steel and Concrete Structures.

Professional Activities:

Design and modelling of structures to resist effects of blast and impact loads.

Blast assessment of infrastructure facilities and development of protective structures to mitigate effects of blast loading.

Experimental testing of structural members to severe blast and impact loads.

Awards:

2012 Australian Steel Institute Steel Design Awards - NSW and ACT, for Steel Design for Northern Blast Deflector Fence QANTAS Jetbase, MASCOT (with Woolacotts Consulting Engineers). (Media releases https://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW130049.html , http://www.nepean.com/building/projects/qantas-blast-fence , http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/272155/this-is-not-your-average-colorbond-fence/ ).

2011 Consult Australia Silver Award for Blast Deflector Fences for Qantas Jet Base Facility at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (with Woolacotts Consulting Engineers).

Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) Award, The 2006 RNSA Security Technology Conference, Canberra, 2006. Best paper award for paper ┬┐An Engineering-level tool for predicting airblast loads behind blast perimeter barriers and their effectiveness┬┐.

1997 Science and Technology Agency of Japan, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Building Research Institute.

1995 New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Future Research Topics:

Near-field blast loading effects on structural elements; application of FRP reinforcing bars in concrete structures and dynamic response of FRP-reinforced concrete structures to impact load.

Research Students

  • Hongchao Zhao : Novel Hybrid FRP Tubular Standing Roof Supports for Long-wall Mining
  • Edward Gan : Using Vegetation for Blast Protection of Urban Infrastructure
  • Xiaohan Yang : Modelling Internal Blast Pressures in Complex Tunnel Geometries and Development of Explosion Rated Seals
  • Anxiu Liu : Pressure Relief Rule of Protected Coal-Seam in Thin-Protective-Seam Mining
  • Tanaz Dhondy : Investigating the Effects of Porous Concrete and Fibre Reinforcement Polymer (FRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures
  • Zhenghao Tang : Enhanced Seismic Resilience of Light Steel Frame Pallet Racking Systems with Upliftable Base Plate
  • Matthew Elliott : The facilitation of modelling, analysis and design of structural steel connection in Building Information Modelling
  • Zein Saleh : Numerical Modelling of Static and Impact Response of GFRP Bar Reinforced Concrete Beam