University of Wollongong Early Career Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL)
University of Wollongong Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL)
Conference organisation or management
Chair of the 12th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, July 11-14, Darwin, Australia
Conference Co-Chair of the 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS) and the 10th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (ICBMH), Brisbane, Australia
Publications :Publication List (sourced via UOW Database)
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong (2017 - continuing)
1st Year Advisor for the School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering (2010 - continuing)
Study Abroad coordinator for Mechanical Engineering (2008 - continuing)
1995: BE Mechanical (Hons 2, Div 1), University of Wollongong
Thesis title: "Slug-Flow Pneumatic Conveying Performance of Granular Products"
1997: ME (Hons), University of Wollongong
Thesis title: "Investigation into Segregation of Bulk Solids in Storage Bins"
2010: PhD, University of Wollongong
Thesis title: "Belt Conveyor Transfers - Quantifying and Modelling Mechanisms of Particle Flow" View HERE
1997 - 2005: Professional Officer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Wollongong
2005 - 2008: Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, University of Wollongong
2008 - continuing: Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong
Currently my main areas of interest are in belt conveying, especially; conveyor trajectories, chute flow, hoods and spoons, impact plates, rock boxes and particle tracking through transfers. I was recently the Research Associate on a three year ARC - Linkage Project titled 'Quantification and Modelling of Particle Flow Mechanisms in Conveyor Transfers'. This consisted of the day-to-day managing of the project, including the co-ordination of the design and construction of the test facility, commissioning and implementing the test program as well as data analysis, discrete element modelling (DEM) and report writing. This project was also directly aligned with my PhD research.
Other areas of interest include pneumatic conveying, rotary valve air leakage and particle segregation. I have extensive experience in experimental investigations, instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis, computer programming and digital video imaging and processing.
I have been involved in numerous contract research projects for Bulk Materials Engineering Australia ((BMEA)), the commercial consulting arm of the Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies. Where required, my skills have been utilised in the design / setup / modification of new and existing test rigs, the testing and analysis of data and on-site problem solving. Some companies I have assisted in contract research for include: Sanitarium, Masterfoods Australia, Worley Pty Ltd, John Thompson Engineering Pty Ltd, Zinifex Century Mine, Klausen Process Machinery, Bluescope and Downer EDI Engineering.
Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (MIEAust)
Member of the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling (ASBSH)
Treasurer for the Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handling (ASBSH)
Member of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE)
Reviewer for the following Scientific Journals
Chemical Engineering Science
Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering
Particle and Particle Systems Characterisation
Particulate Science and Technology
Australian Bulk Handling Review
- Simon Chung : R & D of Safe Bulk Material Handling of Radioactive Materials
- Michael Hopkins : Simulation Modelling of Transient Bulk Material Behaviour
- Edward Alexander : Modelling of Bulk Material Flow Properties
- Luke Stone : CFD- DEM Modelling of Powder Flows and Dust Generation Mechanisms
- Rongfu Liao : Investigations into Modelling Dust Emissions and Suppression Solutions
- Jon Roberts : R& D Dust Suppression Technology