Engineering and Information Sciences

People

David Hastie



Esteem Factors


Award/Prize
2011
University of Wollongong Early Career Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL)


Award/Prize Nomination
2014
University of Wollongong Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL)


Conference organisation or management
2016
Chair of the 12th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, July 11-14, Darwin, Australia
http://www.icbmh2016.com.au

2009
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

Current Positions:


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)

Biography:


Education:

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

Employment:

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


Research Interests:


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.


Professional Activities:


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
Geotechnique Letters
Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering
Particle and Particle Systems Characterisation
Particulate Science and Technology
Particuology
Powder Technology
WEAR
Australian Bulk Handling Review

Research Students

  • Simon Chung : R & D of Safe Bulk Material Handling of Radioactive Materials
  • Luke Stone : CFD- DEM Modelling of Powder Flows and Dust Generation Mechanisms