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School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Society and environment

Project titles Supervisor contact
Modelling Ductile Fracture in Steel with the Scaled Boundary Finite Element Method Dr Ean Ooi  -  email: eooi@uni.federation.edu.au
Numerical Modelling of Internal Soil Erosion with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Professor Thomas Baumgartl -
email: t.baumgartl@federation.edu.au
Multiple Point Statistics for Finite Element Method Slope Stability Analysis Professor Thomas Baumgartl -
email: t.baumgartl@federation.edu.au
Advancing the determination and numerical integration of shrink/swell characteristics for the prediction of subsidence and rebound of land Professor Thomas Baumgartl -
email: t.baumgartl@federation.edu.au
Electrokinetic applications to stabilise shrink swell characteristics of expansive soils Dr Samudra Jayasekera -
email: s.jayasekera@federation.edu.au
Assessing tropical cyclone characteristics in the current-generation CMIP6 models Dr Savin Chand - email: s.chand@federation.edu.au
Food Waste Recovery- Production of Biogas Dr Ibrahim Sultan - email: i.sultan@federation.edu.au
Characterisation of grassland communities via remote detection with aerial imaging Professor Manzur Murshed -
email: manzur.murshed@federation.edu.au
Fungi and Fire: How forest recover after catastrophic events Associate Professor Kim Dowling - email:k.dowling@federation.edu.au
Post-fire performance of high strength steel in composite structural components Dr Fatemeh Javidan -
email: f.javidan@federation.edu.au

Network risk monitoring through IoT-based system for improved capacity and safety in rail operation

Dr Gopi Chattopadhyay -
email: g.chattopadhyay@fededration.edu.au
Optimisation of robot navigation decision making using Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques.   Dr. Gayan Kahandawa Appuhamillage -
email: g.Appuhamillage@federation.edu.au
Optimisation of Composite Floor for Truck Trailers Dr. Gayan Kahandawa Appuhamillage -
email: g.Appuhamillage@federation.edu.au
Effect of cable bolt on the stope stability and economy of narrow vein gold mine Dr Greg You - email: g.you@federation.edu.au
Intelligent prediction of desiccation cracks in clay Dr Tanveer Choudhury - email: t.choudhury@federation.edu.au
Monitoring ground movement using fibre optic sensors Dr Gayan Kahandawa Appuhamillage -
email: g.appuhamillage@federation.edu.au
A soft wearable robot for knee-rehabilitation Dr Ibrahim Sultan - email: i.sultan@federation.edu.au
Fracture properties of fibre reinforced soil Dr Ean Ooi - email: e.ooi@federation.edu.au
Study of blast induced ground vibration Dr Manoj Khandelwal -
email: m.khandelwal@federation.edu.au
Desiccation cracks in vegetated geo-infrastructures Professor Thomas Baumgartl -
email: t.baumgartl@federation.edu.au

Development of an intelligent hybrid microgrid with high efficiency and reliability

Associate Professor Jiefeng Hu - email: j.hu@federation.edu.au

Advanced Control of Power Electronic Converters in Microgrids with Distributed Energy Resources

Associate Professor Jiefeng Hu - email: j.hu@federation.edu.au

Voltage Quality Improvement for Distribution Power Network with High level of Photovoltaics Penetration

Associate Professor Jiefeng Hu - email: j.hu@federation.edu.au

Systems thinking to enhance performance of wetlands Dr Harpreet Kandra -
email: h.kandra@federation.edu.au
Developing artificial intelligence techniques for streamflow prediction and comparison with other predictive models
Assoc. Prof. Andrew Barton -
email: a.barton@federation.edu.au
Application of deep learning in streamflow prediction Dr Tanveer Choudhury - email: t.choudhury@federation.edu.au
Managing Bendigo’s groundwater - When contaminated mine water finds a new purpose Dr Kim Dowling - email: k.dowling@federation.edu.au
Application of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) in modelling water filtration technologies Dr Harpreet Kandra - email: h.kandra@federation.edu.au
Development of a water resource model incorporating water quality aspects Assoc. Prof. Andrew Barton -
email a.barton@federation.edu.au

Determining the complex relationships between channel losses and channel gains for modelling open channel irrigation and water supply systems

Assoc. Prof. Andrew Barton -
email a.barton@federation.edu.au
Evolving water accounting practices for complex water supply and grid systems Assoc. Prof. Andrew Barton -
email a.barton@federation.edu.au
Assessing lignite fractionation as a precursor to the production of fine chemicals Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
The use of lignite products to pre-concentrate rare earth elements within coal-derived resources. Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Structural and functional comparison of coal- and soil-derived humic acids Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Develop and demonstrate laboratory-scale MEA (and other amine) oxidation models for larger-scale PCC Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Impact of particles and flue gas composition on the transfer of post-combustion CO2 capture technology from fossil-fuels to other industrial flue gases such as cement kilns and iron smelters Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Development of an acid-soluble humic acid product Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Development of a novel soil-fertility assay Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au

Advancing the determination and numerical integration of shrink/swell characteristics for the prediction of subsidence and rebound of land

Professor Thomas Baumgartl email: t.baumgartl@federation.edu.au
Industrial ecology of potassium use in an advanced carbon industry in the Latrobe valley Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Novel Encapsulated Phase Change Thermal Storage technology for Residential and Cold-storage Sectors Associate Professor Ibrahim Sultan - email:i.sultan@federation.edu.au
Investigation of performance and environmental impact of diesel engine fuelled with biodiesel blend Associate Professor Ibrahim Sultan - email:i.sultan@federation.edu.au
Non-food source for manufacturing of biodiesel and its impact on diesel engine performance Associate Professor Ibrahim Sultan - email:i.sultan@federation.edu.au
Design of high-performance concrete members with high strength steel rebars Dr Fatemeh Javidan - email: f.javidan@federation.edu.au
Data dependent similarity-based machine learning approach to criminal intelligence problems Dr Giles Oatley - email: g.oatley@federation.edu.au
Modelling of vibrations during rock blasting in a mine Dr. Manoj Khandelwal - email: m.khandelwal@federation.edu.au
Bushfire Retardation by Artificial Suppression of Pyro-cumulonimbus (pyroCb) Lightning Dr Apurv Kumar - email:apurv.kumar@federation.edu.au
Numerical and experimental investigations into flow of sodium in 3D printed novel solar receivers Dr Apurv Kumar - email:apurv.kumar@federation.edu.au
System modelling of solar thermal biomass gasifier for hydrogen production in a wastewater treatment plant Dr Apurv Kumar - email:apurv.kumar@federation.edu.au
Power System Dynamic Signature for Frequency Stability Studies Dr. Rakibuzzaman Shah - email:m.shah@federation.edu.au
Data Driven Energy Management in the Building-Microgrid Dr. Rakibuzzaman Shah - email:m.shah@federation.edu.au
Extraction of strategically important rare earth elements from Victorian-brown coal and coal products Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Bioenergy stabilising Australia’s 100% renewable energy power grid Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Carbon negative lignik panels for the construction industry to reduce carbon footprint Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Investigation into the use of Potassium in the production of advanced carbon products Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Techno-economic study on carbon negative biohydrogen potential in Australia to tackle climate change Associate Professor Vincent Verheyen -
email: vince.verheyen@federation.edu.au
Application of Geogrids to Enhance Waste Dump Stability Dr. Manoj Khandelwal - email: m.khandelwal@federation.edu.au
Enabling the participation of emergency, network, and ancillary services demand response programs Dr. Rakibuzzaman Shah - email:m.shah@federation.edu.au
Enabling Active, Flexible and Efficient Remote Microgrid Dr. Rakibuzzaman Shah - email:m.shah@federation.edu.au
Extreme weather resilience of energy system Dr. Rakibuzzaman Shah - email:m.shah@federation.edu.au