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School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Barton, Andrew (A/Prof)

Position Discipline Leader (Science and Engineering) Andrew Barton 
Office Y219 (Mt Helen)
Phone +61 3 5327 9329


  • PhD (Eng), University of Tasmania
  • MEngSc (Res), Monash University
  • BEng (Env) (Hons), Deakin University


Associate Professor Andrew Barton is the Discipline Leader (Science and Engineering), providing overall academic leadership for the geoscience, mathematics, and various engineering discipline areas. As head of the science and engineering disciplines, Andrew is also a member of the School’s executive team.

Andrew’s other substantive position is as an Associate Professor in Water Engineering. Andrew received his PhD from the University of Tasmania in the area of experimental fluid mechanics (near wall flows and surface roughness) and civil engineering hydraulics (hydropower systems). He also holds an MEngSc by research from Monash University where he worked on fishway hydraulics and numerical modelling techniques. He has since worked for over ten years in both the water industry and academia in senior engineering, lecturing and management roles developing a national and international profile in water resources engineering and hydraulics.

Andrew has strong research experience spanning the water resources engineering domain through his supervision of several PhD students, past ARC Linkage projects and numerous other research grants, and having published over 100 conference and journals papers. Due to Andrew’s applied research focus, and highly regarded engineering experience, a range of government and industry clients regularly seek out Andrew for his consulting and expert services.

Andrew is a Chartered Professional Engineer, an Executive Engineer, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

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