Resources Engineering and Technology Group
We bring together a cross-disciplinary group with strengths in geotechnical and hydrogeological engineering, condition monitoring and mechatronics, modelling and mining and resources engineering. Field and laboratory based investigations of materials and processes combined with advanced modelling are core activities of the group. The thematic group has a strong track record of engaging with industry in a national and international context attracting substantial external income to support its activities. We are focused on collaborative activities with external stakeholders to enhance the human and natural environment.
Asset Management Workshop held in Gippsland
An Asset Management Workshop in Gippsland was organised by the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology’s Resources Engineering and Technology Group and supported by the Gippsland Chapter of the Asset Management Council (AMC) and Engineering Network Gippsland (ENG) on Tuesday 11 December.
This workshop had 30 registered delegates from industry, professional bodies and FedUni. Feedback received from delegates was outstanding.
Presenters were Dr Gopi Chattopadhyay, Post Graduate program coordinator for Maintenance and Reliability Engineering programs at FedUni. He spoke on risk based decision-making in maintenance and reliability engineering for reducing costs and enhancing asset performance. Tom Carpenter, CEO, IQ-AM and Director of the Asset Management Council, spoke on the status of the work of TC251, including the release of the revised ISO 55002, progress on ISO 55010 (Finance) and ISO 55011 (Public Policy). He also gave an update on the work of the Asset Management Body of Knowledge (AMBoK) team.
An industry panel session discussed issues and challenges for regional Australia related to asset management and future needs.
The panel featured workshop speakers along with local industry leaders including Dr Nazrul Islam from Gippsland Water; Sahan Kumarasinghe from Australian Paper, who is doing the Maintenance and Reliability Engineering Post Graduate Program at FedUni; Ian Newnham from GHD; Ray Beebe from AM Council Gippsland Chapter; and Brendan Wilkinson from Engineering Network Gippsland (ENG) and Australian Paper.
Gopinath Chattopadhyay, Chair of Asset Management Council, Gippsland Chapter, welcomed delegates, introduced presenters and facilitated the panel session.
In closing the event, Gopinath Chattopadhyay thanked the University, the Asset Management Council, University staff including Annette O'Shea, Marketing and IT support team, and all presenters, delegates and supporting industries for their valuable contribution in making this event a great success.
SIET academic awarded prestigious Selwyn Medal
Stephen Carey has been announced as the recipient of the 2018 Selwyn Medal, the premier geology award in Victoria. The award recognises “significant ongoing or former contributions of high calibre to any field of Victorian geology”.
Steve is a lecturer in geology teaching palaeontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, regolith science and fieldwork.
Steve has been involved in geology for all his academic life. To be acknowledged with the Selwyn Medal is very much a career highlight for Steve.
Steve thanks the Geological Society of Australia’s Victorian Division and his industry colleagues for the award of this Medal.
Steve’s research is mainly concerned with the Australian trace fossil record of Pleistocene vertebrates, the development of silcrete in humid regions and the stratigraphic context of a possible early human site at Moyjil, Victoria.