Associate Professor
David Holmes

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Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering

Personal details


Associate Professor
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Mech., Medical & Process Engineering


Numerical Methods, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Parallel Architectures, Curriculum Mapping, Mechanical Engineering, Design, Finite Element Analysis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Constitutive Model, Finite Element Method


Mechanical Engineering, Numerical and Computational Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Doctor of Philosophy (James Cook Uni. of North Qld)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Member of the Laboratory for Advanced Modelling and Simulation in Engineering and Science (LAMSES) Group of the Queensland University of Technology - link
  • Member of MIT Geonumerics Group


Teaching area: Mechanical Design & Manufacturing within the discipline of Mechanical Engineering, focusing on:

  • Mechanical design
  • Machine component design
  • Numerical methods and Finite Element Analysis
  • Teamwork and design project management
  • Systems engineering
  • Manufacturing in design
  • Solid modelling and computer assisted design

Teaching Philosophy: Using industry focused blended and project based learning experiences to effectively equip mechanical engineering students for professional practice. Subjects taught:

Teaching awards:

  • 2021: Faculty of Engineering Teacher of the Year (Queensland University of Technology).
  • 2016: National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Office for Learning and Teaching): Designing Excellence: Empowering mechanical engineers through an intentional industry-driven curricula enactment that assures professional readiness in highly employable graduates.
  • 2013: University Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (James Cook University): For development and implementation of a top-down curriculum overhaul of the mechanical design sub-disciplinary stream, enhancing the practical engineering design capabilities of graduates.

Selected publications

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Current supervisions