Mechanical Systems and Asset Management
Breakthroughs in diamond nanothread technology
Through computer simulation, Dr Haifei Zhan and a team of researchers discovered that diamond nanothread can be made flexible, making it ideal for the creation of extremely strong three-dimensional nano-architectures. This finding enables scientists to apply both rigid and flexible properties so they can create both strong and versatile structures.
Research with real-world impact
Discipline leader Professor YuanTong Gu and Dr Noyel Thibbotuwawa are studying kangaroo shoulder cartilage as a proxy for worn out cartilage in human joints. The cartilage similarities enable the development of artificial implants which can relieve the pain of degraded shoulder joints and restore mobility.
Airports of the future
Professor Prasad Yarlagadda is leading our groundbreaking research into the future of air travel, which will help make airport experiences safer and faster. He has also been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to engineering and the Indian community.
Turning up the heat on agricultural drying
Dr Azharul Karim received an Advance Queensland Fellowship for his research into an intelligent, microwave-assisted convective dryer for agricultural products. This drying technology significantly reduces drying time and energy usage in the fruit and vegetable industries.
- 3D printing
- advanced materials
- computer modelling and simulation
- food processing.
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
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Master of Engineering Management
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Our discipline brings together a diverse team of experts who deliver world-class education and achieve breakthroughs in research.
Explore our staff profiles to discover the amazing work our researchers are contributing to.
- Senior Lecturer - Mechanical Design & Manufacturing
- Division / Faculty
- Mechanical Systems and Asset Management,
School of Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering
- Research fields
- Interdisciplinary Engineering
- Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Numerical and Computational Mathematics