5th Annual Student Research Conference

Sustainable Technology

Tuesday 1 October 2013
PNR Lecture Theatre

All engineering, project management and IT postgraduate students, academics and final year undergraduates are invited to join the large body of research students at this faculty event to network and communicate our research success. With over $4500 in prize money, the event will include presentations from 3rd and 4th year research students, a keynote speaker, an interactive panel session and a poster display. The theme of this year's conference is 'Sustainable Technology'.

The Student Conference is for students and aims to:

  • Showcase the research being conducted within the faculty
  • Create cross-collaboration between postgraduate students
  • Recognise the talent and work being done by individuals
  • Promote and increase links with professional bodies
  • Inspire the top undergraduate students to consider postgraduate study.

For more information about the conference contact

Call for oral presentations and posters

The program is detailed below. Alternatively, download the full program including Poster displays.





Welcome and Opening Remarks

Professor Archie Johnston, Dean

Keynote Address

Professor John Little


Student Research Presentations - Chair: Emeritus Professor Grant Steven

Developing a Novel and Sustainable Treatment Strategy to Combat the Onset of Osteoarthritis

Jiao Jiao Li
Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering

Atom Probe Characterization of Aerospace Materials

Vicente Araullo-Peters
Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering

Twinning and de-twinning in face-centred cubic alloys

Yang Cao
Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering

Modelling of Embryonic Stem Cell (ESC) Culture in 3D Suspension Bioreactors

Mouna Hamad
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Thermogravimetric analysis and kinetic study of biochemically pretreated printed circuit board wastes

Oi Sum Chan
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Designing Better Bioreactors Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Dale McClure
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Morning Tea


Student Research Presentations

A M2M-Based Framework to Sustain Service Coverage for Mobile Users in Post-Emergency Environments

Nusrat Ahmed Surobhi
Electrical and Information Engineering

Compressive Soft Forwarding in Network Coded Multiple Access Relay Channels

Yiwen Li
Electrical and Information Engineering

Greedy Growing Networks: How to Deal with a Massive Number of Devices in M2M Communications

Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam
Electrical and Information Engineering

Bayesian Optimisation for Continuous Path Planning

Roman Marchant
School of Information Technologies

Artificial Intelligence Technologies for Sustainable Infrastructure System

Tong Zhang
School of Information Technologies

Smart Glasses

Kai Zhan
School of Information Technologies


Lunch and Poster Display


Student Research Presentations

Advanced analysis of reusable support scaffolding systems

James Reynolds
Civil Engineering

Solar Chimney-A Sustainable Approach for Natural Ventilation

Rakesh Khanal
Civil Engineering

System reliability-based design of steel frames by advanced analysis

Shabnam Shayan
Civil Engineering


Panel Session
How do we maturate our engineering and IT research students to contribute to providing sustainable engineering and IT solutions?

Moderated by
Mr David Harrison
Vice President of Engineering at Freelancer.com.au

Professor John Little,
Professor of Water Resources

Professor Albert Zomaya,
Chair of High Performance Computing & Networking

Associate Professor Julie Cairney,
Deputy Director ACMM, Research Training Director (AMME)

Professor Andy Dong,
Warren Centre Chair in Engineering Innovation

Professor Liaquat Hossain,
Director, Project Management Graduate Program


Afternoon Tea


Awards Ceremony

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