Category Archives: People

Visitors from KIT

Mr Simone Pupeschi and Mrs Marigrazia Mascardini are visiting us from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany from Jan to April, 2017. They have previously visited us in 2015, with the photo attached from their last visit.  Simone and Mari are two final-year PhD students at KIT and have been working on thermo-mechanical behaviour of tritium breeder […]

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Mingchao awarded Endeavour Research Fellowship

Our previous visiting PhD student, Mr Mingchao Liu,from Tsinghua University has been awarded with Endeavour Research Fellowship from Australian Government. This prestige fellowship will support him to conduct a six-month research project at The University of Sydney in 2017. Congratulations to Mingchao. More details about Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships (link): The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the […]

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Professor Marc Kamlah is visiting the lab

My former PhD advisor, Professor Marc Kamlah from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Germany, is visiting the lab for four weeks. Marc is the group leader and now acting as the head of Institute of Applied Materials – Mechanics of Materials and Biomechanics (IAM-WMB) where over 60 Scientists work experimentally and theoretically in the field […]

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Mr Oleg Birkholz is visiting the lab

Mr Oleg Birkholz from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany is visiting us at The University of Sydney. Oleg is working on the numerical aspects of modelling lithium-ion battery systems, via the discrete element method and resistor-capacity (RC) network. He will stay with us for two months and working on modelling electro-mechanical properties of granular […]

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Mr Zhang (Simon) Shi joined the group

Mr Simon Shi started his PhD programme in Semester 2, 2016, and he will work on the micromechanics of partially saturated soils. Simon graduated with BEng (Honour) from School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, 2015.

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Visitor from Hong Kong

Dr Yi Yang, from Hong Kong Chu Hai College, is visiting us for three months (May to August, 2016). He is currently an assistant professor at Department of Civil Engineering at the College. He obtained his PhD on micro-macro mechanisms of non-cohesive granular media from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in June 2015. He is currently […]

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Mr Noor Mohammad joined the group

Mr Noor Mohammad will start his PhD programme in Semester 1, 2016, and he will work on mass transport in unsaturated soils. Noor graduated with MEngSc degree from Monash University, 2015.

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Visitors from KIT

Mr Simone Pupeschi and Mrs Marigrazia Mascardiniare are visiting us from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, for two months. They are working on thermo-mechanical behaviour of granular materials under extreme loading conditions (stresses, high temperature, and neutron irradiation), with the applications towards self-sustained fuel cycles for nuclear fusion reactors. 

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Mr Weijing Dai joined the group

Mr Weijing Dai, a new PhD student, joined the group in Feb, 2015. He finished his Bachelor of Engineering degree at Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2012, and MPhil degree at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2014. His research project will focus on developing novel thermal measurement techniques for heterogeneous materials.

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Ms Yi Zhang joined the group

Ms Yi Zhang, a new Master of Philosophy student, joined the group in August, 2014. She finished her Bachelor of Engineering in China University of Geosciences(Wuhan) in June 2014. Her research project will focus on the liquid bridges between soil grains and connect grain-scale measurement to large-scale geotechnical problems, such as landslides.

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