School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at The University of Queensland is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching, discovery and engagement, establishing Queensland as a key region for engineering innovation.


Ray Stalker

In memory of Ray Stalker
As Australia’s first Professor of Space Engineering and pioneer of the world’s fastest jet engine, the Scramjet, Professor Raymond Stalker is remembered as a pioneer within the field of Hypersonics. Establishing UQ’s Centre for Hypersonics and having invented the free-piston shock tunnel(known as the Stalker tunnel), Professor Stalker is also renowned for designing the first scramjet that was demonstrated to produce more thrust than drag. Professor Ray Stalker received a plethora of accolades and honours during his career including the Order of Australia, and was the only Australian Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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