School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

Our Industry Advisory Board meets twice a year to discuss the quality of graduates, the content of our curriculum and its relevance to industrial and societal needs. The Board also advises on ways to strengthen teaching and research links between us and Industry.

The Boards membership includes the Head of School, Heads of Division, Chair of the Research Committee, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee and local industry representatives from each of our major areas of activity.

We are always looking for leaders of industry to contribute through activities such as involvement on the Industry Advisory Board. Please Contact the Head of School if you are interested in becoming a member.

Industry Advisory Board Chair

The School has produced many notable alumni and Dr Russ Morrison is one that has made significant contributions to engineering in Queensland.

Dr Morrison completed his PhD at UQ in Mechanical Engineering in 1969 after which he founded the Engineering consulting firm WBM, now known as BMT WBM. Dr Morrison’s professional interests cover all areas of engineering.

Currently the director at BMT WBM, Dr Morrison has been involved in many innovative and challenging engineering projects from the design of hypersonic wind tunnels, jet engine test facilities, to robotic machines.

Dr Morrison was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1998 in recognition of his services to industry, and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2000. Honouring his contributions to the engineering profession, Dr Morrison has also been awarded a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering, and was also awarded the 2004 Engineers Australia A.G.M. Michelle Medal for his contributions to mechanical engineering.

BMT WBM has been an employment destination for many of the School’s research graduates over the last 40 years and continues to provide a strong connection between the School and engineering industry.

Dr Morrison continues to have a significant involvement with the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering as Chair of the Industry Advisory Board.