School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering

Thinking of a PhD or MPhil or looking for a final year thesis topic?

Join the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering for Virtual Research Bites 8.0!

This event is for current third, fourth and fifth year students from mechanical, mechatronics, materials, aerospace and mining engineering who are interested in:

  • finding out more about the School's areas of research excellence;
  • pursuing a higher degree by research (PhD or MPhil);
  • exploring options for their final year thesis;
  • learning about the value and versatility that a higher degree by research presents.

Download the Research Bites 8.0 presentation

Event overview

The event will start with a brief introduction from Dr Christopher Leonardi, after which we will hear from three speakers:

  • Dr Carolyn Jacobs (Lecturer – UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering)
  • Mr Andrew Job (CEO and Founder of plotlogic. PhD student UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering)
  • Mr Kyriakos Tapinou (PhD Student – UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering)

This will be followed by a brief presentation of information specific to thesis enrolment and HDR application. A Q&A panel session with all speakers will then wrap up the central event.

You will then have the opportunity to join a number of focused breakout sessions, where you can meet with the academics from the School’s various Research Centres, learn about their work and opportunities, and ask questions.

Time

Session

Zoom meeting link

5.00pm

Welcome by Dr. Christopher Leonardi

 

 

 

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/91208261025

5.05pm

Presentation by Dr. Carolyn Jacobs (Lecturer – UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering)

5.15pm

Presentation by Mr. Andrew Job (CEO and Founder of plotlogic. PhD student – UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering)

5.25pm

Presentation by Mr Kyriakos Tapinou (PhD Student – UQ School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering)

5.35pm

Presentations by Ms. Julita Greda-Tomaszewska and Mr Tom Parker – Thesis and HDR information

5.40pm

Q&A with the speakers

Break into separate Zoom meetings (based around the School’s different research centres) which students can enter to meet with academics, learn about their research and available projects, and ask questions.

5.45pm

Advanced Materials Production and Manufacturing #1 – Prof. Andrej Atrens, Dr. Michael Bermingham, Dr. Michael Heitzmann

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/98391721700

5.45pm

Advanced Materials Production and Manufacturing #2 – Dr. Carolyn Jacobs, Dr. MD Shahriar Hossain, Dr. Mingxing Zhang

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/98792334044

5.45pm

Centre for Energy Futures #1 – Prof. Stephen Wilson, Dr. Christopher Leonardi, Mr. Kyriakos Tapinou

 https://uqz.zoom.us/j/93079587809

5.45pm

Centre for Hypersonics #1 – Dr. Rowan Gollan, Dr. Ingo Jahn

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/96613218165

5.45pm

Centre for Hypersonics #2 – A/Prof. Anand Veeraragavan, A/Prof Vince Wheatley

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/95435026494

5.45pm

Centre for Hypersonics #3 – Prof. Richard Morgan, Dr. Chris James, Prof. Allan Paull

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/93273603813

5.45pm

Future Autonomous Systems Technology #1 – Dr. Zhongwei Chen, A/Prof. Saiied Aminossadati

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/95793842332

5.45pm

Future Autonomous Systems Technology #2 – Prof. Ross McAree, A/Prof. Italo Onederra, Mr. Andrew Job

https://uqz.zoom.us/j/94025730732

About the speakers

Dr Carolyn Jacobs

Dr Carolyn Jacobs studied Mechanical and Space Engineering at UQ and then went on to complete a PhD, also in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering. Carolyn then spent five years in France at CentraleSupelec as a postdoctoral research fellow and assistant professor before returning to Australia as a Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast and now as a Lecturer at UQ.

Mr Andrew Job 

Mr Andrew Job the CEO of Plotlogic, singularly focussed on delivering the future of natural resources. He is also a PhD student in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering. Right now, Andrew’s team is implementing OreSense across the mining industry. OreSense is an AI-enabled visible and infrared imaging system for real-time in-mine ore and waste characterisation. OreSense excels in enabling mining industry extraction efficiency and sustainability. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining and a Masters of Commerce, and has previously worked in a number of mine management roles in the Australian coal industry.

Mr Kyriakos Tapinou

Mr Kyriakos Tapinou is a PhD candidate in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, where he research is focused on the fundamental study of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in plasma for application in inertial confinement fusion scenarios. Kyri has general experience as a simulation analyst in engineering industries. His skills are focused on fluid mechanics, numerical analysis, research, and communication/teaching. Mr Tapinou holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical and Aerospace, and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics, both from The University of Queensland.

Enquiries
Dr Christopher Leonardi
07 3365 3761
When
5:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Where

Zoom: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/91208261025