University of Melbourne

Teaching Duties

  • Heat transfer
  • Mass transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport phenomena
  • Kinetics
  • Process control
  • Process design
  • Process modelling
  • Computer programming languages
  • Impacts of technology and environmental considerations
  • Examination of research theses

Research Interests

  • Application of microprocessors in process control
  • Combustion of brown coal/oil slurries
  • Multiphase fluid flow phenomena
  • Measurement of voidage and velocity in multiphase flow systems
  • Non-intrusive measurements
  • Remote sensing
  • Statistical modelling of processes
  • Stirred electrolyte batteries

Other Activities

  • Development of assessment and mark adjustment techniques
  • Statistical evaluation of examination results
  • Development of course curricula
  • Design of courses in engineering
  • Development of computer facilities
  • Design of undergraduate laboratories
  • Development of undergraduate laboratory experiments
  • Provision of computer services to industry

Consulting Activities

  • Evaporation of liquid oxygen (Vickers-Ruwolt)
  • Various mass transfer and allied problems in the oil industry (Petroleum Refineries of Australia)
  • Development of a control procedure for brown coal char shatter resistance (Australian Char)
  • Metallurgical assessment of a planned plant upgrade to 45,000,000 tonnes per year (Hammersley Iron)
  • Statistical analysis of the properties of Australian iron ores (Hammersley Iron)