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Meet the new professor: Engineering 21 Nov

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UNSW GATE 9

The Chancellery - Council Chambers

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The 2018 Meet the new professor series is a wonderful chance for staff and students to celebrate the careers and achievements of our newly promoted and recruited professors. Our speakers will share their specialist knowledge and provide insights into ‘what’ and ‘who’ influenced their lives and careers.


Meet the New Professor: Engineering

Timings: Talks 3.30 - 4.30pm, followed by pizza and refreshments

Registration: Open from 2.45pm


Speakers

Professor Wei Gao
Professor Stuart James Khan
Professor Maurice Pagnucco Deputy Dean (Education) and Head of Computer Science and Engineering



Professor Wei Gao

Professor Gao joined UNSW as a Vice-Chancellor’s postdoctoral research fellow in 2004 and became as a lecturer in 2008. He works in challenging research areas bringing together computational mechanics, mechanical and structural engineering. He has made profound contributions to stochastic and interval finite element analyses, robustly safety assessment and reliability-based optimization of structures. He has over 230 publications including above 120 papers published in international prestigious journal. He serves on the editorial board of Composites Part B Engineering since 2013 and recently joined the Committee on Probability and Statistics in the Physical Sciences of the Bernoulli Society.

Lecture: Computational uncertainty mechanics and structural safety

A novel computational uncertainty mechanics and structural safety framework for analysis, design and life management of structures is presented. The most distinctive feature of the advanced tool is the capability to efficiently assess the effects of uncertainty material property, geometry and loads of practical structures and to actively deliver critical information on structural performance and failures. It provides engineering practitioners with quantitative analysis results on the safety/stability/reliability of engineering structures and enables them to achieve safer design and cost-effective management of structures and infrastructures. The developed framework constitutes fundamental research in its nature and yet has multi-disciplinary applications.



Professor Stuart James Khan

Professor Stuart Khan is a Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He is also a Hans Fischer Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He has published over 140 peer reviewed journal articles on issues relating to drinking water, wastewater and recycled water quality.

As an advisor to the National Health and Medical Research Council, Stuart has contributed to the development and revision of national water quality guidelines including the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and the Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling. He was recently invited to Chair a new committee overseeing revision to the Australian Guidelines for Managing Risks in Recreational Water. Stuart is also a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Water Quality & Health Technical Advisory Group and has contributed to the development of WHO Guidelines for Potable Water Reuse.


Lecture: Clean water to drink and bathe

Clean water to drink and bathe has been the key to the high quality of life that so many take for granted in places where it is available around the world. That we may confidently hydrate our families with plentiful water straight from our kitchen taps is among the greatest achievements of science and engineering. The chemistry, microbiology, epidemiology and hydrology that have delivered this wonder have prevented enormous suffering and countless deaths. But new challenges, including climate change, rapid population growth and changing community values require new science and engineering. Water quality science and engineering remains vitally important as we develop healthy, sustainable and liveable cities of the future.




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Location: The Chancellery, Council Chambers (C22), UNSW Sydney, Kensington.


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