Industry funded academic positions
In recent years some industry partners have actively invested in extending the reaches and uses of engineering and scientific knowledge and research. Several School academic positions are currently funded through the generosity of industry including:
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) - a public research organisation - provides funding support for a Senior Research Fellow, Dr Andrew Kinsela, whose work on trace elements (metal, metalloid and actinide) and environmental chemistry aims for aquatic and soil remediation.
Evans & Peck - an international infrastructure-based advisory company – established a new Chair in 2010 - the Evans & Peck Professor for Transport Innovation. In 2011 Professor Travis Waller was appointed to lead a new Faculty – wide Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (RCITI) based in the School. In November 2015, Advisian (formerly Evans & Peck) formally expressed their high level of satisfaction with Professor Travis Waller and his team at the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), by signing up to support the Advisian Professor for Transport Innovation Chair into the future.
Pells Sullivan Meynink Pty Ltd (PSM), a high profile firm of specialist geotechnical consultants, provide funding support for the position of Pells Sullivan Meynink Senior Lecturer of Rock Mechanics, Dr Kurt Douglas.