School of Civil Engineering

Academic Staff

  • Collaborators

    Name Email Affiliation Position Research Topics  
    Dr Adrien Guyot Monash University, Australia UQ Honorary Fellow Micrometeorology, Ecohydrology, Groundwater - Atmosphere interactions, water management
    Dr Michael Heitzmann School of Mechanical and Mining, UQ Senior Lecturer Composite materials Michael Heitzmann


    Master students

    Name Email Course/Program Advisor Research Project  
    Mr Madhav Deepak BE-ME Dr Cristian Maluk Adhesives used in Laminated Timber at Elevated Temperatures placeholder image
    Ms Liane Lagahit BE-ME     placeholder image
    Mr Joe Punnen BE-ME     placeholder image
    Mr Ashley Schirmer BE-ME     Ashmey Schirmer
    Ms Maryam Javidnejad MEngSc Dr Juan Hidalgo Heat transfer modelling for contemporary timber structures in open-plan compartment fires Ms Maryam Javidnejad
    Mr Alister Curtain MEngSc     Alister Curtain




    Name Graduation Thesis Now at  
    Dr Mateo Gutierrez Gonzalez December 2020 Fire analysis of load-bearing bamboo structures CLTP Tasmania Mateo Gutieerez Gonalez
    Dr Andrea Lucherini December 2020 Fundamentals of thin intumescent coatings for the design of fire-safe structures Ghent University, Belgium Andrea Lucherini
    Dr Angela Solarte December 2020 Fire Performance Assessment for the Design of Safe Bamboo Structures RED Fire Engineers, Melbourne Angela Solarte
    Dr Aaron Bolanos July 2020 Fire and structural performance of Structural Insulated Panels RED Fire Engineers, Melbourne Aaron Bolanos
    Dr Carmen Gorska July 2020 Fire dynamics in multi-scale timber compartments Stora Enso, UK Carmen Gorska
    Dr Quang Le July 2020 Understanding the performance of structural elements at elevated temperatures: a case study of profiled composite walls RED Fire Engineers, Melbourne Quang Le
    Dr Paneni Carlo (MPhil) July 2019 Development of fire engineering solutions for modular construction Ausco Modular, Brisbane placeholder image
    Dr Gerardo Soret December 2018 Building design optimization: Integration of thermal and fire performance Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Brisbane Gerardo Soret
    Dr Richard Emberley December 2016 Fundamentals for the fire design of cross laminated timber buildings California Polytechnic State University, US Richard Emberley

    BE(Hons)/ME (Civil+Fire)


    Name Graduation Thesis Now at  
    Mr Brett McGiveron December 2020 Fire performance assessment of native Australian wood species Omnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane Brett McGiveron
    Ms Ambrosine Hartl December 2020 Comparative Fire Study Between Plasterboard and Intumescent Coatings Used in Mass Timber Structures Arup, Melbourne placeholder image
    Mr Michael Cheung December 2020 Adhesives used in Laminated Timber at Elevated Temperatures Innova Services, Brisbane Michael Cheung
    Ms Jessica Barton December 2020 Fire Service Fatalities during Wildland Fires in Australia: A review of case studies WSP, Brisbane Jessica Barton
    Ms Angela Arum December 2020 Study of the char fall-off phenomenon in Cross-laminated Timber under fire conditions Omnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane placeholder image
    Mr Aayush Sharma December 2019 Study on the Thermal Properties of Concrete at Elevated Temperatures Fire Check Consultants, Brisbane Aayush Sharma
    Mr Thomas Thorne July 2019 Mechanisms of Fire-Induced Concrete Spalling Omnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane Thomas Thorne
    Mr Andy Wong July 2019 Biomimetic Approach to Timber and Treatments for Fire Performance Arup, Sydney Andy Wong
    Mr Aidon Browning December 2018 The Effect of Fuel Load Nature on the Self-Extinction of Mass Timber Holmes Fire, Brisbane Aidon Browning
    Mr Brendan Garvey December 2018 Experimental study on the interaction of cladding materials in the fire performance of facades Omnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane Brendan Garvey
    Mr Tristan Goode December 2018 Characterisation of the ‘Malveira Fire Test’ WalkerBai Consulting, Brisbane Tristan Goode
    Ms Sohan Roopra December 2018 A composite FRP-Glulam beam with enhanced fire performance - Effects of depth Arup, Brisbane Sohan Roopra
    Ms Teagan MacDonald December 2017 Fire Exposure of Façades in Cross-Laminated Timber Buildings Omnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane Teagan MacDonald
    Mr Joshua Madden December 2017 Mechanical Properties of Bamboo at Elevated Temperatures WSP, Brisbane Joshua Madden
    Mr Joshua Ogilvie December 2017 Fire Performance of ACP Panels WSP, Brisbane Joshua Ogilvie
    Dr Jupiter Segall-Brown December 2017 Behaviour of intumescent coatings under a range of fire conditions Arup, Sydney Jupiter Segall-Brown
    Mr Luke Thompson December 2017 Design Fires for Large Artificial Christmas Trees RED Fire Engineers, Brisbane Luke Thompson
    Mr Harrison Wall December 2017 Proof-Of-Concept For A Fire Safe Timber-FRP Composite Load-Bearing System Omnii Consulting Fire Engineers, Brisbane Harrison Wall
    Mr Nicholas White December 2017 An Analysis of the Energy Distribution within Open-Plan Compartment Fire Snap Fire Systems, Brisbane Nicholas White



    Name Graduation Thesis Now at  
    Mr Bernabe Zaragoza Solis December 2020 Finite Element Modelling of a Timber-FRP Hybrid Beam   Bernabe Zaragoza Solis
    Mr Sai Murugan Pandit July 2020 On the importance of transport and eating habits for personal health   placeholder image
    Mr Wenxuan Wu July 2020 Exploring the Advantages and Limitations to using a new “Rules of Thumb” method in Structural Fire Engineering PhD candidate at UQ placeholder image
    Mr Samuel Nothard December 2019 Traveling Fires in Open Plan Compartments with Mass Timber Lining Fire Check Consultants, Brisbane placeholder image


    International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering - completed research thesis at UQ

    Name Graduation Thesis Now at  
    Mr Waqas Haider July 2020 Response of Tall Building Diagrid Structure to Intermediate and Mega Floor Fire Design Fire Consultants, UK Waqas Haider
    Ms Laura Schmidt July 2020 Experimental Study on the Effect of Char Fall Off on the Heat Transfer within Loaded Cross- laminated Timber Columns Exposed to Radiant Heating WSP, Brisbane Laura Schmidt
    Mr Andrei Lazouski July 2019 Influence of sustained stress and heating conditions on the occurrence of fire-induced concrete spalling IGnesis Consultants, Singapore Andrei Lazouski
    Mr Nemer Abusamha July 2017 Effectivness of Activation for Thin Intumescent Coatings PhD candidate at Institut national de la recherche agronomique, France Nemer Abusamha
    Ms Pascale Vacca July 2017 Optimised fire safe and energy efficient design of insulated assemblies using a multi-criteria approach PhD candidate at Centre d'Estudis del Risc Tecnològic (CERTEC), Spain placeholder image
    Mr Rukesh Shilpakar July 2016 Heat-Induced Delamination of Laminated Timber   Rukesh Shilpakar
    Mr Daan Van den Broecke July 2016 Study on the Effectiveness of Sprinklers in Tunnels FM Global, Belgium Daan Van den Broecke
    Mr Arne Inghelbrecht July 2014 Evaluation of the burning behaviour of wood products in the context of structural fire design Fire Engineered Solutions Ghent, Belgium Arne Inghelbrecht


    MEngSc(Civil) - completed research thesis in Fire

    Name Graduation Thesis Now at  
    Ms Diana Bejarano July 2020 Fire Performance of Intumescent Coatings upon Hindered Swelling PhD candidate at UQ placeholder image
    Ms Chandra Wemy Kurniawan July 2020 Fire Spread Modes in Open-Plan Compartment Fires: Effect of Combustible Ceilings   placeholder image
    Mr Pranoy Chowdhury December 2019 Experimental Study of the Char Fall-Off Phenomenon for CLT during Fire Sotera, Brisbane placeholder image
    Mr Manikandan Iyngaran December 2019 Calibration of a Sensor for Measuring Moisture Inside Concrete during Fire Fire Engineers Australia, Brisbane placeholder image
    Mr Camilo Montoya Giraldo December 2019 Experimental Study of Concrete Elements Exposed to Travelling Fires RED Fire Engineers, Brisbane placeholder image
    Ms Don Ranasinghe December 2019 Response of Tall Building Diagrid Structures to Fire   placeholder image
    Mr Tengzheng Zhang December 2019 Influence of Heating Conditions and Aggregate Type on the Mechanical Behaviour of Concrete at Elevated Temperatures   placeholder image


    BEng(Hons) - completed research project in Fire

    Name Graduation Final Year Research Project Now at  
    Ms Brooke Young July 2020 Resilience of communities exposed to fire Ernst and Young, Brisbane placeholder image
    Ms Tam Do December 2019 Preparation and characterisation of Aluminium Composite Panels with different fire retardant loadings   placeholder image
    Ms Rebekah Gresham December 2019 Regression and Charring Rate of Timber under Natural Fire Exposure Arup, Brisbane placeholder image
    Mr Muhamad Mohd Niza December 2019 Evaluating the influence of timber moisture content in the occurrence of self- extinction   placeholder image
    Ms Tess Van de Veen December 2019 Investigation of timber charring rate under high heating conditions Arup, Melbourne placeholder image
    Mr Lachlan Knight July 2019 Improved accuracy for measuring upward flame spread in a cost-effective manner   placeholder image
    Mr Moin Mushfiqur July 2019 Building Survey of Fire Safety Consideration at St. Lucia campus Pensar Infrastructure, Brisbane Moin Mushfigur
    Mr Ben Linnan December 2016 Distribution of energy in large compartment Maragi Pty Ltd, Australia Ben Linnan


    Visiting students, researchers, academics

    Name Dates Research at UQ Home Institutions  
    Ms Laura Schmidt November 2017 Fire Performance of Timber Construction Hamburg University of Technology, Germany Laura Schmidt
    Dr Yongliang Yang Dec 2016 - Dec 2017 Smouldering Research China University of Mining and Technology Yonglian Yang
    Mr Igor Wachter Mar - Sep 2017 Self-extinguishment of Timber at Bench- and Medium-Scale Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia Igor Wachter
    Ms Marta Tena Jun - Jul 2017 Study on fire-induced concrete spalling Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain Ms Marta Tena
    Mr Jason Tignard Feb - Jul 2017 Occurrence of Heat-Induced Concrete Spalling for under a Range of Heating Conditions Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, France Jason Tignard
    Mr Rolff Ripke Leisted Jul - Nov 2016 Analyse large-scale fire test data of a experiment investigating the influence of sandwich panels influence in compartment fires Technical University of Denmark Rolff Ripke Leisted
    Mr Jose Urgel Jun - Jul 2016 Investigation of bond behaviou at elevated temperature - Fracture energy analysis Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain Jose Urgel
    Ms Lily Bostrom Oct 2016 - Feb 2016 Assist in various projects in the Fire Laboratory SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden Lily Bostrom