• 2013 - Current Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales
• 2002 - 2008 Ph.D, University of New South Wales
• 1992 - 1996 M.Sci/Eng (Research), University of New South Wales
• 1987 - 1990 B.Met.Eng (Hons), University of New South Wales
• 2020 - Current Fellow & Chartered Professional Engineer in Aerospace Engineering
• 2020 - Current National Engineering Register (NER) – Aerospace
• 2018 - Current International Professional Engineer (IntPE) & Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Engineering (APEC)
• 2017 - Current Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland. Currently accredited with RPEQ in areas of; 1) Aerospace Engineering, 2) Civil Engineering, 3) Structural Engineering & 4) Mechanical Engineering.
• 2016 - Current Panel member representing School of Material Science and Engineering, UNSW, for Engineers Australia Accreditation auditing
• 2015 - Current National Engineering Register (NER)–Struct/Civil/Mech.-Engineers Australia
• 2014 - Current Industry Advisory Board Member, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW
• 2014 - Current Panel interviewer on regular basis for engineers and scientists seeking Chartered Professional Engineering Status (CPEng) with Engineers Australia in the following disciplines:
1) Aerospace Engineering, 2) Structural Engineering, 3) Civil Engineering and 4) Mechanical Engineering.
• 2014 - Current National Engineers Professional Register (NPER)
• 2010 - Current Fellow (FIEAust.) - Engineers Australia
• 2007 - Current Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng.) - Engineers Australia
• 2005 Member, Civil & Mechanical college (MIEAust) - Engineers Australia
• 1995 Graduate (GradIEAust) - Engineers Australia
• 2003 - Current Managing Director for aerospace, construction, structural steel, civil, research in science, project management - Perfect Engineering Pty Ltd
• 2001 - 2003 Engineering Manager (Dual - Engineering Client Advisor and Quality Control) for aerospace, offshore petroleum, nuclear industries, automotive, railway & building construction, research in materials science - Yeomans Engineering
• 2000 - 2001 Engineering - Materials Scientist Consultant for aerospace, government, offshore petroleum, construction, automotive & pharmaceutical - Sandvik
• 1997 - 2000 Assistant Engineering Manager (Dual - Metallurgical Engineer and Quality Control in manufacturing automotive components BMW, SAAB, Mercedes, Audi) - Tenneco
• 1993 - 1997 Metallurgical Engineer (Research & Development Engineer/Supervisor) for developing automotive transmission components, supervising scientists in fields of Metallurgy/Materials Science & Chemistry in laboratories - BTR Engineering
• 1991 - 1992 Research & Development Scientist / R&D Engineer for Australian Defence and mining industries using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), melting steel in laboratory induction furnace for research - Australian National Industries Limited
Prior research on aerospace materials for QANTAS aerospace components for landing gear, wings, and tooling for engine, small composite sections for wing, design-construct-certify aircraft nose cowl equipment as replacement for Boeing design and construct.
Research on aerospace materials used on high-rise building rooftops and façades such as Westfields 27 storey building, and drawing comparisons between equivalent materials used in the aerospace industry including aluminium alloys 6061, 6060, 7075, 5056 etc.
Areas of research on Westfield 27 storey rooftop structure and facade louvres include:
a) Investigation and analysis of corrosion problems in situ on building rooftops and façades on a myriad of materials, including design, and implementation of long-term remedial solutions,
b) Analysis of the risks to the public, design professionals, construction personnel, project management and building owners,
c) Research and development and an assessment of a factorial matrix as a tool to aid designers in designing and selecting materials to minimise corrosion and ensure long-term structural integrity.
The solutions that were used in the field investigation were based on metallurgical and structural strength evaluations:
a) Comparison of certain aircraft materials and their design lives when used as building materials and their design life expectancy,
b) Effects of corrosion in terms of materials geometry and location,
c) General properties of aluminium alloys and their heat treatment,
d) Steel coatings, such as hot dip galvanising and its effects on corrosion, service life of the steel, effects of steel design on galvanising, and the effects of welding on galvanising.
e) Design and fabrication of brackets in aluminium alloys, steel and other materials to help make the louvre system more rigid,
f) Analysis of the project using an existing factorial approach and compares the results with further assessments in the field,
g) Design factorial method providing reasons and recommendations to ensure inclusion of variables not traditionally taken into account by many engineers and designers generally,
h) Proposed and design a practical design tool, which is a matrix that may be developed further to help designers predict the probability of achieving a required design life given a combination of materials and environment,
i) Present variables and factors that may be applied and how the results could progress to elicit additional factors that may be unforeseen on site,
j) Assessment of variables that are beneficial in FEA modelling using inputs in the form of materials issues, such as welding of aluminium, the strength of the aluminium in terms of the heat affected zone (HAZ), and the limitations, advantages, and disadvantages of welding aluminium for structural building applications.
Current analysis of specialized aerospace rivets and publications on:
Future and ongoing intended research on aerospace materials and publications on:
As the Managing Director of Perfect Engineering, there have been numerous instances of engagement with the media and also engagement wth organisations such as Engineers Australia.
Engineers Australia, 23 February 2016
Daily Telegraph, January 19, 2016
The World Observer - December 2014, January 2015
Sunday Morning Herald, September 2, 2012
Construction in Focus, July 2012 Edition
Invited 4 times as Guest speaker on Al-Karma TV Live show (More than one opinion) with Rev. Dr. John Nammour, discussing Science, Universe and debates about science vs creation (from a science perspective). http://alkarmatv.com/
Engineers Australia, March 2011
Engineers Australia, March 2009
Engineers Australia, September 2005
1992 – 1993 F/T Lecturing in MATS 9550 Materials in Architecture
Postgraduate elective offered to final year students in Building Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
1993 – 1994 P/T Lecturing in Metallurgy/materials component & laboratory work School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW
2003 - current Perfect Engineering Training and mentoring engineers (employees), subcontractors and clients, in-office, on-site and in workshops
2005 - current Research microstructural characteristics on aerospace rivets, including aircraft effects of supersonic conditions on rivets
Publications on aerospace rivets research including supervising IT students in laboratory preparation, and teaching them to be co-authors.
2013 Co supervise Ph.D and M.Phil students at UNSW and at Perfect Engineering.