Paul Hazell is a professor of impact dynamics in the School of Engineering and Technology (SET) at UNSW Canberra.
His main research interests centre on the dynamic behaviour of materials and structures that have been subjected to impact / shock loading. He has also been actively involved in discovering methods for improving the performance of lightweight armour systems including ways of defending against attack from shaped-charge weapon systems and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Paul's teaching experience includes courses on armour systems design, military vehicle lethality & survivability, computational modelling techniques, shock and impact mechanics, impact dynamics, ballistics, firepower technologies, lethality and survivability and weapon technologies. He has won two awards for his 'motivated' lecturing style.
Paul is the Director of the Impact Dynamics Research Group (IDRG) and Lab at UNSW Canberra, and has published extensively in the fields of shock, impact and ballistics. He is also on the Editorial Board for the journals International Journal of Impact Engineering (Elsevier), Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Biomimetics (MDPI), and Shock Waves (Springer) and written books on the subject of armour and a book on guns, entitled: 'The Story of the Gun: History, Science, and Impact on Society’ (Springer, 2021).
My work can be divided into five key themes:
Deputy Program Manager for SoMAC
Editorial Board member for International Journal of Impact Engineering, Scientific Reports, Biomimetics, and Shock Waves
My Research Supervision
|Shah,Suman||PhD||1631 - Civil Engineering|
|Piladuwa Bogahawaththage,Madhusha Rukshan Bogahawa||PhD||1631 - Civil Engineering|
|Dura,Hari Bahadur||PhD||1663 - Aerospace Engineering|
|Elbana,Abdalla||PhD||1631 - Civil Engineering|
|Siddique,Shakib Hyder||PhD||1661 - Mechanical Engineering|
|Serubibi,Arcade||PhD||1661 - Mechanical Engineering|
PG Explosive Ordnance Coordinator
ZEIT 4014 Impact Dynamics
ZINT 8301 Lethality and Survivability
ZEIT 8704 Vehicles & Mobility (Course Convener)