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Meet our school staff

Providing education and research excellence

Our academics are leaders in the diverse areas of structural engineering, geomechanics, wind and environmental engineering, complex systems, transportation and humanitarian engineering.

Key leadership

Professor Brian Uy, Head of School

Professor Gianluca Ranzi Deputy Head (Engaged Research)

Professor Luming Shen Deputy Head (Engaged Education)

Professor Wije Ariyaratne (External Engagement)

Dr Mithra Fernando, School Manager

Associate Professor Yixiang Gan, IT Director

Associate Professor Hao Zhang, International Director 

Dr Mike Bambach, Undergraduate Studies Director 

Dr Cao Hung Pham, Postgraduate Studies Director

Dr Jingping Wu, Industry Relations Officer

Dr Aaron Opdyke, Research Training Director

Dr Mahendra Piraveenan, Learning and Teaching Director 

Professor Itai Einav, Geotechnical engineering

Professor John Patterson, Environmental and fluids

Professor Gianluca Ranzi, Structural engineering

Professor David Levinson, Transport engineering

Professor Mikhail Prokopenko, Complex systems

Dr Jacqueline Thomas, Humanitarian engineering


Professor Kenny Kwok

Professor Chengwang Lei

Professor Jianlei Niu

Professor John Patterson

Associate Professor Amin Chabchoub

Dr Kapil Chauhan

Dr Federico Maggi

Dr Yongling Zhao

Professor David Airey

Professor Itai Einav

Professor Luming Shen

Professor Abbas El-Zein

Associate Professor Yixiang Gan

Associate Professor Gwenaelle Proust

Associate Professor Pierre Rognon

Dr Fernando Alonso-Marroquin

Dr James Baker

Dr Francois Guillard

Dr Benjy Marks

Dr Guien Miao

Emeritus Professor Gregory Hancock

Professor Gianluca Ranzi

Professor Kim Rasmussen

Professor Luming Shen

Professor Brian Uy

Professor Tim Wilkinson  

Associate Professor Peter Ansourian

Associate Professor Daniel Dias da Costa

Associate Professor Gwenaelle Proust

Associate Professor Hao Zhang

Dr Ali Amin

Dr Mike Bambach

Dr Ali Hadigeh

Dr Mani Kherzi

Dr Mohanad Mursi

Dr John Papangelis

Dr Cao Hung Pham

Mr Ian Bowie


Emeritus Professors

Emeritus Professor Gregory Hancock

Emeritus Professor John Patterson

Emeritus Professor Harry Poulous

Emeritus Professor John Small

Emeritus Professor Nick Traihair


Adjunct and Honorary Academics

Honourary Lecturer Ian Bowie

Professional staff

Ms Monika Szczepanski, Administration Officer

Ms Daniella Entenmann, Postgraduate Administration Officer

Ms Emmeline Yeo, Undergraduate Administration Officer

Mr Garry Towell, Workshop and Laboratory Manager


School of Civil Engineering