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Research in Resilient Complex Engineered Systems

This research addresses challenges in the design, analysis, and operation of failure resistant systems. Resilient systems continue to operate within their prescribed performance env more...

Supervisor(s): Dong, Andy (Professor)

Conduction in Compacted Granular Materials

This project will focus on developing a unified constitutive model for granular heat flow and electrical conduction by combining critical fine-scale effects emerging under extreme c more...

Supervisor(s): Gan, Yixiang (Dr)

Modelling the catastrophe of a crash in the financial markets

Crashes in the financial markets have a staggering impact on the social and economic health of a country but we still have very little understanding of their causes and how they spr more...

Supervisor(s): Harre, Michael (Dr)

Teaching dumb agents to play smart games in economics

Economic game theory is one of the most powerful but  surprisingly simple tools we have to understand many of the key aspects of social interactions. This has included the evol more...

Supervisor(s): Harre, Michael (Dr)

The Perceptual Expertise of Skilled Game Players: What can they see that I can’t

With the ability to store millions of records of decisions people have made and the context in which they were made, we are left the interesting problem that we still do not know wh more...

Supervisor(s): Harre, Michael (Dr)

Dynamic Responses of Granular Materials to Impact Loading

This project aims to experimentally investigate the dynamic responses of granular materials to high strain rates loading using split Hopkinson bar. The experimental data will be use more...

Supervisor(s): Shen, Luming (Associate Professor)

Towards a social networks model for understanding teaching and learning in the CPC

In this project, we are interested in understanding the role of social networks (both formal and informal) in learning. Theories in social learning suggest that students learn more more...

Supervisor(s): Chung, Kenneth (Dr)

Determining Value and Impact of the CPC through stakeholder analysis

The Charles Perkin Centre (CPC) officially launched in 2014 is the central hub and flagship of Sydney University to provide collaboration for interdisciplinary research amongst var more...

Supervisor(s): Chung, Kenneth (Dr)

Groundwater Protection with Geosynthetics Clay Liners: Behaviour under Unsaturated Conditions

Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) are engineered systems made of bentonite clay sandwiched between two geotextiles and used in conjunction with high-density polyethylene geomembranes more...

Supervisor(s): El-Zein, Abbas (Professor)

The modes of granular segregation

Granular segregation will be studied using dynamic X-ray tomography. This will be a pioneering study into the fundamental mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of segregation. more...

Supervisor(s): Marks, Benjy (Dr)