Professor Adrian Mouritz is the Executive Dean of Engineering at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). Professor Mouritz has performed research into fibre reinforced polymer composites and other engineering materials for over 25 years. His research has led to significant discoveries on various topics associated with composite materials, including their mechanical, fracture and fatigue properties; impact and explosive blast properties; fire structural properties; non-destructive inspection and smart health monitoring; and damage tolerance using through-thickness reinforcement (orthogonal weaving, stitching, pinning). He has published over 200 research articles on composites; which include 3 books, 4 edited books, 20 book chapters, and over 140 journal papers. His qualifications include BAppSc (RMIT), MEng (RMIT), MSc (Melbourne), PhD (Cambridge), DSc (Cambridge). He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Certificated Practising Engineer.
Professor Wang is the Head of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Professor Wang has published 270 technical papers that have attracted 5300 citations with an H-index of 40 (Google Scholar). Professor Wang has held several professional appointments that include being a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts and Chair of the National Committee on Applied Mechanics. In these roles, he has made significant contributions to promoting research, teaching and engineering practices in Australia and overseas. Previously held appointments include being the Director of the Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Research Centre at RMIT University between 2009 and 2016, and the Head of Advanced Composites Technologies at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation between 1995 and 2009. He received his PhD from the University of Sheffield, and Bachelor degree from Huazhong University Science and Technology.
Professor Bronwyn Fox is Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, which is strategically positioned at the intersection of design, business, engineering and science. Professor Fox is a recognised industry leader with over two decades’ experience in composites and advanced manufacturing. Professor Fox is translating this industrial research expertise into the development of a new Industry 4.0 manufacturing capability, focusing on the challenging automation processes associated with the construction and curing of composite structures. She has delivered major research projects in collaboration with industry both nationally and internationally.Professor Fox comes to Swinburne from Deakin University, where she was a co-founder of the Carbon Nexus facility – a $100 million research precinct development in Geelong focused on advanced materials and manufacturing. Professor Fox was the inaugural Research Director at Deakin’s Carbon Nexus facility, working with international teams to develop new approaches for carbon fibre production. Her qualifications include BSc (Melbourne) and PhD (ANU).