Lecturer, researcher and consultant in experimental and numerical fluid mechanics and aerodynamics with the application in aerospace engineering and renewable energy.
I am a Senior Lecturer at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. My expertise is in clastic sedimentology, my research focusing on understanding the controls behind processes of sediment transport and deposition in a range of environments, based on the study of modern environments and the rock record. A key driver for all of my research is the application of improved understanding about depositional systems to the interpretation of ancient successions.
For much of my professional career I have worked intensively with the Kaurna language, the Indigenous language of Adelaide and the Adelaide Plains. Kaurna had been written off by most as a 'dead' or 'extinct' language, but fortunately reasonable written documentation existed thanks to the efforts of three German missionaries from the Dresden Mission Society who came to Adelaide in 1838 and 1840.
Said Al-Sarawi finished his PhD with special commendations in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Adelaide, 2003 and he was awarded the University Medal (formerly Culross) for outstanding academic merit at the postgraduate level, where only award a year for the whole University. In 2006 he finished his Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) from the same University. Currently he is the director of Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CBME) and associate director of The Centre for High Performance Integrated Technologies and Systems (CHiPTec).
I lead a research team internationally recognised for its work in understanding plant-pathogen interactions and postharvest physiology. I have been involved in funded projects worth more than 8.5 million dollars since joining UA in 2001. As of November 2016, I have had seventeen PhD students and one Masters student successfully graduate since 2002 and was named Tall Poppy of the Year for South Australia in 2006 and the USQ Research Alumnus of the Year in 2015.
Jason is Head, Department of Agricultural Science and also leads the southern node of the national breeding program - Durum Breeding Australia.
Jason's other research interests centre on micro RNAs (miRNAs) and their role in enhancing crop productivity (through either stress adaptation and/or reproductive fitness); and understanding the molecular mechanisms that control meiosis in bread and durum wheat.
Andrew graduated from the University of Adelaide with BSc(Hon) and PhD and then undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge. He held a professorship at the University of Canterbury before returning to the University of Adelaide in 2007, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry and node director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics. His research interests are concerned with understanding the fundamental link between the chemical structure and shape of key biological molecules and their biological function.
I'm currently a doctoral candidate at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA.