Researcher Profiles

Professor Naba Dutta

Academic Staff
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I have been engaged in fundamental and applied research in the areas of Advanced Polymer Materials, Polymer Composites & Nanocomposites, Biomimetic Polymers, Biomaterials Engineering, Energy Materials for energy conversion devices including Fuel Cells, Thin Films & Coatings and Advanced Manufacturing for more than 25 years, after finishing my PhD (Polymer Science and Engineering in 1991 from Indian Institute of Technology, India).

Dr Togay Ozbakkaloglu

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Dr Togay Ozbakkaloglu received his PhD from the University of Ottawa, Canada in 2005. Dr Ozbakkaloglu's research focuses on the development of new technologies to improve the reliability and performance of civil infrastructure. His specific expertise concerns the development and modelling of: i) special concretes, including high-performance concretes and concretes prepared with waste materials and ii) sustainable and resilient fiber reinforced polymer (FRP)–concrete composite structural systems.

Dr Kelly McDougall

Research Associate
Faculty of Arts

Kelly McDougall is a Research Associate at the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP). She is a human geographer with research interests in the areas of international migration, population ageing and population change.

Dr Zhiwei Sun

Research Associate
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Zhiwei Sun works on laser diagnostics in combustion and other challenging reacting flows. In his research, novel optical, laser-based techniques are used to visualize the key parameters in flames/flows in high spatial and temporal resolution. He also focuses on the development of unique new techniques for quantitative measurements of reacting flows that are reacting or under high radiation.

Dr Woei Saw

Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Dr Woei Saw is a senior Research Fellow in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Adelaide (UA). He has research and hands on experience in designing and operating pilot scale systems, and expertise relevant to thermal conversion technologies. He has been heavily involved in concentrated solar thermal (CST) research projects funded by ARENA. Currently, he is project managing one of the ARENA funded R&D projects, 'Integration of CST energy into the Bayer process'.

Ms Nicole Arbon

Research Associate, WaterSystems
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Nicole is a Research Associate in the Intelligent Water Decisions group in the School of Civil Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide. Nicole has expertise in household water use analysis and pipeline condition assessment. Nicole has experience in working with the water industry through research and commercial projects. Nicole has undertaken consultancy projects for water supply authorities on behalf of the University of Adelaide including United Utilities, SA Water, Queensland Urban Utilities, BHP Billiton and East Gippsland Water.

Dr Md Younus

Adjunct Fellow
Faculty of Arts

Dr Younus, PhD (Adelaide), MPhil (Waikato), MSc and BSc (first class second in Geography, DU) has started work at the discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, Adelaide University, South Australia as a Visiting Research Fellow in June, 2011. He was assigned as a team member with various international research activities, such as: Ford Foundation, International Water Management Institute, BUP, ADB, WMO, Global Water Partnership and the University of Waikato. He has presented papers in various international seminars in the USA, Norway, Finland, Australia, Bangladesh and the UK.

Kate Secombe

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Kate is a PhD candidate in the Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group, supervised by A/Prof Joanne Bowen, Dr Janet Coller and Prof Rachel Gibson. She is investigating chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal injury.

Dr Tian-Yi Ma

Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences