Anthony Zander

Professor Anthony Zander

Professor

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Anthony Zander is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He has worked in industrial research and development, consulting and academia. He is a member of the Acoustics, Vibration and Control group and his research interests include Acoustics, Vibrations, Active Noise Control, Ultrasonics, Assistive Technologies, and Engineering Education. He teaches courses in the areas of Vibrations, Acoustics, Signal Processing, Condition Monitoring and Machine Dynamics. He has been a member of academic staff at the University since mid-1999, performing a range of teaching, research, administration and leadership roles. Prior to joining the University he gained valuable industry experience during four years as a Senior Research Engineer in a large industrial research lab (United Technologies Research Center, CT, USA) and as a Senior Consulting Engineer in Acoustics and Vibration for an additional year. He was Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering from February 2014 to the end of 2022, and Acting Head from April to July 2013.

My research encompasses investigation of acoustics, vibration and dynamics of systems ranging from nanoscale materials, human biomechanics, through to industrial-scale noise and vibration control, as well as making use of sound in loudspeaker design, as a deterrent, or in active noise control.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing Professor The University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2016 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2002 - 2006 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    1999 - 2001 Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    1998 - 1999 Senior Engineer Vipac Engineers and Scientists Ltd
    1994 - 1998 Senior Research Engineer, Noise and Flow Control Group United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    1994 - 1994 Research Officer, Department of Mechanical Engineering The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1990 - 1994 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    1986 - 1989 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours)
  • Research Interests

Description Amount ($000)
Zander, Howard, Cazzolato, Huang, Ayub, Losic, Julker Nine, Advanced composite materials containing graphene micro-inclusions for underwater acoustic applications, University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund (2018) 60
Smith, Mimani, Zander, Gas pipeline vent design and operation – Project 2: Characteristics of natural gas pipeline blowdowns in built-up (populated) areas, Energy Pipelines CRC (2016-2018) 171
Smith, Mimani, Zander, Ashman, Birzer, Medwell, Lau, Cazzolato, Gas pipeline blowdown – Project 1: Characteristics of natural gas pipeline blowdown in remote areas, Energy Pipelines CRC (2015-2016) 158
Zander, Howard, Cazzolato, Hawkins Mechanisms of sound absorption at the nanoscale, ARC Discovery (2013-2015) 300
Zander, IMER Strategic Initiatives Funding (2012) 26
Doolan, Hansen, Zander, Brooks, Marshallsay, Cederholm, Chen, Understanding and predicting submarine hydrofoil noise, ARC Linkage, 2011 Round 1 (2011-2013) 420
Howard, Hansen, Zander, Burch, Hobson, Ultrasound for control of cyanobacteria, ARC Linkage, 2010 Round 2 (2011-2013) 335
Reynolds, Zander, Gale, Walker, Robson, Boundy, Richards, Cheek, Francis, Heyworth, Costi, Fusco, Phillips, Crocker and McNish, A Medical Device Product Development Centre, Premier's Science and Research Fund (Administered by Flinders University) (2008-2010) 565
Nathan, Hansen, Kelso, Doolan, Dally, Arjomandi, Leclercq, Cazzolato, Zander, Schneider, Ashman, Establishment of a Large Scale Wind Tunnel Facility at the University of Adelaide, Premier’s Science and Research Fund, ECMS Strategic Initiatives Funding, Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, and Connell-Wagner (2007-2009) 1,550
Zander, Masters in Space Engineering, PGCW Program Development Grant, University of Adelaide (2009) 15
Zander, Investigation of a carbon nanotube acoustic absorber, ECMS Strategic Initiatives Funding (2008) 25
Cazzolato, Snyder, Zander and Halim, Virtual acoustic sensors for active noise control systems, ARC Discovery (2004-2006) 280
Cazzolato, Hansen, Zander, Hsu, Lin, He, Sammut and Hearn, Scanning 3D laser vibrometer for non-contact in-plane and out-of-plane vibration measurement, ARC LIEF (2005) 377
Zander and Hansen, Investigation of the audio spotlight for active noise control, ARC Discovery (2003-2005) 342
Hansen and Zander, Investigation of passive control devices applied to a launch vehicle structure to reduce the interior noise levels during launch - Stage 3b and 4, AFOSR (2003-2005) 250
Hansen and Zander, Investigation of passive control devices applied to a launch vehicle structure to reduce the interior noise levels during launch - Stage 3, AFOSR (2003) 78
Hansen and Zander, Investigation of passive control devices applied to a launch vehicle structure to reduce the interior noise levels during launch - Stage 2, AFOSR (2002) 43

Hansen and Zander, Active noise control of spray dryer exhausts in the dairy industry, Dairy Research and Development Corporation (now Dairy Australia) (2000-2004)

492
Hansen, Zander and Murphy, Distortion and directivity modelling of horn loaded loudspeakers, ARC SPIRT (2001-2003) 84

 

Courses delivered

  • Acoustics and Vibrations – Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework [2021-2022]
  • Machine Dynamics [1999-2003]
  • Vibrations [1999-2003]
  • Dynamics and Control 2 (Vibrations component) [2004-2005, 2018-2020]
  • Mechanical Signature Analysis [2000]
  • Dynamics and Control 1 (Machine Dynamics component) [2004-2012]
  • Advanced Vibrations – Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework [2000-2016]
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Non-Linear Dynamics of Beams and Plates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yaofeng Ju
    2021 Co-Supervisor Biomechanics for the prediction of Coronary Artery Disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sophie Jean Heath
    2020 Co-Supervisor Nonlinear biomechanics of aortic system Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Xiaochen Wang
    2019 Co-Supervisor Fluid Structure Interaction for Heart Attack Prediction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Harry James Carpenter
    2018 Co-Supervisor Permanent Magnet Linear Synchronous Motor Design for Vibration Control with a Stewart Platform Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Forbes
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Hemodynamics of aortic valve stenoses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Araz Rezaei Kivi
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Hemodynamics of Diseased Coronary Arteries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Navid Freidoonimehr
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Plaque Rupture Prediction in Human Arteries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alireza Gholipour
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The attenuation of sweep events within the turbulent boundary layer over a flat plate using a micro-cavity array Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Anton Silvestri
    2014 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Aeroacoustics of Finite Wall-Mounted Cylinders Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ric Zong Yang Porteous
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Numerical Study of Wall-Mounted Finite Span Wings Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jesse Lee Coombs
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Application of a Helmholtz resonator excited by grazing flow for manipulation of a turbulent boundary layer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Farzin Ghanadi
    2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Carbon Nanotube Acoustic Absorber Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Ayub
    2011 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Six Degree of Freedom Active Vibration Isolation Using Quasi-Zero Stiffness Magnetic Levitation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tao Zhu
    2011 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Application of Micro Perforated and Impervious Membranes for Noise Barriers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Chenxi Li
    2009 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Investigation of Airfoil Noise Generation Mechanisms at Low-to-Moderate Reynolds Number and Low Angles of Attack Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Elias Arcondoulis
    2007 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Plastic Tuners for Power Steering Pump Noise Reduction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr James Wilkie
    2007 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Investigation of External Acoustic Loadings on a Launch Vehicle Fairing During Lift-off Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mir Md. Maruf Morshed
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Spatially Fixed and Moving Virtual Sensing Methods for Active Noise Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Danielle Moreau
    2005 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Reconciling Image with Innovative Need: How Employers Determine the 'Fit' of Engineering Higher Degree by Research Graduates for Industry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Karen Adams
    2004 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Optimisation and Adaptive Control of Aircraft Propeller Synchrophase Angles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr David Mark Blunt
    2004 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Numerical Investigations of the Performance and Effectiveness of Thermoacoustic Couples Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Luke Zoontjens
    2004 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Optimal Spatially Fixed and Moving Virtual Sensing Algorithms for Local Active Noise Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Dick Petersen
    2003 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Ocean Acoustic Interferometry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Laura Brooks
    2003 - 2012 Co-Supervisor The Application of Tikhonov Regularised Inverse Filtering to Digital Communication through Multi-Channel Acoustic Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Pierre Dumuid
    2003 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Modelling and design of magnetic levitation systems for vibration isolation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Will Robertson
    2002 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Optimisation techniques for horn loaded loudspeakers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Richard Morgans
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135461
  • Email: anthony.zander@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134367
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 1
  • Org Unit: School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

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