School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Research manager and mechanical engineer in system dynamics, robotics, control, biomechanics, and sustainable energy.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
I'm an early career researcher within the School of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Adelaide. My research involves two primary areas:
Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting
The Ocean Energy Research Group at the University of Adelaide was established in 2014 based on an ARC Linkage Project in collaboration with Carnegie Clean Energy. The group now consists of 6 academics, 6 postgraduates, and several honours students. I'm leading the R&D work within the group such as wave energy converter design, optimisation, control and techno-economic assessment.
Robotics and Biomechanics
The Biomechanics and Implants Research Group is part of the Medical Device Institute at Flinders University. I'm a biomechanics and control engineer within the group, offering 6DOF robotic testing solution for biomechanics research.
I've developed three world-class 6DOF robotic testing systems for dynamic 3D tests that contribute to a wide range of advanced research applications in materials, biomechanical, aerospace, maritime, and civil engineering.
Date Position Institution name 2015 Research manager and fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2014 - 2014 Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2011 Biomechanics and control engineer Flinders University, Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2017 Award ECMS Innovation Award The University of Adelaide Australia — 2017 Achievement CSIRO On Prime CSIRO Australia — 2016 Award National Instruments Impact Award Finalist and Runner-up National Instruments United States — 2016 Award Commercial Accelerator Scheme Encouragement Award The University of Adelaide Australia — 2016 Invitation Representative for the postgraduate campaign The University of Adelaide Australia — 2012 Award Malcolm Kinnaird Engineering Excellence Award, Engineers Australia Engineers Australia Australia — 2012 Award Innovation and Development Excellence Award Engineers Australia Australia — 2009 Scholarship Adelaide Graduate Fee Scholarship (AGFS) The University of Adelaide Australia — 2009 Award SA Division of the Australian Acoustical Society Student Award for Acoustics Australian Acoustical Society Australia —
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can peer review English Can peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2010 - 2014 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD 2007 - 2009 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia ME 2003 - 2007 Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai China BE
2017 Research Partnership Travel Grant DVCR $4k
2016 Commercial Accelerator Scheme Adelaide Enterprise $7k
2016 Interdisciplinary Research Fund ECMS $18k
2015 Interdisciplinary Research Fund DVCR $27k
2017 CRC-P: A standardised power conversion module for ocean energy applications DIIS $2.1m
2017 Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation Grant AFRAN $2k
2017 Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ON Prime Grant CSIRO $3k
2014 Advanced Vibration Course School of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Adelaide eSELT 5.7/7
2014 Dynamics & Control II School of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Adelaide eSELT 6.7/7
2009-2013 Dynamics & Control II School of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Adelaide
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Three-Tether Wave Energy Converter: Hydrodynamic Modelling, Performance Assessment and Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nataliia Sergiienko
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