David Harvey

Dr David Harvey

Associate Professor/Reader

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


David is an Associate Professor in “Engineering Systems and Mechanical Design”. He has a background in mechatronics and robotics, with deep industrial experience in systems, particularly early-stage systems engineering for significant socio-technical systems. His research interests include mobile robotics to further human endeavour in science and agriculture, as well as engineering practice in digital engineering and early-stage design.

Mobile Robotics

  • Space
  • Agricultural
  • Biologically inspired
  • Disaster response
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Systems

  • Digital engineering methods (including Model-Based Systems Engineering, digital prototyping and digital twin)
  • Concurrent engineering
  • Interdisciplinary systems research 

 

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Engineering (ENG 1001)
  • Engineering Systems Design and Professional Practice (MECH ENG 3027)
  • Complex Systems Engineering (ENG 4020)

Masters by coursework

  • Systems Engineering 1 (MECH ENG 7056)
  • Complex Systems Engineering (ENG 7020)
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor Utilising Digital Engineering to Improve Building Safety during the Operational Phase Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Sheryn Gillin
    2023 Co-Supervisor A System-of-Systems Engineering Meta-methodology for Defence Capability integration Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Jacolyn Marjorie Pratt
    2022 Co-Supervisor Enhancing Mars rovers using AI-enabled robotic vision Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lachlan William Holden
    2021 Co-Supervisor Information Capability Project: Bioinspired robust construction by autonomous agent swarms in extreme conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Gary Yung
    2021 Co-Supervisor Bio-inspired soft robotics for lunar and planetary missions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr William Stephen Foster-Hall
    2021 Co-Supervisor Bioinspired robust construction by autonomous agent swarms in extreme conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Henry John Mellor
    2021 Co-Supervisor A Framework for Digital Engineering of Future Systems - from Concepts to Capabilities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jawahar Bhalla
    2021 Co-Supervisor Biomimicry for Off-Earth Mining: Investigating the Applications of Swarm Robotics and other Nature Inspired Designs for Mining Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joven Tan
    2021 Co-Supervisor Bioinspired Robust Ventilation System for Maintaining Optimal Temperature and Dust Control by Autonomous Agent Swarms for Structures in off-Earth Extreme Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ulfa Riani
    2021 Co-Supervisor Biomimicry for off-earth mining: investigating the applications of swarm robotics and other nature inspired designs for mining Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gal-Erdene Battsengel
  • Position: Associate Professor/Reader
  • Phone: 83134499
  • Email: david.harvey@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Mechanical Engineering

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