Jinzhe Gong

Jinzhe Gong

School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Dr Jinzhe (James) Gong is passionate about solving pressing issues in the water industry through innovation. His key research interests and expertise include Smart Water Network design and data analytics, hydraulic analysis of pipeline systems, and condition assessment of civil infrastructure. James is currently a Lecturer in Water Engineering at Deakin University (Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus).

Prior to joining Deakin University, James worked as a Data Analytics Engineer in South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) for the Adelaide City Smart Water Network project, and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. His work in SA Water has contributed to a 50% reduction in the pipe break rate in the Adelaide city water network. One of his research outcomes – a hydraulic transient-based pipe wall condition screening tool – has been successfully commercialised through a business partner under the trademark of p-CAT.

Expertise and interest

Hydraulic transient analysis in pipelines

Hydraulic transient-based pipeline leak detection and condition assessment

Smart Water Network technology


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - ongoing Adjunct Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2019 - ongoing Lecturer Deakin University
    2014 - 2019 ARC Research Associate University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D (Civil)
    2007 - 2009 Central South University China M. Eng. (Applied Geophysics)
    2003 - 2007 Central South University China B. Eng. (Applied Geophysics)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2020 Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and teaching Deakin University Australia
  • Research Interests

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