Dr Noune Melkoumian

Senior Lecturer

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


  • Geomechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Active Structural Health Monitoring
  • Applied Mathematics and Machine Learning (supervised and semi-supervised)
  • Behavioural based OHS
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2013 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2013 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2006 - 2008 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2006 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2000 - 2005 Founder and CEO Solit Pty Ltd
    1998 - 1999 Research Fellow University of New South Wales
    1989 - 1990 Structural Engineering Yerevan-Project Design Institute
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2002 Award Silver Prize: Casio International Developers' Contest Casio Computers Co. Ltd. United States US$10K
    1994 Award Best PhD Thesis of the Year Ministry of Science and Higher Education Armenia
    1993 Award Best Paper by a Young Scientist Academy of Sciences Armenia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Armenian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Russian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1995 - 1999 University of New South Wales Australia PhD (Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Mining)
    1990 - 1994 Yerevan State University Armenia PhD (Applied Mathematics: Fracture Mechanics)
    1984 - 1989 Yerevan Polytechnic State University Armenia MEng & BEng University Medallist (Civil and Structural Engineering)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2009 Certificate of Teaching at University University of Adelaide Australia
  • Research Interests

Funding Period: 2015-2017

Funding Body : Mining Education Australia (MEA)

CIs                   : Noune Melkoumian (Lead CI), Wendy Timms

Project            : Quantifying fracture continuity and water seepage within a saturated stratified rock mass as a function of strength and degree of saturation of rocks

Project Budget: $40K

 

Funding Period: 2011-2012

Funding Body : ECMS Executive Dean's Research Grant

CIs                   : Noune Melkoumian

Project            : Development of a cost-effective active structural health monitoring system with piezoelectric transducers and its application in the studies on rock fracture mechanics and on failure prediction of civil structures

Project Budget: $10K

 

Funding Period: 2011-2014

Funding Body :  The Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET-CRC)

CIs                   : Noune Melkoumian

Project            : Drilling and maintaining stabile boreholes in poorly cemented sandy formations

Project Budget: $145K

 

Funding Period: 2010-2011

Funding Body :  Equity and Diversity Research Grant

CIs                   : Nina Maadad (lead CI), Noune Melkoumian

Project            : Workplace experiences of international academic staff at South Australian universities.

Project Budget: $5K

 

Funding Period: 2002-2003

Funding Body :  Casio Compiuters Co. Ltd., USA

CIs                   : Noune Melkoumian (Lead CI), Narek Melkumyan, Arman Melkumyan

Project            : Development of a software package for the BE-300 Cassiopeia Pocket Manager.

Project Budget: US$10K

Course Leader, Course Coordinator and Lecturer:

  • MEA (Mining Education Australia: includes UNSW, UoA, UQ & Curtin Uni.) course leader for the following:
  • Mine Geotechnical Engineering course (2010-2014)
  • Advanced Mine Geotechnical Engineering course (2010-2014)
  • Mining in a Global Environment (2014-2016)
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining
  • Engineering Modelling and Analysis IIA
  • Thermodynamics for Mine Ventilation (as part of the course Water Engineering IIA)
  • Reservoir Thermodynamics and Fluid Properties (for the Petroleum Engineering specialty)

 

Program Coordinator:

  • Masters By Research (Mining Engineering)
  • Masters by Coursework (Civil & Structural Engineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Mining Engineering)
  • Assessing eligibility of international and local ME Coursework applications
  • Advanced standing/academic credit assessment: international and local ME Coursework students
  • Practical Work Experience
  • Course Advice (UG & PG students)
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 Principal Supervisor Quantifying the Effects of Cement and Water Saturation on the behaviour of Various Types of Sandy Formations Adjacent to Excavations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Jun Hyuk Heo
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Prediction of breakdown pressures and fracture propagation surfaces in a rock material subjected to hydraulic fracturing using intact specimens and specimens with a replicated crack Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Adam Karl Schwartzkopff
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Drilling and maintaining stable unsupported boreholes in poorly cemented sandy formations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sam Saeed Hashemi
    2010 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Analysis of Rock Performance under Three-Dimensional Stress, to Predict Instability in Deep Boreholes Master of Engineering Science Master Full Time Mr Arash Mir
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2011 - ongoing Member Australian Institute of Mining and Mettalurgy, Australia (AusIMM) Australia
    1994 - ongoing Member Institute of Engineers, Australia Australia
    1990 - ongoing Member Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Armenia Armenia
    1990 - ongoing Member Association of Applied Mathematics, Armenia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2011 - ongoing Board Member International Safety Science Journal
    2010 - ongoing Board Member International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83136003
  • Email: noune.melkoumian@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4359
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 1
  • Room: 1 50
  • Org Unit: School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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