Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Research Team

The CGSE combines three of the world’s leading geotechnical research groups: the Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling, led by Laureate Professor Scott Sloan at the University of Newcastle, Australia; the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, led by Winthrop Professor Mark Cassidy at the University of Western Australia (UWA); and the Geotechnics and Railway Engineering Centre led by Professor Buddhima Indraratna at Wollongong.

A distinguishing feature of the CGSE is that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, with each of the participating nodes bringing unique and complementary skills to the study of the geotechnical aspects of energy and transport infrastructure. These skills are advanced computational modelling and in situ testing (Newcastle), offshore geomechanics and centrifuge testing (UWA), and transportation and soft soil geotechnics (Wollongong).

The participating investigators and associates include some of the world’s leading geotechnical researchers with 3 Rankine Lecturers (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan), a Terzaghi Lecturer (Poulos), two ARC Laureate Fellows (Sloan, Cassidy), three ARC Future Fellows (Krabbenhoft, Lyamin, Wang), a WA Scientist of the Year (Randolph), four Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan, Carter), six Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan, Carter, Cassidy, Indraratna), two Fellows of the Royal Society (Randolph, Sloan), six E H Davis Memorial Lecturers (Poulos, Randolph, Sloan, Carter, Indraratna, Cassidy), and the editors of two leading geotechnical journals (Sloan, Computers and Geotechnics, and Sheng, the Canadian Geotechnical Journal). The chief and partner investigators in the CGSE have been the recipients of an extensive array of prestigious international awards, and have authored some of the most highly cited works in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.

Directors

Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

Laureate Professor Scott Sloan

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Director
University of Newcastle

Laureate Professor Mark Jason Cassidy

Laureate Professor Mark Jason Cassidy

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Director
University of Western Australia

Chief Investigators

Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi

Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi

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University of Newcastle

Professor John Carter

Professor John Carter

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University of Newcastle

Professor Christophe Gaudin

Professor Christophe Gaudin

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University of Western Australia

Professor Buddhima Indraratna

Professor Buddhima Indraratna

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University of Wollongong

Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft

Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft

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University of Newcastle

Professor Andrei Lyamin

Professor Andrei Lyamin

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University of Newcastle

Professor Mark Randolph

Professor Mark Randolph

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University of Western Australia

Professor Daichao Sheng

Professor Daichao Sheng

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University of Newcastle

Professor David John White

Professor David John White

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University of Western Australia

Partner Investigators

Professor D Vaughan Griffiths

Professor D Vaughan Griffiths

Professor Harry George Poulos AM

Professor Harry George Poulos AM

Business Manager

Lachlan Bates

Lachlan Bates

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University of Newcastle

Lisa Melvin

Lisa Melvin

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University of Western Australia

Centre Coordinator

Kirstin Dunncliff

Kirstin Dunncliff

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University of Newcastle

Administrative Officer

Monica Mackman

Monica Mackman

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University of Western Australia

Technical Officer

Kelvin Leong

Kelvin Leong

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Senior Technician
University of Western Australia

Associates

Associate Professor Andrew Abbo

Associate Professor Andrew Abbo

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University of Newcastle

Dr Jubert Andres Pineda

Dr Jubert Andres Pineda

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University of Newcastle

Dr Yousef Ansari

Dr Yousef Ansari

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University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Britta Bienen

Associate Professor Britta Bienen

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University of Western Australia

Dr Daniel Bishop

Dr Daniel Bishop

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University of Newcastle

Professor J Antonio H Carraro

Professor J Antonio H Carraro

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University of Western Australia

Dr Shiaohuey Chow

Dr Shiaohuey Chow

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University of Western Australia

Assistant Professor Scott Draper

Assistant Professor Scott Draper

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University of Western Australia

Dr Xiaowei Feng

Dr Xiaowei Feng

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University of Western Australia

Professor Stephen Fityus

Professor Stephen Fityus

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University of Newcastle

Dr Xueyu Geng

Dr Xueyu Geng

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University of Wollongong

Dr Anna Giacomini

Dr Anna Giacomini

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University of Newcastle

Professor Susan Gourvenec

Professor Susan Gourvenec

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University of Western Australia

Associate Professor Wei-Dong Guo

Associate Professor Wei-Dong Guo

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University of Wollongong

Dr James Paul Hambleton

Dr James Paul Hambleton

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University of Newcastle

Dr Muhammad Shazzad Hossain

Dr Muhammad Shazzad Hossain

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University of Western Australia

Pan Hu

Pan Hu

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University of Western Australia

Dr Jinsong Huang

Dr Jinsong Huang

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University of Newcastle

Dr Mina Kardani

Dr Mina Kardani

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University of Newcastle

Dr Md Rezaul Karim

Dr Md Rezaul Karim

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University of Newcastle

Dr Richard Kelly

Dr Richard Kelly

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University of Newcastle

Dr George Kouretzis

Dr George Kouretzis

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University of Newcastle

Dr Xianfeng Liu

Dr Xianfeng Liu

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University of Newcastle

Dr Marti Lloret Cabot

Dr Marti Lloret Cabot

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University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Richard Merifield

Associate Professor Richard Merifield

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University of Newcastle

Dr Majidreza Nazem

Dr Majidreza Nazem

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University of Newcastle

Dr Udeshini Pathirage

Dr Udeshini Pathirage

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University of Wollongong

Dr Laxmi Prasad Suwal

Dr Laxmi Prasad Suwal

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Research Associate
University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

Associate Professor Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

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University of Wollongong

Dr Hassan Sabetamal

Dr Hassan Sabetamal

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University of Newcastle

Dr Sanjay Shrawan Nimbalkar

Dr Sanjay Shrawan Nimbalkar

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University of Wollongong

Dr Samuel Stanier

Dr Samuel Stanier

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University of Western Australia

Dr Klaus Thoeni

Dr Klaus Thoeni

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University of Newcastle

Dr Brett Turner

Dr Brett Turner

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University of Newcastle

Dr Chet Vignes

Dr Chet Vignes

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University of Newcastle

Dr Cristina Vulpe

Dr Cristina Vulpe

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University of Western Australia

Associate Professor Shanyong Wang

Associate Professor Shanyong Wang

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University of Newcastle

Dr Qiong Wang

Dr Qiong Wang

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University of Newcastle

Dr Daniel Wilson

Dr Daniel Wilson

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University of Newcastle

Hugh Wolgamot

Hugh Wolgamot

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University of Western Australia

Dr Chao Yang

Dr Chao Yang

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University of Newcastle

Dr Shenbing Yu

Dr Shenbing Yu

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University of Newcastle

Dr Xue Zhang

Dr Xue Zhang

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University of Newcastle

Wenhua Zhao

Wenhua Zhao

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University of Western Australia

Rhd Students

Mohammad Abadimarand

Mohammad Abadimarand

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University of Wollongong

Hana Abu Zaher

Hana Abu Zaher

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University of Newcastle

Juhaizad Ahmad

Juhaizad Ahmad

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University of Wollongong

Dennis Alazigha

Dennis Alazigha

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University of Wollongong

Abid Ali

Abid Ali

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University of Newcastle

Muditha Anuradhi Pallewattha

Muditha Anuradhi Pallewattha

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University of Wollongong

Pankaj Baral

Pankaj Baral

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University of Wollongong

Glen Burton

Glen Burton

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University of Newcastle

Davide Casagrande

Davide Casagrande

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University of Newcastle

Adriano Castelo

Adriano Castelo

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RHD Student
University of Western Australia

Kuntan Chang

Kuntan Chang

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University of Western Australia

Steven Cheng

Steven Cheng

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University of Western Australia

Michael Cocjin

Michael Cocjin

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University of Western Australia

Cathal Colreavy

Cathal Colreavy

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University of Western Australia

Mason Crumpton

Mason Crumpton

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University of Newcastle

Matharage Darshana Anuradha Perera

Matharage Darshana Anuradha Perera

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University of Wollongong

Ryan De Carteret

Ryan De Carteret

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University of Newcastle

Made Dodiek Wirya Ardana

Made Dodiek Wirya Ardana

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University of Wollongong

Youkou Dong

Youkou Dong

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University of Western Australia

Minh Tri Duong

Minh Tri Duong

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University of Western Australia

Anna Effeindzourou

Anna Effeindzourou

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University of Newcastle

Ebrahim Fathi Salmi

Ebrahim Fathi Salmi

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University of Newcastle

Dengfeng Fu

Dengfeng Fu

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University of Western Australia

Shiran Galpathage

Shiran Galpathage

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University of Wollongong

Wen Gao

Wen Gao

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University of Western Australia

Fillippo Gaone

Fillippo Gaone

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University of Western Australia

Cyrus (A G) Todeshkejoei

Cyrus (A G) Todeshkejoei

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University of Newcastle

Javad Ghorbani

Javad Ghorbani

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University of Newcastle

Diego Gomez Bautista

Diego Gomez Bautista

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University of Western Australia

Indranil Guha

Indranil Guha

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University of Western Australia

Chao Han

Chao Han

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University of Western Australia

James Hengesh

James Hengesh

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University of Western Australia

Manuel Herduin

Manuel Herduin

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University of Western Australia

Chazath Ibrahim Kaliboullah

Chazath Ibrahim Kaliboullah

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University of Wollongong

Jahanzaib Israr

Jahanzaib Israr

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University of Wollongong

Pooya Karambakhsh

Pooya Karambakhsh

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University of Newcastle

Elaheh Kashizadeh

Elaheh Kashizadeh

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University of Newcastle

Mohammad Khishvand

Mohammad Khishvand

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University of Newcastle

Kourosh Kianfar

Kourosh Kianfar

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University of Wollongong

Omid Kohan

Omid Kohan

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University of Western Australia

Kai Koosmen

Kai Koosmen

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University of Newcastle

Chandrasiri Kumara Wanayalage

Chandrasiri Kumara Wanayalage

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University of Wollongong

Simon Leckie

Simon Leckie

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University of Western Australia

Joonmo Lee

Joonmo Lee

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University of Western Australia

Xiaojun Li

Xiaojun Li

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University of Western Australia

Guan Tor Lim

Guan Tor Lim

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University of Western Australia

Ming Fook Lim

Ming Fook Lim

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University of Western Australia

Jiangheng Liu

Jiangheng Liu

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University of Wollongong

Huiting Liu

Huiting Liu

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University of Western Australia

Jiayue Liu

Jiayue Liu

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University of Western Australia

Mark (Hongliang) Ma

Mark (Hongliang) Ma

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University of Western Australia

Jiajie Ma

Jiajie Ma

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University of Western Australia

M Mahdi Biabani

M Mahdi Biabani

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University of Wollongong

Rasika Manori Athukorala

Rasika Manori Athukorala

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University of Wollongong

Jingjing Meng

Jingjing Meng

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University of Newcastle

Jalal Mirzadehniasar

Jalal Mirzadehniasar

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University of Western Australia

Mohammad Hesam Moavenian

Mohammad Hesam Moavenian

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University of Newcastle

Henning Mohr

Henning Mohr

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University of Western Australia

John Morton

John Morton

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University of Western Australia

Shaghayegh Naeeni

Shaghayegh Naeeni

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University of Wollongong

Sinniah K Navaratnarajah

Sinniah K Navaratnarajah

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University of Wollongong

Hoang Viet Nguyen

Hoang Viet Nguyen

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University of Newcastle

Seyed Nima Salimi Eshkevari

Seyed Nima Salimi Eshkevari

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University of Newcastle

Colm O'Beirne

Colm O'Beirne

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University of Western Australia

Omid Kardani

Omid Kardani

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University of Newcastle

Matharage Darshana Anuradha Perera

Matharage Darshana Anuradha Perera

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University of Wollongong

Nathan Podlich

Nathan Podlich

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University of Newcastle

Hamed Mahmoodzadeh Poornaki

Hamed Mahmoodzadeh Poornaki

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University of Western Australia

Wuditha Premadasa

Wuditha Premadasa

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University of Wollongong

Raffaele Ragni

Raffaele Ragni

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University of Western Australia

Firman Raybat Siahaan

Firman Raybat Siahaan

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University of Wollongong

Amin Rismacnhian

Amin Rismacnhian

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University of Western Australia

Somaye Sadeghian

Somaye Sadeghian

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University of Western Australia

Stefanus Safinus

Stefanus Safinus

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University of Western Australia

Sufyan Samsuddin

Sufyan Samsuddin

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University of Newcastle

Mark Schneider

Mark Schneider

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University of Western Australia

Mansour Sharafisafa

Mansour Sharafisafa

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University of Newcastle

Maria Soledad Mashiri

Maria Soledad Mashiri

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University of Wollongong

Qideng Sun

Qideng Sun

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University of Wollongong

S.M.Ali Tasalloti

S.M.Ali Tasalloti

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University of Wollongong

Yining Teng

Yining Teng

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University of Western Australia

Joe Tom

Joe Tom

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University of Western Australia

Neyamat Ullah

Neyamat Ullah

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University of Western Australia

Mr Hongchao Wang

Mr Hongchao Wang

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University of Western Australia

Beau Whitney

Beau Whitney

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University of Western Australia

Mr Xiang Koh

Mr Xiang Koh

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University of Western Australia

Xiong Xiao

Xiong Xiao

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PhD Student
University of Newcastle

Fan Yang

Fan Yang

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University of Western Australia

Xinyu Ye

Xinyu Ye

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University of Newcastle

Shengyang Yuan

Shengyang Yuan

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University of Newcastle

Nadia Zakrzewski

Nadia Zakrzewski

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University of Newcastle

Ehssan Zargar

Ehssan Zargar

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University of Western Australia

Wensong Zhang

Wensong Zhang

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RHD Student
University of Western Australia

Qin Zhang

Qin Zhang

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University of Western Australia

Wangcheng Zhang

Wangcheng Zhang

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University of Western Australia

Xiantao Zhang

Xiantao Zhang

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University of Western Australia

Jingbin Zheng

Jingbin Zheng

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University of Western Australia

Tianyuan Zheng

Tianyuan Zheng

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RHD Student
University of Western Australia

Zefeng Zhou

Zefeng Zhou

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University of Western Australia

Libao Zhu

Libao Zhu

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University of Wollongong

Fangyuan Zhu

Fangyuan Zhu

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University of Western Australia

Dimitra Zografou

Dimitra Zografou

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University of Western Australia