on November 21st, 2022

In case you missed it, this year’s EIT Doctor of Engineering (DEng) Conference showcased more research topics presented by principal supervisors who are also international research leaders.

The EIT Doctor of Engineering course is suited to solving industry problems
The EIT Doctor of Engineering course is suited to solving industry problems

On 2 November 2022, the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) held its second Doctor of Engineering Conference. This year, a step up from the first conference, saw a more robust itinerary with an increase in the number of keynote speakers.

The majority of academics who presented were not only principal DEng supervisors but also happened to be international research leaders – adding even greater value to the event. In addition, this year’s conference had more research topics presented by EIT students.

The impressive list of notable presenters included, among others, Professor Vivian W. Y. Tam, a world-renowned researcher in the field of construction engineering and management, Professor Ahmed Abu-Sida, head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Discipline at Curtin University, as well as EIT on-campus civil engineering lecturer, Dr. Shasha Wang.

The EIT Doctor of Engineering is a professional doctor of engineering doctorate suited to solving industry problems. It is created to develop specialized skills for practical application in the engineering workforce. The outcomes of the study and investigation have direct and immediate benefits to the industry. It prepares individuals for professional engineering, with an emphasis on engineering practice, high technical competence, and innovation preparing graduates for technical leadership roles in the engineering industry.

Graduates of the Doctor of Engineering will be able to make original and significant contributions to the development, application, and evaluation of professional knowledge by engaging with practical problems of demonstrated importance to their employment context and the broader body of engineering and technical expertise. The students who presented at this year’s DEng Conference demonstrated the benefits of this.

EIT Doctor of Engineering Student Presenters

The following is a list of EIT DEng students who presented the various ways that they are poised to make original and significant contributions to their respective areas of engineering:

Abdullah Mujahid

Abdullah Mujahid

He is a licensed and registered professional electrical engineer (PEE) who, after graduation from college, spent seven years teaching electrical and electronics courses and other related engineering courses. In 2021, he started his doctorate of engineering journey with EIT, in Perth, Australia. His study focuses on developing a cost-effective healthcare digital assistant lead robot (DALBOT).

Abdullah is currently developing the prototype and doing a series of experiments to check every component before integrating them as one functional unit. Publications

Tanveer Zafar

Tanveer Zafar

His research interest is to design a 30-story concrete building with a core wall by using space gass structural engineering software second case with a core wall plus coupling beam, then compare both results and find the least economic design.

The design codes to be used are ACI and international building code IBC 2006. Earthquakes, wind, and underground soil capacity are the big engineering challenges for tall building designs. Material specifications for A706 steel reinforcement. Concrete stress-strain relationship based on modified mander model (Mander et al., 1988) tension strength concrete neglected. An effective shear modulus, G, suppose 20% of the expected elastic modulus, Ec, as defined in ACI 318–08 (ACI, 2008).

Vitalis Emeka Eseonu

Vitalis Emeka Eseonu

He is a professional civil engineer with extensive experience in the planning, design, and construction of buildings, civil infrastructures, and oil and gas facilities in Nigeria, Rwanda, and Canada. His EIT Doctor of Engineering research topic focuses on Integrating Concepts of Advance Work Packaging (AWP) and Work-Face Planning (WFP) in optimizing industrial construction productivity.

This research is aimed at developing a universal standard practice methodology of applying these two concepts in optimizing construction productivity in general and Industrial construction productivity in particular.

Fawad Nawaz

Fawad Nawaz

He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Engineering degree with EIT in Perth, Australia, and his research interests include modern power system operation and control strategies.

Fawad is working on an Improved Distributed Collaborative Control Strategy of Micro-grid for Energy Storage systems.

Mistreselasie S. Abate

Mistreselasie S. Abate

His research interest as a DEng student with EIT is the performance-based design of structures.

His study presented the seismic performance evaluation of the reinforced concrete 3D- models designed as per Ethiopian ES8-15 adheres to Eurocode 8-2004 regulations (based on EN1998-1) seismic code recommendations.

The result showed that the four global responses of the structure are higher for LDTHA than for the RSA analysis result.

Tandeep Singh

Tandeep Singh

He is an experienced civil engineer with a Master’s in Civil and Structure Engineering. He is also pursuing a Doctor of Engineering at EIT while focusing on the field of Automated Digital Construction and working on Automating the Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures using BIM Technology.

He is currently working on “Automating the Design of Reinforced Concrete Structure using BIM Technology”.

In this research, a new and automated workflow will discover where users get 3D structure models directly from Architect 3D model and Automated Structure analysis and design will be carried out on that 3D model.

George Eduful

George Eduful

Currently pursuing his Doctor of Engineering program with EIT, in Perth, Australia, his presentation focused on the modeling of a ferroresonance in a 200 kVA,11/0.433 kV cable-connected transformer.

He characterized the behavior of ferroresonance in cable-connected transformers.

Through mathematical modeling and MATLAB analysis, he demonstrated that ferroresonance in cable-fed transformers could cause high oscillations in voltage waves with higher amplitudes, which can cause damage to power system components.

EIT Doctor of Engineering Doctorate Supervisors

The following is a list of some of the well-established, highly knowledgeable principal Doctor of Engineering supervisors who were keynote speakers at this year’s conference. In addition to being principal supervisors, they also happen to be international research leaders in their respective areas:

Professor Vivian Tam

Professor Vivian Tam

She is a world-renowned researcher in the field of construction engineering and management. Her findings have found applications and impacts for tackling climate-change issues for green buildings and recycled concrete.

She is currently the Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering, Associate Dean (Research and HDR), Associate Dean (International), and Discipline Leader (Construction Management) at the School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia.

She was nominated to the College of Expert, Australian Research Council, Australian Government in 2018-2021.

Dr Vinnu Madhav

Dr Vinnu Madhav

Obtained his Master in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.

He has over 16 years of industry experience in R&D, Innovation departments in the automotive, energy, and steel industries. His research interests include the Internet of Things, Smart Manufacturing, Bio-inspired Mechanisms, Mechatronics, Non-traditional Manufacturing, and Thermal Engineering.

He has been associated with EIT for the last six years as a Unit Lecturer, Unit Coordinator, and Thesis Supervisor.

Dr Shasha Wang

Dr Shasha Wang

She is an on-campus civil engineering lecturer at the Engineering Institute of Technology, Melbourne Campus. She is a passionate lecturer and has taught several engineering courses in Australia and Singapore.

She is a keen practitioner of a student-centered, industry-oriented approach to engineering teaching.

Her research interests include cement-based materials and concrete structures under impact loading, high-performance concrete (HPC), ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC), green concrete, low-carbon concrete structures, and repair and rehabilitation of civil systems and infrastructures. Publications and News

Dr Vincent Wang

Dr Vincent Wang

He is a senior lecturer in Civil Engineering at Victoria University. Hailing from the National University of Singapore, where he obtained his Ph.D. in structural engineering,

Dr Wang worked at James Cook University as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering before joining Victoria University.

His research interests are uncertainty quantification in structural engineering. They are mainly concerned with structural health monitoring allowing for stochastic effect, the resilience of civil structures against hazards, and safety assessment of in-service concrete structures.

Professor Ahmed Abu-Sida

Professor Ahmed Abu-Sida

Has received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1998 and his Ph.D. degree from Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia, in 2004, all in electrical engineering.

Currently a full professor and the Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Discipline at Curtin University.

His research interests include Power System Stability, Condition Monitoring, Power Electronics, and Power Quality, for which he has more than 300 publications.

He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of two International Journals, a regular Reviewer for various IEEE transactions, the Vice-chair of the IEEE Computation Intelligence Society, and the former Chair of the IEEE Western Australia section.

Interested In Pursuing a Doctor of Engineering at EIT?

Suppose you, too, want to make original and significant contributions to the development, application, and evaluation of professional knowledge by engaging with practical problems of demonstrated importance in an employment context. In that case, EIT’s Doctor of Engineering can get you there.

Also, don’t forget to watch this space for more information about next year’s DEng conference, which promises to be equally informative and inspiring.

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