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Academic team

Euan Lindsay

Foundation Professor of Engineering

Professor Euan Lindsay brings immense experience and passion for engineering to the establishment of CSU's Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems). Euan's background is in mechatronic engineering, and he completed a PhD in Engineering Education, exploring how students learned while controlling equipment remotely via the internet.

During his academic career, Euan has held senior roles as Program Leader and Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Curtin University, and Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Queensland University, before joining CSU as the Foundation Professor of Engineering. He has also been a visiting scholar at Virginia Tech. A member of a number of professional associations, Euan has also co-authored two book chapters and written or co-authored numerous journal articles.

Euan believes most major challenges facing society today can be solved by engineers, including providing clean drinking water, energy sustainability or communications technology to keep people connected. He is excited about helping CSU build a new engineering program with a focus on making a difference, not just solving problems and making things, and hopes to inspire students to move forward in their careers with passion.

Hear more from Euan Lindsay about CSU Engineering.

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6314
Mobile: +61 477 772 966
Email: elindsay@csu.edu.au

 

 

Dr James Morgan

Professor of Engineering

Dr James Morgan moved to Bathurst to join the CSU Engineering team in April 2015. He joins us from Texas, USA and boasts a long list of awards, honours and research publications. In addition to his teaching in engineering, Jim served several years as Co-Director of the Eisenhower Leadership Development Program in the Centre for Public Leadership at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. His research includes structural dynamics, earthquake engineering and engineering education. Jim is looking forward to putting 20 years of research in engineering education into practice as he helps to establish a truly unique civil engineering program.

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6301
Mobile: +61 428 922 923
Email: jmorgan@csu.edu.au

 

Dr James Morgan

 

Shara Cameron

Engineer in Residence

Since studying civil engineering, Shara Cameron has spent 11 years living and working in Central West NSW. Shara specialises in water engineering and has brought her experience in flood studies, stormwater harvesting and reuse schemes, catchment and channel modelling, water balance assessments, hydraulic structures and subdivision design to projects for government and private clients.

She chose to pursue a career in engineering because of its ability to solve practical problems and produce results, and is looking forward to helping CSU students develop into confident engineers through their placements. Shara believes the hands-on focus of the course means students will already be well into their careers when they graduate, and have a positive impact on regional Australia.

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6309
Email: shacameron@csu.edu.au

 

Shara Cameron

 

Andrea Goncher

Lecturer in Engineering

Andrea Goncher's passion for engineering lies in the ability to combine technical problem-solving with making a tangible difference to society. With a background in both engineering and education, Andrea has completed a PhD through Virginia Tech in Engineering Education and has a background in industrial engineering.

As a Lecturer in Engineering at CSU, Andrea is looking forward to sharing the benefits of an innovative engineering program with students, and excited about the strong connections CSU Engineering will have with industry. She will encourage students to be engaged engineers and citizens be facilitating them to think about problems holistically, learn from failed experiences, and develop strategies to reframe and tackle problems. Away from CSU, Andrea enjoys kayaking and horse riding, and is enjoying the outdoor activities in the Bathurst region.

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6315
Email: agoncher@csu.edu.au

 

Miao Li

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Dr Miao Li's passion for engineering started as a little girl, following her dad as he built things as small as tables and chairs, and as big as residential buildings and ships. From there, her passion for engineering grew. Her tertiary and postgraduate education have also cultivated her passion in engineering to a more profound level. Dr Li is keen to demonstrate to students that the essence of engineering lies in creativity and innovative thinking.

Dr Li joins CSU after studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in geotechnical engineering in China and completing a PhD in coastal structural engineering through Griffith University in Australia, as well as conducting research, sessional teaching and thesis supervision.

Dr Li is excited about the unique nature of CSU Engineering, combining problem-focused topic teaching and four years of industry placement, which will enable students to get involved in engineering practice before they graduate. She is looking forward to giving back to the engineering community through teaching at CSU.

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6308
Email: mli@csu.edu.au

 

 

Reza Mahinroosta

Lecturer in Engineering

Reza Mahinroosta comes to CSU with extensive teaching, research and industry experience and a specialty in fundamental and applied geomechanics. He has more than 40 publications to his name and has supervised more than 20 Masters theses. Reza is looking forward to bringing his combination of professional and academic experience to CSU. This background suits CSU's Engineering model, which has a strong workplace focus and subjects specifically tailored to solving industry challenges. Reza believes engineers have an exciting opportunity to create tangible solutions that can make a difference and improve life for their communities.

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6307
Email: rmahinroosta@csu.edu.au

 

 

Dr Lalantha Senevirathna

Lecturer in Engineering

Dr Lalantha Senevirathna joins the CSU Engineering team with a wealth of international work and research experience. He studied at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka before working in the water industry as a civil engineer for five years. This was followed by postgraduate studies at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a PhD from Kyoto University, Japan in advanced wastewater treatment. Dr Senevirathna believes engineers can make the world a better, safer and happier place through the creative application of scientific principles to solve problems. He is looking forward to sharing his 15 years of field engineer, research and teaching experience with CSU students.

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6303
Email: lsenevirathna@csu.edu.au

 

Dr Lalantha Senevirathna

 

Joshua Devitt

Engineer in Residence

With more than 10 years of engineering experience at councils across NSW, Joshua Devitt comes to CSU prepared to give students great insights into industry standards and practices. His main areas of expertise are in civil design, construction and project management. Josh is excited about joining the CSU team and ensuring graduates are equipped for ethical practice and to serve their communities.

Josh believes engineering is all about problem-solving and using engineering skills to make real change to the world. The program is unique in that it offers the opportunity to graduate with significant industry experience - something Josh sees as a huge benefit to CSU graduates.

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6306
Email: jdevitt@csu.edu.au




 

Professional team

Tracey Andrew

Administration Manager

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6312
Email: tandrew@csu.edu.au

Shahid Ramzan

Laboratory Manager

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6302
Email: sramzan@csu.edu.au

Lisa Ditchfield

Events and Social Media Officer

Contact details:

Phone: +61 2 6338 6311
Email: lditchfield@csu.edu.au