Our Supervisors

Professor Sandra KentishProfessor Sandra Kentish
Sandra Kentish is  the academic lead of the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program.  She is Head of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and IT and an invited Professor at the Centre for Water, Earth and the Environment within the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Canada. She is also the lead for the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program project on Novel flowable lithium-ion battery.

Dr Christian Brandl
Christian Brandl is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and IT and also the lead for the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program project on Plasticity induced magnetisation losses in energy conversion processes.

Associate Professor Robert Crawford
Robert Crawford is the Associate Professor in Construction and Environmental Assessment in the Melbourne School of Design and also the lead for the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program project on Life cycle sustainability assessment of office buildings, from smart to sustainable.

Professor Amanda Ellis
Amanda Ellis is a Professor and Head of Department of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and IT and also the lead for the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program project on Tuning carbon properties for slurry flow electrodes in Vanadium Redox Batteries.

Dr Eirini Godeli
Eirini Goudeli is Lecturer of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and IT and also the lead for the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program projects on A comparative study of engine performance and pollutant formation during diesel and dimethyl ether injection and Behaviour of methanol/gasoline injection in spark ignition engines.

Professor Joseph Klewicki
Joe Klewicki is Head of the School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure (EMI) Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and IT and also the lead for the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program project on Boundary layers with embedded streamwise vortices.

Professor Pierluigi Mancarella
Pierluigi Mancarella is Chair Professor of Electrical Power Systems in the Faculty of Engineering and IT and Professor of Smart Energy Systems at the University of Manchester, UK. He is also the lead for the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program project on Virtual Power Plants: Pathway to clean electricity in urban areas.

Associate Professor Guillermo Narsilio
Guillermo Narsilio is an Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering and Deputy Head of Department of Infrastructure Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and IT, also the lead for the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program projects on Optimisation of the reuse of decommissioned open cast pit coal mines for district heating and cooling and Behaviour of thermal piles in loose / very loose granular materials.

Professor Richard Sandberg
Richard Sandberg is Chair of Computational Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering and IT and also the lead for the RWTH Aachen-Melbourne (RUM) Joint PhD program project on Use of machine learning to optimise turbulence modelling.