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Lab Leadership

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Dr Aaron Opdyke

Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering

I study disasters and the built environment in developing communities. My research seeks to strengthen preparedness for and recovery after disaster and conflict, through the lens of safe and equitable shelter and housing. My research also explores disaster risk reduction and resilience at the humanitarian-development nexus.

Masters Students

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Khadija Fatima

Master of Engineering (Civil)

Khadija’s research aims to investigate infrastructure and community risk from landslide and earthquake hazards in the Philippines through spatial modelling. She is passionate about applying her knowledge of geotechnical engineering to help communities affected by disasters. Her interest in disasters arose from her experience while living in East Timor and seeing the lack of adequate infrastructure and engineering services.

Doctoral Students

We are currently accepting applications for qualified PhD candidates interested in topics relating to the Lab’s research themes. Please see our Student Opportunities page for more information.

Undergraduate Students​

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Lachlan Dunbar

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Science (Geology And Geophysics)

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Laura Rovelli

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

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Tyler Johns

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

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Desmond Chiang

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Design in Architecture

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Jacob Smyth

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Design in Architecture

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Anthony Tsang

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Design in Architecture

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Edwina Hobson

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

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Oliver Stump

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

Visiting Scholars

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Jessica Taylor

PhD Candidate (Civil Engineering) - Iowa State University

Jessica's research aims to support multi-stakeholder collaboration for infrastructure development and infrastructure adaptation to environmental impacts. Her passion for understanding the intersectionality of engineering and society was fostered through her involvement with Engineers Without Borders USA and engineering work in Navajo Nation. Her engagement in policy and supporting youth engagement have been shaped by her involvement with the UN Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY).

Winter Research Interns

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Vanathy Arudselvan

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Tatiana Skwarko

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Design in Architecture

Janice Ng Weng See

Bachelor of Science (Bachelor of Science (Environmental Earth Systems Science) - Nanyang Technological University

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Ian Desmarais

Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) - University of New Hampshire

Alumni

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Awards

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