Master Students

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Xinyang Jiang

Master of Engineering (Civil)

Xinyang's research investigated storm surge risk assessment methods in the Philippines.

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Khadija Fatima

Master of Engineering (Civil)

Khadija’s research investigated the use of global gridded population datasets for landslide risk estimates in the Philippines.

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Zhenwen (Fiona) Wang​

Master of Professional Engineering (Civil)

Fiona's research focused on prioritising build back safer messages for post-disaster housing, surveying experts on the importance of key messages to improve humanitarian shelter assistance.

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Servani Nagabhyrava

Master of Engineering (Civil)

Servani's research focused on modeling of safer shelter construction in post-disaster humanitarian response. After completing her degree at the University of Sydney, Servani was accepted into the University of Oxford's Enterprise and the Environment Summer School.

Undergraduate Students

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Lachlan Dunbar

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Science

Lachlan's research examined landslide risk perceptions in the Philippines.

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Laura Rovelli

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Laura's research examined the effectiveness of participatory flood assessments in the Philippines.

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Tyler Johns

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Tyler's research examined the effectiveness of participatory flood assessments in the Philippines.

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Desmond Chiang

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Design in Architecture

Desmond's research investigated storm surge risk perceptions in the Philippines.

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Jacob Smyth

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Design in Architecture

Jacob's research investigated storm surge risk perceptions in the Philippines.

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Anthony Tsang

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Design in Architecture

Anthony's research investigated storm surge risk perceptions in the Philippines.

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Edwina Hobson

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Commerce

Edwina's research looked at climate change adaptation for Aboriginal social housing in New South Wales.

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Oliver Stump

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Commerce

Oliver's research looked at climate change adaptation for Aboriginal social housing in New South Wales.

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Lay Shien (Sheryn) See

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Sheryn's research focused on flood risk reduction through improved stormwater management in the Philippines.

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Benjamin Bannon

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Science

Ben's research focused on flood risk reduction through improved stormwater management in the Philippines.

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Luke Calo

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Luke's research focused on flood risk reduction through improved stormwater management in the Philippines.

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Elyssa Mastroianni

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Elyssa's research focused on asset management and its role in reducing disaster losses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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James Lancaster

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Jame's research focused on asset management and its role in reducing disaster losses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Benjamin Korkmann

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Ben's research focused on asset management and its role in reducing disaster losses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Nha Vy (Vivien) Tran

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Project Management

Vivien's research explored the impact of funding, community participation, and technical assistance on housing reconstruction after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.

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Mei Feng (Janice) Wu

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Project Management

Janice's research explored the impact of funding, community participation, and technical assistance on housing reconstruction after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.

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Lucy Woodley

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Project Management

Lucy's research explored the impact of funding, community participation, and technical assistance on housing reconstruction after the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.

Visiting Scholars and Short-Term Placements

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Jessica Taylor

PhD Student (Civil Engineering) - Iowa State University

Jessica was a visting scholar in 2020 while a PhD candidate at Iowa State University. Her 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).

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Eefje Hendriks

PhD Student (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Eefje was a visiting scholar in 2019 while a PhD candidate and Lecturer at the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Her doctoral research was supported by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. She has initiated classes related to her PhD topic, including a new multi-disciplinary minor program Disruptive Events - challenge or crisis, the graduation studio Borderless Engineering, and internships for bachelor and master students. At the Eindhoven University of Technology, she is a member of the daily board of Technology for Global Development. Eefje holds two cum laude master's degrees: Architecture and Building Technology, with a focus on the development of community shelter in Haiti. In her PhD research she focuses on effective knowledge exchange to support safer self-recovery after disasters. Her most recent field study (2018) was a knowledge assessment on hazard-resistant construction principles in post-earthquake Nepal, guiding a team of volunteers, students and translators. She has conducted fieldwork on post-typhoon in the Philippines, post-hurricane reconstruction in Nicaragua, and post-flood shelter tests in Senegal as part of the community shelter and water tower development for Speedkits, as well as urban slum integration projects in Argentina. She has worked in partnership with NGO’s, such as the CRS, Cordaid, IFRC, MSF, Habitat for Humanity, EWB, Stichting Samenscholen, Bambu Social.

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Vanathy Arudselvan

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)

Vanathy was a winter research scholar in 2020. Her research looked at causes of mortality from typhoons in the Philippines.

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Janice Ng Weng See

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

Janice was a winter research scholar in 2020. Her research looked at causes of mortality from typhoons in the Philippines.

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Ian Desmarais

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

Ian was a winter research scholar in 2020. His research looked at causes of mortality from typhoons in the Philippines.

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Tatiana Skwarko

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Design in Architecture

Tatiana was a winter research scholar in 2020. Her research looked at causes of mortality from typhoons in the Philippines.

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Kellie Williams

Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (University of Newcastle)

Kellie was a summer research scholar in 2019/2020. Her research looked at causes of mortality from typhoons in the Philippines.

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Emann-Ray Arago

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil) and Commerce

Emann-Ray was a summer research scholar in 2018/2019. His research looked at prioristing build back safer shelter messages in the Philippines.