Research Team

Research Team

The TREMS research hub brings together leading scientists, researchers and industrial experts from nine Australian and

The hub draws from expertise across multiple disciplines including civil, chemical, materials and construction engineering, artificial intelligence, behavioural sciences, environmental procurements, policies and standards.

 

Governance  

The TREMS Hub vision is guided by an Industry Advisory Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee. The Executive Management Group oversee the daily operations.

Hub Leadership

  • Development of smart technologies for waste management
  • Development of smart technologies for the end user
  • B2B and supply chain issues for waste derived goods within governmental bodies and Lgas
  • Recycled polypropylene packaging composites
  • Water based paint waste as an additive to geopolymer concrete
  • Material modelling, accelerated testing and field trials for concrete and asphalt incorporating waste
  • Novel light-weight modular formwork systems for concrete structures
  • Behaviour of glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) confined recycled aggregate concrete piles
  • New fire protection materials from industrial waste
  • The use of brown coal pond ash as a replacement of cement in concrete masonry bricks
  • Robotic intelligence for construction waste sorting

Priyan Mendis
Deputy Director
University of Melbourne
[email protected]

 

  • Graphene advanced applications
  • Advanced manufacturing of prefabricated SIP systems using recycled plastics and bio products
  • Advanced chemical recycling and upcycled products for low-value residue and

Chamila Gunasekara
Partnership & Scientific Program Manager
RMIT
[email protected]

 

  • Upcycled textile waste used as construction material in concrete applications
  • Material modelling, accelerated testing and field trials for concrete and asphalt incorporating waste
  • Behaviour of glass fibre reinforced polymer (gfrp) confined recycled aggregate concrete piles
  • New fire protection materials from industrial waste
  • The use of brown coal pond ash as a replacement of cement in concrete masonry bricks
  • Optimising efficiency of using construction and demolition waste in aerated bricks
  • Use of expanded polystyrene (eps) in concrete and lightweight masonry bricks

Chief Investigators

  • Waste tyre reinforcement of construction materials within mining operations

David Lange
University of Queensland
[email protected]

  • Upcycled textile waste used as construction material in concrete applications
  • Material modelling, accelerated testing and field trials for concrete and asphalt incorporating waste
  • The use of brown coal pond ash as a replacement of cement in concrete masonry bricks
  • Optimising efficiency of using construction and demolition waste in aerated bricks
  • Upcycled textile waste used as construction material in concrete applications
  • Material modelling, accelerated testing and field trials for concrete and asphalt incorporating waste
  • The use of brown coal pond ash as a replacement of cement in concrete masonry bricks
  • Optimising efficiency of using construction and demolition waste in aerated bricks
  • Material modelling, accelerated testing and field trials for concrete and asphalt incorporating waste

Dilum Fernando
University of Edinburgh
[email protected]

  • Novel light-weight modular formwork systems for concrete structures

Dilanthi Amaratunga
University of Huddersfield
[email protected]

  • Development of smart technologies for waste management

  • Material modelling, accelerated testing and field trials for concrete and asphalt incorporating waste
  • Recycled polypropylene packaging composites

Hao Wang
University of Southern Queensland

[email protected]

 

  • Development of commercial applications of fly ash and slag based geopolymer concrete
  • Waste treatment solutions for plastics
  • Use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) in concrete and lightweight masonry bricks
  • Essential oil, bioenergy and biochar production from nuts and botanicals

  • New fire protection materials from industrial waste

  • Robotic intelligence for construction waste sorting
  • Optimising efficiency of using construction and demolition waste in aerated bricks

Lu Aye
University of Melbourne
[email protected]

  • B2B and supply chain issues for waste derived goods within governmental bodies and Lgas

  • B2B and supply chain issues for waste derived goods within governmental bodies and Lgas
  • Development of smart technologies for waste management
  • Recycled polypropylene packaging composites
  • Water based paint waste as an additive to geopolymer concrete
  • Development of smart technologies for waste management

  • B2b and supply chain issues for waste derived goods within governmental bodies and Lgas           
  • Social and policy dimensions of waste minimisation and waste management

Saman Halgamuge
University of Melbourne
[email protected]

  • Development of smart technologies for waste management

     

  • Upcycled textile waste used as construction material in concrete applications

  • Waste tyre reinforcement of construction materials within mining operations

Vivian Tam
Western Sydney University
[email protected]

  • The use of carbon-conditioned recycled aggregate for recycled concrete applications

Weena Lokuge
University of Southern Queensland
[email protected]

  • Recycled polypropylene packaging composites  
  • Water based paint waste as an additive to geopolymer concrete
  • Use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) in concrete and lightweight masonry bricks
  • Waste treatment solutions for plastics
  • Circular economy oriented analysis and design for energy-saving materials and structures

Wengui Li
University of Technology Sydney
[email protected]

  • Deterioration of recycled concrete under coupled loading and aggressive environmental actions

  • Circular economy oriented analysis and design for energy-saving materials and structures

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