Pro Priyan Mendis

Priyan Mendis is a Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and the Director of the ARC Centre fpr Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Modular Housing (ARC CAMP.H), and the Leader of the Advanced Protective Technology of Engineering Structures Group. He is the Deputy Director of the ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub – Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS) also the Convener of the ARC Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) from 2004 -2011.

Dr Massoud Sofi

Massoud Sofi is a reserch fellow of the University of Melbourne. He is working as a CI for the ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub – Transformation of Reclaimed Waste Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a Circular Economy (TREMS).

Dr Glen Currie

Victorian based business manager with experience in 44 countries. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and active in the energy industry from electricity generation to retail including commercialization of new technologies.

Over 20 years’ experience strategically planning and leading transformations of companies. At Caterpillar, Glen was a Senior Consultant in the Service Department technology program for dealers in Europe, Asia and Australia. Led business for CSIRO Energy and became passionate about the energy transition. Next, started up solar and energy technology businesses and recent PhD in Consumer Roles in the Future Electricity System. Glen leads complex problem solving, quickly marshalling teams to respond to changing circumstances. His mandates in previous roles included helping to “fix” the commercial process and associated systems within CSIRO Energy and his PhD has been under the supervision of leading Professors Colin Duffield, Robin Evans and Iven Mareels. Specialties: energy, solar, and the energy transition.

A/Prof Yinghui Tian

Yinghui Tian is an Associate Professor at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne. His research background is offshore Geotechnics.

Prior to his appointment at Melbourne, he had a ~12 year research experience at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), the University of Western Australia.
He is currently an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and are the first Chief Investigator of two ARC Discovery Projects. He is passionate in fundamental soil mechanics and his research work is set to provide reliable and economic foundation solutions for offshore engineering developments. His current research projects include (1) offshore mooring and anchoring system development, (2) offshore pipeline integrity and stability study, (3) large deformation modelling and constitutive model development, (4) piling engineering and offshore renewable foundations, and (5) problematic carbonate soil behaviour modelling.

Dr Shanaka Kristombu Baduge

Dr. Shanaka Kristombu Baduge is a postdoctoral research fellow of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. Currently, he is the manager at CAMP.H (Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing) funded by ARC and industry partners.

He received his Ph.D. from The University of Melboune and he completed his B.Sc. (Hons) Eng. degree at University of Moratuwa. His Ph.D. focused on developing new mix-design methods for very-high strength concrete (VHSC) (100-150 MPa) and developing theoretical methods for ductility design of VHSC columns for tall-buildings.

His research interests include prefabricated buildings, high-strength and high performance concrete, light-weight structural systems, nanomaterial and nanoscale testing for construction material, multiscale modelling of concrete, waste recycling and low-carbon building materials.

Dr Elisa Lumantarna

Elisa Lumantarna is a research fellow in the University of Melbourne. She is currently working on four research projects including Transforming Hazardous Solar Panel Waste into Value Added Materials and Smart AI-Enabled Automation and Upcycling Solutions for Plastic Recycling 

Dr Jude Shalitha Perera

Jude Shalitha Perera is a research Fellow in the University of Melbourne. His expertise is primarily in the structural design of rockfall protection barriers and extreme loading on structures.

He is a specialist on robotics, artificial intelligence, deep learning, smart vision, and Internet of Things applications in the building and construction industry.
In 2015, he graduated from the University of Moratuwa with a BSc in science. He completed his PhD in 2020 at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Prof Nelson Lam. His PhD research topic allowed him to collaborate closely with the Hong Kong Geotechnical Department (HK GEO), and he created an optimised rockfall protection barrier with a layer of gabion cushion, which HK GEO incorporated into technical notes.

Dr Zipeng Zhang

Zipeng Zhang is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne. His research interests include sustainable building materials, waste recycling, circular economy, and machine learning.

He is dedicate to improve the sustainability of the building and construction industry.

Honorary Principal Fellow, Associate Professor Fatah Mostamandi Industry Deputy Director - CORR

Fatah Mostamandi graduated in Civil Engineering with Honours from the University of Western Australia. He started working as a subsea and pipeline design engineer for Intec Engineering, and through progression joined Saipem Australia and JP Kenny. Then, in 2007 he joined Trident Australasia as a construction manager overseeing the construction of Longtom Development and Assie1 Lay Barge (Singapore). From 2009-2022, he has been active in Woodside Energy working as Engineering/Technology/construction lead in subsea pipeline and flowline construction and decommissioning positions. He is currently pursuing his practice as subsea construction/ project delivery and decommissioning consultant and other business related to sustainability in the civil-construction domain.

Dean Campbell – MIEAust CPEng NER Industry Representative - CORR

Dean Campbell graduated in Engineering with honours, from Monash University in 2000. His professional career commenced working on civil infrastructure design and construction before moving to the design and installation of subsea pipelines, with a specialization in pipeline shore crossings. As Dean’s career has progressed, he has moved to managing the design and construction of offshore oil and gas developments for major energy companies.

Recently, Dean has been working at the forefront of the Energy Transition through managing complex multi-disciplinary studies in the field of hydrogen and de-carbonization. He is leading teams to investigate the opportunity for the export of hydrogen and hydrogen derivatives. He is also looking at scenarios for offshore carbon dioxide pipeline and sequestration projects.

Dean has a keen interest in the ‘Energy Transition’ circular economy and how the Australian subsea energy industry can evolve to support the future opportunities.

A keen promoter of the capability of local Australian industry, Dean is a board member for Industry association,  Subsea Energy Australia. (

Dean is a Principal Engineer for Wood Australia and is based in Perth.

Jason Christie Senior Consultant - Decommissioning Perth (Australia)

Jason joined Xodus in October 2021 having spent the last 8 years’ involved with decommissioning activities/planning for oil and gas facilities in the North West Shelf of Australia and the Bass Strait within a major operator.  This work has provided great challenges and satisfaction as decom in Australia is currently undergoing significant regulatory change with increasing emphasis on a Company’s social license to operate.

Jason Christie is an Offshore/Projects Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the offshore oil and gas industry primarily related to subsea equipment/installation and operations. During this time he has been involved in the development and execution of numerous oil and gas projects in many of the operating regions of the world with various operators and contractors, including Australia, Thailand, West Africa and the North Sea.

His recent experience includes the following, Field Abandonment & environmental studies, Technical research into contaminants in the marine environment,  Regulatory Field Closure activities and planning, Closure Risk Assessment, Comparative Assessment design and planning for EP’s.

His experience into contaminant assessment/analysis has focused primarily on NORM, Hg and plastics.  He also has direct experience with handling and disposal of NORM and NORM contaminated equipment as well as investigations into the cleaning of Hg from subsea pipelines.