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.

Research Team

Chief Investigators

Professor Sujeeva Setunge
Hub Director
RMIT University

sujeeva.setunge@rmit.edu.au

 

  • 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

Professor Priyan Mendis
Deputy Director
University of Melbourne
pamendis@unimelb.edu.au

 

  • 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

Dr. Chamila Gunasekara
Partnership & Scientific Program Manager
RMIT
chamila.gunasekara@rmit.edu.au

 

  • 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

Professor Sujeeva Setunge
Hub Director
RMIT University

sujeeva.setunge@rmit.edu.au

 

  • 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

Professor Priyan Mendis
Deputy Director
University of Melbourne
pamendis@unimelb.edu.au

 

  • 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

Dr. Chamila Gunasekara
Partnership & Scientific Program Manager
RMIT
chamila.gunasekara@rmit.edu.au

  • 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

Professor Ralph Horne
RMIT University

Professor Priyan Mendis
University Of Melbourne

Professor Vivian Tam
University of Western Sydney

 

 

Professor Hao Wang
Univerity Of Southern Queensland

Professor Saman Halgamuge
Melbourne University

Professor Scott Smith
Adelaide University

 

 

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Professor Kevin Zhang
RMIT University

Professor Wei Gao
University of New South Wales

 

Professor Pubudu Pathirana
Deakin University

 

Assocoiate Professor Dilum Fernando
University of Queensland

 

Dr David Law
RMIT University

Dr. Fillippo Giustozzi
RMIT University

Dr Weena Lokuge
University of Southern Queensland

Dr. Mayuri Wijayasundara
Deakin University

 

Dr. Kate Nguyen
RMIT University

Dr. Susanga Costa
Deakin University

 

Dr. Dilan Robert
RMIT University

Dr. Farshid Pahlevani
University of New South Wales

Dr Massoud Sofi
Univerity Of Melbourne

Dr. Ylias Sabri
RMIT University

Dr. Wengui Li
University of Technology Sydney

 

Dr. Shadi Houshyar
RMIT University

Dr Chamila Gunasekara
RMIT University

International Experts

Professor Andrzej Cwirzen
Lulea University of Technology

Professor Surendra Shah
University of Texas Arlington

Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga
Huddersfield University

Professor Tsutomu Sato
Hokkido University

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