Centre for Hypersonics

Every week at the UQ Centre for Hypersonics, we host seminars that explore the research and findings of the academics and PhD students working within the Centre.

We also welcome industry and researchers from other universities who can provide insight into areas within the hypersonics field.

These seminars are held every Thursday from 1pm-2pm in UQ’s Advanced Engineering Building, room 49-502. 

Topics covered may include:

  • Scramjets
  • Combustion
  • Turbines
  • Radiation
  • Propulsion
  • Optics
  • Flight testing
  • Aerothermodynamics
  • Aerobraking

This week's speaker

Dr Alex Klimenko

This week’s seminar features the research of Dr Alex Klimenko, who will cover ‘Direction of time, kinetics and Einstein’s  theory of radiation’.

The seminar is at 1:00pm - 2:00pm in Room 49-502.

More information:


  • Boltzmann’s  concept of direction of time and discussion
  • What is causality
  • Evaluating kinetic rates
  • Consistency with Einstein’s theory of radiation: decohering neutrality of radiation

Upcoming speakers

Other upcoming seminars will include:

  • 17 August 2017 Associate Professor Tim McIntyre, Optical diagnostics
  • 24 August 2017 Mr Michael Roberts, Scramjets
  • 31 August 2017 Mr Nick Gibbons, Scramjets
  • 7 September 2017 Mr Juan R. Llobet, Scramjets

The custodian of the seminar list is currently Dr David Gildfind. For more information about how to present at the UQ Centre of Hypersonics’ weekly seminar series, or to be added to the mailing list for the seminar series, please email David at d.gildfind@uq.edu.au.

Click here to read the seminar SOP