Centre for Hypersonics


Deputy Director


Adjunct and Honorary staff

  • Professor David Buttsworth (Honorary Professor, USQ)
  • Dr Todd Silvester (Adjunct Fellow, DST Group, Brisbane)
  • Dr. Michael Macrosson (Adjunct Senior Lecturer)
  • Dr Neil Mudford (Adjunct Research Fellow)
  • Dr Sandy Tirtey (Adjunct Lecturer, RocketLab, NZ)
  • Dr Sarah Razzaqi (Honorary Reserach Fellow, DST Group)
  • Dr. Stefan Brieschenk (Adjunct Research Fellow)
  • Dr Sanchito Banerjee (Adjunct Fellow, Project Manager at Airbus, Munich)
  • Dr Wilson Chan (Adjunct Reserach Fellow, DST Group)
  • Dr Sreekanth Raghunath (Adjunct Research Fellow)

Higher-Degree Research (HDR) students

  • Alex Grainger (PhD, Mech Eng, Boyce)
  • Kevin Basore (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Sholto Forbes (PhD, Jahn) Submitted
  • Timothy Cullen (PhD, Morgan)
  • Rory Kelly (PhD, McIntrye)
  • Eric Won Keun Chang (PhD, Veeraragavan)
  • Daniel Smith (PhD, Gildfind)
  • Yu Liu (PhD, Morgan)
  • Ryan Whitside (PhD, Smart) Submitted
  • Damian Curran (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Joseph Chai (PhD, Smart)
  • Ranjini Ramesh (PhD, Morgan)
  • Nils Temme (PhD, Morgan)
  • Alexander Ward (PhD, Smart)
  • Steven Apirana (MPhil, Morgan)
  • Jamie Border (PhD, Gollan)
  • Matthew Thompson (PhD, Morgan)
  • Ramandeep Kaur (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Isaac Convery-Brien (MPhil, Mee) Submitted
  • Ananth Ramprakash (PhD, Mee)
  • Jacob Sandral (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Matt Kratzer (PhD, Veeraragavan)
  • Oliver Street (PhD, Veeraragavan)
  • Sarah Mecklem (PhD, Veeraragavan)
  • Matt Trudjian (PhD, Veeraragavan)
  • Keill Hopkins (PhD, Veeraragavan)
  • Steven Apriana (PhD, Morgan)
  • Shahzeb Imran (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Alexis Lefevre (PhD, Gildfind)
  • Kieran Mackle (PhD, Jahn)
  • Oliver Paxton (PhD, Janh)
  • Mahendra Pokhrel (PhD, Gildfind)
  • Arlo Leckie (PhD, McIntyre)
  • Reece Otto (PhD, Gollan)
  • Mu-Hsin Chang (PhD, Morgan)

Technical staff

  • Keith Hitchcock (T4)
  • Neil Duncan (X-Laboratory)
  • Barry Allsop (Electronics)

Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group)

  • Dr Dillon Hunt (DST Group)
  • Dr Hadas Porat (DST Group)
  • Dr Wilson Chan (DST Group)
  • Dr Zachary Denman (DST Group)
  • Dr Steven Lewis (DST Group)


  • A/Prof Kohei Shimamura (Department of Engineering Mechanics and Energy, University of Tsukuba) April 2019 - March 2020
  • Dr Gouji Yamada (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokai University) April 2019 - March 2020
  • Mr Chihiro Fujio (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Kyushu University) Feb-March 2020


CfH members and visitors at the X3 Expansion Tunnel. French-Australian Workshop on re-entry and Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics, The University of Queensland, 23 to 25 February 2016