Centre for Hypersonics

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


Staff :

Adjunct/Honorary staff:

  • Professor Allan Paull (Adjunct Professor, Program Leader, DSTO)
  • Professor David Buttsworth (Honorary Professor, USQ)
  • Dr. Bianca Capra (Honorary Lecturer, QUT)
  • Dr. Michael Macrosson (Research consultant, Division of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Dr. Philip Teakle (Research Consultant, Teakle Composites)
  • Dr Sandy Tirtey (Adjunct Lecturer, RocketLab, NZ)
  • Dr. Stefan Brieschenk (Adjunct Research Fellow, French-German Research Institute)
  • Dr Wilson Chan (Adjunct Research Fellow)

Postgraduate Students:

  • Dawid Preller (PhD, Mech. Eng., Smart) Submitted
  • Alex Grainger (PhD, Mech Eng, Boyce)
  • Brad Wheatley (PhD, McIntyre)
  • Kevin Basore (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Wei Han (PhD, Morgan) Submitted
  • Tristan Vanyai (PhD, Boyce)
  • Christopher James (PhD, Morgan)
  • Tamara Sopek (PhD, Boyce)
  • Steven Lewis (PhD, Morgan)
  • Guerric de Crombrugghe (PhD, Morgan) Submitted
  • Zac Denman (PhD, Veeraragavan)
  • Juan R. Llobet (PhD, Jahn)
  • Michael Roberts (PhD, Mee)
  • Sreekanth Raghunath (PhD, Mee)
  • Will Landsberg (PhD, Veeraragavan)
  • Mr Sangdi Gu (PhD, Morgan)
  • Nick Gibbons (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Augusto Fontan Moura (PhD, Jahn)
  • Pierpaolo Toniato (PhD, Gildfind)
  • Andreas Andrianatos (PhD, Gildfind)
  • Sholto Forbes (PhD, Jahn)
  • Jens Kunze (PhD, Smart)
  • Timothy Cullen (PhD, Morgan)
  • Sam Stennett (MPhil)
  • Ranjith Ravichandran (PhD, Morgan)
  • Rory Kelly (PhD)

Technical staff:

  • Sam Grieves (T4)
  • Keith Hitchcock (T4)
  • Frans De Beurs (X-lab)
  • Barry Allsop (Electronics)


  • Dr. Hans Alesi (DSTO)
  • Dr. Ross Paull (DSTO)
  • Dr. Todd Silvester (DSTO)
  • Dr. Judith Odam (DSTO) 
  • Mr. Myles Frost (DSTO)


  • Dr. Neil Mudford