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. Philip Teakle (Research Consultant, Teakle Composites)
  • 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 Carolyn Jacobs (Honorary Fellow, USC)

Postgraduate students

  • Alex Grainger (PhD, Mech Eng, Boyce)
  • Kevin Basore (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Michael Roberts (PhD, Mee)
  • Nick Gibbons (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Augusto Fontan Moura (PhD, Jahn) Submitted
  • Andreas Andrianatos (PhD, Gildfind)
  • Sholto Forbes (PhD, Jahn) Submitted
  • Jens Kunze (PhD, Smart)
  • Timothy Cullen (PhD, Morgan)
  • Sam Stennett (PhD, Gildfind)
  • Ranjith Ravichandran (PhD, Morgan)
  • Rory Kelly (PhD, McIntrye)
  • Eric Won Keun Chang (PhD, Veeraragavan)
  • Daniel Smith (PhD, Gildfind)
  • Kyle Damm (PhD, Gollan)
  • Yu Liu (PhD, Morgan)
  • Phillip Swann (PhD, Jahn)
  • Ryan Whitside (PhD, Smart)
  • Damian Curran (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Joseph Chai (PhD, Smart)
  • Ranjini Ramesh (PhD, Morgan)
  • Ian Cartmill (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Nils Temme (PhD, Morgan)
  • Alexander Ward (PhD)
  • Steven Apirana (MPhil, Morgan)
  • Jamie Border (PhD, Gollan)
  • Matthew Thompson (MPhil, Morgan)
  • Ramandeep Kaur (PhD, Wheatley)
  • Isaac Convery-Brien (MPhil, Mee)
  • Anand Ramprakash (PhD, Mee)

Technical staff

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

Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group)

  • Mr. Myles Frost (DST Group)
  • Dr Hadas Porat (DST Group)
  • Dr Wilson Chan (DST Group)


  • Prof Klaus Hannemann (DLR) December 2018 - April 2019


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