Alumni in profile

Dr Robert Crawford at his recent graduation ceremony.

Dr Robert Crawford
Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) 1999, Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) Hons 2001 and PhD 2004

Robert completed an undergraduate degree and a PhD with the School of Architecture and Building in record time. The winner of numerous academic awards, including a 2001 Vice-Chancellor's prize for his honours research, Robert won a prestigious travel grant from IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) to attend their conference at Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 2003. "Winning such a strongly contested award gave me the opportunity to combine networking and study with some travel around Europe," Robert said.

Robert has authored and co-authored 14 refereed publications and is the recipient of a Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry grant. He has also been runner-up in the ANZSES Wal Read Memorial Award and in the SEDA Water Heater Design Competition.

Robert's current research focuses on embodied energy analysis, life-cycle assessment, life-cycle inventory completeness and validation, and their application to buildings, renewable energy systems and related products.

In the future, Robert aims to continue his work in the field of life-cycle assessment and embodied energy analysis, in particular methodological development. He also plans to expand his knowledge of and interest in renewable energy.
Robert currently works as a research fellow and tutor in Deakin's School of Architecture and Building.

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