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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.