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Dr Paul Collins

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor in Engineering Design and Product Development

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2010
Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 2004
Bachelor of Engineering, Deakin University, 2004

Contact

paul.collins@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73428

Biography

Paul is an Associate Professor in Design and Product Development within the School of Engineering at Deakin University. He has undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Commerce and a PhD in Engineering.  He worked for the automotive and consulting sectors, before joining Deakin to complete a PhD and stayed on in an academic role.  Since being at Deakin he has developed multiple research partnerships primarily focussed with sport apparel and technology firms.  He is leading a multidisciplinary group of researchers and students that encompass biomechanics to industrial design with an overarching focus on human interaction with products and artefacts. The focus can be summarised as the intersection of technology, design and people and ultimately how we “design better products”.

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Research interests

Design, Product Development, Rapid Manufacturing and Prototyping, Materials, Textiles, Sports Technology, Concept and User Analysis, Additive manufactiring and 3D printing

Teaching interests

Design, Product Development, Rapid Manufacturing and Prototyping, Materials, Textiles, Sports Technology, Concept and User Analysis, Additive manufactiring and 3D printing

Units taught

SEJ101 - Design Fundamentals

SED304 - Product Development

Awards

• 2019 - Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (Deakin University)

• 2016 - Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for research Partnerships (Deakin University)

• 2014 Excellence Award “Research and Development/Innovation” Victorian Engineering Excellence (Engineering Australia)

• 2014 - Most Innovative Teaching Award, School of Engineering (Deakin University)

• 2014 - Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for research Partnerships (Deakin University)

• 2013 - Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for research Partnerships (Deakin University)

• 2011 – Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement for research Partnerships (Deakin University)

Publications

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2020

3D scan process optimisation study for rapid virtualization

Angus Fitzpatrick, Paul Collins, Ian Gibson

(2020), Vol. 91, pp. 911-916, CIRP Dn 2020 : Enhancing design through the 4th Industrial Revolution thinking : Proceedings of the 30th CIRP Conference on Design 2020, Pretoria, South Africa, E1

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2019

Effect of mechanically aged minimalist and traditional footwear on female running biomechanics

Nadine Lippa, Jason Bonacci, Paul Collins, James Rawlins, Trenton Gould

(2019), Vol. 233, pp. 375-388, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, part P: journal of sports engineering and technology, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Study of bio-mimicry surfaces for optimization of coupling performance in wheelchair racing gloves

Clara Usma, N Volk, D Elderfield, P Collins

(2018), Vol. Volume 2, pp. 1-7, ISEA 2018 : Proceedings : The 12th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

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Identifying lead users for user-centered design (UCD) in sports product development

Robert Leen, Clara Usma, Kaja Antlej, Paul Collins

(2018), Vol. Volume 2, pp. 1-6, ISEA 2018 : Proceedings : The 12th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

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Fostering teamwork skills across the School of Engineering using online self and peer assessment

Tiffany Gunning, Paul Collins

(2018), pp. 385-389, ASCILITE 2018: Open Oceans: Learning Without Borders. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Geelong, Victoria, E1

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2017

Mechanical ageing performance of minimalist and traditional footwear foams

N Lippa, P Collins, J Bonacci, S Piland, J Rawlins, T Gould

(2017), Vol. 9, pp. 9-20, Footwear science, London, Eng., C1

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On the enhanced corrosion resistance of a selective laser melted austenitic stainless steel

Q Chao, V Cruz, S Thomas, N Birbilis, P Collins, A Taylor, P Hodgson, D Fabijanic

(2017), Vol. 141, pp. 94-98, Scripta materialia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Design of a patient specific, 3D printed arm cast

A Fitzpatrick, M Mohammed, P Collins, I Gibson

(2017), pp. 135-142, DesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology, Geelong, Victoria, E1

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Shape optimisation of a snowboard binding highback. A case study of generative design process comparison

R Leen, K Antlej, C Usma Alvarez, P Collins

(2017), pp. 73-83, DesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology, Geelong, Vic., E1

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Scaled physical prototyping of construction processes using 3D printing

M Johnson, P Collins

(2017), pp. 249-257, DesTech 2016: Proceedings of the International Conference on Design and Technology, Geelong, Vic., E1

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Design optimisation of a thermoplastic splint

Angus Fitzpatrick, M Mohammed, Paul Collins, Ian Gibson

(2017), pp. 2409-2418, SFF 2017 : Proceedings of the 28th Annual International 2409 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium ? An Additive Manufacturing Conference, Austin, Tex., E1

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2016

User centric design, data analysis and performance of snowboard bindings

P Collins, R Leen, C Usma Alvarez

(2016), Vol. 147, pp. 437-442, Procedia engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Industry case study: rapid prototype of mountain bike frame section

P Collins, R Leen, I Gibson

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 295-303, Virtual and physical prototyping, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Additive manufacturing in the cycling industry: mainstream or gimmick?

P Collins, I Gibson

(2016), pp. 77-81, ICDF 2016 : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Digital Fabrication, Tokyo, Japan, E1

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2015

Building a local design and entrepreneurship ecosystem

P Collins

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 258-262, Procedia technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Design of learning spaces for engineering education

P Collins, T Hilditch, M Joordens

(2015), pp. 1-9, AAEE 2015 : Blended design and project based learning. Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, Geelong, Vic., E1

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2014

Take your shoes off to reduce patellofemoral joint stress during running

J Bonacci, B Vicenzino, W Spratford, P Collins

(2014), Vol. 48, pp. 425-428, British Journal of Sports Medicine, C1

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Virtual and physical prototyping for compression sportswear

P Collins, M Johnson, D Hurst

(2014), pp. 655-658, High Value Manufacturing: Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, Leiria, Portugal, 1-5 October, 2013, Leiria, Portugal, E1

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Improving student engagement through content and assessment choice in a common first year

Tim Hilditch, S Chandrasekaran, Paul Collins

(2014), pp. 1-8, AAEE 2014 : Assessment and Learning for Engineering : Proceedings of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference and IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Wellington, New Zealand, E1

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2013

Correlation of tensile test properties with those predicted by the shear punch test

P Sellamuthu, P Collins, P Hodgson, N Stanford

(2013), Vol. 47, pp. 258-266, Materials and Design, C1

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Assessment of performance properties of wetsuits

M Naebe, N Robins, X Wang, P Collins

(2013), Vol. 227, pp. 255-264, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, C1

journal article
2007

Modelling factors of square tubes in high speed bending situations

P Collins, J Mullins, B Rolfe, P Hodgson

(2007), SAE Technical Papers, E1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Wool/ Lycra Compression Garments with Silicon Banding

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Maryam Naebe

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

  • 2014: $39,523
  • 2013: $15,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Development of action sports performance fabric

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2012: $37,500

UROP Small Tech Program

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2014: $28,000
  • 2013: $14,000

Barrier Group column protector

Dr Paul Collins, Mr Simon Cavenett

  • 2014: $25,000

Analysis of Carbon Fibre Cycling Wheel

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2016: $25,000

Industry and Other Funding

I-Beam Optimisation Design - RIB

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2012: $17,938
  • 2011: $17,938
  • 2010: $21,938

Powercor Australia Ltd - Tie Wire Assessment

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2012: $18,100
  • 2011: $14,842

Development of action sports performance fabric

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2011: $12,500

VR TEK Wheels initial feasibility study

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2012: $5,000
  • 2011: $5,000

Finite Element Analysis of CFRP car wheels

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2012: $32,452

GMC Industry Innovation Design Consultancy for Black Widow

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2012: $1,000

FEA consultancy of solar panel frames

Prof Andrew Beer, Dr Paul Collins

  • 2012: $5,000

Design and supply of Boccia Ramps

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2013: $10,000

Production of a pilot manufacturing plant for the manufacture of short nanofibres

A/Prof Alessandra Sutti, Dr Marzieh Parhizkar, Dr Paul Collins

  • 2014: $210,906
  • 2013: $33,182

Barrier Group column protector

Dr Paul Collins, Mr Simon Cavenett

  • 2015: $1,500
  • 2014: $18,263

Design and Development of resistance suit

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2015: $17,760
  • 2014: $6,250

Heavy Haulers Design Challenge

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2014: $5,000

Analysis of Carbon Fibre Cycling Wheel

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2014: $6,250

HeiQ Australia Research Program 2014/15

A/Prof Alessandra Sutti, Dr Paul Collins

  • 2018: $55,601
  • 2017: $135,408
  • 2016: $259,898
  • 2015: $400,000

Bellroy Design Challenge

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2016: $10,000

Gale Pacific Design Investigation

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Kaja Antlej, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield

  • 2017: $10,000

Geelong Orthotics Design Investigation

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Kaja Antlej, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, Dr Mazher Mohammed

  • 2017: $10,000

Design and Development of Athletic Apparel with respect to Biomechanics

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, Dr Jason Bonacci, Dr Samantha Hoffmann

  • 2018: $25,000
  • 2017: $15,000

Proof of Concept: Improved Mouthguard Design for Impact Sports

Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, Dr Paul Collins, Dr Mariana Paulino, Mr Kris Hinck, Dr Samantha Hoffmann

  • 2017: $25,000

Design and Validation of Athletic Resistance Garment

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Mariana Paulino, Dr Samantha Hoffmann, Mr Kris Hinck, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield

  • 2019: $24,592
  • 2018: $98,371

ACCIONA-Deakin World Solar Challenge.

Dr Paul Collins

  • 2020: $150,000
  • 2019: $150,000

Triathlon 2020

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Samantha Hoffmann

  • 2019: $25,000

Other Funding Sources

Compact Alloy Processing in a Micro Mill Environment

Prof Peter Hodgson, A/Prof Nicole Stanford, Dr Dominic Phelan, Mr David Gray, Dr Paul Collins

  • 2013: $11,410
  • 2012: $103,012
  • 2011: $208,621
  • 2010: $123,621

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2014

Klaus Fiedler

Thesis entitled: An Integrated Approach to Shape and Topology Optimisation of Mechanical Structures

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials