TechAssist Staff Profiles

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Craig Mcgill

Craig McGill
Technical Manager
School of Engineering
0428 642 584
craig.mcgill@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Machining Processes
  • Procurement – Capital plant
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Sewing
  • Mechanical Design and Project Support
  • Health and safety

Equipment Available:

  • Can give an overview of all equipment within the School of Engineering
  • SPINNER 5axis CNC Machining centre
  • Hamier Balancing machine
  • Forklift
  • Bernina sewing machine
Robynne Hall

Robynne Hall
Technical Co-ordinator
Mechatronics Engineering
Polymer Printing Laboratory
KE1.101.3
03 5227 3473
0429 665 283
robynne.hall@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Additive  Manufacturing
  • 3D  Print Materials
  • 3D  Technologies
  • Computer  Aided Design
  • Project  Support
  • Mechatronics  / physics Lab Manager
  • PCB  design / Mill
  • Industry  Engagement
  • Outreach  Programs
  • Project  Safety Plan
  • Purchasing

Equipment Available:

  • Up  Plus x2
  • Up  Mini x4
  • Connex  3
  • Fortus  450
  • Projet  660
  • Zortrax
  • Flashforge
  • Post  Processing Baths
Damien Elderfield

Damien Elderfield
Technical Services Coordinator
Mechanical Engineering
Digital Manufacturing Laboratory
KE1.101.04
03 5247 9147
damien.elderfield@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Design
  • Machining Processes
  • Electro Discharge Machining
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Virtual Reality
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • First Aid Officer
  • Industry Engagement

Equipment Available:

  • SLM
  • Wire EDM
  • Manual Machining & Welding
  • Trotec Laser Cutters
  • VR LAB
Leanne Farago

Leanne Farago
Technical Services Coordinator
Civil Engineering
Water Laboratory
KC2.106
03 5227 2289
0417 571 684
leanne.farago@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Chemical safety
  • Purchasing
  • Water treatment techniques, especially filtration and membrane technology
  • Water quality analysis
  • PIV laser
  • Risk Assessment

Equipment Available:

  • Balances
  • Water quality meters such as pH,conductivity, oxygen, turbidity etc.
  • Magnetic stirrers
  • Filtration Equipment
  • Laboratory glassware
  • Sample containers
  • UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
  • TOC analyser
Liam Norman

Liam Norman
Technical Officer
Mechanical Engineering
Digital Manufacturing Laboratory
KE1.101.03
03 5247 9559
liam.norman@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Chemical safety
  • Purchasing
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Mechanical Design and Project Support
  • Machining Processes

Equipment Available:

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing Programming
  • 7 Axis Okuma Mill Turn Multi Purpose Machine
  • Wire EDM Cutter
  • Manual Machining Lathe and Mill
  • Material Cutoff
Luke Tyrrell

Luke Tyrrell
Technical Officer
Mechanical Engineering
Digital Manufacturing Laboratory
KE1.101.04
03 5227 1364
luke.tyrrell@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Project Support, Assembly & Mechanical Design
  • Machining Processes
  • Drawing & Modelling – (File generation)
  • CAM Programming – (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Kistler Diagnostics equipment – Milling
  • Project materials – (Supply of consumables, fasteners, bearings, adhesives,  etc.)

Equipment Available:

  • SLM (Select Laser Melting) – Metal 3D Printer
  • Omax Water Jet Cutter
  • Wire EDM Cutter
  • Trotec Laser Cutters
  • Manual Machining & Welding – (Lathe, Mill, Bandsaw)
  • Spinner Milling Machine
  • Okuma Mill Turn Multi Purpose Machine
  • Hand Tools
Rod Seiffert

Rod Seiffert
Senior Technical Officer
Mechanical Engineering
Digital Manufacturing Laboratory
KE1.223
03 5227 1264
rodney.seiffert@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Project Support, Assembly & Mechanical Design
  • Machining Processes
  • Ordering of Project materials – (Supply of consumables, etc.)
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Kistler Diagnostic equipment – Milling & Turning
  • CAM Programming – (Computer Aided Manufacturing)
  • Support for Shell Eco Car program

Equipment Available:

  • Spinner Milling Machine
  • Nakamura Lathe
  • Wire EDM Cutter
  • Manual Machining & Welding – (Lathe, Mill, Bandsaw)
  • Trotec Laser Cutters
  • Hand Tools
Philip Todd

Phil Todd
Technical Officer
Mechanical Engineering
2d Cut Laboratory
03 5227 3088
philip.todd@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Project Support, Assembly & Mechanical Design
  • Manual Machining Processes
  • CNC Waterjet Cutting
  • 2D File Preparation for Laser Cutting
  • Ordering of Project materials – (Supply of consumables, etc.)
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Equipment Available:

  • Omax WaterJet
  • Manual Machining & Welding – (Lathe, Mill, Bandsaw)
  • Trotec Laser Cutters
  • Hand Tools
Rachel Rossau

Rachel Rossau
Technical Officer
Materials Engineering
KE2.103.03
03 5227 3345
rachel.rossau@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Materialographic Preparation – cutting, mounting, grinding, polishing,  etching
  • Hardness Testing
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Optical Profilometry
  • Load Frames Testing
  • Chemical Safety
  • Purchasing
  • Corrosion
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Surface Analysis

Equipment Available:

  • Analytical balances
  • Water quality meters such as pH, conductivity, ion selective electrodes.
  • Ultrasonicator
  • Dessicators
  • Magnetic stirrers
  • Furnaces
  • Optical Profilometer
  • Hardness Testers
  • Load Frames
  • Charpy Impact Tester
  • Precision Cutting
  • Hot & Cold Mounting
  • Grinding & Polishing
  • Optical Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
James Lamont

James Lamont
Senior Technical Officer
Electrical Engineering
Renewable Energy/Power/High Voltage Laboratories
KE1.120
03 5247 9450
james.lamont@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Electrical
  • Electronics / PCB milling
  • High Voltage
  • Programming languages Python, C, Labview.
  • Simulink Hardware in Loop
  • Linux / Raspberry Pi SBC's
  • Microcontrollers: Arduino, Microchip, Texas Instruments
  • Electrical Hazards Management

Equipment Available:

  • Multimeter
  • 8 Channel High Speed Data logger
  • Current Probes
  • Power Quality Meter
  • Power Meters
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscopes
  • Terco Power System Trainer
  • Lab-Volt Equipment
  • Hydrogen Generator
Michael Shanahan

Michael Shanahan
Technical Officer
Electrical Engineering
Renewable Energy/Power/High Voltage Laboratories
KE1.120
03 5247 9451
michael.shanahan@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Electrical
  • Industrial Automation
  • PLC / HMI / SCADA
  • Machine Safety
  • High Voltage
  • Industrial Drives & Switchgear

Equipment Available:

  • Multimeter
  • Data logger
  • Current Probes
  • Power Quality Meter
  • Power Meters
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscopes
  • Terco Power System Trainer
  • Lab-Volt Equipment
  • Hydrogen Generator
Lube Veljanoski

Lube Veljanoski
Senior Technical Officer
Civil Engineering
Structures Laboratory
LH1.023.1
03 5227 8944
lube.veljanoski@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Project Support
  • Fabrication and Construction
  • Concrete Mixing and Testing
  • Strain Gauge Mounting
  • Compression and tensile testing
  • Ordering of Project materials – (Supply of consumables, etc.)
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Equipment Available:

  • Concrete Characterisation
  • Load Frames
  • Concrete Casting Equipment
  • Cement and Concrete Moulds and Mixers
  • Sandblasting and Pressure Cleaning
  • Forklift

Candice Chan
Technical Officer
Environmental Engineering
KC2.106
03 5227 8594
candice.chan@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Water and soil chemistry
  • Laboratory testing
  • Soil and water sampling techniques
  • Field and laboratory equipment use, calibration and problem solving
  • Project support
  • Ordering of project materials (supply of consumables etc.)
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Equipment Available:

  • UV/VIS Spectrophotometers
  • Total Organic Carbon/Total Nitrogen Analyser
  • Water quality meters
  • IDEXX System for Coliform and E.coli analysis
  • Jartester
  • Bench scale membrane distillation, electrodialysis and pressure filtration systems

Muhammad Ikramul Kabir (Ikram)
Technical Officer
Civil Engineering
Structures Laboratory
KC1.004
03 5247 9625
m.kabir@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Water and soil chemistry
  • Mechanical Characterisation of Materials
  • Concrete Mixing and Casting
  • Structural Laboratory Testing
  • Strain Gauging
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Project Support
  • Ordering of Project materials (supply of consumables etc.)
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Equipment Available:

  • Concrete Mixers and Casting Equipment
  • Drying Ovens and Curing Tanks
  • Load Frames including 300 kN Instron and 500 kN Structural Testing Frame
  • Displacement Transducers
  • Sand Blasting and Pressure Cleaning
  • Concrete Grinders
  • Civil Engineering’s High Specification PCs and Data Acquisition System
Tim Clark

Tim Clark
Technical Officer
Mechatronics Engineering
Mechatronics Design Lab
KE2.110
03 5227 8839
tim.clark@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • Mechatronics / Robotics
  • Electrical
  • Industrial & Home Automation
  • PCB Design & Milling
  • Soldering and Assembly
  • Microcontroller Programming
  • Linux, Python, C, VB Programming
  • Project Risk Assessment

Equipment Available:

  • PCB Mill
  • Soldering Irons
  • DC Power Supplies
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Signal Generators
  • Multimeters
  • Lab-Volt Mindsight System
  • Small Pedestal Drill
  • General Hand tool
  • Pasco GLX Xplorer Dataloggers
  • Assorted Pasco Accessories and Equipment

Ali Alnedawi
Technical Officer
Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Laboratory
KC1.101
03 5227 8825
a.alnedawi@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Civil drafting design
  • Civil engineering software (AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D)
  • Geotech laboratory testing
  • Data analysis software (SBSS and MATLAB)
  • Finite element software (ABAQUS)
  • Pavement design software (CIRCLY)
  • General surveying
  • Project support
  • Ordering of project materials (supply of consumables etc.)
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Equipment Available:

  • Geotechnical equipment
  • GPS survey equipment
  • Total stations
  • Dumpy levels
  • Load frames including Instron
  • Civil engineering’s high specification PCs

Matt Zampatti
Technical Officer
Digital Manufacturing
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
KE1.101.01
03 5227 3599
matt.zampatti@deakin.edu.au
sebe-eng-cad@deakin.edu.au

Areas of knowledge:

  • Computer Aided Design/Engineering
  • Mechanical/Product design
  • 3D modelling & 2D drafting
  • Finite element analysis
  • 3D scanning
  • Reverse engineering
  • Project support

Equipment Available:

  • Creaform 3D Scanner
  • Artec Spider 3D Scanner
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