Title: Employing Biomimetics for Practical Solutions to Hydrodynamic and Vortex-Induced Vibration Problems
Professor Andrew Potts holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil - Structural), and Master of Engineering Science (Offshore - Structural) from Monash University and completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Offshore Engineering) at the University of Reading in the UK. He also holds a Professor of Practice from Monash University.
He is probably best known for having founded the Australian engineering consulting company, AMOG Consulting, more than 27 years ago. Since its foundation, AMOG has expanded across five continents and Professor Potts has built a business dedicated to leading-edge engineering technology in oil and gas, mining, transport, renewable energy, and defence. Renowned for his commitment to R&D and innovation, Professor Potts and AMOG have won numerous awards, spearheaded a number of industry-leading joint industry projects, developed patented technology, and presented technical papers at conferences around the globe.
He is committed to promoting engineering excellence through partnerships with commercial enterprises, governments, and academia. Professor Potts is often engaged to provide specialist advice in legal cases, and is regarded as an authority on steel wire ropes and fibre rope systems used in marine applications.
Title: Technology advancement as an enabler for a more sustainable mining and extractive industry
Dr Xiaoling Liu is a Fellow of the Academy and a Fellow of AusIMM. She currently serves as an independent non-executive Director on the Board of Newcrest Mining, Iluka Resources, South 32 and Melbourne Business School. Prior to this she spent twenty-six years with Rio Tinto Group where she held various senior executive positions, including President and CEO of Rio Tinto Minerals, President of Primary Metal Pacific and Managing Director of Technical Services. Dr Liu has an Engineering Bachelor degree from Chongqing University in China and a PhD from Imperial College in UK.
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