Tech Lab team

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Associate Professor Ray Kirby

Tech Lab Director

Ray draws on comprehensive managerial experience and research expertise to lead tech Lab and its teams. An acclaimed researcher in computational acoustics, he has worked extensively with industry to develop and implement computational models for the development of new products and applications. He jointed UTS in 2017 after 16 years at Brunel University London, where he was Head of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Madeleine Miller

Tech Lab Operations Manager

Madeleine is responsible for the operational management of Tech Lab and leading the administrative team to support the facility’s research, operational and engagement activities. The role also provides strategic and operational advice to support the facility, develop and maintain the Tech Lab community and strengthen research efforts. She brings extensive business operations management experience gained in the private and higher education sectors to the task.

Academic Leads


Professor Xiaojun Qiu
Associate Professor Ray Kirby

Electrical Machines and Power Electronics​

Associate Professor Dylan Lu

Electromagnetic Informatics​

Professor Jay Guo

Geotechnical Lab​

Associate Professor Hadi Khabbaz


Associate Professor Sarath Karagoda 

Laser Doppler Vibrometry​

Dr Ben Halkon

Material Characterisation and Service Life Performance​

Professor Vute Sirivivatnanon
Dr Nadarajah Gowripalan

Motion Platform and Mixed Reality​

Professor CT Lin
Dr Tim Chen

Multimedia Data Analytics​

Associate Professor Jian Zhang


Professor John Canning
Professor David McGloin


Associate Professor Robert Fitch​​

Structural Testing​

Professor Jianchun Li

Wireless Communications and Networking​

Professor Eryk Dutkiewicz
Dr Forest Zhu
Dr Yang Yang