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McCarthy, Timothy J. Professor of Structural Steel and Design

Head of School and Academic Leader Team UOW Solar Decathlon

  • School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Advanced Structural Engineering and Construction Materials Group

Overview


Professor Tim McCarthy was appointed to the Chair of Structural Steel and Design in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong in December 2004.

Tim is passionate about engineering education and is the Director of the Engineering and Mathematics Education Research Group at UOW. He is the Principal investigator on a major research project into the use of cold formed steel in mid-rise residential buildings at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre.  He combines his interest in renewable energy such as wave energy with onshore sustainability research.

In 2011, Tim was co-leader when Team UOW and gained entry into the Solar Decathlon China 2013 competition. Team UOW were the first team from Australia to gain entry into a Solar Decathlon, and took a unique approach to the competition by being the first to demonstrate how to retrofit an existing home. The final of the competition was held in Datong, China in August 2013, and Team UOW was successful in winning first place!  Tim is leading another Solar Decathlon challenge.  This time Team UOW is heading to Dubai in 2018 with a new net zero energy house.  The new house, dubbed Desert Rose, aims to be both energy efficient and dementia friendly – a home suitable for ageing occupants as they enter life’s twilight years.  The Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 will take place in November of that year.

Top Publications


Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Sustainability Upgrades of Small Commercial and Retail Buildings in Regional Centres
    Doctor of Philosophy Analysis and Design of Cold-Formed Steel Storage Racks Subject to Rocking Maguire, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Comparison and assessment of Cold-Formed Steel construction methods for Australian mid-rise apartment structures through the use of Building information Modelling Franklin, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy Analysis & Design of CFS Shear Panels For Midrise Buildings In Australia Bhuiyan, Md Refat Ahmed
    Master of Philosophy Capacity Maximisation of Loaded Tensegrity Structures Through Optimal Pretensioning Roth, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Use of Positive Psychology by Women in STEM Fields: An Exploratory Study on Women in Solar Decathlon Projects Wijayawardena, Kanchana
    Doctor of Philosophy Thermal behavior of the “Desert Rose House 2018” in a defined climatic zone depending on varied wall and roof constructions Thim, Jacqueline
    Doctor of Philosophy Lean/ Bim implementation in the construction sector Escribano, Alberto
    Master of Philosophy - EIS Behaviour of foamed concrete incorporating recycled glass at fibre reinforcement Prandalos, Ross
    Master of Research - EIS Light Gauge Steel Fitzsimmons, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy Design and Behaviour of Non-Welded Steel Structures Jnead, Sam
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Bio-concrete using floc of microorganisms to enhance the self-healing Chetty, Kirthi

Keywords


  • structural-engineering, engineering, technology-enhanced-learning, structural-design, wave-energy

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • M-9105-2017

Top Publications


Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Sustainability Upgrades of Small Commercial and Retail Buildings in Regional Centres
    Doctor of Philosophy Analysis and Design of Cold-Formed Steel Storage Racks Subject to Rocking Maguire, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Comparison and assessment of Cold-Formed Steel construction methods for Australian mid-rise apartment structures through the use of Building information Modelling Franklin, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy Analysis & Design of CFS Shear Panels For Midrise Buildings In Australia Bhuiyan, Md Refat Ahmed
    Master of Philosophy Capacity Maximisation of Loaded Tensegrity Structures Through Optimal Pretensioning Roth, James
    Doctor of Philosophy Use of Positive Psychology by Women in STEM Fields: An Exploratory Study on Women in Solar Decathlon Projects Wijayawardena, Kanchana
    Doctor of Philosophy Thermal behavior of the “Desert Rose House 2018” in a defined climatic zone depending on varied wall and roof constructions Thim, Jacqueline
    Doctor of Philosophy Lean/ Bim implementation in the construction sector Escribano, Alberto
    Master of Philosophy - EIS Behaviour of foamed concrete incorporating recycled glass at fibre reinforcement Prandalos, Ross
    Master of Research - EIS Light Gauge Steel Fitzsimmons, Andrew
    Doctor of Philosophy Design and Behaviour of Non-Welded Steel Structures Jnead, Sam
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Bio-concrete using floc of microorganisms to enhance the self-healing Chetty, Kirthi

Keywords


  • structural-engineering, engineering, technology-enhanced-learning, structural-design, wave-energy

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • M-9105-2017
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