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Research funding
Supervising & teaching
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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Dynamics and vibration
  • Transportation distribution hazards
  • Condition monitoring
  • Protective packaging mechanical characterisation

Available to supervise research students

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About Matthew Lamb

Dr Matthew Lamb has worked at Victoria University since 2012.

He is an expert in the field of mechanical vibrations and continuous condition assessment.

His PhD focused on monitoring the structural integrity of protective packaging systems using both frequency domain techniques and adaptive digital filters.  

Currently, Dr Lamb’s research focus on the minimisation of packaging waste through the mechanical characterisation of protective cushioning materials and developing a better understanding of the hazards which exist in the distribution environment.

This research includes the characterisation of environmental alternatives to petrochemical based polymers and the publication of findings that will lead to improved simulation (laboratory testing) of the distribution environment.

Selected research highlights

2017 visit to Belgium: Dr Lamb was invited to the Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Dynamics and Vibrations group at Université de Mons (Belgium).

IAPRI 2015: Acted as session chair for the Distribution Packaging session of the 27th IAPRI Symposium (world packaging symposium) held in Valencia, Spain.

2014 IAPRI World Conference: Victoria University hosted the 19th IAPRI World Conference on Packaging. Dr Lamb was a member of the organising committee and was also responsible for reviewing a number of abstracts and full papers. The conference was attended by 140 delegates from 25 countries and included 105 scientific papers.

2012 Researcher Development Grant Scheme: Awarded $29,150 to fund his research for 2013.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2011
  • BEng (Hons), Victoria University, Australia, 2007

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Lamb, M., Rouillard, V., & Milverton, J. (190101). An evaluation of the mechanical performance of extruded wheat starch loose fill. Packaging Technology and Science,

doi: 10.1002/pts.2465

2018 Long, M. T., Rouillard, V., Lamb, M. J., & Sek, M. A. (180101). Characterising heave, pitch, and roll motion of road vehicles with principal component and frequency analysis. Packaging Technology and Science, 31(1), (3-13).

doi: 10.1002/pts.2336

2017 Lamb, M. J., & Rouillard, V. (170301). Static and Dynamic Strength of Paperboard Containers Subjected to Variations in Climatic Conditions. Packaging Technology and Science, 30(3), (103-114).

doi: 10.1002/pts.2285

2015 Lamb, M. J., & Rouillard, V. (150508). An Adaptive, Multi-Resolution, Modal Parameter Extraction Technique. Experimental Mechanics,

doi: 10.1007/s11340-015-0034-0

2015 Lamb, M. J., & Rouillard, V. (150101). A comparative numerical study between the adaptive finite-impulse-response and Fourier transform techniques to monitor structural integrity. International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 25(4), (449-467).

doi: 10.1177/1056789515604371

2015 Lamb, M. J., & Parker, A. J. (150101). Estimation of the dynamic properties of non-linear packaging materials using a reverse multiple input/single output based approach. Packaging Technology and Science, 28(1), (31-45).

doi: 10.1002/pts.2084

2014 Lamb, M. J., & Rouillard, V. (140101). Determining the progression of damage in materials subjected to sustained random loads using an adaptive finite impulse response approach. Strain, 50(4), (334-346).

doi: 10.1111/str.12096

2012 Lamb, M., & Rouillard, V. (120507). Assessing the influence of fourier analysis parameters on short-time modal parameter extraction. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME, 134(3),

doi: 10.1115/1.4005654

2012 Lamb, M. J., Rouillard, V., & Sek, M. A. (120101). Monitoring the evolution of damage in packaging systems under sustained random loads. Packaging Technology and Science, 25(1), (39-51).

doi: 10.1002/pts.957

2008 Rouillard, V., & Lamb, M. (081201). On the effects of sampling parameters when surveying distribution vibrations. Packaging Technology and Science, 21(8), (467-477).

doi: 10.1002/pts.827

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Since 2005, Dr Lamb has taught units (subjects) from pathway level through to final year tertiary level engineering units. 

He currently teaches:

  • Mechanical Engineering Design (second year)
  • Advanced Engineering Design (final year)
  • Dynamics (second year)
  • Third year Stress Analysis (Finite Element Analysis using Ansys) and Engineering Analysis (frequency domain analysis using Matlab).

Selected teaching and service highlights

MotorEx 2018: The VU Motorsport designed (led by Dr Lamb) Clements Motorsport Sports Sedan was put on display at Australia’s largest and most prestigious car show.

2014 Student Study Tour: Dr Lamb led a three-week student study tour to Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.

2013 Formula SAE: Dr Lamb led the VU Motorsport team to the four day Formula SAE competition.

2012 OptimumG Seminar (3 day): Dr Lamb arranged for VU to host an international seminar focusing on vehicle suspension systems design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8RvOgKIAmo.

To develop his teaching further, he undertook (and completed) a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education from 2012-2014. This included a major study on the use of enquiry based learning (specifically the use of PBL in conceptually challenging units in engineering) and another on supervising postgraduate research.

Careers

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