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Research funding
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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Structural engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Pavement engineering
  • Biomedical engineering

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About Rubi van Staden

Dr Rudi van Staden is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering and Course Chair in Architectural and Civil Engineering with the College of Engineering and Science.

During his PhD research, he collaborated with national and international researchers and successfully applied the Finite Element Method (FEM) to further the understanding of the long-term response bone during and after dental implantation.

The centrepiece of his postdoctoral research focused on the development of modelling techniques to evaluate the impacts of changes in moisture and temperature, due to climate change, on rigid and flexible pavement deterioration. The postdoctoral research also gave him the opportunity to lead the physical infrastructure sector in the formulation of climate change adaptation options under the South East Queensland Climate Adaptation Research Initiative funded by the Queensland Government Smart State Innovation Fund and Australian Government Department of Climate Change.

Dr van Staden is also conducting research in Structural Engineering. Together with Professor Fragomeni, they are using FEM to further understand concrete corbels.

Qualifications

  • Phd, Griffith University, Australia, 2008
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Hertfordshire, U.K., 2003
  • Diploma in Engineering, Cambridge Regional College, U.K., 1999
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Victoria University, Australia, 2016

Key publications

Year Citation
2017 . (170101). Biomaterials for Implants and Scaffolds Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-53574-5

2016 Chai, G., Van, Staden., Guan, H., Kelly, G., & Chowdhury, S. (160630). The Impacts of Climate Change on Pavement Maintenance in Queensland, Australia (pp. 207-221).

doi: 10.1002/9781119318613.ch15

Year Citation
2020 . (200101). ACMSM25 Springer Singapore.

doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0

2019 Kamadjaja, S., Fragomeni, S., & Van, Staden. (190101). Numerical Analysis of Reinforced Corbel Width Using High Strength Concrete In Wang, C. ;. (Ed.), Paper presented at Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials. Springer Singapore.

doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0

2017 Fragomeni, S., & Van, Staden. (170101). Fire-damaged flexible pavement deterioration under dynamic loading: A finite element study Paper presented at Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges - Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM24 2016 (pp. 803-808).
2017 van, Staden., Fragomeni, S., & Chen, Y. (170101). Full-depth flexible pavement performance impacted by rainfall: Finite element analysis Paper presented at Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges - Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM24 2016 (pp. 809-814).

Year Citation
2017 Van, Staden., & Fragomeni, S. (170612). Finite element analysis of fire-damaged flexible pavement deterioration. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 8(2),

doi: 10.1108/JSFE-03-2017-0024

2015 VAN, S. TADEN., Sii, H. B., Chai, G. W., & Guan, H. (150213). Parametric Study of Doweled Joints in Concrete Pavements Using Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities,
2015 Serrao-Neumann, S., Schuch, G., Harman, B., Crick, F., Sano, M., Sahin, O., van, Staden., Baum, S., & Low, Choy. (150101). One human settlement: A transdisciplinary approach to climate change adaptation research. Futures, 65 (97-109).

doi: 10.1016/j.futures.2014.08.011

2015 Chai, G. W., Van, Staden., & Loo, Y. C. (150101). In situ assessment of pavement subgrade using falling weight deflectometer. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 43(1), (140-148).

doi: 10.1520/JTE20130149

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities

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 PhD Associate supervisor
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

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

Completed supervision of research students at VU

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

Completed supervision of research students at VU

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

Other supervision of research students

Phd and MEng Completion at Griffith University

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Oct 2013 - Oct 2019
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Victoria University
Jan 2010 - Oct 2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Griffith University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Oct 2013 -
Oct 2019
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Victoria University
Jan 2010 -
Oct 2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Griffith University

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Consultant Civil Engineering
Griffith University
Jan 1997 - Dec 1999
Assistant Structural/Civil Undergraduate Engineer
Hays Construction, U.K.
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Consultant Civil Engineering
Griffith University
Jan 1997 - Dec 1999
Assistant Structural/Civil Undergraduate Engineer
Hays Construction, U.K.

Awards

Year Award
2012

Award for Excellence of a Research Group - Pro Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards, Griffith University, Australia

2012

Award for Planning Excellence - Planning Institute of Australia

2011

Excellence Award for Innovation - Institute of Public Work Engineering Australia, Queensland Division (IPWEAQ)

2004

Postgraduate Award for the Most Innovative Research - Arnold Development Consultants

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Media appearances

01st April 2011

Climate change impacts on structural pavement deterioration in SEQ

South East Queensland Climate Adaptation Research Initiative (SEQCARI) Update Newsletter

23rd February 2011

Driven doc keeps patients smiling

Gold Coast Bulletin, p. 20

03rd June 2010

Model reveals tooth stress

MedicalSearch Forum

01st August 2011

Dental implants safer with Rudi's engineering know-how

Australian Dental Association (ADA) Queensland News, Issue 583, p. 12

05th October 2005

Student uses screws for a better bite

Courier-Mail, p. 2