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December 20, 2018

Where Are They Now? Researcher Edition

The Energy Pipelines CRC draws on a large pool of talented researchers to deliver research projects. Over the years some have moved on to new challenges and opportunities both home and abroad. We caught up with some to see what they are up to now.

Davi is a Mechanical Engineer from Brazil was involved in projects at Deakin University. He helped Prof. Mike Tan on research involving pipeline field joint coatings flexibility, supported students in the test laboratory and, helped establish and manage the National Facility for Pipeline Coatings Assessment (NFPCA).Davi

Currently Davi is working as Project Manager at Ford Motor Company where he is responsible for managing projects related to Noise and Vibration (NVH) performance during vehicle powertrain development.

His time on the NFPCA improved his skills on budget control and commercial acumen. In his words, "the involvement with industry advisors were extremely valuable and prepared me better to chair meetings and liaise with worldwide multifunctional teams".

Dr Erwin Gamboa- University of Adelaide

Since I left Australia and my involvement with the Energy Pipelines CRC, I have beenErwin working for TransCanada Pipelines as an integrity/risk engineer, helping look after the Company’s ~92,000 kms of pipelines in North America.  The sheer size of the network requires a challenging mix between ensuring that all details and nuances are captured, at the same time as making sure that the integrity management systems are applicable and consistent across terrains, climates, applications and jurisdictions.

My involvement with the Energy Pipelines CRC ensured that I was able to hit the ground running into a role in North America and smoothly transfer between the academic world to the operator world.  This was thanks to the close relationship with industry that the Energy Pipelines CRC afforded, helping one “soak in” the language, philosophy, priorities and culture of the pipeline industry.  This exposure has shortened the transition period by up to a year or more.  I would like to thank the Energy Pipelines CRC for such a great framework and experience that is still benefiting me today.


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CEO's Update December 2018

CEO's Update December 2018

20-12-18

CEO Robert Newton reflects on 2018 and what is to come in the coming year.

Where Are They Now? Researcher Edition

Where Are They Now? Researcher Edition

20-12-18

A catch up with some past Energy Pipelines CRC Researchers.

A Look Back on 2018

A Look Back on 2018

20-12-18

The Energy Pipelines CRC has had a productive year delivering research outcomes while also preparing for wind up in 2019.

18th and Final APGA RSC Research Seminar  Held In Brisbane

18th and Final APGA RSC Research Seminar Held In Brisbane

20-12-18

The 18th Energy Pipelines CRC/APGA RSC research seminar was held in Brisbane on the 6th November 2018.

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