International links:

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Khon Kaen University
  • Tongji University
  • UK Links

Industry collaboration:

  • Adelaide Brighton Cement
  • City of Salisbury
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • ElectraNet
  • SA Water
  • ARC Linkage

International Links

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Associate Professor Mohamed Elgawady of  the Missouri University of Science and Technology, has collaborated with UniSA since 2012. He is associate supervisor with Prof Julie Mills and Dr Xing Ma of two current PhD students in the area of concrete and masonry structures and has co-authored a number of journal and conference papers with SMAG members in these areas. 

Khon Kaen University

Dr Don Cameron has been successful with the links with Khon Kaen University as previously reported. Don has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Advisory Committee to the Sustainable Infrastructure Research and Development Centre of the Department of Civil Engineering, Khon Kaen University.

Tongji University

Dr Xing Ma has long-term collaboration with Tongji University. He is working with Prof. Hongzhou Deng from Tongji University on a NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) funding application on Dynamic response of transmission tower-line systems subject to skew winds. Xing is also co-supervising  research students with Prof. Jiangzhuang Xiao at Tongji in the field of sustainable concrete design.  

UK Links

UK Links are being developed with the University College, London.  

Industry Collaborations

Adelaide Brighton Cement

UniSA has been conducting research whit assistance from Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd on what effect, if any, changing the level of limestone mineral addition from 4% to 15% and incorporating cement kiln dust in the cement is likely to have on the rate of chloride ion migration through mortar and concrete.

City of Salisbury

Since the year 2000, the City of Salisbury has supported applied research by funding a PhD student to investigate the effects of soil movement and the suitability of various 'street' trees on expansive clay sites. In the first two years funding support was also provided by the Local Government Association. For more information visit City of Salisbury Street Trees Project

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)

DPTI has been involved in a number of projects, including the formation of a Research Degree in Pavement Engineering, and currently a Pulsing Pavement Testing Facility for future research and development into unbound granular pavement materials.


ElectraNet is the principal electricity transmission service provider in South Australia and they began collaborating with SMAG in early 2013. The initial research project they commissioned was part of a forensic investigation that ElectraNet was undertaking into the failure of a group of six transmission towers on one line, as a result of a downburst event in 2012. This project was titled “Failure analysis of transmission tower structures using downburst wind prediction model – pilot study” from October to December 2013. The grant was used to support the final stage of a PhD research project and involved the application of the downburst models developed in the PhD thesis to the specific failure event, for which ElectraNet provided both wind data records and structural details of the towers. The findings clearly demonstrated the importance of accounting for complex terrain in determining actual wind speeds from downburst events. ElectraNet have continued to work with SMAG as a partner in a project with ASTP and are currently Partner Investigators on an ARC Linkage application project that is under review. 

ARC Linkage

To be advised soon.