George Melhem

Adjunct Professor, Dr.
Adjunct Professor

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Dr.

Academic - Educational Background


•    2013 - Current     Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales
•    2002 - 2008         Ph.D, University of New South Wales
•    1992 - 1996         M.Sci/Eng (Research), University of New South Wales  
•    1987 - 1990         B.Met.Eng (Hons), University of New South Wales


Professional Recognition

•    2020 - Current      Fellow & Chartered Professional Engineer in Aerospace Engineering 
•    2020 - Current      National Engineering Register (NER) – Aerospace
•    2018 - Current      International Professional Engineer (IntPE) & Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation Engineering (APEC)
•    2017 - Current      Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland. Currently accredited with RPEQ in areas of; 1) Aerospace Engineering, 2) Civil Engineering, 3) Structural Engineering & 4) Mechanical Engineering.
•    2016 - Current      Panel member representing School of Material Science and Engineering, UNSW, for Engineers Australia Accreditation auditing
•    2015 - Current      National Engineering Register (NER)–Struct/Civil/Mech.-Engineers Australia
•    2014 - Current      Industry Advisory Board Member, School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW
•    2014 - Current      Panel interviewer on regular basis for engineers and scientists seeking Chartered Professional Engineering Status (CPEng) with Engineers Australia in the following disciplines:
1) Aerospace Engineering, 2) Structural Engineering, 3) Civil Engineering and 4) Mechanical Engineering.  
•    2014 - Current      National Engineers Professional Register (NPER)
•    2010 - Current      Fellow (FIEAust.) - Engineers Australia
•    2007 - Current      Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng.) - Engineers Australia
•    2005                     Member, Civil & Mechanical  college (MIEAust) - Engineers Australia
•    1995                     Graduate (GradIEAust) - Engineers Australia
 

Engineering & Science - Professional and Industrial Background


•    2003 - Current      Managing Director for aerospace, construction, structural steel, civil, research in science, project management - Perfect Engineering Pty Ltd
•    2001 - 2003          Engineering Manager (Dual - Engineering Client Advisor and Quality Control) for aerospace, offshore petroleum, nuclear industries, automotive, railway & building construction, research in materials science  - Yeomans Engineering
•    2000 - 2001          Engineering - Materials Scientist Consultant for aerospace, government, offshore petroleum, construction, automotive & pharmaceutical - Sandvik
•    1997 - 2000          Assistant Engineering Manager (Dual - Metallurgical Engineer and Quality Control in manufacturing automotive components BMW, SAAB, Mercedes, Audi) - Tenneco
•    1993 - 1997          Metallurgical Engineer (Research & Development Engineer/Supervisor) for developing automotive transmission components, supervising scientists in fields of Metallurgy/Materials Science & Chemistry in laboratories - BTR Engineering
•    1991 - 1992          Research & Development Scientist / R&D Engineer for Australian Defence and mining industries using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), melting steel in laboratory induction furnace for research - Australian National Industries Limited
 

Book Chapters
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Melhem G; Munroe P; Sorrell C; Livingstone A, 2018, 'Field Trials of Aerospace Fasteners in mechanical and Structural Applications', in Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys, Taylor and Francis, Bosa Roca, USA, pp. 1007 - 1021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781351045636-140000309
2018
Melhem GN, 2018, 'Aerospace Fasteners: Use in Structural Applications', in Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys, Taylor and Francis, Bosa Roca, USA, pp. 30 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781351045636-140000240
2018
Journal articles
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Melhem GN; Bandyopadhyay S; Sorrell CC, 2014, 'Use of Aerospace Fasteners in Mechanical and Structural Applications', Annals of Materials Science & Engineering, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 5, http://austinpublishinggroup.com/material-science-engineering/index.php#
2014
Melhem G; Krauklis P; Mouritz AP; Bandyopadhyay S, 1996, 'Abrasive Wear of Thermally Aged 6061 Al-SiC Composites', Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Composites Engineering (ICCE/3), pp. 577 - 578
1996
Melhem G; Bandyopadhyay S; Krauklis P, 1993, 'The Influence of Artificial Ageing on Abrasive Wear of SiC and Al2O3 Particulate Metal Matrix Composites', Proceedings: Materials and Manufacturing in Mining and Agriculture, pp. 51 - 55
1993
Melhem G; Bandyopadhyay S; Krauklis P, 1992, 'The Influence of Artificial Ageing on Abrasive Wear of SiC and Al2O3 Particulate Metal Matrix Composites', Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Forum on Metal Matrix Composites, pp. 45 - 62
1992

1992 – 1993 F/T Lecturing in MATS 9550 Materials in Architecture 

                           Postgraduate elective offered to final year students in Building Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

1993 – 1994 P/T Lecturing in Metallurgy/materials component & laboratory work School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW

2003 - current     Perfect Engineering Training and mentoring engineers (employees), subcontractors and clients, in-office, on-site and in workshops

2005 - current     Research microstructural characteristics on aerospace rivets, including aircraft effects of supersonic conditions on rivets

                            Publications on aerospace rivets research including supervising IT students in laboratory preparation, and teaching them to be co-authors. 

2013                    Co supervise Ph.D and M.Phil students at UNSW and at Perfect Engineering.