Dr Matthew Mason

Lecturer-Structural Risk Assessment

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
matthew.mason@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54126

Overview

Dr Mason began at The University of Queensland in late 2014 after holding academic positions at The University of Sydney and QUT. Prior to joining UQ he also worked as a catastrophe risk researcher for the industry-focused research centre, Risk Frontiers at Macquarie University. Matthew’s key areas of interest and expertise lie in the fields of:

  • Wind Engineering
  • Stochastic modelling of hazards, including convective storms and tropical cyclones
  • Probabilistic modelling of structural vulnerability to wind, water and hail
  • Catastrophe loss modelling for natural hazards
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of the atmosphere
  • Wind tunnel testing and analysis

Research Interests

  • Wind Engineering
  • Stochastic modelling of hazards, including convective storms and tropical cyclones
  • Probabilistic modelling of structural vulnerability to wind, water and hail
  • Catastrophe loss modelling for natural hazards
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of the atmosphere
  • Wind tunnel testing and analysis

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Available Projects

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Krupar, Richard J. III, Mason, Matthew S., Smith, Daniel J., Soderholm, Joshua S., Protat, Alain and Gunter, W. Scott (2017). Dual-doppler radar, in situ anemometric and ground damage observations of the 27 November 2014 Brisbane Supercell. In: 13th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, ACWE 2017, Gainesville, FL, United States, (). 21-24 May 2017.

  • Mason, Matthew (2015). An event-based modelling approach for assessing downburst risk to structures. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (842-850). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.421

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.