Dr Jurij Karlovsek

Lecturer

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
j.karlovsek@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 31686

Overview

My professional career to date spans three continents, with experience in both industry and academia including design and consulting, research and lecturing of university course content. My broad area of expertise is in Geotechnical Engineering: Conventional and Mechanised tunnelling, Construction Information Technology, Non-Destructive Testing, and Fire & Life safety in tunnels. As a representative of the University of Queensland, I work hard to engage with the community by creating and implementing associations that seek to inform, educate and empower young professional tunnelling engineers. There are two notable areas in which I have been able to achieve success through my engagement with the community: through my work at the Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) for both the State and National executive committees and through my creation and leadership of the International Tunnelling Association (ITA) Young Members Group (ITAYM). In both areas, I have an initiative and the desire to implement programs that seek to benefit my professional community at a local, national and international level. In addition to the above, I actively engage in mentorship of undergraduate students, in supporting their industry engagement activities, and in generally helping to make their experience as students a more enriched and profitable one.

Research Impacts

Vision

My philosophy is grounded in the belief that industry and academia should work together in the pursuit of excellence and innovation. Through this alliance, I will lead into creating and delivering top tunnelling classes and conduct state-of-the-art research at a national and international level.

Awards and Memberships:

  • International Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards 2015 (ITA-AITES Awards):
    • ITA Young Tunneller of the Year 2015
  • ITA Young Members Group (ITAYM Founder and Chair) – 2014-2016
  • Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) National Executive Committee, Canberra
  • ATS Young Professional Representative (ATSYM Founder and Chair) – 2012-2016
  • David Sudgen Award 2012; ATS Award - Young Professional Engineers, Sydney - 2012
  • Vice Chair & Founder of UQ APS (Association of Postgraduate Students), UQ - 2011
  • President of PRESS (Postgraduate Research in Engineering Student Society), UQ – 2010

Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS): http://www.ats.org.au/

The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA): https://www.ita-aites.org/en/

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bialkowski, K. and Karlovsek, J. (2014). Estimating propagating velocity through steel fibre reinforced concrete. In: Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 2014 IEEE. 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014, Memphis, TN United States, (1566-1567). 6-11 July 2014. doi:10.1109/APS.2014.6905109

  • Karlovsek, Jurij, Wagner, Norman, Bonitz, Frank and Williams, David J. (2012). Broadband dielectric spectroscopy of undisturbed soil samples. In: Proceedings of the 34th International Geological Congress 2012. 34th International Geological Congress Australia 2012 (IGC), Brisbane, Australia, (1143-1143). 5-10 August 2012.

  • Karlovsek, Jurij, Wagner, Norman and Scheuermann, Alexandar (2012). Frequency-dependant dielectric parameters of steel fibre reinforced concrete. In: 2012 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), proceedings. 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Shanghai, China, (510-516). 4-8 June 2012. doi:10.1109/ICGPR.2012.6254918

  • Karlovsek, Jurij, Scheuermann, Alexandar and Williams, David J. (2012). Investigation of voids and cavities in bored tunnels using GPR. In: 2012 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), proceedings. 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR2012), Shanghai, China, (496-501). 4-8 June 2012. doi:10.1109/ICGPR.2012.6254916

  • Bonitz, F., Wagner, N., Kupfer, K., Knoblauch, S. and Karlovsek, J. (2012). Spatial time domain reflectometry for monitoring of the hydrological water balance at a lysimeter test site in Thuringia/Germany. In: 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2012). IGARSS 2012: 32nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, Germany, (710-713). 22-27 July, 2012. doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6351466

  • Karlovsek, J., Scheuermann, A., Muller, W. and Williams, D. J. (2011). Application of ground penetrating radar to testing tunnel integrity. In: Proceedings: 14th Australasian Tunnelling Conference: Development of Underground Space. 14th Australasian Tunnelling Conference: Development of Underground Space, Auckland, New Zealand, (529-541). 8-9 March 2011.

  • Muller, Wayne, Karlovsek, Jurij, Reeves, Bryan, Scheuermann, Alexander, Dux, Peter and Williams, David (2010). Characterising moisture and other properties of civil engineering infrastructure using GPR. In: Klaus Kupfer, Aquametry 2010. First European Conference on Moisture Measurement Aquametry 2010, Weimar, Germany, (441-449). 5-7 October 2010.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor