Dr Kevin Austin

Research Fellow

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 53581



  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), The University of Queensland


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Denman, A., McAree, P.R., Kearney, M., Reid, A. and Austin, K. (2010). Swing trajectory control for large excavators. In: Andrew Howard, Karl Iagnemma and Alonzo Kelly, Field and Service Robotics: Results of the 7th International Conference. The 7th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, Cambridge, MA, United States, (401-410). 14-16 July 2009. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-13408-1_36

  • McAree, P. R., Burant, J. and Austin, K. J. (2007). Developments in mining shovel automation. In: M. Hood, P. Knights and P. J. A. Lever, Proceedings of the 2007 Australian Mining Technology Conference. 2007 Australian Mining Technology Conference, The Vines, Western Australia, (97-103). 2-4 October, 2007.

  • Austin, K. J., Champion, M. and McAree, P. R. (2007). Progress in multi-boom jumbo sequencing. In: Smart technologies for overcoming the skills shortage. 2007 CRC Australian Mining Technology Conference, The Vines, Western Australia, Australia, (). 2-4 October 2007.

  • McAree, P. R. and Austin, K. J. (2007). Realtime friction estimation using the Kalman Inverse Filter. In: Twelfth World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science : Besançon, France, June 17 - 21, 2007. Twelfth World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science, Besançon, France, (). 17-21 June, 2007.

  • Austin, K. and McAree, P. (2006). Characterising transmission friction in the 2100BLE electric mining shovel. In: Hood, Mike, Lever, Paul and Knights, Peter, Value through cost control. 2006 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Hunter Valley, Australia, (125-132). 26-27 September, 2006.

  • Champion, M., Austin, K. and McAree, P. R. (2006). Optimal drill pattern sequencing for multi-boom jumbos. In: Mike Hood, Paul Lever and Peter Knights, Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Mining Technology Conference. 2006 Australian Mining Technology Conference: Value through cost control, The Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, (125-132). 26-27 September, 2006.

  • Austin, K. J., Calder, M. A. and McAree, P. R. (2005). Machine monitoring with wireless sensor networks. In: H. Gurgenci, M. Hood, P. Lever and P. Knights, 2005 Australian Mining Technology Conference - New Technologies to Produce More with Less. Proceedings of the 2005 Australian Mining Technology Conference, Freemantle, Western Australia, (279-284). 27-28 September 2005.

  • Austin, K. J. and Jacobs, P. A. (2002). Application of genetic algorithms to hypersonic flight control. In: Michael H. Smith, William A. Gruver and Lawrence O. Hall, Proceedings of Joint 9th IFSA World Congress abnd 20th NAFIPS International Conference. 9th International Fuzzy Systems Association World Congress/20th North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, (2428-2433). 25-28 Jul 2001.

  • Austin, K.J. and Jacobs, P.A. (2001). Application of genetic algorithms to hypesonic flight control. In: Zadeh and Lofti A., Proceedings of Joint 9th IFSA World Congress and 20th NAFIPS International Conference. Joint 9th IFSA World Congress and 20th NAFIPS International Ce, Vancouver, Canada, (1-6). 25-28 July, 2001.

  • Stewart, B. S., Morgan, R. G., Jacobs, P.A., Austin, K.J. and Jenkins, D.M. (2001). Establishment of test conditions in the RHYFL-X facility. In: 37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, (1-8). 8-11 July, 2001.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision