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

Dr Jurij Karlovsek’s area of expertise is in Geotechnical Engineering, where he conducts research and educates the new generation of engineers.

  • Infrastructure Projects (Sustainable Underground Space development - Tunnelling),
  • Information Modelling (BIM in Tunnelling - IFCTunnel, Constructability and Lifecycle Analysis), and
  • Non-Destructive and Spacial techniques (Integrity and localisation - GPR, SLAM, LiDAR and InSAR).

Dr Jurij Karlovsek is an EAIT Faculty Lead at the Sustainable Infrastructure Research Hub in collaboration with the BEL Faculty. In addition, he is the co-founder and area lead at the Infrastructure CoLab.

At the School of Civil Engineering (SoCE), Dr Karlovsek is an Academic Advisor for Civil Geotechnical Engineering Major, SoCE Industry Advisory Board Member, and a Community of Practice lead for Digital Engineering at the Faculty of EAIT. Dr Karlovsek is the course coordinator of:

At the corporate level, Dr Karlovsek engages with the community by creating and implementing associations that seek to inform, educate and empower young professional engineers. Currently, Dr Karlovsek holds the position as an Animator (Chair) of International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) Working Group 22 – Information modelling in Tunnelling (BIM in Tunnelling) and a committee member at BrisBIM – Digital Community Group Queensland. Dr Karlovsek is an active member of the National Committee of the Australian Tunnelling Society (ATS) and the Australian Shotcrete Society National Committee.

In addition to the above, Dr Karlovsek actively engages in the mentorship of undergraduate and postgraduate students, in supporting their research, industry engagement activities, and in general helping to make their experience as students a more enriched and profitable one.

Research Impacts

Awards and Memberships:

  • EAIT Faculty Lead - Sustainable Infrastructure Research Hub
  • Co-Founder and Area Lead - Infrastructure CoLab
  • Community of Practise Digital Lead at Engineering, Architecture and IT Faculty, UQ
  • Industry Advisory Board Member (Civil Engineering), UQ
  • Academic Advisor - Civil Geotechnical Engineering Major
  • BrisBIM – Digital Construction Industry Queensland - Committee Member
  • ITA Animateur of Working Group 22 – Information Modelling in Tunnelling
  • ATS (Australian Tunnelling Society) National Committee Member
  • AuSS (Australian Shotcrete Society) National Committee Member
  • 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
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Serati, Mehdi , El-Amin, Mutaz , Williams, David J., Quintero Olaya, Sebastian , Karlovsek, Jurij and Hanzic, Lucija (2020). Failure Mode of Concrete Under Polyaxial Stresses. 54th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Golden, CO United States, 28 June – 1 July 2020. Alexandria, VA United States: ARMA.

  • Murzi, Homero, Karlovsek, Jurij, Ruiz, Bianey, Virguez, Lilianny and perez, omar (2020). WIP: Using a teamwork model to manage large teams in a large lecture. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference, Online, 22 - 26 June, 2020. Washington DC, United States: ASEE Conferences. doi: 10.18260/1-2--29133

  • Xu, Z., Hanžič, L. and Karlovšek, J. (2020). Toughness of polypropylene fibre-reinforced sprayed geopolymer concrete. ACMSM25, Brisbane, Australia, 4-7 December, 2018. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-7603-0_47

  • Murzi, Homero, Karlovsek, Jurij, Ruiz, Bianey and Virguez, Lilianny (2017). WIP: Using a teamwork model to manage large teams in a large lecture. 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH, United States, 24-28 June 2017. Washington, DC, United States: American Society for Engineering Education.

  • Gibson, Timothy, Shaw, Timothy, Karlovsek, Jurij, Emberley, Richard and Torero, José L. (2016). Experimental quantification of tunnel fire heat flux. ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2016, WTC 2016, San Francisco, CA USA, 22-28 April 2016. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

  • Žibert, Marko, Keniston, Scott and Karlovšek, Jurij (2016). Tunnel information modelling in most recent form: applying BIM technologies and procedures in tunnelling environment. ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2016, WTC 2016, San Francisco, CA, United States, 22-28 April 2016. Englewood, CO, United States: Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

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

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

  • Karlovsek, Jurij, Wagner, Norman and Scheuermann, Alexandar (2012). Frequency-dependant dielectric parameters of steel fibre reinforced concrete. 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Shanghai, China, 4-8 June 2012. Hoboken, NJ, United States: IEEE. 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. 14th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR2012), Shanghai, China, 4-8 June 2012. Hoboken, NJ, United States: IEEE. 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. IGARSS 2012: 32nd IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July, 2012. Piscataway, NJ, USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 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. 14th Australasian Tunnelling Conference: Development of Underground Space, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-9 March 2011. Carlton, VIC, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

  • Karlovšek, J., Scheuermann, A., Muller, W. and Williams, D. J. (2011). Application of ground penetrating radar to testing tunnel integrity. 14th Australasian Tunnelling Conference 2011: Development of Underground Space, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-10 March 2011. Carlton, VIC Australia: AusIMM.

  • 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. First European Conference on Moisture Measurement Aquametry 2010, Weimar, Germany, 5-7 October 2010. Weimar, Germany: MFPA Weimar.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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