Professor Ian Cameron

Emeritus Professor

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Overview

Biography:

Ian Cameron is a professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, an inaugural Senior Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and ALTC Discipline Scholar in Engineering & ICT. He is also a director and principal consultant at Daesim Technologies, Brisbane. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

He completed Chemical Engineering degrees at the University of NSW, and a masters degree at the University of Washington. He worked for 10 years for the CSR Group in diverse industry sectors such as sugar, building materials and industrial chemicals, having roles in process and control system design, plant commissioning, production management and environmental protection.

He obtained his PhD and DIC from Imperial College London in the area of Process Systems Engineering (PSE), and then worked full-time for 3 years as a United Nations (UNIDO) process engineering consultant in Argentina and a further 6 years in Turkey on a part-time basis. He has spent the last 25 years in research, consulting, teaching and learning innovation at The University of Queensland, having received numerous awards including the J.A. Brodie Medal of the Institution of Engineers Australia, the Australian Award for University Teaching in Physical Sciences 2003 and the Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year. He was part of the team from UQ Chemical Engineering that won a national AAUT institutional award in 2005 for educational enhancement via project centred curriculum and course innovation.

He has held visiting appointments at Imperial College London, University College London, the Technical University of Denmark, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the University of Edinburgh.

Research:

Ian’s research interests are in Process Systems Engineering, granulation, risk management, intelligent systems and engineering education. He has published over 220 international journal and conference papers in these and related areas.

His current work focuses on innovative methodologies to detect and analyse failures in process systems, including human factors. He also applies systems thinking to innovative design and design tools for higher education curricula in engineering. He has created numerous 4D virtual systems in conjunction with industry that are now deployed and used globally.

He is the co-author of 4 books, including a process systems modelling book used in over 35 countries, as well as a widely used book giving a comprehensive treatment of industrial process risk management based on almost 30 years of research and consultancy work.

Teaching and Learning:

Since arriving at UQ, Ian has been deeply involved in course and curriculum design innovation, having established, and taught, numerous project based courses around process systems engineering. He consults widely to the national and international engineering sector on curriculum design issues. He has recently been involved in educational aspects of Skolkovo Tech, a joint venture between MIT and the Russian government.

Projects:

  1. Blended hazard identification methodologies for advanced process diagnosis
  2. Resilience engineering: theory and practice
  3. Improved decision making via 4D+ virtual learning systems
  4. Innovative curricula design tools for higher education

Qualifications

  • Assoc. Fellow Institute of Mathematics & its App
  • Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Diploma of the Imperial College, University of London
  • PhD, University of London
  • Master of Science (Chem. Engineering), Wash.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of New South Wales

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2013) Master Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Ingram, Gordon. D. and Cameron, Ian.T. (2014). Dynamic multiscale modeling - an application to granulation processes. Process systems engineering: volume 7: dynamic process modeling. (pp. 35-65) edited by Michael C. Georgiadis, Julio R. Banga and Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9783527631209.ch62

  • Cameron, Ian, Crosthwaite, Caroline, Shallcross, David, Hadgraft, Roger, Dalvean, Jo, Maynard, Nicoleta, Tade, Moses, Kavanagh, John and Lukey, Grant (2011). Addressing interdisciplinary process engineering design, construction and operations through 4D virtual environments. Computer aided chemical engineering. (pp. 1145-1149) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-54298-4.50008-8

  • Ingram, Gordon D. and Cameron, Ian T. (2011). Dynamic multiscale modeling - an application to granulation processes. Process systems engineering: dynamic process modeling. (pp. 35-65) edited by Michael C. Georgiadis, Julio R. Banga and Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH. doi: 10.1002/9783527631339.ch2

  • Cameron, I. T. and Wang, F. Y. (2010). Granulation process modelling. Handbook of pharmaceutical granulation technology. (pp. 498-537) edited by D. M. Parikh. New York, U.S.A.: Informa Healthcare USA.

  • Cameron, I. T. and Wang, F. Y. (2007). Process Systems Engineering Applied to Granulation. Granulation. (pp. 499-552) edited by A. D. Salman, M. J. Hounslow and J. P. K. Seville. Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/S0167-3785(07)80046-7

  • Cameron, I T and Newell, B (2006). Modeling in the Process Life Cycle. Computer Aided Process and Product Engineering. (pp. 667-693) edited by Professor Dr Luis Puigjaner and Professor Dr Georges Heyen. Germany: Wiley-VCH. doi: 10.1002/9783527619856.ch22

  • Cameron, I T, Ingram, G. D. and Hangos, K M (2006). Multiscale Process Modelling. Computer Aided Process and Product Engineering. (pp. 189-221) edited by Professor Dr Luis Puigjaner and Professor Dr Georges Heyen. Germany: Wiley-VCH. doi: 10.1002/9783527619856.ch7

  • Crosthwaite, C A and Cameron, I T (2006). Project Centered Learning in Chemical Engineering: An Australian Perspective. Innovations 2006: World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research. (pp. 95-105) edited by Win Aung, Caroline Crosthwaite, Ramon Vasquez Espinosa, Jerzy Moscinski, Chan-Hwei Ou and Luis Manuel Sanchez Ruiz. USA: iNEER.

  • Cameron, I. T. and Wang, F. Y. (2005). Granulation Process Modeling. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Granulation Technology. (pp. 555-593) edited by Dilip M Pararikh. Boca Raton, FL, USA: Taylor & Francis Group.

  • Nemeth, Erzsébet, Lakner, Rozália, Hangos, Katalin M. and Cameron, Ian T. (2005). Prediction-based diagnosis and loss prevention using model-based reasoning. Innovations In Applied Artificial Intelligence. (pp. 367-369) Berlin: Springer-verlag Berlin. doi: 10.1007/11504894_52

  • Cameron, I. T. and Walsh, A. M (2004). Unravelling complex system dynamics using spectral association methods. The Integration of Process Design and Control. (pp. 126-145) edited by Panos Seferlis and Michael C Georgiadis. The Netherlands: Elsevier B.V..

  • Eggersmann, M., Hackenberg, J., Marquardt, W. and Cameron, I. T. (2002). Applications of modelling: a case study from process design. Software Architecture & tools for Computer Aided Process Engineering. (pp. 335-372) edited by B. Braunschweig and R. Gani. The Netherlands: Elsevier.

  • Cameron, I. T. and Ponton, J.W. (2002). Web-Based Systems. Software Architectures and Tools for Computer Aided Process Engineering. (pp. 515-534) edited by B. Braunschursig and R. Gani. The Netherlands: Elsevier.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision