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Meet the Judges
Professor Mark Cassidy is Dean of the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne. His research interests are in offshore geotechnics and engineering, predominantly developing models for the analysis of oil and gas platforms, mobile drilling rigs, renewable wave and wind turbines, anchors and pipelines. Cassidy has published more than 300 refereed journal and conference papers and is the 2015 Western Australian Scientist of the Year, an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE) and the 2007 recipient of the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year — one of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.
Claude D’Cruz CPEng has more than 26 years of experience in the resources and energy sector, the past 15 years of which have been dedicated to the global mining sector. In addition to significant time working in Australia, his work experience includes expatriate assignments in North America, Latin America and the United Kingdom. D’Cruz holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with Honours, is a Chartered Professional Engineer, and is currently Director Metals, Australia-Asia, for Hatch. In his current role, he helps clients develop new and innovative ways of tackling the mining sector’s most challenging problems.
Dr Bronwyn Evans CPEng has more than 30 years of experience as an engineering executive in the areas of power generation, engineering education, standards creation and medical devices. She is the former CEO of Standards Australia, Vice President (Finance) of ISO, Chair of MTPConnect and a member of the Australia-Japan Foundation. Evans has a Bachelor of Engineering (Elec) and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong in the field of industrial automation. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Alex Kingsbury is a chemical engineer who currently consults to industry on metal additive manufacturing — also known as 3D printing. Formerly Director of CSIRO’s additive manufacturing centre Lab 22, Kingsbury has long worked at the nexus between industry and research and development. During her time at Lab 22, she implemented an industry initiative that gave manufacturing businesses access and training to metal 3D printers and provided co-working lab space. She now consults to companies in Australia and overseas that are already active in 3D printing, considering moving into that space or are looking at investing in the technology.
Adam Mitchell CPEng is the founding director of AM-A Consulting Engineers, a small firm that provides structural engineering services to artists and architects. His interests lie in enabling great architectural design through the use of great engineering. This includes repurposing materials such as carbon fibre composites from the automotive and aerospace sectors to achieve the complex geometry that is the desire of modern architecture. Starting in advanced manufacturing and transitioning into the construction industry, Mitchell has 15 years of broad industry experience. He was one of create’s Most Innovative Engineers in 2017, when he was recognised for his work on a 30-metre-high carbon fibre set of arches called Spanda.
Stephanie Moroz CPEng has more than 20 years of product development experience in Europe, Canada and Australia, in companies ranging from venture capital-backed startups to high-volume manufacturing. Most recently CEO of a nanotechnology firm, Moroz sits on several boards, assesses innovation grant applications for the Queensland Government and is an active angel investor. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics, a Master of Business in International Business and is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course. Her areas of technical expertise include hydrogen technologies, functional materials, energy storage, internal combustion engines and alternative fuels.