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Dr Christopher Chin

Christopher Chin

Senior Lecturer & Acting Deputy Director (Students & Education) International Student Coordinator
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 9441 (phone)

C.Chin@utas.edu.au

Dr Christopher Chin is a mathematician and a senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania, Australia.  He works within the National Centre of Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics at the Australian Maritime College.  He works closely with the Maritime Engineers focusing on Maritime Education and alternative energies.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2003) 'Numerical simulation of towed cable-body systems' RMIT University, Australia
  • BAppSci (Hons) (1997) RMIT University, Australia
  • BAppSc (Mathematics) (1996) RMIT University, Australia
  • Cert IV Assessment WorkplaceTraining (2004) RMIT University, Australia

Languages (other than English)

Cantonese, Mandarin

Biography

Chris commenced his academic career as a lecturer at RMIT University whilst undertaking his doctoral studies in Mathematics.  The PhD research was titled 'Numerical Simulation of Towed Cable-Body Systems'.  Chris' expertise and interest in this field has resulted in his development of a complete model of a towed cable-body system comprising of an aircraft, a cable and a towed target or decoy.

Aircraft have been towing bodies which include instruments, antennas, gliders, targets, decoys since almost the beginning of powered flight. The practice of towing targets and decoys has rapidly grown in the last few decades.  

Chris has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and been granted just under $1 million in research funding. 

Chris has won numerous institutional and national teaching awards as a result of positive student feedback about his strong commitment and dedication to teaching.

National Awards:

  • National UniJobs Lecturer of the Year 2014 (2nd place)
  • Winner of National UniJobs Lecturer of the Year 2013 (1st place)
  • Winner of National UniJobs Lecturer of the Year 2012 (1st place)
  • National UniJobs Lecturer of the Year 2011 (3rd place)
  • Engineers Australia Commendation Award for Engineering Education Engagement (2011)
  • National UniJobs Lecturer of the Year 2010 (2nd place)
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Award Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2010

University Awards:

  • University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2013
  • University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Certificate 2011
  • University of Tasmania Teaching Merit Certificate 2010
  • University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning 2009.

Research Themes

Chris's research currently encompasses two broad areas, the first being on Maritime Education. He is passionate about teaching and believes that every student is capable of achieving success.  Chris uses a variety of teaching and assessment methods with his students and aims to develop activities which relate theory to real world applications of maritime engineering.

This research has resulted in two successful external grant applications.  The first one is the Australian Research Council grant 'Calculus for Kids' project which provides Year 6 primary school students with an innovative and exciting way to learn Mathematics through real-world engineering problems using specialist computer software with interactive learning materials.  


The second one was the Ian Potter Foundation grant 'Science-ercise: modern physics in primary classrooms of North-West Tasmania'.  This project aims to demonstrate how higher level physics theories and modern physics applications can be taught to primary school students in a way that they can understand, through the use of specialist computer software to solve real-world problems.

His second area of research is investigating the potential use of alternative energies in the maritime offshore sector in order to address the depletion of fossil fuels.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (AMRINA)
  • Australasian Association for Engineering Education
  • Society for Underwater Technology

Administrative expertise

Chris is currently the Deputy Director (Students & Education) for the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics.

Teaching

Mathematics, Education, Physics, Mechanics, Alternative Energies

Teaching expertise

Chris's expertise is in Mathematics.  He teaches into three Bachelor of Engineering Honours courses and teaches units: Mathematics I, Mathematics II and Dynamics.

Teaching responsibility

Courses:

Units:

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Expertise

  • Mathematics
  • Education
  • Alternative Energies

Awards

Outstanding Paper Award, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2011), Nashville, USA (2011).

Collaboration

Chris is currently involved in an ARC project 'Calculus for Kids' with Australian Scientific & Engineering Solutions (ASES).

Current projects

Research Fields

  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Ocean Engineering (091103)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
  • Naval Architecture (091102)
  • Marine Engineering (091101)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics (091104)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Mathematical Sciences (019999)
  • Optimisation (010303)
  • Web Technologies (excl. Web Search) (080505)
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering (091599)
  • Environmental Engineering Design (090701)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Multimedia Programming (080305)
  • Urban and Regional Economics (140218)
  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Research, Science and Technology Policy (160511)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)

Research Impact

  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Oil and Gas Extraction (850203)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Renewable Energy (850599)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Water Transport (880299)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Curriculum (930399)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences (970101)
  • Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency (850701)
  • Oil and Gas Exploration (850103)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Transport (889899)
  • Port Infrastructure and Management (880205)
  • Integrated Systems (861604)
  • Wind Energy (850509)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Information and Communication Services (899999)
  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Computer Gaming Software (890203)
  • Teaching and Instruction (930299)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences (970108)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing (869899)
  • Management of Liquid Waste from Energy Activities (excl. Water) (859804)
  • Resourcing of Education and Training Systems (930503)
  • Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection (960605)

Publications

Total publications

51

Journal Article

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Chin CKH, Fluck A, Chong CL, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala D, et al., 'Higher order thinking through Calculus for Kids', Journal of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, 4, (1) pp. 26-31. ISSN 2205-3611 (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Chong CL; Penesis I; Ranmuthugala D; Coleman B

2016Jin Y, Chai S, Duffy J, Chin C, Bose N, et al., 'RANS prediction of FLNG-LNG hydrodynamic interactions in steady current', Applied Ocean Research, 60 pp. 141-154. ISSN 0141-1187 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2016.09.007 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jin Y; Chai S; Duffy J; Bose N

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2016Jin Y, Duffy J, Chai S, Chin C, Bose N, 'URANS study of scale effects on hydrodynamic manoeuvring coefficients of KVLCC2', Ocean Engineering, 118 pp. 93-106. ISSN 0029-8018 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.03.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Jin Y; Duffy J; Chai S; Bose N

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2016Hj Mohd Amin MF, Chin CKH, Garaniya V, 'Application of alternative energies in the Australian offshore sector', Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 11, (9) pp. 1296-1310. ISSN 1823-4690 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hj Mohd Amin MF; Garaniya V

2015Abbassi R, Khan F, Garaniya V, Chai S, Chin CKH, et al., 'An integrated method for human error probability assessment during the maintenance of offshore facilities', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 94 pp. 172-179. ISSN 0957-5820 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2015.01.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

Co-authors: Abbassi R; Khan F; Garaniya V; Chai S

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2015Bandara YM, Garaniya V, Chin C, Leong ZH, 'Improving logistics management using foldable/collapsible containers: A case study', The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 31, (1) pp. 161-185. ISSN 2092-5212 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ajsl.2015.03.007 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bandara YM; Garaniya V

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2015Floyd H, Chin CKH, Thomas G, Abbassi R, Garaniya V, 'Estimating the carbon footprint of Tasmanian fishing vessels', International Journal of Small Craft Technology, 157, (Part B1) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1740-0694 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijsct.2015.bl.l59 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thomas G; Abbassi R; Garaniya V

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2015Larby TJ, Chin CKH, Garaniya V, Chai S, 'Potential use of alternative energies in the Australian offshore sector', Journal of marine environmental engineering, 10 pp. 1-12. ISSN 1061-026X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Garaniya V; Chai S

2014Bishop A, Chin CKH, Thomas G, 'Energy use of fishing vessels operating in Tasmania', Transactions of the The Royal Institution of Naval Architects: International Journal of small craft technology, 156, (Part B2) pp. 57-70. ISSN 1740-0694 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijsct.2014.b2.150 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thomas G

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2014James AJ, Chin CKH, Williams B, 'Using the flipped classroom to improve student engagement and to prepare graduates to meet maritime industry requirements: A focus on maritime education', WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 13, (2) pp. 331-343. ISSN 1651-436X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13437-014-0070-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: James AJ; Williams B

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2012Fluck A, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Penesis I, 'Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation', Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 31, (2) pp. 23. ISSN 0731-9258 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala D; Penesis I

2011Chin CKH, Fluck A, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, 'ICT Curriculum Transformation of Mathematics in Primary Schools', International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 2, (3) pp. 428-435. ISSN 2042-6364 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala D; Penesis I

2011Symes M, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Carew A, 'An Integrated Delivery and Assessment Process to Address the Graduate Attribute Spectrum', US-China Education Review A, 1, (7) pp. 1-11. ISSN 2161-6248 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Symes M; Ranmuthugala D; Carew A

2010Thomas G, O'Doherty D, Sterling D, Chin C, 'Energy audit of fishing vessels', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 224, (2) pp. 87-102. ISSN 1475-0902 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1243/14750902JEME186 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Thomas G; Sterling D

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2007Chin CKH, May R, 'A model of an aircraft towing a cable-body system', ANZIAM Journal, 45 pp. C615-C632. ISSN 1446-1811 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Penesis I, 'Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation', Education and Information Technology 2012: A Selection of AACE Award Papers, AACE, TJ Basiaens & GH Marks (ed), United States, pp. 155-162. ISBN 1-8800-9497-5 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Penesis I

Conference Publication

(31 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Chin CKH, Fluck AE, Chong J, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala D, et al., 'Higher order thinking through Calculus for Kids', Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference Refereed Proceedings, 29 September-2 October 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 31-38. ISBN 978-0-9581188-2-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Chong J; Penesis I; Ranmuthugala D; Coleman B

2016Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Yang Y, 'Innovating with Science-ercise', Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference Refereed Proceedings, 29 September-2 October 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 46-51. ISBN 978-0-9581188-2-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Yang Y

2016Jin Y, Chai S, Duffy J, Chin C, Bose N, 'Experimental study of wave induced loads and motions on FLNG in head and oblique sea waves', Proceedings of the ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2016), 19-24 June 2016, Busan, South Korea, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-0-7918-4993-4 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2016-54811 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jin Y; Chai S; Duffy J; Bose N

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2016Jin Y, Chai S, Duffy J, Chin C, Bose N, et al., 'URANS prediction of ship hydrodynamics in head sea waves at zero forward speed with model testing validation', Proceedings of the ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2016), 19-24 June 2016, Busan, South Korea, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-0-7918-4993-4 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2016-54295 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jin Y; Chai S; Duffy J; Bose N

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2016Mclaren RWG, Chin C, Weber J, Binns J, McInerney J, et al., 'Articulated concrete mattress block size stability comparison in omni-directional current', Proceedings of OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey Conference & Exhibition, 19-23 September 2016, Monterey, California, USA, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-5090-1537-5 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mclaren RWG; Weber J; Binns J

2016Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Penesis I, Chong J, 'Innovating with Calculus for Kids', Australian Council for Computers in Education 2016 Conference Refereed Proceedings, 29 September-2 October 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 58-63. ISBN 978-0-9581188-2-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Penesis I; Chong J

2015Armstrong C, Chin C, Penesis I, Drobyshevski Y, 'Sensitivity of vessel responses to environmental contours of extreme sea states', ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, 31 May - 05 June 2015, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, pp. 1-13. ISBN 9780791856499 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2015-41680 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Penesis I

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2015Jin Y, Chai S, Duffy J, Chin C, Bose N, 'Scale effects on hydrodynamic manoeuvring force prediction', Proceedings of the 25th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 21-27 June 2015, Kona, Hawaii, pp. 1577-1582. ISBN 978-1-880653-89-0 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Jin Y; Chai S; Duffy J; Bose N

2015Kim H, Leong ZQ, Ranmuthugala SD, Chin C, Forrest A, 'Free running simulation of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle undergoing a straight line manoeuvre via computational fluid dynamics', Proceedings of the Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015, 6-8 October, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island, Sydney, pp. 1-14. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Kim H; Leong ZQ; Ranmuthugala SD; Forrest A

2015Nitschke S, Chin CKH, Fluck A, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala D, et al., 'Calculus for kids: Engaging primary school students in engineering mathematics', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education - AAEE2015, 6-9 December, Geelong, Australia, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-0-7300-0041-9 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Penesis I; Ranmuthugala D; Chong J

2014Cheema A, Zhu M, Chai S, Chin CKH, Jin Y, 'Motion response of a floating offshore wind turbine foundation', The Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-646-59695-2 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Zhu M; Chai S; Jin Y

2014Chin CKH, Fei J, Mather C, Caesar L, 'Comparison of use of Echo360 generated materials in maritime engineering and nursing disciplines to support student learning', Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 8-10 December, Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum of New Zealand, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-0-473-30428-7 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fei J; Mather C; Caesar L

2014Edathil S, Chin CKH, Zank S, Ranmuthugala D, Salter S, 'Development of an application with process feedback to enhance student-centred learning', Rhetoric and Reality: Proceedings of the 2014 ASCILITE conference, 23-26 November, Dunedin, NZ, pp. 394-398. ISBN 978-0-473-30750-9 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Zank S; Ranmuthugala D; Salter S

2014Edathil S, Chin CKH, Zank S, Ranmuthugala D, Salter S, 'Process feedback to enhance learning', Places and Spaces: Proceedings of the 2014 Teaching Matters Conference, 2-3 December, Newnham, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 21. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Zank S; Ranmuthugala D; Salter S

2014Fei J, Caesar L, Chin C, Mather C, 'The use of Echo360 generated materials and perceived student performance', 2014 International Conference of Teaching, Assessment and Learning (TALE), 8-10 December, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 219-223. ISBN 978-1-4799-7672-0 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/TALE.2014.7062624 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fei J; Caesar L; Mather C

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2014Fei J, Chin C, Caesar L, Mather C, 'Uptake of lecture capture technology by lecturers in engineering, management and nursing disciplines', 2014 International Conference of Teaching, Assessment and Learning (TALE), 8-10 December, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 121-126. ISBN 978-1-4799-7672-0 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/TALE.2014.7062600 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Fei J; Caesar L; Mather C

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2014Fluck A, Chin CKH, Ranmuthugala D, Penesis I, 'Calculus for Kids', Conference Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2014, 30 September - 3 October 2014, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 143-150. ISBN 978-0-646-92095-5 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala D; Penesis I

2014Mather C, Caesar L, Chin C, Fei J, 'Class attendance and use of Echo360 in Australia: A comparison between undergraduate nursing and maritime disciplines', Proceedings of the 2014 International conference on new horizons in education, 25-27 June 2014, Paris, France, pp. 754-760. ISSN 2146-7358 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mather C; Caesar L; Fei J

2014Mather C, Chin C, Caesar L, Chandler L, Fei J, 'Utilisation of Echo 360: A comparison between undergraduate nursing and maritime disciplines', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December, Newnham Campus, University of Tasmania, Launceston (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mather C; Caesar L; Chandler L; Fei J

2014Narayanasamy S, Garaniya V, Chin CKH, Ranmuthugala D, Salter S, 'Novel use of video technology to enhance the use of marine simulators to link knowledge and practical skills', Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 7-10 December, New Zealand, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-0-473-30428-7 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Narayanasamy S; Garaniya V; Ranmuthugala D; Salter S

2013Fei J, Chin CKH, Mather CA, Penesis I, Chandler L, 'Investigating the transformative role of Echo360 on learning and teaching', Open UTAS to the World - Program of the 2013 Teaching Matters Conference, 28-29 November 2013, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 33. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fei J; Mather CA; Penesis I; Chandler L

2013Lisson DN, Garaniya V, Chin CKH, Salter S, 'Project based Learning for First Year Maritime Engineering Students: Manufacturing and Testing of Skateboards', Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 8-11 December 2013, Gold Coast, Queensland, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-0-9924099-0-6 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lisson DN; Garaniya V; Salter S

2013Penesis I, Chin C, Ranmuthugala D, Fluck A, 'An innovative approach using ICT to teach calculus in primary schools', Enhancing Global Engineering and Technology Education: Meeting the Future - Proceedings of the 2013 International Engineering and Technology Education Conference, 3-6 November 2013, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-0-646-59658-7 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Ranmuthugala D; Fluck A

2013Fei J, Mather C, Elmer S, Allan C, Chin C, et al., 'Use of Echo360 generated materials and its impact on class attendance', Electric Dreams - Proceedings of the 30th Annual Ascilite Conference, 1-4 December 2013, Macquarie University, Australia, pp. 1-5. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fei J; Mather C; Elmer S; Allan C; Chandler L

2011Chin CKH, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala D, Fluck AE, 'An analysis of students' performance in ICT curriculum transformation of mathematics in Australian primary schools', CICE-2011 Proceedings (Canada International Conference on Education), 4-7 April 2011, Toronto, Canada, pp. 82-87. ISBN 978-0-9564263-9-0 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Ranmuthugala D; Fluck AE

2011Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Penesis I, 'Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation', Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE 2011), 7-11 March 2011, Nashville, USA, pp. 3203 - 3210. ISBN 1880094843 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Penesis I

2011Fluck AE, Ranmuthugala D, Chin CKH, Penesis I, 'Rethinking computers in schools: Calculus in primary', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-13. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fluck AE; Ranmuthugala D; Penesis I

2011Penesis I, Chin C, Ranmuthugala D, Fluck A, 'An Investigation into the use of ICT to teach Calculus to Australian Primary Schools', Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 5-7 December 2011, Fremantle, Western Australia, pp. 331-337. ISBN 9780858259980 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Penesis I; Ranmuthugala D; Fluck A

2011Symes M, Ranmuthugala D, Chin C, Carew A, 'An Integrated Delivery and Assessment Process to Address the Graduate Attribute Spectrum', Proceedings of the IETEC'11 Conference, 16-19 January 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-0-646-54982-8 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Symes M; Ranmuthugala D; Carew A

2010Thomas G, Sterling D, O'Doherty D, Chin C, 'Where is all the energy going? An energy audit system for Australian fishing vessels', E-Fishing Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency, 18th - 20th May 2010, Vigo, Spain, pp. 32-41. (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Thomas G

2009Binns JR, Maher RP, Chin CKH, Bose N, Habgood M, et al., 'Development and use of a computer controlled sailing simulation', Conference Proceedings SIMTECT 2009, 15 -19 June 2009, Adelaide, pp. 51 - 57. ISBN 0977525767 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Binns JR; Bose N

Other Public Output

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Chin CKH, Fluck A, Penesis I, Ranmuthugala SD, 'Maple Helps Teach Calculus to 11-Year Old Students', Maplesoft User Case Studies, Maplesoft, www.maplesoft.com (2012) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Penesis I; Ranmuthugala SD

2012Fluck A, Ranmuthugala SD, Chin CKH, Penesis I, 'Mayfield primary tops the nation in integral calculus', The Department, The Department of Education, online, 1, 1, p. 1. (2012) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala SD; Penesis I

2011Fluck A, Ranmuthugala SD, Chin CKH, Penesis I, 'Calculus in elementary school: an example of ICT-based curriculum transformation', OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARD, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2011), Nashville, USA (2011) [Award]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala SD; Penesis I

2011Fluck A, Ranmuthugala SD, Chin CKH, Penesis I, 'Calculus triumph for Mayfield', The Examiner, The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, November 3, 2011, p. 6. (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Fluck A; Ranmuthugala SD; Penesis I

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

9

Total funding

$1,015,695

Projects

Bioelectricity Generation from Dairy Wastewater (2016)$39,740
Description
The main objective of this study is to develop a novel low-cost fuel cell for simultaneous contaminants removal and electricity generation from dairy wastewater. The dairy industry including dairy firms and dairy processing plants is Australias fourth largest rural industry. In 2014-2015, Tasmanian milk production reached a record 886 million litres, a 10.1% increase over the previous year. That is a rise of 286ML in 10 years. The dairy wastewater which includes dung, urine, milk residue, and detergents is collected at one point near the farm and requires effective management to prevent environment pollution. The wastewater should be managed in a manner that does not pollute surface or ground waters or create undue odour. Constructed Wetlands (CW) are known as one the best management practice to treat dairy wastewaters. A plant based flooded systems such as constructed wetlands commonly used in dairy industry have different aerobic and anaerobic zones throughout their bed depth and water column (Yadav et al., 2012). Therefore this similarity can be utilised for the development of a novel plant based MFC. In the combined novel MFC-CW system, the electrochemical active microbes (bacteria) act as biocatalysts. The bacteria uses the anode electrode as the preferred final electrode acceptor because the deference in free energy is larger than other available electron acceptors. In this way, the electrical current is generated simultaneously with contaminants removal from wastewater.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($39,740)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Abbassi R; Garaniya V; Chin CKH; Rafieshahraki J; Lewis TW; Morrison BVR; O'Grady Anthony
Year
2016
Investigation into the Response Based Analysis of Risers of Floating Systems (2015 - 2017)$47,803
Description
The research will be performed in collaboration with industry, in particular Intecsea, an offshore oil and gas company specializing in innovative front end engineering design in fields of metocean analysis and floating systems, riser and mooring systems and subsea engineering. The currently published research within the RBA filed is very limited and the work proposed will contribute to fields of interest to the offshore industry. Development of the probabilistic analysis methods for the complete floating system, including its dynamic risers, is important for the offshore industry, especially for fields in deep water and with harsh environment. Establishing consistent probabilistic methods for the analysis of the hull, moorings and the risers will enable the design process to be streamlined and will contribute to improved safety and efficiency of the floating production systems.
Funding
INTECSEA ($47,803)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chin CKH; Penesis I; Chai S; Drobyshevski Y
Period
2015 - 2017
Hydrodynamic forces of Ro-Ro thrusters affecting Articulating Concrete Blocks (2014)$5,000
Description
The aim of this project is integrating numerical, empirical and experimental results of the hydrodynamic forces generated by Ro-Ro thrusters affecting the stabilization of Articulating Concrete Blocks (ACB) revetments in terms of lift and drag. This project was divided into two stages: the physical experiments and the numerical experiments. The design of the Ro-Ro thrusters acting on the Ro-Ro ramp in a 1:10 scale wiII be created. A propeller, to stimulate the thruster of an ordinary Ro-Ro ship with diameter of 1.80m in full scale will be developed. The scaled model of ACBs revetment mattress type 3 will be placed on top of the designed beach ramp structure with two different slopes. The propeller wash running in shallow water will generate current and waves that will attack the beach revetment at different speeds. The velocity of the fluid will be verified using a Pilot tube at different points after the propeller hydrodynamic forces and moments acting on the revetment mattress will be measured using 6 degree of freedom load cells. An analysis of these forces and moments acting on the revetment mattress will be conducted however, the environmental loads (current and waves) and the hull effects will not be included in the model as this study is based on a stationary Ro-Ro ship and the forces generated by the hull and environment will be neglected. The empirical method of Pilarczyk and PIANC will be also used to calculate the stability of the flow and the revetment mattress. A comparison of physical experiments, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) results and empirical method will be performed. The outcomes of this project are: verification of the performance and stability levels (scour forces: lift and drag forces and movements) of a scaled A CBs revetment.
Funding
Subcon Technologies Pty Ltd ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weber JR; Binns JR; Ranmuthugala SD; Chin CKH
Year
2014
Engineering pathways for regional Australia:viable learning platforms built by knowledge partnering (2014)$324,000
Description
This project will collaborate with partners to develop a new learning platform for engineering students.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($324,000)
Scheme
Grant-Innovation and Development Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Allison J; Chai S; Kilpatrick SI; Jarvis LM; Ranmuthugala SD; Bowles M; Symes MF; Chin CKH; Olivier JC; Holloway DS; Broun DJ; Thomas GA
Year
2014
Investigation into the viability of retrofitting a bulbous bow to a 24m fish trawler and prawn trawler (2013)$10,000
Description
MG Kailis runs a fleet of prawn trawlers and fish trawlers in the NW of Australia, and with the prospect of rising fuel prices and incentives for reducing carbon emissions, is looking to improve its hull efficiency/stability through the addition of a bulbous bow on these vessels. The project will investigate resistance, motion and stability of the vessels.
Funding
M G Kailis Pty Ltd ($10,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chin CKH; Thomas GA; Bajraktarevic I
Year
2013
Calculus in the real world: transforming the way we teach Mathematics in primary education (2013 - 2015)$150,000
Description
This project will demonstrate a transformation in the way mathematics is taught to primary school students, enabling them to solve real-world problems using calculus. Building on an award-winning pilot project in which primary students used professional engineering software to master university-level calculus, the project will provide hundreds of young people access to this and more advanced topics. Teachers will be trained to use multi-media learning materials designed at the University of Tasmania in conjunction with an inter-disciplinary team involving the Australian Maritime College. The project will promote a love of learning mathematics to encourage enrolment in tertiary subjects such as Science and Engineering, which have been in decline.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($150,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fluck A; Ranmuthugala SD; Chin CKH; Penesis I
Period
2013 - 2015
Grant Reference
LP130101088
Investigating the transformative role of Echo360 on learning and teaching (2013)$24,790
Description
This project investigates the transformative role of Echo360 on learning and teaching through: a) examining the impacts of the technology on student learning behaviours including learning approaches, class attendance, and the use of Echo360 generated-materials; b) investigating the relationship between class attendance, the use of Echo360-generated materials, and student performance; and c) evaluating the impacts of Echo360 on teaching efficiency and identifying effective practices in using the technology to enhance flexible and online/distance delivery. Participants of the project not only include lecturers of different disciplines, but also an education developer and a learning service coordinator. Given the wide use of Echo360 in Australian universities and limited research on the impacts of the technology on learning and teaching, there is a great opportunity for the project to be extended.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($24,790)
Scheme
Grant-Teaching Devpmt Institutional Significance
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fei J; Chin CKH; Penesis I; Allan CN; Chandler L; Mather CA
Year
2013
Science-ercise: modern physics in primary classrooms of North-West Tasmania (2013 - 2014)$36,362
Description
This project will show that modern physics can be understood by primary school students, who can then use these new skills to solve real-world problems usually only attempted by senior secondary students.
Funding
Ian Potter Foundation ($36,362)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fluck A; Ranmuthugala SD; Chin CKH
Period
2013 - 2014
Evaluating and selecting STEM resources: capacity building for teachers in rural and regional schools (2013)$378,000
Description
The project aims to establish a sustainable model for building confidence and capacity of rural and regional primary and junior secondary teachers of science, technology and mathematics (STEM) through a teacher and expert jointly-developed framework for teacher analysis, critique, and evaluation of STEM resources.
Funding
Department of Industry and Science ($378,000)
Scheme
Grant-Aust Maths and Science Partnership Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kilpatrick SI; Fraser SP; Beswick K; Chin CKH; Fitzallen NE; Fluck A; Penesis I; Leon de la Barra BA; Ranmuthugala SD; Seen AJ; Thomas GA; Harte D
Year
2013

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DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDEngineering Education & its Relationship to Graduate Attributes2011
PhD6DOF Motion Response and Manoeuvring Simulation of an UUV2013
PhDResponse Based Analysis of Risers of Floating Systems (FPSO)2015
MastersExperimental Study into the Effect of Propeller Wash on Concrete Mattress Revetments2015
PhDReliability-Based Design of Articulating Concrete Blocks by using CFD-EFD Integration to Increase the Effectiveness of Scour Protection Revetments2015