Personal details

Name
Dr Craig Cowled
Position(s)
Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Civil Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 9942
Fax
+61 7 3138 1170
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Queensland University of Technology)

Biography

Dr Cowled is a lecturer in the Civil Engineering Discipline, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.  Dr Cowled has more than two decades experience in the construction industry.  Dr Cowled has worked in manufacturing for 7 years as a timber frame and truss detailer, 2 years as a site engineer managing tradeworks on a $50m building project, 3 years as a structural engineer on projects up to $210m in value, and 9 years as a tutor / lecturer teaching structural engineering to undergraduate students.  Dr Cowled recently completed his PhD on structural health monitoring of bridges titled, “On the influence of structural complexity on the global vibration characteristics of steel truss bridges.”

Research Interests:

  • Timber Engineering, particularly for tall timber buildings;
  • Modal testing and analysis;
  • Structural health monitoring; and
  • Engineering education.

Projects:  Dr Cowled is the investigator of a research project on time-dependent axial deformation of various timber species and engineered wood products.
Grants:

  • AU$30k, 2018 research grant from Engineered Wood Products Association Australasia;
  • AU$10k, 2018 QUT internal seed funding; and
  • AU$15k, 2014 QUT ECARD grant.
This information has been contributed by Dr Craig Cowled.

Teaching

Dr Cowled is passionate about engineering education.  He has taught:

  • Introductory Engineering;
  • Engineering Mechanics;
  • Structural Mechanics;
  • Civil Engineering Materials;
  • Advanced Concrete Design;
  • Finite Element Modelling;
  • Advanced Civil Engineering Practice; and
  • Final Year Projects.

Dr Cowled’s current teaching commitments are:

  • Lecturer, Structural Mechanics (EGB275);
  • Unit Coordinator and Lecturer, Civil Engineering Materials (EGB270);
  • Lecturer, Advanced Civil Engineering Practice (EGH479); and
  • Supervisor, Final Year Projects (BEB801, BEB802, and EGH400).
This information has been contributed by Dr Craig Cowled.

Experience

Industry:

  • 7 years as a designer of timber frames and roof trusses;
  • 2 years as a site engineer managing tradeworks on a $50m building project; and
  • 3 years as a structural engineer on building projects up to $210m in value, using various materials including steel, reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, aluminium, glass, stainless steel, reinforced masonry, and timber.

Teaching:

  • 9 years of experience in teaching civil and structural engineering units to undergraduate students at QUT.

Research:

  • PhD completed in 2017 as part of an ARC Linkage Project on Structural Health Monitoring with industry partners Brisbane City Council and Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads; and
  • Currently looking for postgraduate students interested in timber engineering and structural health monitoring topics.
This information has been contributed by Dr Craig Cowled.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.