Personal details

Name
Dr Veronica Gray
Position(s)
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Mechanical Systems and Asset Management
Phone
+61 7 3138 7344
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Newcastle), B. Eng. (Mechanical) Hons. (University of Newcastle), B. Sc. (Physics) (University of Newcastle)

Professional memberships
and associations

Multimedia Projects:

Dr Gray’s Animations, Scientific Animations:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLfIiKMMmWzC3mJAclooHNQ

 

Dr Gray’s Models, Materials Science 3D Interactive Models:

https://sketchfab.com/matengswanu

 

 

 

Biography

Veronica Gray commenced university in 2004 at the University of Newcastle, Australia.  She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours. For her Honours project she studied the nano-laminate MAX phase ceramic Ti3AlC2, analysing its structure during synthesis using neutron powder diffraction.

 

After graduating Veronica joined the Defence Science and Technology Organisation as part of the Future Operations Division, Joint Operations Division.  She worked as a Joint Systems Scientist with a major focus on future warfare in the EM spectrum.  She also conducted research into future Asymmetrical Warfare.

 

Returning to her PhD mid-2010, Veronica undertook study into the single crystal properties of MAX phase ceramics using inelastic neutron scattering.  This saw Veronica use the neutron facilities at Los Alamos, LANL, USA and Lucas Heights, ANSTO, Australia. During her PhD Veronica also won an ARC Researchers in Business grant to work with Pivot Maritime International.  She conducted research into simulating rogue wave and shallow water effects on commercial maritime vessels and infrastructure.

 

After completing her PhD in 2013, Veronica moved to Swansea University as a postdoc researcher within the Rolls Royce UTC.  There she spent 4yrs investigating a range of aerospace and power generation materials.  She focused on creep and fatigue with a focus on dynamic testing (TMF, dwell fatigue and transient creep) as well as ultra-high temperature testing.

 

Veronica has now returned to Australia in 2018 an taken up a position with QUT as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.

Speciality Subjects:

  • Materials: Nickel Superalloys, Titanium Alloys, Steels, MAX Phase Ceramics
  • Material Testing and Properties: Creep, Transient Creep, Fatigue, TMF, Hardness, Tensile -Neutron Scattering: Elastic (Powder diffraction, SANS) and Inelastic (Time-of-Flight and Triple-Axis)
  • Analysis and Simulation Techniques: SEM, TEM, AFM, DFT, DFT-MD, APT, Systems Analysis, Systems Architecture
This information has been contributed by Dr Veronica Gray.

Experience

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, AUS (Feb 2018)

Postdoc Research Officer, Rolls Royce UTC, Swansea University, UK (Jan 2014 – Dec 2017)

Operations Manager, Tony’s Mechanics, AUS (Jul 2012 – Dec 2013)

Researchers in Business Grant, Pivot Maritime International, University of Newcastle, AUS (Apr 2011- Apr 2012)

Consultant-Maritime Simulation, AU (Jan 2007-current)

Joint Systems Scientist, DSTO, (Jan 2009 – Mar 2010)

This information has been contributed by Dr Veronica Gray.

Publications

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