Modelling and durability of Infrastructure, New Construction and Defence Materials, Sustainable Infrastructure (Tall Buildings, Bridges, Disaster Management)
Nanotechnology in Construction, Structural BioEngineering
Protective Technology of Structures (Blast effects)
Testing and Assessment of infrastructure (Non destructive testing)
Wind effects on Tall buildings
Priyan Mendis is a Professor in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and the Leader of the Advanced Protective Technology of Engineering Structures Group. He was also the Convener of the ARC Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) from 2004 -2011.
Prof Mendis obtained his PhD from Monash University, Australia.
- Protective technology of structures
-Smart Infrastructure, design, assessment and monitoring
- Seismic design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures
- Design of tall buildings and bridges
- Disaster mitigation and management
- Sustainable infrastructure
He is also a member of several institutions including: Institution of Engineering, Concrete Institute of Australia and American Concrete Institute.
2010: P. Mendis, H. Malano, A. Rajabifard, I. Johnston, C. Duffield, L. Aye, A. Western, R. Crawford, B. Davidson, T. Ngo, H. Doloi, 'MUtopia - A collaborative-interdisciplinary platform for visualisation, simulation and testing innovative ideas of future sustainable urban development', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Melbourne Sustainable Societies Institute (MSSI) and Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), University of Melbourne, $50K
2010: M. N. Halgamuge and P. Mendis, 'Environmental impact of low frequency electromagnetic field exposure', Vice Chancellors Knowledge Transfer Grant, University of Melbourne, $10K
2008: M. N. Halgamuge and P. Mendis, 'Interaction between extremely low frequency magnetic fields and living system: Using isolated plasma membranes from plant cell (spinach)', Joint Research Grant with Lund University, Sweden, $5K
Education and training
Awards and honors
Eureak Prize for Best Science in National security,
Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Australia,