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Mr

Lawrence Molloy

Honorary
Engineering
multidisciplinary sciences
climate change
fisheries
science & technology
australia
volcanic eruptions
hydrology
oceanic ancestry group
history, ancient
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Mr

Lawrence Molloy

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Infrastructure
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Mr

Lawrence Molloy

 

Here is a link to my current research page: https://lawrencemolloy125925771.wordpress.com/

I hold two portfolios within the School of Engineering. The first is supporting innovation and start-ups across all the Engineering Departments.

The second is in developing our indigenous engineering program.

In the Innovation space my role is to advise and guide researchers and students in taking their innovative ideas all the way through to reality. I act as a first point of contact and assist teams in clarifying the value proposition of their ideas. This work is upstream of UoM's Research and Commercialisation team and the TRaM program. Currently I am supporting the New Femto Class of Start-ups. This is a portfolio of 6 various ideas within engineering. I have already moved two start-ups through their formation arc as well as evaluating the challenges and impediments to innovation within Engineering. This work is executed in part under my appointment at the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship.

Indigenous Engineering is the investigation of indigenous technologies through an engineering lens. This is a new area of inquiry so we are still trying to figure out the structure and focus of this research. Much of this knowledge is lost. Furthermore, in our research we are trying to understand the principles and values that drove and shaped engineering practices in Australia prior to 1787. We are using our research capability to map and measure significant indigenous sites in Australia. At Budj Bim we are trying to gain a better understanding of the hydraulics and aquaculture system that was first built over 5,000 years ago. In 2019 we are looking to develop several engineering lesson plans. Examples include the chemical engineering principles of indigenous dyes, glues and pigments, the aerodynamics of boomerangs and the acoustics of didgeridoos.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

1992

Gold Medal for Exceptional Service: Civil Rights & the Environment

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2005

Scott M Johnson Fellow, US-Japan Foundation


2005

Scott M Johnson Fellow, US-Japan Foundation


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Infrastructure Engineering

Education


Water Resources Engineering

Stanford University

Geology

Colgate University