Dr Vaughan Beck

Dr Vaughan Beck 

Areas of specialisation

  • Risk Engineering
  • Unconventional Gas Production
  • Fire Engineering
  • Wind Engineering
  • Building Technology

Qualifications

  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, FTSE
  • Fellow, The Institution of Engineers, Australia, FIEAust
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Risk Engineering), UNSW, 1987
  • Master of Engineering Science (Structural Engineering), University of Melbourne, 1978
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), University of Melbourne,1971

Experience

  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (2006 - 2012) Executive Director, Technical and Senior Advisor Technical (2006)
  • Victoria University (1982 - 2006)
    • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Industry, Research and Region) (2003 - 2006)
    • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) (1999 - 2003)
    • Director, Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (1991 - 1999)
    • Executive Director (part-time), Centre for Research and Development (September 1989 - 1990)
    • Principal Lecturer, Department of Civil and Building Engineering (1982 - 1991)
  • University of Sydney, The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, 1989 Visiting Professorial Fellow
  • Commonwealth Department of Housing and Construction. (1974 - 1982) - Research Engineer
  • BHP, Melbourne Research Laboratories (1972 - 1974) - Research Engineer

Relevant Committees

  • Deputy Chair, Expert Working Group, Engineering Energy: Unconventional Gas Production - Shale Gas. Report, 2013, Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA)
  • Deputy Chair, Organising Committee, International Unconventional Gas Conference, Workshop and Communique, 2015, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)
  • Board Member, Otway Health 2013 - appointed by State Government (but unable to proceed with the appointment because of new commitments)
  • Board Member, Austin Research Institute (a medical research institution)
  • Board Member, Sustainable Tourism Co-operative Research Centre
  • Board Member, CRC for International Food Manufacturing and Packaging

Publications

  • Over 120 publications in books, consultancy reports, refereed scientific literature