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Professor Frank Bullen

Professor Frank Bullen
Name Frank Bullen
Position Honorary Professor
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Qualifications BSc Newcastle , BEng Newcastle , MEng Newcastle , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified ( 120599 )
  • Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 099999 )
  • Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 091299 )
  • Other Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 409999 )
  • Urban And Regional Planning not elsewhere classified ( 330499 )
  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 400599 )
  • Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 401699 )

Research interests
Site investigtion and foundation design
Characterisation of road pavement materials
Road crash investigation and analysis
Influence of micro and macrotexture on road surface safety

Innovations in engineering education

Professional memberships
Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Australia - FIE (Aust)
Chartered Professional Engineer - CPEng

Industry affiliations
Member of the Asphalt Paving Technologists (USA)
Assessor for the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia
Member of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
Member of Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Member of the American Association of Engineering Educators
Executive member of the Australian Council of Engineering Deans
Member of Engineers Australia Accreditation Consultative Committee

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Engineering Doctorate (ENGD) - EngD
Master of Engineering (MENG) - MEng

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
30 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
3 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Executive Director, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC)

Research most recent
Ng, S, Bullen, F and Carter, S 2006. A biomimicry approach to automating visual road surveys. Proc. 22nd Road and Transport Research Conference, ARRB.

Bullen, F, Wood, DJ 2006. The Construction of undergraduate student engineering design teams using the MBTI and Belbin Test. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Auckland.

Bullen, F 2005. Engineering and computer science education in the era of globalisation. Invited paper. Proc 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Session 2B. Indianapolis.

Research most notable
Bullen, F 2003. Use of coral derived aggregates for construction of low volume roads. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No.1819 Vol.1, 134-142.

Bullen, F 2003. Design and construction of low cost roads, low volume roads in Australia. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No.1819 Vol.1, 173-179.

Bullen, F and Knapton, J 1999. Bedding sand permeability and segmental pavements. Road and Transport Research, Journal of Aust. and NZ Research and Practice. Volume 8, No.4, 16-27.

Bullen, F and Ruller, J 1998. Reconstructing crashes involving emergency braking on wet roads. International Crash Journal. Vol 3, No 1., 65-71.

Bullen, F 1995. The use of emulsion, lime, bitumen blends (ELCs) in road construction. Road and Transport Research, Journal of Aust. and NZ Road Research and Practice. Vol.4, No.3, September, 84-93.

Publications in ePrints

Al-Marafi, Mohammad Nour and Somasundaraswaran, Kathirgamalingam and Bullen, Frank (2021) Development of crash modification factors for Intersections in Toowoomba city. International Journal of Urban Sciences, 25 (1). pp. 104-123. ISSN 1226-5934

Fajrin, Jauhar and Zhuge, Yan and Bullen, Frank and Wang, Hao (2015) Improving the quality of experimental research in civil engineering by employing statistical design of experiment: a case study in developing composite hybrid sandwich panel. In: 14th International conference on QIR (Quality in Research), 10-13 Aug 2015, Lombok, Indonesia .

Bolt, J. R. and Zhuge, Y. and Bullen, F. (2014) The impact of photocatalytic on degradation of poly aromatic hydrocarbons through permeable concrete. In: 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 23), 9-12 Dec 2014, Byron Bay, Australia.

Zhang, Zuhua and Wang, Hao and Zhu, Yingcan and Reid, Andrew and Provis, John L. and Bullen, Frank (2014) Using fly ash to partially substitute metakaolin in geopolymer synthesis. Applied Clay Science, 88-89. pp. 194-201. ISSN 0169-1317

Hussin, M. K. and Zhuge, Y. and Bullen, F. and Lokuge, W. P. (2013) A mathematical model for complete stress-strain curve prediction of permeable concrete. In: 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 2012): From Materials to Structures: Advancement Through Innovation, 11-14 Dec 2012, Sydney, Australia.

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