Dr Ian Craig
|Position||Lecturer (Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering)|
|Section||School of Civil Engineering and Surveying|
|Phone||+61 7 4631 2807|
|Qualifications||BSc DerbyshireCHE , MSc Cranfield IT , PhD Cranfield IT|
Ian holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering, awarded at Cranfield University UK in 1991, and has now accumulated ~30 years in university based teaching and research. After post-doctoral studies at Imperial College London, Ian relocated to the University of Queensland in 1996. Based at UQ Gatton Campus for five years, Ian carried out atmospheric dispersion modelling and summer season field measurements associated with the aerial application of pesticides. In 2003 Ian joined the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA), University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and participated in Rural Water Use Efficiency and CRC-Irrigation Futures funded research programs. From 2007-9, Ian worked for the Queensland Government Cloud Seeding Campaign. Ian now lectures for USQ Health, Engineering and Sciences in Environmental Engineering and Sustainability. His primary focus is pesticide environmental impacts and modelling, under research codes 0907 Environmental Engineering, and 0502 Environmental Management.
Atmosphere, Climate, Water and Soil
Environmental Impacts and Sustainability
Dispersion Modelling of Pesticides, Odour and Dust
Stored Water Evaporation Mitigation Technology
Permeable Reactive Barriers for groundwater cleanup
Engineers Australia Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg)
Engineers Australia - Sustainable Engineering Society (SES)
Australian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE)
Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ)
Australian Research Council Network for Earth System Science (ARCNESS)
Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments (ACSC)
USQ Research affiliations
Institute for Agriculture and the Environment (IAgE)
International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS)
National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA)
Currently teaching courses/programs
components of :-
ENG2002 Technology, Sustainability and Society (Examiner)
ENV4204 Environmental Technology (AE, Air/Noise component)
AGR3903 Soil and Water Engineering Practice 2
Research most recent
Craig, I.P. Hewitt, A, and Terry, H. 2014. Rotary atomiser design requirements for optimum pesticide application efficiency. Crop Protection 66 34-39
Craig, I.P., Bundschuh, J. and Thorpe, D., 2015. Pesticide Sustainable Management Practice (SMP) including porous biochar/geopolymer structures for contaminated water remediation. Int. J. of GEOMATE 9(2) 1523-1527
Craig I, Shiau J, and Erdei L 2012. Contaminated soil/groundwater remediation using Permeable Reactive Barrier (PRB) techniques. Engineers Australia - Southern Region Engineering Conference, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 30 August 2012. Paper no. SREC2012-2A-4
Research most notable
Craig, I.P. 2006 Comparison of precise water depth measurements on agricultural storages with open-water evaporation estimates. Agricultural Water Management 85 193-200.
Craig, I.P. 2004 The GDS model a rapid computational technique for the calculation of aircraft spray drift buffer distances. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 43 : 235-250
Craig, I. 2003. The Spinning Pins Nozzle; A New Controlled Droplet Applicator for Aircraft. IP Australia Application Number AU200163597B2 Patent Number 779967. Published 2003.02.27.
Craig I.P., Woods N, Dorr, G. 2002 Book chapter on Aerial Application. Pimentels Encyclopedia of Pest Management - a volume of Dekkers Agropedia Reference Set
Woods, N., Craig, I.P. and Dorr. G.J. 2001 Spray drift of pesticides arising from aerial application in cotton. Journal of Environmental Quality 30 : 697-701
Publications in ePrints
Dang, Aaditi and Silburn, Mark and Craig, Ian and Shaw, Melanie and Foley, Jenny (2016) Washoff of residual photosystem II herbicides from sugar cane trash under a rainfall simulator. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64 (20). pp. 3967-3974. ISSN 0021-8561
Craig, Ian P. and Bundschuh, Jochen and Thorpe, David (2015) Pesticide sustainable management practice (SMP) including porous biochar/geopolymer structures for contaminated water remediation. International Journal of GEOMATE, 9 (18). pp. 1523-1527. ISSN 2186-2982
Craig, Ian and Shiau, JimORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9220-3184 and Erdei, Laszlo (2012) Contaminated soil/groundwater remediation using Permeable Reactive Barrier (PRB) techniques. In: 2012 Qld Southern Regional Engineering Conference (SREC 2012), 1 Sep 2012, Toowoomba, Australia.
Craig, Ian and Thorpe, David and Goh, Steven (2011) Environmental sustainability education: towards a minimum service level agreement for delivery to engineering students. In: SSEE 2011: Escaping Silos , 24-26 Oct 2011, Brisbane, Australia.
Goh, Steven and Craig, Ian and Muller, Zach (2011) Solar thermal energy alternatives and their application to water heating and air cooling in the meat processing industry. In: SSEE 2011: Escaping Silos, 24–26 Oct 2011, Brisbane, Australia.