Daniel starts his PhD on wear detection

Daniel Grasser received his Master’s degree in mechanical engineering in Germany, 2016. During his studies he conducted industrial internships (e.g. Linde Material Handling Corp., Ltd. in Xiamen, China) and was involved in several industrial research projects. For 12 months, he worked on the project “Influence of compressive and tensile surface residual stresses on the results of the micro indentation hardness test”, which was funded by the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. Afterwards, Daniel worked for 7 months as a visiting researcher at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to finish his Master’s thesis with the title “Application of nanoindentation to estimate equi-biaxial surface residual stresses on elastically strained aluminium 6061-T6”.

Daniel joined the mineAlloy cohort at Deakin IFM in November 2017. He is looking forward to working on a new method for wear detection in mining equipment. The goal is to develop a new methodology for wear detection in real-time, and to apply this knowledge in collaboration with our industry partners.

mineAlloy official opening

The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, and ARC Chief Executive Officer, Professor Sue Thomas, visited Deakin University on 8th November for the official launch of the mineAlloy training centre.

“It is a real thrill to be here today. So much of this University is about impact – here in Geelong, across Victoria, the nation and, indeed, globally,” said Senator Birmingham.

Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander AO, the launch was also attended by Ms Elaine Carbines, CEO, G21 Geelong Regional Alliance; Ms Sarah Henderson MP, Member for Corangamite; senior staff and representatives from mineAlloy’s industry partners.

The speakers emphasised the partnership between universities and industry to ensure we stay at the cutting edge and retain our competitive advantage in the mining equipment, technology and services market.