Professor Sabu John has over 155 published articles in journals and peer-reviewed conferences (6 book chapters (1 in print), 35 Journal articles and 120+ referred conference and other articles in the fields mentioned below) and has been involved in 3 patents including the invention of the patented world’s first Cricket bat with active vibration control.
His research interests include advanced composite materials, vibration control in smart structures, embedded communication devices in composite structures, structural health monitoring of structures.
He has also undertaken work on signal processing and pattern recognition through artificial neural networks applied to feature detection in medicine and damage detection in large static and dynamic structures. He has worked on numerous funded projects in the aforementioned areas worth over A$3.25M.
As a result of patenting the ARC-funded world’s first Smart Cricket Bat with active vibration control in 2007 (Australian Patent number–2007901068), his work received national and international headlines in the electronic and print media. He has also commented on strategic manufacturing matters in the national media.
An abridged list of his media work is listed below.
- Channel 9, The TODAY show – LIVE TV, 7.18am, 10 May 2007.
- Channel 10, 5.30pm News – 8 May 2007.
Print and electronic media
- ‘Batsmen to get a better handle on Slogs’, The Australian – Page 3, 8 May 2007.
- ‘Its not Cricket as Australians invent better bat’, Britain’s Daily Telegraph – Front page 9 May 2007.
- ‘Bat’s the way I like it’, The Week Magazine – Printed 3 June 2007 (Mumbai, India).
- ‘Is that Cricket’, Physics World Magazine – Vol 20, No 6, June 2007, Page 3.
- ‘Getting a Grip’, The Engineer (UK) Magazine – 02 July 2007, Page 31.
- BBC Radio 5 from London, UK – 1.40pm, 10 May 2007 (Melbourne time)
- ABC (774 AM). Melbourne – 7.00am, 10 May 2007 with Red Symonds
- 3AW (694AM) (Melbourne’s highest rating morning show) with Neil Mitchell – 8 May 2007 at 11.15am.
- ABC country Queensland – 2.10pm, 10 May 2007.
- ABC Newcastle, NSW – 10.10am, 9 May 2007.
- ABC Adelaide – 11.00am, 8 May 2007.
- ABC 612 – Brisbane. 2.30pm, 8 May 2007.
Professor John is mainly involved in teaching, research and administrative duties. He currently lectures in Smart Materials and processes and Strategic Manufacturing Planning in the School of Engineering.
He has published over 155 papers in refereed conferences, journals and research books and has contributed to a mainstream university text. He is currently contributing to a book on embedded intelligence in structures.
He also serves on the University research training sub-committee, the Expert Panel of the University appeals committee and is member of the School’s research committee.
He is an Oz-reader for the Engineering and Environmental Sciences panel of the Australian Research Council (ARC).
He sits on the editorial board of the Open Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Journal.
He is currently active on numerous funded research projects in the fields of smart materials, embedded communication devices and structural health monitoring funded by the ARC and the Cooperative Research Centre – Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS).
He is a reviewer of several international journal publications such as Composites B journal and the Composites Engineering Journal of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK.
- Ph.D (Materials in Mechanical Engineering), Imperial College, London. 1986.
- MBA (Master of Business Administration) RMIT University. 1998.
- M.Sc (Advanced Applied Mechanics), Imperial College, London. 1983.
- B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering) University of Lagos, 1982.
Diplomas and society memberships
- M SAE–A – Member, Society of Automotive Engineers, Australia
- AIMM – Member, Australian Institute of Management
- DIC – Diploma of the membership of Imperial College, London
- M-TTNA – Foundation member – Technical Textile and Non-woven Association
- Alghamdi, S.,John, S.,Roy Choudhury, N.,Dutta, N. (2021). Additive manufacturing of polymer materials: Progress, promise and challenges In: Polymers, 13, 1 - 39
- Jones, M.,Kujundzic, M.,John, S.,Bismarck, A. (2020). Crab vs. Mushroom: A review of crustacean and fungal chitin in wound treatment In: Marine Drugs, 18, 1 - 23
- Jones, M.,Mautner, A.,Luenco, S.,Bismarck, A.,John, S. (2020). Engineered mycelium composite construction materials from fungal biorefineries: A critical review In: Materials and Design, 187, 1 - 16
- Jones, M.,Lawrie, A.,Huynh, T.,Morrison, P.,Mautner, A.,Bismarck, A.,John, S. (2019). Agricultural by-product suitability for the production of chitinous composites and nanofibers utilising Trametes versicolor and Polyporus brumalis mycelial growth In: Process Biochemistry, 80, 95 - 102
- Jones, M.,Weiland, K.,Kujundzic, M.,Theiner, J.,Kahlig, H.,Kontturi, E.,John, S.,Bismarck, A.,Mautner, A. (2019). Waste-Derived Low-Cost Mycelium Nanopapers with Tunable Mechanical and Surface Properties In: Biomacromolecules, 20, 3513 - 3523
- ZHANG, R.,Wang, X.,Shu, H.,John, S. (2018). The effects of the electro-mechanical coupling and Halbach magnet pattern on energy harvesting performance of a two degree of freedom electromagnetic vibration energy harvester In: International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, 14, 124 - 146
- ZHANG, R.,Wang, X.,John, S. (2018). A comprehensive review of the techniques on regenerative shock absorber systems In: Energies, 11, 1 - 43
- Jones, M.,Bhat, T.,Huynh, T.,Kandare, E.,Yuen, R.,Wang, C.,John, S. (2018). Waste-derived low-cost mycelium composite construction materials with improved fire safety In: Fire and Materials, 42, 816 - 825
- ZHANG, R.,Wang, X.,Shami, E.,John, S.,Zuo, L.,Wang, C. (2018). A novel indirect-drive regenerative shock absorber for energy harvesting and comparison with a conventional direct-drive regenerative shock absorber In: Applied Energy, 229, 111 - 127
- Jones, M.,Bhat, T.,Kandare, E.,Thomas, A.,Joseph, P.,Dekiwadia, C.,Yuen, R.,John, S.,Ma, J.,Wang, C. (2018). Thermal Degradation and Fire Properties of Fungal Mycelium and Mycelium - Biomass Composite Materials In: Scientific Reports, 8, 1 - 10
- A static and dynamic loading assessment of structural-critical composite material rolling stock carbody shells (Project R 1.7.3). Funded by: Rail Manufacturing CRC Ltd - Scholarship from (2018 to 2021)
- Energy capture from polymer based synthetic foliage. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grant 2010 Round 2 from (2011 to 2014)
- Fibre-Sized Energy Generators and Storage in Multi-Functional Fabrics. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2011 Round 1 from (2011 to 2018)
- Embedded Antenna Technology in Smart Polymeric Composite Structures. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2005 Round 2 from (2006 to 2010)
- An Integrated Intelligent Bio-machines Network. Project now known as: The Australian Research Network for Smart Medical Devices.. Funded by: ARC Research Initiatives Seed Funding Grant pre-2014 from (2003 to 2005)
2 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions22 PhD Completions and 4 Masters by Research Completions