Sujeeva Setunge

Professor Sujeeva Setunge

Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, STEM college

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Professor Sujeeva Setunge is a highly productive researcher and a research leader focussed on creating impact through translation of fundamental and applied research.

Overview

Professor Sujeeva Setunge leads the research portfolio of STEM college at RMIT as Associate Deputy Vice Chancellor (ADVC) for Research and Innovation. Prior to this appointment she had been the Deputy Dean (Research) in Engineering (2016-2020), Head of Civil Engineering (2012-2016) and the Head of Environmental Engineering (2009-2011) at RMIT. As the ADVC R&I in STEM college at RMIT Sujeeva has developed a bold research strategy for the college which is the largest in RMIT with around 26,000 students, 1000 academic staff and 18 disciplines across four schools. She is an influential research leader who can engage staff and deliver the outcomes through a collegial and consultative approach. Her strength is in engaging industry in academic research to deliver value and mutual benefits.

Research and Innovation and especially developing cross disciplinary research to address large complex problems is one of Sujeeva’s strengths and she has successfully led large multisector, multi-institutional initiatives. A highlight is winning and leading the $21 m ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transformation of Reclaimed Resources to Engineered Materials and Solutions for a circular Economy (TREMS) awarded in 2020, in partnership with 9 Australian and 4 international academic institutions and 33 industry partners.

CAMS - A scientific approach to infrastructure deterioration
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Industry experience

Sujeeva is a fellow of Engineers Australia and a chartered professional engineer (CPEng). Whilst she has been employed in academia for the past 30 years, she has led over 20 industry-sponsored projects delivering value to multiple sectors. The asset management platform developed by Sujeeva entitled CAMS is currently implemented by more than 30 infrastructure authorities and local councils.

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Research

Sujeeva has a national and international reputation in three major areas: (a) Fundamental research into novel and sustainable construction materials from nano science-based technologies utilising reclaimed waste materials, (b) Predictive modeling of degradation of infrastructure assets integrating structural health monitoring and smart cities technologies (3) Delivering technologies for enhancing the sustainability of infrastructure.

Research keywords

Infrastructure Asset Management, Disaster Resilience, Sustainable Construction Materials, Circular Economy

Research output summary

150

Publications

43

Supervisor projects

12

Projects

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Circular economy
  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Predictive modeling of degradation of infrastructure
  • Sustainable materials for construction

Supervisor projects

Since 2015:

  • An Integrated Bridge Asset Management Method Combining Condition Degradation, Load Rating, Serviceability and Risk-Cost
  • Healing Efficiency of Cementitious Materials for Durable and Intelligent Transport Infrastructures
  • Damage Modelling of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers under Flood and Log Impact
  • Fragility and Resilience of Bridges Subjected to Extreme Wave-Induced Forces
  • Financial loss due to construction accidents and safety investment in Hong Kong
  • Synthetic Damage Curves for Concrete Girder Bridge Decks Under Flood Hazard
  • Gaps in Decision Making at Strategic Planning Stage which affect the Disaster Resilience of transport Infrastructure
  • Performance of micro and nano engineered high volume fly ash cement composite
  • The effects of climate change on the rates of chloride ingress into reinforced concrete in Seaport Infrastructure
  • Development of high performance very high volume fly ash concrete with 80% replacement of cement by fly ash
  • Models and toolkit to estimate and analyse the emissions and environmental impacts of building construction
  • Shifting qualitative approach in condition monitoring of bridge assets towards a quantitative approach
  • Influence of properties of fly ash from different sources on the mix design and performance of geopolymer concrete
  • A toolkit towards performance based green retrofit of HVAC systems
  • Optimising short-term and long-term properties of high-volume fly ash (HVFA) concrete
  • Deterioration Prediction of Concrete Bridge Components Using Artificial Intelligence and Stochastic Methods

Feature publications

Structural resilience of core port infrastructure in a changing climate

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia ISBN: 978-1-921609-86-2

. Kong, D., Setunge, S., Molyneaux, T., Zhang, G., and Law, D. (2013).

Damage integrated performance modelling of steel plate girders at elevated temperature

Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 185, pp. 1-17 ISSN: 0143-974X

Dissanayake, A. Venkatesan, S. Robert, D. and Setunge, S. (2021).

Markov process for deterioration modeling and asset management of community buildings

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 143, no. 6, pp. 1-12 ISSN: 0733-9364

Mohseni, H. Setunge, S. Zhang, G. and Wakefield, R. (2017).

Key publications by year

  • Chen, S. Zhang, K. Xia, X. Chen, Y. Setunge, S. and Shi, L. 2021, 'The impacts of occupant behavior on building energy consumption: A review', in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 45, pp. 1-14 ISSN: 2213-1388
  • Dissanayake, A. Venkatesan, S. Robert, D. and Setunge, S. 2021, 'Damage integrated performance modelling of steel plate girders at elevated temperature', in Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 185, pp. 1-17 ISSN: 0143-974X
  • Fernando, K. Gunasekara, C. Law, D. Nasvi, M. Setunge, S. and Dissanayake, R. 2021, 'Life cycle assessment and cost analysis of fly ash–rice husk ash blended alkali-activated concrete', in Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 295, pp. 1-11 ISSN: 0301-4797
  • Fernando, K. Nasvi, M. Gunasekara, C. Law, D. Setunge, S. and Dissanayake, R. 2021, 'Systematic Review on Alkali-Activated Binders Blended with Rice Husk Ash', in Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 1-18 ISSN: 1943-5533
  • Gunasekara, C. Atzarakis, P. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2021, 'Novel analytical method for mix design and performance prediction of high calcium fly ash geopolymer concrete', in Polymers, MDPI AG, Basel, vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 1-21 ISSN: 2073-4360
  • Herath Mudiyanselage, C. Gunasekara, C. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2021, 'Long term creep and shrinkage of nano silica modified high volume fly ash concrete', in Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 1-21 ISSN: 2165-0381
  • Karami, H. Pooni, J. Robert, D. Costa, S. Li, J. and Setunge, S. 2021, 'Use of secondary additives in fly ash based soil stabilization for soft subgrades', in Transportation Geotechnics, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 29, pp. 1-20 ISSN: 2214-3912
  • Nanayakkara, O. Gunasekara, C. Sandanayake, M. Law, D. Nguyen, K. Xia, J. and Setunge, S. 2021, 'Alkali activated slag concrete incorporating recycled aggregate concrete: Long term performance and sustainability aspect', in Construction and building materials, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 271, pp. 1-11 ISSN: 0950-0618
  • Nanayakkara, O. Gunasekara, C. Law, D. Xia, J. and Setunge, S. 2021, 'Alkali-Activated Slag Concrete with Recycled Aggregate: Long-Term Performance', in Journal Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 1-10 ISSN: 1943-5533
  • Pooni, J. Robert, D. Giustozzi, F. Setunge, S. Xie, Y. and Xia, J. 2021, 'Performance evaluation of calcium sulfoaluminate as an alternative stabilizer for treatment of weaker subgrades', in Transportation Geotechnics, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 27, pp. 1-14 ISSN: 2214-3912
  • Pooni, J. Robert, D. Giustozzi, F. Gunasekara, C. Setunge, S. and Venkatesan, S. 2021, '(In Press) Hydraulic characteristics of stabilised expansive subgrade soils in road pavements', in International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 1-18 ISSN: 1029-8436
  • Pooni, J. Robert, D. Gunasekara, C. Giustozzi, F. and Setunge, S. 2021, 'Mechanism of Enzyme Stabilization for Expansive Soils Using Mechanical and Microstructural Investigation', in International Journal of Geomechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 1-15 ISSN: 1532-3641
  • Renjith, R. Robert, D. Setunge, S. Costa, S. and Mohajerani, A. 2021, 'Optimization of fly ash based soil stabilization using secondary admixtures for sustainable road construction', in Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 294, pp. 1-14 ISSN: 0959-6526
  • Tran, N. Gunasekara, C. Law, D. Houshyar, S. Setunge, S. and Cwirzen, A. 2021, '(In Press) Comprehensive review on sustainable fiber reinforced concrete incorporating recycled textile waste', in Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 1-22 ISSN: 2165-0373
  • Tran, N. Gunasekara, C. Law, D. Houshyar, S. Setunge, S. and Cwirzen, A. 2021, 'A critical review on drying shrinkage mitigation strategies in cement-based materials', in Journal of Building Engineering, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 38, pp. 1-17 ISSN: 2352-7102
  • Yazdanfar, Z. Lester, D. Robert, D. and Setunge, S. 2021, 'A novel CFD-DEM upscaling method for prediction of scour under live-bed conditions', in Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 220, pp. 1-13 ISSN: 0029-8018
  • Zhang, E. Yang, D. Tam, V. Tao, Y. Zhang, K. Setunge, S. and Shi, L. 2021, 'A critical review of combined natural ventilation techniques in sustainable buildings', in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 141, pp. 1-25 ISSN: 1364-0321
  • Chen, S. Zhang, K. Xia, X. Setunge, S. and Shi, L. 2020, 'A review of internal and external influencing factors on energy efficiency design of buildings', in Energy and Buildings, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 216, pp. 1-17 ISSN: 0378-7788.
  • Gunasekara, C. Zhou, Z. Law, D. Sofi, M. Setunge, S. and Mendis, P. 2020, 'Microstructure and strength development of quaternary blend high-volume fly ash concrete', in Journal of Material Science, Springer, Netherlands, vol. 55, pp. 6441-6456 ISSN: 1573-4803.
  • Gunasekara, C. Sandanayake, M. Zhou, Z. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2020, 'Effect of nano-silica addition into high volume fly ash–hydrated lime blended concrete', in Construction and building materials, Elsevier, Netherlands, pp. 1-10 ISSN: 0950-0618.
  • Khodr, M. Law, D. Gunasekara, C. Setunge, S. and Brkljaca, R. 2020, 'Compressive strength and microstructure evolution of low calcium brown coal fly ash-based geopolymer', in Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 17-34 ISSN: 2165-0373.
  • Pooni, J. Robert, D. Giustozzi, F. Setunge, S. and Venkatesan, S. 2020, '(In Press) Stabilisation of expansive soils subjected to moisture fluctuations in unsealed road pavements', in International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 1-13 ISSN: 1029-8436.
  • Renjith, R. Robert, D. Gunasekara, C. Setunge, S. and O'Donnell, B. 2020, 'Optimization of Enzyme-Based Soil Stabilization', in Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 1-12 ISSN: 0899-1561.
  • Robert, D. Britto, A. and Setunge, S. 2020, 'Efficient Approach to Simulate Soil–Pipeline Interaction', in Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-16 ISSN: 1949-1190.
  • Roychand, R. Pramanik, B. Zhang, K. and Setunge, S. 2020, 'Recycling steel slag from municipal wastewater treatment plants into concrete applications – A step towards circular economy', in Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 152, no. 2020, pp. 1-9 ISSN: 0921-3449.
  • Sandanayake, M. Gunasekara, C. Law, D. Zhang, K. Setunge, S. and Wanijuru, D. 2020, 'Sustainable criterion selection framework for green building materials – An optimisation based study of fly-ash Geopolymer concrete', in Sustainable Materials and Technology, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 25, pp. 1-10 ISSN: 2214-9937.
  • Shi, L. Ziem, A. Zhang, K. Li, J. and Setunge, S. 2020, 'Solar chimney for a real building considering both energy-saving and fire safety – a case study', in Energy and Buildings, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 221, pp. 1-13 ISSN: 0378-7788.
  • Sidiq, A. Setunge, S. Gravina, R. and Giustozzi, F. 2020, 'Self-repairing cement mortars with microcapsules: A microstructural evaluation approach', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 232, pp. 1-14 ISSN: 0950-0618.
  • Sidiq, A. Gravina, R. Setunge, S. and Giustozzi, F. 2020, 'High-efficiency techniques and micro-structural parameters to evaluate concrete self-healing using X-ray tomography and Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry: A review', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 252, pp. 1-13 ISSN: 0950-0618.
  • Sidiq, A. Gravina, R. Setunge, S. and Giustozzi, F. 2020, 'The effectiveness of Super Absorbent polymers and superplasticizer in self-healing of cementitious materials', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 253, pp. 1-15 ISSN: 0950-0618
  • Fu, G. Yang, W. Deng, W. Li, C. and Setunge, S. 2019, 'Prediction of Fracture Failure of Steel Pipes with Sharp Corrosion Pits Using Time-Dependent Reliability Method with Lognormal Process', in Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, United States, vol. 141, no. 3, pp. 1-8 ISSN: 0094-9930.
  • Gunasekara, C. Law, D. Bhuiyan, S. Setunge, S. and Ward, L. 2019, 'Chloride induced corrosion in different fly ash based geopolymer concretes', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 200, pp. 502-513 ISSN: 0950-0618.
  • Gunasekara, C. Setunge, S. and Law, D. 2019, 'Creep and Drying Shrinkage of Different Fly Ash-Based Geopolymers', in ACI Materials Journal, American Concrete Institute, United States, vol. 116, no. 1, pp. 39-49 ISSN: 0889-325X.
  • Gunasekara, C. Dirgantara, R. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2019, 'Effect of Curing Conditions on Microstructure and Pore-Structure of Brown Coal Fly Ash Geopolymers', in Applied Sciences, M D P I AG, Switzerland, vol. 9, no. 15, pp. 1-19 ISSN: 2076-3417.
  • Gunasekara, C. Zhou, Z. Sofi, M. Law, D. Setunge, S. and Mendis, P. 2019, 'Hydration and Strength Evolution of Ternary-Blend High-Volume Fly Ash Concretes', in ACI Materials, American Concrete Institute, United States, vol. 116, no. 5, pp. 251-261 ISSN: 0889-325X.
  • Lokuge, W. Wilson, M. Tran, H. and Setunge, S. 2019, 'Predicting the probability of failure of timber bridges using fault tree analysis', in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 783-797 ISSN: 1573-2479.
  • Mohajerani, A. Ukwatta, A. Jeffrey-Bailey, T. Swaney, M. Ahmed, M. Rodwell, G. Bartolo, S. Eshtiaghi, N. and Setunge, S. 2019, 'A Proposal for Recycling the World's Unused Stockpiles of Treated Wastewater Sludge (Biosolids) in Fired-Clay Bricks', in Buildings, MDPIAG, Switzerland, vol. 9, no. 14, pp. 1-22 ISSN: 2075-5309.
  • Pooni, J. Giustozzi, F. Robert, D. Setunge, S. and O'Donnell, B. 2019, 'Durability of Enzyme Stabilized Expansive Soil in Road Pavements subjected to Moisture Degradation', in Transportation Geotechnics, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 21, pp. 1-15 ISSN: 2214-3912.
  • Qeshta, I. Hashemi, J. Gravina, R. and Setunge, S. 2019, 'Review of resilience assessment of coastal bridges to extreme wave-induced loads', in Engineering Structures, Pergamom Press, United Kingdom, vol. 185, pp. 332-352 ISSN: 0141-0296.
  • Saberian Boroujeni, M. Shi, L. Sidiq, A. Li, J. Setunge, S. and Li, C. 2019, 'Recycled concrete aggregate mixed with crumb rubber under elevated temperature', in Construction and Building Engineering, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 222, pp. 119-129 ISSN: 0950-0618.
  • Saberian Boroujeni, M. Li, J. and Setunge, S. 2019, 'Evaluation of permanent deformation of a new pavement base and subbase containing unbound granular materials, crumb rubber and crushed glass', in Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 230, pp. 38-45 ISSN: 0959-6526.
  • Sandanayake, M. Zhang, G. and Setunge, S. 2019, 'Estimation of environmental emissions and impacts of building construction - A decision making tool for contractors', in Journal of Building Engineering, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 21, pp. 173-185 ISSN: 2352-7102.
  • Sandanayake, M. Zhang, K. and Setunge, S. 2019, '(In Press) Impediments affecting a comprehensive emission assessment at the construction stage of a building', in International Journal of Construction Management, Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 1-12 ISSN: 1562-3599.
  • Sidiq, A. Gravina, R. Setunge, S. and Giustozzi, F. 2019, 'Microstructural analysis of healing efficiency in highly durable concrete', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 215, pp. 969-983 ISSN: 0950-0618
  • Gunasekara, C. Ling, X. Setunge, S. Law, D. and Patnaikuni, I. 2018, 'Performance of high-volume fly ash concrete incorporating lime water', in ACI Materials Journal, American Concrete Institute, United States, vol. 115, no. 2, pp. 289-297 ISSN: 0889-325X
  • Gunasekara, C. Setunge, S. Law, D. Willis, N. and Burt, T. 2018, 'Engineering Properties of Geopolymer Aggregate Concrete', in Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 1-11 ISSN: 0899-1561
  • Gunasekara, M. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2018, 'Effect of geopolymer aggregate on strength and microstructure of concrete', in ACI Materials Journal, American Concrete Institute, United States, vol. 115, no. 6, pp. 899-908 ISSN: 0889-325X
  • Kalutara, P. Zhang, G. Setunge, S. and Wakefield, R. 2018, 'Prioritising sustainability factors for Australian community buildings' management using analytical hierarchy process (AHP)', in International Journal of Strategic Property Management, Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas * Leidykla Technika, Lithuania, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 37-50 ISSN: 1648-715X
  • Lokuge, W. Wilson, A. Gunasekara, C. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2018, 'Design of fly ash geopolymer concrete mix proportions using multivariate adaptive regression spline model', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 166, pp. 472-481 ISSN: 0950-0618
  • Mohajerani, A. Ukwatta Pitiye, A. and Setunge, S. 2018, 'Fired-clay bricks incorporating biosolids: Comparative life-cycle assessment', in Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, USA30(7):, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 04018125-1-04018125-12 ISSN: 0899-1561
  • Nasim, M. Setunge, S. Zhou, S. and Mohseni, H. 2018, 'An investigation of water-flow pressure distribution on bridge piers under flood loading', in Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Tayler and Francis, UK, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 219-229 ISSN: 1573-2479
  • Roychand, R. De Silva, S. and Setunge, S. 2018, 'Nanosilica modified high-volume fly ash and slag cement composite: Environmentally friendly alternative to OPC', in Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1-12 ISSN: 1943-5533
  • Saberian Boroujeni, M. Li, J. Nguyen, B. and Setunge, S. 2018, 'Estimating the resilient modulus of crushed recycled pavement materials containing crumb rubber using the Clegg impact value', in Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 141, pp. 301-307 ISSN: 0921-3449
  • Sandanayake, M. Lokuge, W. Zhang, G. Setunge, S. and Tushar, Q. 2018, 'Greenhouse gas emissions during timber and concrete building construction -A scenario based comparative case study', in Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 38, pp. 91-97 ISSN: 2210-6707
  • Sandanayake, M. Gunasekara, C. Law, D. Zhang, K. and Setunge, S. 2018, 'Greenhouse gas emissions of different fly ash based geopolymer concretes in building construction', in journal of cleaner production, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 204, pp. 399-408 ISSN: 0959-6526
  • Sandanayake, M. Zhang, G. and Setunge, S. 2018, 'A comparative method of air emission impact assessment for building construction activities', in Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Elsevler, United States, vol. 68, pp. 1-9 ISSN: 0195-9255
  • Shi, L. Zhang, K. Yang, W. Huang, D. Cheng, X. and Setunge, S. 2018, 'Determining the influencing factors on the performance of solar chimney in buildings', in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 88, pp. 223-238 ISSN: 1364-0321
  • Ukwatta Pitiye, A. Mohajerani, A. Setunge, S. and Eshtiaghi, N. 2018, 'A study of gas emissions during the firing process from bricks incorporating biosolids', in Waste Management, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 74, pp. 413-426 ISSN: 0956-053X.
  • Gunasekara, M. Setunge, S. and Law, D. 2017, 'Long-term mechanical properties of different fly ash geopolymers', in ACI Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, United States, vol. 114, no. 3, pp. 743-752 ISSN: 0889-3241
  • Gunasekara, M. Setunge, S. and Law, D. 2017, 'Correlations between mechanical properties of low calcium fly ash geopolymer concretes', in Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 29, no. 9, pp. 1-9 ISSN: 1943-5533
  • Gunasekara, M. Law, D. Setunge, S. Burgar, I. and Brkljaca, R. 2017, 'Effect of element distribution on strength in fly ash geopolymers', in ACI Materials Journal, American Concrete Institute, United States, vol. 114, no. 05, pp. 795-808 ISSN: 0889-325X
  • Kalutara, P. Zhang, G. Setunge, S. and Wakefield, R. 2017, 'Factors that influence Australian community buildings' sustainable management', in Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Emerald, United Kingdom, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 94-117 ISSN: 0969-9988
  • Mohseni, H. Setunge, S. Zhang, G. and Wakefield, R. 2017, 'Markov process for deterioration modeling and asset management of community buildings', in Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 143, no. 6, pp. 1-12 ISSN: 0733-9364
  • Myadaraboina, H. Setunge, S. and Patnaikuni, I. 2017, 'Pozzolanic Index and lime requirement of low calcium fly ashes in high volume fly ash mortar', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 131, pp. 690-695 ISSN: 0950-0618
  • Robert, D. Setunge, S. and O'Donnell, B. 2017, 'Assessing the strength of stabilized soils using non-linear failure envelop', in Jagran International Journal on Contemporary Research, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, India, pp. 1-12 ISSN: 2320-9372
  • Sandanayake, M. Zhang, G. Setunge, S. Luo, W. and Li, C. 2017, 'Estimation and comparison of environmental emissions and impacts at foundation and structure construction stages of a building - A case study', in Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 151, pp. 319-329 ISSN: 0959-6526
  • Wardhono, A. Gunasekara, M. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2017, 'Comparison of long term performance between alkali activated slag and fly ash geopolymer concretes', in Construction and Building materials, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 143, pp. 272-279 ISSN: 0950-0618
  • Zhang, G. Sandanayake, M. Setunge, S. Li, C. and Fang, J. 2017, 'Selection of emission factor standards for estimating emissions from diesel construction equipment in building construction in the Australian context', in Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 187, pp. 527-536 ISSN: 0301-4797
  • Zhu, W. Setunge, S. Gamage, N. Gravina, R. and Venkatesan, S. 2017, 'Evaluating time-dependent reliability and probability of failure of reinforced-concrete bridge components and predicting residual capacity after subsequent rehabilitation', in Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 1-19 ISSN: 0887-3828.
  • De Silva, S. Setunge, S. Patnaikuni, I. and Law, D. 2016, '100% cement replaced high volume fly ash concrete', in Concrete in Australia, Engineers Media, Australia, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 37-41 ISSN: 1440-656X
  • Gunasekara, M. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2016, 'Long term permeation properties of different fly ash geopolymer concretes', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 124, pp. 352-362 ISSN: 0950-0618
  • Hadigheh, S. Gravina, R. and Setunge, S. 2016, 'Influence of the processing techniques on the bond characteristics in externally bonded joints: Experimental and analytical investigations', in Journal of Composites for Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 1-13 ISSN: 1090-0268
  • Islam, H. Zhang, G. Setunge, S. and Bhuiyan, M. 2016, 'Life cycle assessment of shipping container home: a sustainable construction', in Energy and Buildings, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 128, pp. 673-685 ISSN: 0378-7788
  • Lokuge, W. Gamage, N. and Setunge, S. 2016, 'Fault tree analysis method for deterioration of timber bridges using an Australian case study', in Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Emerald, United Kingdom, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 332-344 ISSN: 2044-124X
  • Roychand, R. De Silva, S. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2016, 'High volume fly ash cement composite modified with nano silica, hydrated lime and set accelerator', in Materials and Structures, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 1997-2008 ISSN: 1359-5997
  • Roychand, R. De Silva, S. Law, D. and Setunge, S. 2016, 'Micro and Nano Engineered High Volume Ultrafine Fly Ash Cement Composite with and without Additives', in International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, Han-gug Konkeuliteu Haghoe, Republic of Korea, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 113-124 ISSN: 1976-0485
  • Sandanayake, M. Zhang, G. and Setunge, S. 2016, 'Environmental emissions at foundation construction stage of buildings - Two case studies', in Building and Environment, Pergamon Press, United Kingdom, vol. 95, pp. 189-198 ISSN: 0360-1323
  • Sandanayake, M. Zhang, G. Setunge, S. Li, C. and Fang, J. 2016, 'Models and method for estimation and comparison of direct emissions in building construction in Australia and a case study', in Energy and Buildings, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 126, pp. 128-138 ISSN: 0378-7788
  • Setunge, S. Zhu, W. Gravina, R. and Gamage, N. 2016, 'Fault-tree-based integrated approach of assessing the risk of failure of deteriorated reinforced-concrete bridges', in Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 1-12 ISSN: 0887-3828
  • Ukwatta Pitiye, A. Mohajerani, A. Eshtiaghi, N. and Setunge, S. 2016, 'Variation in physical and mechanical properties of fired-clay bricks incorporating ETP biosolids', in Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 119, pp. 76-85 ISSN: 0959-6526
  • Wahalathantri, B. Lokuge, W. Karunasena, W. and Setunge, S. 2016, 'Vulnerability of floodways under extreme flood events', in Natural Hazards Review, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), United States, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 1-12 ISSN: 1527-6988
  • Edirisinghe, R. Setunge, S. and Zhang, G. 2015, 'Markov model based building deterioration prediction and ISO factor analysis for building management', in Journal of Management in Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 1-9 ISSN: 0742-597X
  • Gamage, N. and Setunge, S. 2015, 'Modelling of vertical density profile of particleboard, manufactured from hardwood sawmill residue', in Wood Material Science and Engineering, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 157-167 ISSN: 1748-0272
  • Gunasekara, C. Law, D. Setunge, S. and Sanjayan, J. 2015, 'Zeta potential, gel formation and compressive strength of low calcium fly ash geopolymers', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 95, pp. 592-599 ISSN: 0950-0618
  • Hadigheh, S. Gravina, R. and Setunge, S. 2015, 'Prediction of the bond-slip law in externally laminated concrete substrates by an analytical based nonlinear approach', in Materials and Design, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 66, no. A, pp. 217-226 ISSN: 0264-1275
  • Hadigheh, S. Gravina, R. and Setunge, S. 2015, 'Identification of the interfacial fracture mechanism in the FRP laminated substrates using a modified single lap shear test set-up', in Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Elsevier Ltd, United Kingdom, vol. 134, pp. 317-329 ISSN: 0013-7944
  • Islam, H. Jollands, M. Setunge, S. and Bhuiyan, M. 2015, 'Optimization approach of balancing life cycle cost and environmental impacts on residential building design', in Energy and Buildings, Elsevier Ltd, Netherlands, vol. 87, pp. 282-292 ISSN: 0378-7788
  • Islam, H. Jollands, M. Setunge, S. Haque, N. and Bhuiyan, M. 2015, 'Life cycle assessment and life cycle cost implications for roofing and floor designs in residential buildings', in Energy and Buildings, Elsevier B.V., Netherlands, vol. 104, pp. 250-263 ISSN: 0378-7788
  • Ukwatta, A. Mohajerani, A. Setunge, S. and Eshtiaghi, N. 2015, 'Possible use of biosolids in fired-clay bricks', in Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Netherlands, vol. 91, pp. 86-93 ISSN: 0950-0618
  • Alqhatani, M. Setunge, S. and Moridpour, S. 2014, 'Accessibility development by shifting from monocentric structure to polycentric structure: A comparison of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Melbourne, Australia', in Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering, Engineering and Technology Publishing, United States, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 218-223 ISSN: 2301-3680
  • Alqhatani, M. Setunge, S. and Moridpour, S. 2014, 'Can a polycentric structure affect travel behaviour? A comparison of Melbourne, Australia and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia', in Journal of Modern Transportation, Xinan Jiaotong Daxue, China, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 156-166 ISSN: 2095-087X
  • Gravina, R. Hadigheh, S. and Setunge, S. 2014, 'Interfacial bond strength of resin-impregnated fibre-reinforced polymer laminates bonded to concrete using vacuum and heat: Experimental study', in Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, Engineers Media, Australia, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 189-201 ISSN: 1328-7982
  • Hadigheh, S. Gravina, R. Setunge, S. and Kim, S. 2014, 'Bond characterization of adhesively bonded joints made with the resin infusion (RI) process', in International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Elsevier, United Kingdom, vol. 57, pp. 13-21 ISSN: 0143-7496
  • Hasan, M. Setunge, S. Law, D. and Koay, Y. 2014, 'Forecasting deterioration of bridge components from visual inspection data', in International Journal of Engineering and Technology, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, Singapore, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 40-44 ISSN: 1793-8236
  • Islam, H. Jollands, M. Setunge, S. Ahmed, I. and Haque, N. 2014, 'Life cycle assessment and life cycle cost implications of wall assemblages designs', in Energy and Buildings, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 84, pp. 33-45 ISSN: 0378-7788
  • Islam, H. Jollands, M. and Setunge, S. 2014, 'Life cycle assessment and life cycle cost implication of residential buildings - A review', in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier Ltd, United Kingdom, vol. 42, pp. 129-140 ISSN: 1364-0321
  • Wong, K. Gamage, N. Setunge, S. and Pannirselvam, M. 2014, 'Thermal behaviour of hardwood and softwood composites', in Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, vol. 905, pp. 220-225 ISSN: 1662-8985
  • Yousefikia, M. Moridpour, S. Setunge, S. and Mazloumi, E. 2014, 'Modeling degradation of tracks for maintenance planning on a tram line', in Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering, Engineering and Technology Publishing, United States, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 86-91 ISSN: 2301-3680
  • Zhang, G. Setunge, S. and van Elmpt, S. 2014, 'Using shipping containers to provide temporary housing in post-disaster recovery: Social case studies', in Procedia Economics and Finance, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, vol. 18, pp. 618-625 ISSN: 2212-5671
  • Gravina, R. Hadigheh, S. Setunge, S. and Kim, S. 2013, 'Application of heat/resin injection in the presence of vacuum for FRP attachments on the concrete substrate', Applied Mechanics and Materials, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, vol. 438-439, 459-466. ISSN: 1660-9336.
  • Hasan, M. Setunge, S. Law, D. and Molyneaux, T. 2013, 'Predicting life expectancy of concrete septic tanks exposed to sulfuric acid attack', Magazine of Concrete Research, ICE Publishing, United Kingdom, vol. 65, no. 13, 793-801. ISSN: 0024-9831.
  • Law, D. Setunge, S. Adamson, R. and Dutton, L. 2013, 'Effect of leaching from freshly cast concrete on pH', Magazine of Concrete Research, ICE Publishing, United Kingdom, vol. 65, no. 15, 889-897. ISSN: 0024-9831.
  • Mohseni, H. Setunge, S. Zhang, K. and Wakefield, R. 2013, 'Condition monitoring and condition aggregation for optimised decision making in management of buildings', Applied Mechanics and Materials, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland, vol. 438-439, 1719-1725. ISSN: 1662-7482.
  • Ranjith, S. Setunge, S. Gravina, R. and Venkatesan, S. 2013, 'Deterioration prediction of timber bridge elements using the Markov chain', Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. 27, 319-325. ISSN: 0887-3828.
  • Solikin, M. Setunge, S. and Patnaikuni, I. 2013, 'Experimental design analysis of ultra fine fly ash, lime water, and basalt fibre in mix proportion of high volume fly ash concrete', Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Press, Malaysia, vol. 21, no. 2, 589-600. ISSN: 0128-7680.
  • Withanaarachchi, B. Setunge, S. and Bajwa, S. 2013, 'Assessing the influence of traffic impact assessments on land use development and decision making', China-USA Business Review, David Publishing, United States, vol. 12, no. 7, 690-701. ISSN: 1537-1514.
  • Mohseni, H., Setunge, S. and Zhang, G.,Wakefield, R. 2013, ‘Condition monitoring and condition aggregation for optimised decision making in management of buildings’, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 438-439, 1719-1725.
  • Sagar, A., Setunge, S. and De Silva, S. 2013, ‘Time series behaviour of aging R/C bridge girders beyond design stage’, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 438-439, 855-859.
  • Hunting, A., Setunge, S. and Kong, D. 2013, ‘The effects of ocean salinity variance due to climate change on Australian seaport infrastructure’, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 438-439, 157-165.
  • Patnaikuni, I, Setunge, S. and Boina, H. 2013, ‘Sustainable housing construction to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 438-439, 1710-1716.
  • Hadigheh, A., Gravina, R., Setunge, S. and Kim, S. 2013, ‘Application of heat/resin injection in the presence of vacuum for FRP attachments on the concrete substrate’, Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 438-439, 459-466.
  • Alqhatani, M. Bajwa, S. and Setunge, S. 2012, ‘Land-use transport interaction: A comparison of Melbourne and Riyadh’, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, Netherlands, Vol. 43, 3-13.
  • Mohseni H., Setunge S., Zhang G., Wakefield R. 2012, ‘Risk mitigation and expenditure projection utilizing a probabilistic deterioration prediction, The Asset Journal, Volume 6, Issue 3, 8-9, The Asset Management Council Inc, Australia. ISSN:1839-7778.
  • Alqhatani, M. Bajwa, S. and Setunge, S. 2012, ‘Land-use transport interaction: A comparison of Melbourne and Riyadh’, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, Netherlands, Vol. 43, 3-13.
  • Alqhatani, M. Bajwa, S. and Setunge, S. 2012, ‘Impact of socioeconomic and land use on car ownership: A comparison of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Melbourne, Australia’, Journal of Chongqing University (Natural Science), Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing, China, Vol. 31, S1, 539-546.
  • Kong, D. Setunge, S. Molyneaux, T. Zhang, G. and Law, D. 2012, ‘Australian seaport infrastructure resilience to climate change’, Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Switzerland, Vol. 238, 350-357.
  • Mohseni, H. Setunge, S. Zhang, G. Edirisinghe, R. and Wakefield, R. 2012, Deterioration prediction for community buildings in Australia, The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, Common Ground, Australia, Vol. 1, No. 4, 175-195.
  • Edirisinghe, R., Setunge, S. and Zhang, G. 2011, ‘Application of Gamma process for deterioration prediction of buildings from discrete condition data, Sri Lankan Journal of Applied Statistics, Vol. 2, 12-25.
  • Kumar, D. Setunge, S. and Patnaikuni, I. 2010, ‘Prediction of life-cycle expenditure for different categories of council buildings’, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 24, No. 6, 556-561.
  • Koay, Y., Xie, Y. and Setunge, S. 2010, ‘Investigation of various methods for minimising uneven displacements in pedestrian concrete pavements’, Road Materials and Pavement Design, Lavoisier, France, Vol. 11, No. 2, 479-488.
  • Setunge S., Nguyen, N., Alexander, B., Dutton, L. 2009, ‘Leaching of alkali from concrete in contact with waterways’, Water, Air & Soil Pollution: Focus, Vol. 9, 381-391.
  • Setunge, S, Wong, K. and Jollands, M. 2009, ‘Economic and environmental benefits of using hardwood saw mill waste as a raw material for particleboard production’, Water, Air & Soil Pollution: Focus, Vol. 9, 485-494.
  • Gamage, N., Setunge, S., Jollands, M. and Hague, J. 2009, ’Properties of hardwood saw mill residue-based particleboards as affected by processing parameters’, Industrial Crops and Products, Vol. 29, 248-254.
  • Zhu, W., Setunge, S., Gravina, R. and Venkatesan, S.2008, ‘Using fault tree analysis in risk assessment of bridges’, Journal of Concrete in Australia, Vol. 34, No. 1, 50-54. ISBN 1440-656X.
  • Koay, Y., Xie, M. and Setunge, S. 2008, “Minimising stepping displacements of pedestrian concrete pavements using EPDM rubber and PVC joiners’, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 4, 287-301.
  • Gamage, N., Setunge S., Jollands, M. and Hague J. 2008, ‘Properties of hardwood sawmill residue based particleboards as affected by processing parameters’, Journal of Industrial Crops and Products.
  • Molyneaux, T., Setunge, S., Gravina, R. and Xie, M. 2007, ‘An evaluation of the learning of structural engineering concepts during the first two years of a project-based engineering degree’, European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1-8.
  • Nezamian, A and Setunge, S. 2007, ‘A case-study of rehabilitation of the headstock of a reinforced concrete bridge structure using FRP composites’, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 11, No. 5, 531-544.
  • Nirdosha G and Setunge S. 2006, ‘Formulation and process modeling of particleboard production using hardwood saw mill wastes using experimental design’, Journal of Composite Structures, Vol. 75, Nos. 1-4, 520-523.
  • Setunge, S. and Anaton, J. 2006, ‘Composite model for basic creep of high strength concrete’, Journal of Construction Materials, Thomas Telford, Vol. 159, No. 2, 67-76.
  • Lokuge, WP., Sanjayan, JG. and Setunge, S. 2005, ‘Stress strain model for laterally confined concrete’, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 6, 607-616.
  • Lokuge WP., Sanjayan JG. and Setunge S. 2004, ‘Constitutive model for high strength concrete subjected to cyclic loading’, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 14, No.4, 297-305.
  • Lokuge, WP., Setunge, S. and Sanjayan, J.G. 2003, ‘Modelling eccentrically loaded high strength concrete columns’, Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 55, No. 4, 331-341.
  • Lokuge, W.P., Sanjayan, J.G. and Setunge, S. 2003, ‘Triaxial test results of high strength concrete subjected to cyclic loading’, Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 55, No. 4, 321-329.
  • Candappa, DP, Setunge S. and Sanjayan JG. 2001, ‘Complete triaxial stress-strain curves for high-strength concrete’, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol.13, No. 3, 209-215.
  • Lokuge WP., Sanjayan, JG. and Setunge S. 2000, ‘Design of high-strength concrete columns for ductility’, Concrete In Australia, Vol. 26, No. 3, 17-20.
  • Mendis, P., Pendyala, R. and Setunge S. 2000, ‘Stress-strain model to predict the full-range moment curvature behaviour of high-strength concrete sections’, Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 52, No. 4, 227-234.
  • Mendis P., Kovacic D. and Setunge S. 2000, ‘Basis for Design of Lateral Reinforcement for high-strength concrete columns’, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Techno-Press, Vol. 9, No. 6, 589-600.
  • Candappa DP., Setunge S. and Sanjayan JG. 1999, ‘Experimental stress-strain curves for high-strength concrete under triaxial confinement’, Journal of Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 29, No. 12, 1977-1982.
  • Attard MM. and Setunge S. 1996, ‘The stress-strain relationship of confined and unconfined concrete’, ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 93, No.5, 432-442.
  • Setunge S., Attard MM. and Darvall PLeP. 1993, ‘Ultimate strength of confined very high strength concretes’, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 90, No. 6, 632-641.
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Feature projects

ARC Industrial transformation research hub for Transformation of recycled waste resources to Engineered materials and solutions for a circular economy (TREMS)

30 CIs and 33 PIs, $12 million

S.Setunge (lead)

5 years

Enhancing resilience of critical road structures under natural hazards

BNHCRC, $1.5 million

S.Setunge, G. Zhang, Chun Qing Li

2021 - 2022

Safety4Rails, EU Horizon 2020

Fraunhofer is th elead org., $300,000

Setunge, WP7 lead

2 years

Key projects by year

  • Saefety4Rails, Horizon 2020 grant:
    Upcycling solutions for hazardous claddings and co-mingled waste
  • Consultancy services for asset management software development for seven local councils in Sri Lanka, 2019
  • Smart transport road pavements, 2019
  • Intelligent asset management in community partnership, 2017
  • Intelligent asset management of smart infrastructure, 2016
  • Nanoscience based construction material manufacturing, 2016 (Nano comm hub) 
  • Smart prefabricated chamber to prevent highly contagious diseases
  • Development of high content recycled glass building material technology
  • Waste Research Project - Cellulose based concrete for construction applications
  • Recycled plastic ROBOVOID construction solution (CRCP):
    Structural and real-time bridge health monitoring
  • Life cycle assessment of recovering glass material from the mixed waste bin and separated glass bin for use in the glass to glass market and the glass to roadbase/construction market
  • Recycling cigarette butts in asphalt concrete:
    Development of a smart energy supervision platform for typical buildings
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Awards

Vice chancellor’s award for research impact, RMIT University

Recognising research in partnership with local councils, developing and deploying the Council Asset Management System (CAMS). CAMS has informed council asset management across Victoria, enhancing community services, reducing costs and more efficiently allocating limited council resources

Award date: 2018

Recipients: Sujeeva Setunge

Facilities Management Australia, National Excellence Award

Team award for CAMS software with RMIT property services

Recipients: Sujeeva Setunge

National Award for Innovation in Teaching Applied Mechanics

Awarded triennially by the National Committee for Applied Mechanics, Engineers Australia

Award date: 2005

Recipients: Sujeeva Setunge

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Grants

As per projects

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Public and media engagements

2019

2018

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.