Professor Mahen Mahendran is a senior professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the leader of the Wind and Fire Engineering Lab at QUT. He has more than 35 years of experience in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in six universities in three countries. More than 50 Higher Degree Research students including 39 PhD students have completed their research under his principal supervision.
He works closely with the building industry and is involved in many research projects with them, focusing on wind and fire-resistant building construction. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed research journal articles and has received many industry and government grants valued at more than $4M. He has held many senior academic and research management roles at QUT in the past. Prof Mahendran is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.