Dr Mitch Dunn

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 57132


Mitch Dunn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the UQ Composites group, in the school of Mechanical and Mining Engineering. He has interest in a wide range of composite material research activities, including fibre-reinforced laminates, hybrid composites including fibre-metal laminates, and nondestructive testing and evaluation of composite structures.

Mitch has worked within the UQ Composites group since 2010 on a diverse set of projects, from exploring the use of novel natural-fibres in composites, modelling of ultrasonic wave propagation, advanced manufacturing processes, product development and innovation, nondestructive testing and development of hybrid composite materials systems. Mitch received his PhD from UQ in 2018 for his work on the detection of laminar damage in composite laminates using nonlinear ultrasonic techniques. Recently, he has worked on composite material projects with DMTC demonstrating the effectiveness of computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) of composite tooling, modelling the structural performance of composite components, and investigating hybrid composite materials system performance.

Research Interests

  • Hybrid composite materials
    -Thermoset-thermoplastic hybrid laminates -Fibre-metal laminates -Metal matrix composites -Cost-effective manufacturing
  • Nondestructive testing and evaluation
    -Nonlinear ultrasonic techniques -Vibro-ultrasonic modulation -Structural health monitoring -Smart structures and products -NDT&E of composite materials
  • Digital product development and manufacturing
    -Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and digital fabrication -CAD-FEA integration -Manufacturing process monitoring
  • Functional composite materials
    -Functional antenna structures -Novel testing methodologies, i.e. simultaneous electrical and mechanical testing of RF connection points -High temperature conformal antennas -Modelling and simulation -Cost-effective manufacturing


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


View all Publications


View all Grants


Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)