Caroline Baillie is the Dupont Canada Chair of Engineering Education Research and Development at Queen’s University, Ontario. Her research interests focus on natural sustainable composites and biomimicry and the development of engineering-based solutions for environmental and social problems. She has contributed to over 100 publications in materials science and education and has authored four books and edited two special editions on natural fibre composites.
Caroline is the Chair of Engineering Education for the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. She is the Research Theme Leader for Engineering Education Research and Director of FASE (Faculty Academy for the Scholarship of Education). Before coming to Perth, Caroline was Chair of Engineering Education Research and Development at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, where she was also cross appointed into Chemical Engineering, Sociology and Women's studies. Formerly she was lecturer at Imperial College, UK and the University of Sydney, as well as Deputy Director of the Materials Subject Centre, part of the Learning and Teaching support network in the UK.
Randika Jayasinghe is the Project Coordinator of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded project led by UWA: ‘Australian-Sri Lankan University partnerships to develop community-based recycling businesses’. Randika has a background in waste management and has recently completed her PhD on the use of waste-based composites.