Researcher biography

Dr Karlovsek's broad area of expertise is in Geotechnical Engineering: Tunnelling, Construction Information Modelling and Non-Destructive Testing techniques. Dr Karlovsek is a Deputy Director of the International Engagement Committee at the School of Civil Engineering and a Community of Practice lead for Digital Engineering at the Faculty of EAIT. As a representative of the University of Queensland, Dr Karlovsek engages with the community by creating and implementing associations that seek to inform, educate and empower young professional engineers. There are two notable areas in which Dr Karlovsek has been able to achieve success through his engagement with the community: through his work at the Australian Tunnelling Society (ATS) for both the State and National executive committees and through his creation and leadership of the International Tunnelling Association (ITA) Young Members Group (ITAYM). In both areas, Dr Karlovsek has an initiative and the desire to implement programs that seek to benefit his professional community at a local, national and international level.

Currently, Dr Karlovsek holds the position as an Animator of ITA Working Group 22 – Information modelling in Tunnelling and a committee member of BrisBIM – Digital Community Group Queensland. In addition to the above, Dr Karlovsek actively engages in the mentorship of undergraduate and postgraduate students, in supporting their industry engagement activities, and in general helping to make their experience as students a more enriched and profitable one.