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Maksym Spiryagin

BSc(Hons) MSc(Hons) PhD MIMechE CEng MIEAust CPEng NER RPEQ
Professor - Engineering
School of Engineering and Technology
Centre for Railway Engineering
Rockhampton North
Building 70 - Room 1.08
Centre for Railway Engineering
About Me

Professor Maksym Spiryagin is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Railway Engineering (CRE). His research interests are vehicle dynamics, contact mechanics, mechatronics, real-time and software-enabled control systems.
At the present time, Professor Spiryagin works on rail vehicle and hybrid locomotive designs, locomotive traction,
the development of real-time and mechatronic systems.
He has published four books and has more than 130 other scientific publications and 20 patents as one of the inventors.


2018 Sir George Julius Medal (Engineers Australia)

1997-1998 The scholarship of Parliament of Ukraine (East Ukrainian National University).

Professional Memberships

Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK

Engineers Australia

Railway Technical Society of Australasia

The International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics


Deputy Director - Centre for Railway Engineering

Professional Interests

Locomotive Traction
Vehicle Dynamics
Contact mechanics
Modelling and simulation of electro-mechanical control systems
Mechatronics for rail vehicles (active suspension, active steering, integrated wheelset control, etc)
Real-time models and embedded systems
Train Dynamics
Fuzzy logic system

Consultancy Work

2015-2016 “Wagon Simulation Studies – Cant Deficiency” for Pacific National Pty Ltd

2013-2014 Consulting and mentoring activities in the field of rail vehicle modelling with Tampere University of Technology, Finland. The project concerns switch and gauge issues and is funded by the Finnish Transport Agency.

2011 Two consulting projects:

- “Wagon Simulation Studies – Cant Deficiency” for Pacific National Pty Ltd

- “Wagon Simulation Studies – Mid West Project” for Aecom Pty Ltd)

Recent Research Projects
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Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering
  • 4002 Automotive Engineering
  • 4017 Mechanical Engineering

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests

Automotive Engineering - Automotive Mechatronics


Interdisciplinary Engineering - Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified


Mechanical Engineering - Automation and Control Engineering


Mechanical Engineering - Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control


Mechanical Engineering - Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering


Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified


Mechanical Engineering - Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation

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