ACAM 2024

9.00 am — 5.00 pm AEDT, 07 — 09 February 2024
9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
Rydges South Bank

Welcome to the 11th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 2024), proudly hosted by the National Committee of Applied Mechanics and the organising committee. Taking place in Brisbane from 7–9 February, this event is a must-attend for professionals in engineering, academia, postgraduate studies and industry management.

‘Faster, stronger, leaner – advancing applied mechanics for a resilient and sustainable future’. As we celebrate the pursuit of pushing the boundaries of materials, processes and design, we also strive to enhance sustainability. Join us to be a part of a community that is shaping the future of this important field.

By attending ACAM 2024, you’ll have the unique opportunity to showcase and discuss the latest innovations, achievements and current trends in applied mechanics. The event provides an engaging platform to network and exchange knowledge, ideas, and experiences with some of the brightest minds in the industry. With the chance to connect with professionals from across the Australasian region and beyond, ACAM 2024 provides an opportunity to nurture existing partnerships and forge new ones.

Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to gain valuable insights that will help you advance your knowledge in the field of applied mechanics. Join us in Brisbane and be a part of a resilient and sustainable future.

Martin Veidt
Michael Heitzman

Welcome message from the Co-Chairs

On behalf of the National Committee of Applied Mechanics of Engineers Australia and organisation committee we invite you to ACAM 2024. 

ACAM 2024 aims to bring together engineers, academics, postgraduate scholars and industry managers to share research and development achievements in all aspects of applied mechanics. Under the theme ‘faster, stronger, leaner’, we want to celebrate the disciplines' pursuit in pushing the boundaries of materials, processes and design while at the same time striving to enhance sustainability.

The event provides a platform for the participants to showcase and discuss the latest innovations, achievements and current trends across the Australasian region and provides an opportunity to nurture existing, and foster new, national and international partnerships.

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane in February.

Associate Professor Michael Heitzmann
Professor Martin Veidt


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The call for abstracts has closed.

We’ll advise of the outcome of abstract submissions on Monday 2 October.

If your abstract is accepted, you’ll be invited to submit an optional full paper for an oral presentation at ACAM 2024. We do recommend submitting a paper as these will be published following the conference.

For more information, view the ACAM 2024 abstract submission guidelines and the speaker and author agreement.

Abstracts presented at ACAM 2024 will explore:

  • biomechanics and biomedical engineering 
  • composites and ceramics  
  • computational mechanics and optimisation  
  • contact mechanics and tribology 
  • dynamics and vibration 
  • fatigue, fracture and failure analysis  
  • fluid-structure interaction 
  • geomechanics  
  • manufacturing and machining 
  • micro and nanomechanics 
  • multi-functional structures and materials 
  • nondestructive evaluation and structural health monitoring 
  • particle mechanics 
  • smart materials and structures 
  • solid mechanics 
  • structural mechanics 
  • thermomechanics.

Early bird registrations open on Monday 9 October.

Members can claim CPD hours for attending ACAM 2024.


Full conference

Day registration

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Social events



Networking reception



Gala dinner



Group discounts

Discounted registration is available for ACAM 2024 speakers.

We also offer discounted registration for groups. To find out how to register yours or for more information, contact [email protected]

Attendees Discount
5–9 10%
10–19 15%
20 or more 20%


Full registration includes:

  • In-person participation at Rydges South Bank.  
  • Access to all plenaries and conference sessions within the program.
  • Access to the exhibition each day.
  • Access to the networking reception.
  • Access to the gala dinner.
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day.

Day registration includes:

  • In-person participation at Rydges South Bank.  
  • Access to all plenaries and conference sessions within the program for the day you have registered to attend.
  • Access to the exhibition on the day you are attending.
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the day you are attending.

Networking reception includes: 

  • In-person participation at Rydges South Bank on Wednesday 7 February.   
  • Drinks and canapes.  

Gala dinner includes:  

  • In-person participation at Rydges South Bank on Thursday 8 February.  
  • Three course dinner and drinks.  

If you have any questions about registration, contact [email protected] 


  • All registration fees are quoted in and will be charged in Australian dollars.
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  • Registration fees are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • Sharing of registrations is not permitted, a separate registration is required for each individual.
  • A student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from an accredited engineering institution.
  • A copy of your student identification card must be supplied at the time of registration. Without this copy, the full registration fee will be charged.
Terms and conditions

Listed below are the terms and conditions for this event.

  1. The following refund terms will apply for cancellation of an event registration:
    • Cancellation more than 60 days before the event will incur a AU$50 cancellation fee.
    • Cancellation between 30 and 60 days before will incur a AU$100 cancellation fee.
    • Cancellation within 30 days of the event will not be refunded.
    • Transfer of event registration will be permitted if you notify us with at least five business days’ notice of the event. Any difference in fees will need to be paid if the substitute registrant is not entitled to the same event registration rate. No refunds will be provided for transfers to a lower event fee item.
  2. Engineers Australia reserves the right to alter, amend or cancel any or all of the elements in the event program.
  3. Where a payment has been made, there will be no refund for those who do not attend.
  4. By attending, or registering to attend an event, you agree to Engineers Australia's Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Terms of Access.

ACAM 2024 has an exciting line-up of expert speakers.

More speakers to be announced soon.

Headshot of Professor Jürg Dual
Professor Jürg Dual
Institute of Mechanical Systems, ETH Zurich

Jürg Dual has been a Professor of Mechanics and Experimental Dynamics at the Institute of Mechanical Systems at ETH Zurich since 1998 and Emeritus since 2022. He was President of ETH Zurich’s Planning Commission from 2000–​2004 and of the University Assembly from 2008–​2012. 

Jürg studied mechanical engineering at the ETH Zurich. He then spent two years on a Fulbright grant at the University of California in Berkeley, where he graduated with a MS and a MEng in mechanical engineering. He received his doctorate at ETH Zurich under the guidance of Prof Dr M Sayir at the Institute of Mechanics. For his dissertation he was awarded the Latsis Prize in 1989. After one year as visiting assistant professor at Cornell University, he returned to the ETH Zurich as assistant professor.

Jürg’s research focuses on wave propagation and vibrations in solids, micro​ and nanosystem technology as well as gravitation. In particular, he is interested in both basic research and applications in the area of sensors (viscometry), ultrasonic manipulation of cells and particles and gravitational interaction of resonating systems.

He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences and Honorary Member of the German Association for Materials Research and Testing. 

Abstract: towards high precision measurements of dynamic gravity (PDF)
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Professor Stefanie Feih
School for Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University

Professor Stefanie Feih received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2002, a Masters from Cornell University in 1997 and a Mechanical Engineering degree from TU Darmstadt, Germany, in 1998. She commenced as a Professor in the School for Engineering and Built Environment at Griffith University in 2021 and as Director of ADaPT in 2023 after previously working and living in Singapore, Australia and Denmark.

Stefanie has spent more than 20 years specialising in the analysis, design and optimisation of lightweight structures. She is passionate about achieving synergistic outcomes based on experimental and numerical analyses to advance our understanding of fundamental mechanics of multi-functional structures. She serves as an Editor for Composites Part B: Engineering and has been listed in the top two per cent of world-wide researchers in the field of Materials (Stanford rankings) since 2020.


ACAM 2024 will be held in Brisbane, Australia at Rydges South Bank.

Rydges South Bank is committed to improving in-house sustainability. Discover more about its sustainability goals, strategy and key achievements.


Airtrain is the quick and stress-free way to travel from Brisbane Airport to the CBD. In 20 minutes you’ll reach the heart of the CBD on a modern train which includes air-conditioning, complimentary wifi, restrooms and plenty of space for luggage. Airtrain is currently offering a free return when you book online. Terms and conditions apply.

When attending ACAM 2024 please consider sustainable transport options such as walking or utilising convenient public transport options available on the doorstep of the venue rather than driving. Visit Translink to find out about Brisbane's public transport options.


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Sponsor the 11th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics and take advantage of the unique opportunities to explore new markets and strengthen your brand presence at this leading event.

Who attends?

ACAM 2024 is expected to attract more than 150 delegates including:

  • researchers
  • industry practitioners
  • design engineers
  • postgraduate scholars
  • industry managers
  • mechanical engineers
  • academics.

Why participate?

ACAM 2024 provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of your organisation within industry, promote your products and services, grow your brand, and maintain a high profile within the field before, during and after the event. 

Benefits of sponsorship

  • Increase brand awareness and leverage multi-channel promotions. 
  • Reinforce relationships with existing clients and develop new contacts from a wider audience.
  • Present your passion and commitments to engineering profession and industry while demonstrating your products and services.
  • Discover how your organisation can meet current trends and challenges.
  • Reach a specific cohort of Engineers Australia members with your company logo displayed on the ACAM webpage and select marketing material.

For information on sponsorship opportunities or tailored packages, contact [email protected]


The ACAM 2024 Committee is made up of expert volunteers, the National Committee of Applied Mechanics, Engineers Australia volunteers and industry experts who support the successful delivery of the conference.  

The ACAM organising committee members are:

NCAM organising committee members: