Associate Professor Sue Vink

Associate Professor Sue Vink has expertise in aqueous geochemistry, hydrochemistry and biogeochemistry. Her research interests include applications of isotopic and geochemical tracers in natural systems to determine the role and interactions of hydrological processes, geochemical reactions and biological processes controlling water quality. She has led industry funded research investigating water and salt balances on coal mines, water quality impacts of mine water releases on aquatic ecosystems and the hydrological processes controlling salt transport in ephemeral streams..

Professor Jane Hunter

Professor Jane Hunter leads the eResearch Group within the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Her area of expertise is the application of semantic web technologies to the integration, management and preservation of research data and collections. The eResearch Group has been responsible for developing and delivering numerous environmental information systems including: SE Queensland Health-e-Waterways, OzTrack and the online Reef Plan Report Cards for the Qld Dept of Premier and Cabinet. Her team have developed the Web Portal and associated data management, visualization and analysis tools that integrate the water chemistry, geological stratigraphy and related datasets via a user-friendly 3D Web interface.

Professor Jim Underschultz

Professor Jim Underschultz has has an international reputation in petroleum hydrogeology and carbon capture and storage projects. He is currently holding the Professorial Chair of Petroleum Hydrodynamics at the Centre for Coal Seam Gas at the University of Queensland. Prior to this Jim was managing the research program for ANLEC R&D with an annual research budget of ~$18 million AUS applied to more than 50 active research projects supporting Australia’s CCS demonstration. He sat on the Sustainable Energy for the Square Kilometre Array (SESKA) geothermal project control group and the Australian Standards mirror committee for international standards on carbon capture and storage. Previously, Jim was the CSIRO Lead for the Unconventional Petroleum and Geothermal Energy R&D program, with more 50 Full Time Equivalents and an annual budget of ~$16 million/yr AUS and he concurrently managed the hydrodynamics and geochemistry discipline group within the Australian Cooperative Research Centre on CO2 (CO2CRC).

Professor Joan Esterle

Professor Joan Esterle’s expertise is in coal measure systems geology and basin analysis. Through the Australian Research program she assisted in the development of methods for the estimation of fugitive greenhouse gases from open cut coal mines. She has a background in the assessment of coal seam gas exploration and development. She also has a previous background in modern peat deposits of SE Asia and controls on their variability. She provides a background in geological assessment to the project and is currently developing a revised 3-d geological model of the Walloon sub-group. The platform can incorporate water chemistry data for interpretation.

Ms Alexandra Wolhuter

Alexandra is an environmental scientist with a background in ecology, water chemistry and environmental governance. She graduated with a BSC/LLB (Hons) from the University of Queensland in 2012. Alexandra has worked as a Research Assistant for the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry within the Sustainable Minerals Institute since December 2012. In her role she has worked on a number of projects related to groundwater quality in the Surat Basin, particularly as it relates to monitoring and predicting the impacts of coal seam gas development. Alexandra also has experience working on ecotoxicology and biomonitoring projects aimed at identifying the impact of saline mine water discharge on stream ecology. Alexandra’s research interests lie in how science and evidence-based decision making can be used to improve natural resource governance and law-making.

Mr Andre Gebers

Mr Andre Gebers is a software engineer at the University of Queensland. He has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry and joined the eResearch Group in 2012. His interests lie in the software development of web based applications and he has written geographic and content management information systems since working for UQ.

Mr Friska (Dendi) Pambudi

Mr Dendi Pambudi is a software engineer in the eResearch Lab within the School of lnformation Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) at the University of Queensland. He was working within a team of programmers on Socio-spatial Statistical Analysis, Modelling and Visualisation Tools for the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) which is part of a nationwide collaboration based at the University of Melbourne. Before he joined the eResearch Lab in 2012, he was a software developer at the University of Queensland's Centre for Population Research (QCPR) working on an Australian National Data Service (ANDS)-funded project. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Management from the University of Indonesia, and completed a Master Degree in Information Systems from the University of Queensland.