The University of Western Australia
Research Field: Agricultural Engineering
Dr Guzzomi is a skilled engineer with practical experience and grounding in kinematics, dynamics, vibration and design and leads the University of Western Australia’s agricultural engineering activities. He sees agricultural engineering as a fundamental tool in combatting the significant challenges that we, the global community, face today; and this is the driving force behind achieving his results. He then applies these skills to devise innovative solutions to challenging global problems.
Current projects include the engineering research and development of a mechanical targeted tillage device for broad-acre cropping and the engineering research and development of native seed flaming technology and mechanisation techniques. The former will help farmers globally overcome their reliance on herbicides and the latter, which is has a patent pending, is rendering it feasible to efficiently restore vast areas of degraded lands using native seeds. To ensure these technologies are adopted, they are currently being commercialised.
He has published over 50 articles, have co-invented a patent, been awarded over $3M in grants and my h-index of 10 from only ~260 total citations (Google Scholar) is 15% above the accepted predicted h-index from citations achieved. He has also won the Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards twice and is currently a nominee for a national award