Charles Fairfield


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Research interests

Prof. Fairfield holds the Power and Water Corporation Chair in Sustainable Engineering in the College of Engineering, IT, and Environment specialising in Civil Engineering. He is interested in water and geotechnical engineering. More specifically, his work examines asset management, hydrological modelling, data analytics, and environmental applications of engineering. Prof. Fairfield holds BEng (Hons, 1st Class) and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from The University of Edinburgh and is the author of over 100 publications with his research team, and industrial colleagues.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Edinburgh

11 Nov 199012 Jul 1994

Bachelor, University of Edinburgh

30 Sep 19866 Jun 1990

External positions

Consultant, Power and Water Corporation (NT Dept)

24 Jun 2013 → …

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Research Output 2008 2017

Groundwater abstraction in the Roper Region, Northern Territory

Macfarlane, S. & Fairfield, C., 2017, In : Water: Journal of the Australian Water Association. 2, 3, p. 1-26 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

groundwater abstraction
public space
open space

Spatial, temporal, and thermal analysis of a cavitating high-pressure water-jet

Fairfield, C., 2016, In : Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences . 18, 1, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
High speed photography
Multiphase flow

Assessing river catchments: an eco-engineering approach in the wet-dry tropics

Fairfield, C. & Miloshis, M., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch


Cavitation erosion resistance of sewer pipe materials

Fairfield, C., 2015, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 2, p. 77-91 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cavitation corrosion
Impact resistance