SMART Infrastructure Facility has recently welcomed Dr Mark Ho to our Rail Logistics Group.

Mark’s role as the Associate Professor of Rail Logistics will be to drive the research capability of SMART and to support and champion the role of rail in the broader transport network.

He will also manage academic and publication activities for the SMART Rail Logistics Group, with a long term plan to develop a teaching program for research students and staff.

Working with SMART’s Director of Rail Logistics, Andrew McCusker, Mark will liaise and collaborate with researchers across UOW faculties including Engineering, Commerce, Informatics and the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong.

Prior to joining SMART, Mark was Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology and before that he worked for 18 years at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Mark’s research interests include railway simulation and modelling, signalling and train control, maintenance and condition monitoring and open access railway markets. He has been leading a number of government funded and industry-sponsored projects on railway operation and management.