9-11 May 2023
ICC Sydney

Speaker Profile

Tim McCarthy

University of Wollongong

Professor Tim McCarthy is the Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at the University of Wollongong. He holds Bachelor and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering. Having lectured in UK for 19 years he was appointed as Professor of Civil Engineering at UOW in 2004.

His research in Australia has concentrated on Ecologically Sustainable Structural Design, improving the carbon footprint of construction materials and Engineering Education. His teaching concentrates on structural design of buildings, and engineering mechanics.

He led the UOW Student Construction team which won the Solar Decathlon China competition in 2013. From 2016-2018 he led Team UOW’s Solar Decathlon entry in Dubai coming second overall. This project received multiple awards including Green Gown Australasia for Student Engagement (2019), NSW Green Globe (2019), Australian Engineering Excellence Award (2020) and Australian institute of Building Residential Building (2019). He is the current Chair of UOW’s Sustainable Futures Committee – mapping out the route to a net zero emissions university.

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