Mr Karel Meeuwissen
Postgraduate Student


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Honours--The University of Adelaide
  • Currently undertaking a PhD in Laser Spectroscopy in Welding Arcs

Research :
PhD Title: Laser Spectroscopy in Welding Arcs

Direction: This research makes use of a novel laser technique called Planar Laser Polarisation Spectroscopy. A high powered YAG based laser system is employed along with a dye laser. The desired outcome of this research is to be able to quantitatively detect unseeded elements in the welding arc and modify the concentration levels through reactive elemental additions.

G.J. Nathan, P.J. Ashman, Z.T. Alwahabi, O. Lucas, and K. Meeuwissen, A comparison of the spatio-temporal emission of sodium from standard and dewatered Loy Yang coal using PLIF, Proceedings of the Australian Symposium on Combustion & The 8th Australian Flames Days, 8-9 December 2003, Melbourne Australia.

Z. Alwahabi, O. Lucas, K. Meeuwissen and V. Linton,
Laser Polarization Spectroscopy of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Plasma, In Proceedings of the 11th International symposium on laser aided plasma diagnostics, 28 September - 2 October 2003, Les Houches France .

  • Mechanical Engineering Departmental Scholarship

Conferences Attended:
The Third Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, December 2 and 3, 2002.
The 11th International Symposium on
LASER-AIDED PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS, Les Houches, France, 28 September - 2 October 2003

Contact Details:
Phone: (08) 8303 3152