Researcher Profile

Dr Andrew Guzzomi

Andrew Guzzomi
Andrew Guzzomi

Phone: +61 8 6488 3883

Research Expertise:
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Machine kinematics and dynamics
  • Stability and safety analysis of machines
  • Machine and mechanism design and analysis
  • Torsional vibration
  • Vibration condition monitoring
  • Engineering education
  • History of engineering


Andrew teaches design in the MPE programme at UWA.
He has taught dynamics and vibration units at UWA and taught mechanical engineering design at the University of Bologna (Italy).

Industrial Relevance

In his current role at UWA, Andrew consults with industries in agriculture and design.
As part of his research activities at the University of Bologna, Andrew collaborated with diverse industries in Italy (ranging from the agricultural sector to automotive engineering). He was also part of the Technical Working Group established to revise the OECD ROPS tractor codes.


BE PhD W.Aust.

Previous Positions

(Previous two)
- Honorary Research Fellow of the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering UWA
- Senior Postdoctoral Research DIEM (Department of Mechanical Engineering) at the University of Bologna (Italy)

New and Noteworthy

2018 - (Mar) UWA Media Release "UWA business leaders recognised in the 2018 40under40 Awards"
2017 - (Sep) “Engineering helps to restore landscapes”, Farm Weekly, Perth
- (Aug) “Agri buzz in Katanning”, The Great Southern Weekender, Albany
- (Aug) UWA Facebook video “Talking to WA Innovator of the Year 2016 Andrew Guzzomi about his seed flamer project and innovation at UWA”, UWA Open Day 2017
- (Feb/Mar) National Mining Chronicle “Game changing restoration”
- “Engineering a sustainable future” UWA featured story, available at:
2016 - (Dec) Front Cover: The UWA Institute of Agriculture “Agricultural Engineer wins at WA Innovator of the Year Awards”
- (Nov) UWA Facebook vid: ‘Seed flamer wins at WA Innovator of the Year!’
- (Nov) ABC Radio (North West) Interview, in regard to seed flamer and winning WAIOTY
- (Oct) Engineers Australia, “New seed ‘flaming’ technique to help with minesite rehab
- (Aug) Subiaco Post, “Local groups are top innovators”
- (Jul) UWA Media Release, ‘UWA flaming seed team, finalists in WA Innovator of the Year competition’
- (May) North West Magazine, “New seed flaming technique to help rehabilitate pasture”
- (May) ABC Radio (Goldfields) Interview, in regard to seed flamer
- (May) Australian Mining Review ‘Flaming seeds rehabilitate mines’
- (May) Mudgee Guardian & Gulgong Advertiser, “‘Flaming’ to assist with mine rehab”
- (May) UWA Media Release ‘New seed ‘flaming’ technique to help with minesite rehab’ in regard to ‘Seed Ablation’ patent
2013 - (May) UWA Media Release “UWA engineers tackle precision seeding challenge for sandalwood”
- (Jun) Countryman article “Sandalwood stocks could rise thanks to engineering”


Faculty Academy for the Scholarship of Education (FASE)
St George's College Board

Funding Received

Over $2.5M in past 5 years:
2017 - Global Innovation Linkage Grant (~$975k): “Eco-engineering solutions to improve mine-site rehabilitation outcomes” collaboration between BGPA/Kings Park, UWA, three industry partners and three US collaborators (CI Todd Erickson: CI Andrew Guzzomi; CI David Merritt; CI Miriam Munoz-Rojas )
2017 - Department of Industry Innovation and Science - AusIndustry: Innovation Connections ($50k): “Dynamic Load Project” collaboration with industry partner Roesner Pty Ltd (CI Andrew Guzzomi; CI Carlo Peressini)
2016 - Engineering, Communities and Environment CMRG Research Funding Proposal ($4.3k): “Predicting Harvester Residue Spread through Discrete Element Modelling (DEM)”
CI Andrew Guzzomi, CI Chris Beckett, CI Ken Flower, I Hui Tong Chua, I Keith Smettem
2015 - GRDC Grant ($1.5M): “Physical management options for herbicide resistant weeds – targeted tillage” CI Michael Walsh; CI Andrew Guzzomi
2014 - ECM Research Development Grant ($20k): “Robotics, Agricultural Engineering and ERO: Stability and control of vehicles on uneven topography” in collaboration with UniBo and IRSTEA (National Research Institute of Science & Technology for Environment & Agriculture), France CI Andrew Guzzomi
2012 - UWA Improving Student Learning Grant ($4k)“Enhancing student learning of threshold concepts through ‘Condeos’ (concept videos)” CI Andrew Guzzomi; I Karol Miller
2013 - ECM Research Development Grant ($20k): “Students’ experience of threshold concepts”
2009 - UNACOMA (Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturer’s Federation) Grant (20k EUR $40k): “Analysis of Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) characteristics in relation to evolution of tractor mass, design and use of modern agricultural and forestry tractors”, UniBo, Italy CI Valda Rondelli (UniBo); CI Andrew Guzzomi (UniBo)
2007 - Borsa di Studio Governo Italiano Affari Esteri by the Italian Government (Embassy of Italy Canberra) (6.3k EUR $10k) to conduct postdoctoral research on mechanical design at UniBo, Italy CI Andrew Guzzomi

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Andrew leads the engineering research and development of:
- mechanical targeted tillage device for broad-acre cropping to help overcome reliance on herbicides.
- native seed flaming and mechanisation technology that is changing how degraded lands are restored using native seeds.
- a number of projects with leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery


Andrew's research interests are in agricultural engineering and applying kinematics, dynamics, vibration and mechanical design skills to that field. He is also a keen engineering educator and regarded as an excellent teacher.

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