Andrew Guzzomi

Dr, BE PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M050), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.34, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


  • 258 Citations
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Personal profile


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.

Roles and responsibilities

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

Funding overview

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

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)

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.

Teaching overview

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).


agricultural engineering
kinematics, dynamics and vibration
condition monitoring and fault diagnosis
mechanical engineering design (and history of design)
engineering education


English (mother tongue)
Italian (fluent)


  • 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

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Research Output 2004 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
direct seeding

Modelling the vibration response of a laminated beam based on equivalent material properties

Du, X., Li, L., Guzzomi, A., Jin, M. & Pan, J., 1 Jan 2019, Australian Acoustical Society Annual Conference, AAS 2018. Australia: Australian Acoustical Society, p. 334-343 10 p. (Australian Acoustical Society Annual Conference, AAS 2018).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

frequency response
transverse oscillation
friction factor

On farm automatic sheep breed classification using deep learning

Abu Jwade, S., Guzzomi, A. & Mian, A., 1 Dec 2019, In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 167, 105055.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sheep breeds
Computer vision
Farm buildings
1 Citation (Scopus)

Operator protection in rollover events of articulated narrow track tractors

Guzzomi, A. L., Rondelli, V. & Capacci, E., 14 May 2019, In : Biosystems Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tractors (agricultural)
Earth (planet)
Open Access
thrust bearings
Thrust bearings
Force measurement

Projects 2007 2022