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


  • 221 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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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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Centrifugal pumps Engineering & Materials Science
Pistons Engineering & Materials Science
Engine cylinders Engineering & Materials Science
Friction Engineering & Materials Science
Thrust bearings Engineering & Materials Science
Engines Engineering & Materials Science
Chassis Engineering & Materials Science
tractors Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2004 2018

Open Access
thrust bearings
Thrust bearings
Force measurement
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of the dynamic cone penetrometer to detect compaction in ripped soils

Beckett, C. T. S., Bewsher, S., Guzzomi, A. L., Lehane, B. M., Fourie, A. B. & Riethmuller, G., 1 Jan 2018, In : Soil and Tillage Research. 175, p. 150-157 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil compaction
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Hysteresis loops
Electric potential
Magnetic fields

Teaching Safety in Design in Large Classes using VR

Male, S., Kenworthy, P., Hassan, G., Guzzomi, A., Van Der Veen, T. & French, T., 9 Dec 2018, Proceedings of 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference: The future Engineer: Accounting for Diversity. Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, 101

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access
virtual reality
team teaching
3 Citations (Scopus)

Compaction conditions greatly affect growth during early plant establishment

Beckett, C. T. S., Glenn, D., Bradley, K., Guzzomi, A. L., Merritt, D. & Fourie, A. B., 1 Sep 2017, In : Ecological Engineering. 106, p. 471-481 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Water content
water content

Projects 2007 2021