Dr Matthew Mason

Dr Matthew Mason

Dr Matthew Mason

Dr Mason began at The University of Queensland in late 2014 after holding academic positions at The University of Sydney and QUT. Prior to joining UQ he also worked as a catastrophe risk researcher for the industry-focused research centre, Risk Frontiers at Macquarie University. Matthew’s key areas of interest and expertise lie in the fields of:

  • Wind Engineering
  • Stochastic modelling of hazards, including convective storms and tropical cyclones
  • Probabilistic modelling of structural vulnerability to wind, water and hail
  • Catastrophe loss modelling for natural hazards
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of the atmosphere
  • Wind tunnel testing and analysis

Project leadership

Realistic disaster scenarios help emergency managers better understand disasters. They allow for visualisation of potential impacts before disasters happen, and enable proactive planning for these events. This project developed realistic disaster scenarios using catastrophic loss models so that vulnerable areas, utilities and assets within our major cities can be identified.
Near-surface turbulent wind flow over single terrain changes in tropical cyclones
18 Sep 2018
Using wind observations from three tropical cyclone field campaigns, an analysis of near-surface...
Realistic disaster scenario analysis: North QLD cyclone
29 Jun 2017
A modified severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia (2015) landfall event was generated. The modified case...
Richard Krupar III Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
The study of historical occurrences of natural disasters only provides a very limited view of the...
Thomas Kloetzke Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
This study utilises the advanced research version of the weather research and forecasting (WRF-ARW...
Realistic Disaster Scenarios: Severe Tropical Cyclone SE QLD
18 Aug 2015
What if a category 4 tropical cyclone impacted south east Queensland? What would the impacts be?...
Using realistic disaster scenario analysis to understand natural hazard impacts and emergency management requirements
25 Aug 2014
Realistic disaster scenarios help us better understand disasters. 

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