- Partner Investigator
- Chief Executive Officer
- Rockfield Technologies Australia Pty Ltd
Current Position held
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Govinda Pandey is the CEO of Rockfield, Co-Founder of LiXiA and Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University. His leadership has resulted in Rockfield pioneering the adoption of modern sensor technologies to accelerate the world’s transition to safe and intelligent infrastructure. Govinda’s network extends globally given his international training and practice.
Govinda completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, master degrees in Structural Engineering and Business Administration, PhD in Concrete Engineering and a Postdoc in Structural Rehabilitation using FRP. Govinda is also a Graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors and Townsville Enterprise Emerging Leaders Program. Govinda’s technical authority is in the areas of structural rehabilitation, non-linear modelling, bridge engineering, structural health monitoring, asset management, buried metal structures and mechanically stabilized earth walls. He has delivered projects of various sizes and complexities across Australia and New Zealand.
Govinda chairs James Cook University School of Engineering Advisory Board Civil Engineering Committee and is actively involved in professional bodies such as Engineers Australia and Concrete Institute of Australia. Govinda also sits on the Advisory Board of the Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring. Govinda chaired Engineers Australia Townsville Local Group in 2009 and took a leadership role in organising the Inaugural Engineering and Resources Excellence Awards.
Govinda actively collaborates with a number of universities in Australia. As an industry thought leader, Govinda delivers talks nationally and internationally at workshops, seminars and conferences as an invited speaker. Govinda aspires to becoming a role model within the community, industry and the society at large to impart positivity to the future generations. Govinda is passionate about education and believes in sharing his knowledge and experience for the greater good of the society. This has driven him to continue lecturing at the university, supervising undergraduate thesis students, mentoring student engineers and visiting schools.