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2021 Stephen Marich Annual Lecture in Railway Engineering

Friday 12, Feb 2021

The  Stephen  Marich  Annual  Lecture  in  Railway  Engineering  honours  the  contribution  of Dr 
Stephen Marich to the railway industry over a period of 40 years. This is the 8th  annual lecture  
as  part  of  this  series  and  is  a  key  forum  for  sharing  deep  technical  knowledge about 
railway engineering from leading experts in railway technology.

The 2021 Stephen Marich Annual Lecture in Railway Engineering entitled “Improving the Integrity  of 
 Rail  Welds  in  Australia’s  Rail  Networks”  will  be  delivered  by  Mr  Peter Mutton, Monash 
Institute of Railway Technology. Peter has over 40 years’ experience in the Australian rail 
industry related to rail and wheel materials and rail welding procedures, with a particular focus 
on improving the reliability of flashbutt and aluminothermic welds in freight, passenger and heavy 
haul systems.

The event is also a major networking opportunity, bringing together industry, academia and 
government representatives involved in railway technology and management.

This event is endorsed by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), Railway Technical Society of 
Australasia (RTSA) and Rail Track Association Australia  (RTAA).

This free lecture and networking event will be of interest to anyone involved in the railway 
industry. This is an exclusive event with limited seats, registration and early RSVP is essential 
to avoid disappointment.

RSVP for the Stephen Marich Annual Lecture in Railway Engineering is Friday 19th February 2021 via 

For enquiries, please contact:
Connie Glover
Telephone: + 61 3 9905 1880 / +61 417 127 599
Please advise if you have any dietary or access requirements.

In conjunction with this lecture, Monash IRT will be conducting a Three Day Rail Welding Short 
Course starting from Wednesday 3rd  March to Friday 5th  March 2021 at Monash University.
Registration details for the course will be sent out shortly.

Expressions of interest are welcome via email to