Dr. Jurij Karlovšek is a Lecturer at University of Queensland. His broad area of expertise is in Geotechnical Engineering: Conventional and Mechanised tunnelling, Construction Information Technology, Non-Destructive Testing, and Fire & Life safety in tunnels. As a representative of the University of Queensland, he works hard to engage with the community by creating and implementing associations that seek to inform, educate and empower young professional tunnelling engineers. There are two notable areas in which he has been able to achieve success through his engagement with the community: through his work at the Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) for both the State and National executive committees and through his creation and leadership of the International Tunnelling Association(ITA) Young Members Group (ITAYM). In both areas, he has an initiative and the desire to implement programs that seek to benefit his professional community at a local, national and international level.