Transport Engineers at Monash (TEM) Student Chapter (2020)

The ITE Transport Engineers at Monash University (TEM) Student Chapter is helping to develop the next generation of transport engineers and creating strong links between students and the profession.

The students who form the Student Chapter Committee are:

Varsahe Manivasakan (President)

Hi, my name is Varsahe Manivasakan. I am a current 3rd year Civil Engineering and Finance student. I have a great passion for both Transport Engineering and Structural Engineering and I hope to one day pursue a career in either of those disciplines. As the 2020/2021 president of TEM, I am thrilled to organise many events throughout the next upcoming year for the benefit of other students and to work with the ITE student chapter. My aim is to ensure that many more students benefit through TEM’s mentorship program to link with industry professionals and to gain a better insight into the Transport industry. 

John Qian (Treasurer)

Hey! I’m John. I am currently a 2nd year Civil Engineering student with a heavy interest in the transportation industry. In the near future, I endeavour to become involved in major transport infrastructure projects across Melbourne and Australia, with the hope of eventually becoming a project manager. I am extremely excited to be part of the 2020/2021 TEM committee and aspire to not only make the coming year the best on record but to transform the club in the eyes of the cohort. My focus is to work cohesively with the team to seamlessly integrate more & more members into the community and establish a stronger network between the students, professional & our sponsors.

Lauren Guiney (Mentoring Program Coordinator and ITE/AITPM Liaison)

Hi, I’m Lauren Guiney and I am in my 4th of studies at Monash University, completing a double degree in Civil Engineering and Architectural Design. I am currently working at Jacobs as an Undergraduate Project Manager, dedicating my time to the Suburban Rail Loop Project. In addition to my current role, I am also training in Track Design. Since working on a city-shaping project, I am extremely passionate about creating transport networks that enhance the liveability of cities. As the 2020/2021 TEM Mentoring Program Coordinator and ITE/AITPM liaison, I am excited to provide opportunities for University Students and Industry Professionals to build relationships and share knowledge. 

Ramyen Sangheran (Media and Communication Officer)

Hi, My name is Ramyen Sangheran and I am a 3rd-year Civil engineering student at Monash University. I have been selected as the Media and Communication officer for 2020/2021. My goal at TEM is to advertise events and opportunities TEM provides for the student which I believe will improve their knowledge and skills in various different areas of expertise. 

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Danush Durairaj (General Representative) 

Hey, I’m Danush Durairaj and I am in my 3rd year, studying Civil Engineering and Finance. I am excited to be a part of TEM to help build our reputation and continue to grow. I strongly believe that TEM provides great opportunities for students to improve their university experience by connecting with industry professionals. I personally enjoy both Structural or Transport Engineering and would hope to join either of those fields in the workforce. 

Trung Tran 

(Media and Communications Officer)

Hi, I’m Trung and I’m a third-year student who is currently pursuing a double degree in Civil Engineering and Finance at Monash University. Although I have interests in all fields of Civil Engineering, I have a particular passion for Transport Engineering. I have been chosen for the role of Media and Communications Officer and I will be communicating TEM’s social and educational events with students throughout 2020/2021. I am looking forward to working with the other members of this committee and I am excited to see what we can achieve.

Angela Melisa Mejia Hernandez (Post-Grad General Representative) 

Hi, my name is Angela, I am in the second year of Masters of Advanced Civil Engineering – Transport. I am very passionate about transport engineering, and I am highly interested in areas such as transport planning, traffic management, road infrastructure, and road safety. As the 2020/2021 TEM Pos-Grad general representative, I am pleased to assist post-graduate students to enhance the university experience and reinforce the professional network between the academy and the Australian Industry

Steven Canwei Pang (Vice President)

Hi, my name is Steven and I am currently a penultimate year student at Monash, doing Civil Engineering and Marketing Science. I have a strong passion for Transport Engineering. I decided to step up to the position of the club leadership and put my effort into maintaining TEM one of the best student chapters of ITE-ANZ, and at the same time, making TEM a university student club providing more useful events and support to our engineering students who are particularly interested in this exciting industry.

Bishoy Abdelmesseh (Secretary)

Bishoy is a postgraduate Civil Engineer working as a Transport & Traffic Data Analyst at Austraffic. He is highly engaged in processing and analysing a range of traffic surveys at Austraffic such as Intersection & Pedestrian Turning Movement, Origin-Destination, Travel Time, Parking Studies and Speed & Classification surveys. 


Bishoy is currently completing his final semester of Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Transport) at Monash University and also has completed Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at Victoria University with a GPA of 6.4 out of 7. He hopes to endeavour further into the field of Transport Engineering. He has joined the ITE-ANZ Executive Board in 2019 and TEM in 2020