Fidelis is an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) in the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics at Western Sydney University. Prior to joining Western Sydney University in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer, he was a Lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Before then he was a Research Fellow at Monash University following the completion of his PhD at the same university. Fidelis has worked as a site engineer on dam projects in Zimbabwe and as a consulting engineer in Chile and Australia. He is currently a member of the Australian Standard Committees on Steel Structures, BD-001, Cold-Formed Steel Structures, BD-082 and Security Screen Doors and Window Grilles, CS-023. Fidelis is a member of The Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust), the Welding Technology Institute (WTIA) and the Australian Steel Institute (ASI).
Fidelis’ research interests are in Steel Structures and Steel-Concrete Composite Structures. He specialises in fatigue of steel connections. Fidelis is also interested in Engineering Education. He teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Steel Structures, Concrete Structures, Timber Structures and Composite Structures
Fidelis has been a Chief Investigator on Australian Research Council Projects and an Office of Learning and Teaching Project. He has also been a Chief Investigator on Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO – BI) Instrument Proposals investigating residual stresses in welded connections for civil engineering construction. He was awarded the Dean’s Early Career Researcher Award in 2007 and also received Teaching Merit Certificates in 2007 and 2008 at the University of Tasmania.