Korah Parackal is  a post-doc research fellow at the Cyclone Testing Station and joined the team as a research assistant in 2013 after completing is Civil Engineering degree at the University of Queensland.

After working in Singapore during 2014 as a Structural Engineer, he returned to JCU to complete a PhD on progressive failures of roofing connections during windstorms and brings this knowledge to the current Bushfires and Natural Hazards CRC project on retrofitting older houses to be more resilient to wind loads.

During his time at the station he has been involved with wind tunnel testing, strength testing of building products, collecting wind speed data during cyclones and post-event damage investigations.