CEME researcher and lecturer Dr Scott Draper last night won the prestigious $10,000 Woodside Early Career Scientist at the 2016 Premier’s Science Awards in Perth.
The awards were hosted by WA Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken and were attended by WA’s top scientists and researchers.
The audience was told that Dr Draper is internationally renowned for his research in offshore fluid mechanics, particularly in the field of marine renewable energy.
He has developed models to optimise the configuration of offshore wind and tidal turbines for renewable energy, predict seabed scour and estimate the stability of offshore structures in extreme wave conditions.
His research on marine renewable energy provided the first accurate assessment of such energy resources in the United Kingdom.
Dr Draper has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, has worked on multiple Australian Research Council projects and has supervised award winning PhD and Masters students.
Professor Barry Lehane, the Head of the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME), congratulated Scott on his award, saying that Scott is clearly a rising star and that we can expect even greater engineering innovations and achievements from him in the future.
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