The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences would like to recognise the following recipients of the 2017 Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards, which recognise, promote and reward excellent teaching and research supervision within EMS.
Award for Teaching Excellence – Individual Teaching
Professor Tyrone Fernando
Tyrone Fernando obtained his BE (Hons) and PhD degrees from University of Melbourne in 1990 and 1996 respectively. In 1996 he joined the University of Western Australia where he is currently a Professor. He has over 20 years of teaching experience at UWA, and throughout these two decades he has taught students across all engineering disciplines. His experience varies from teaching highly abstract and theoretically intensive units such as Signals and Systems to practical and industry focused units such as Process Instrumentation and Control.
Commendation for Teaching Excellence - Individual Teaching
Professor Anas Ghadouani
Anas Ghadouani is a Professor of Environmental Engineering at UWA, where he leads a very successful research group, Aquatic Ecology and Ecosystem Studies. Anas has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in the water area and has led numerous large scale multidisciplinary projects nationally and internationally. In his 15th year at UWA Anas has been nominated for the Commendation for Teaching Excellence – Individual Teaching by a group of students from his unit Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery.
Professor Adam Wittek
Professor Adam Wittek has been a member of the UWA faculty since 2004, where he is currently Deputy Director of Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory (ISML). Prof. Wittek holds an MSc Eng. degree in biomechanics/applied mechanics from the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland and a PhD in engineering (injury prevention) from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Prof. Wittek’s recent teaching at UWA has been in the area of Analysis and Design of Machine Components and methods of computational mechanics (Finite Element Analysis) for mechanical engineering design.
Dr Chris McDonald
Dr McDonald is a senior lecturer from the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. He has research interests in wireless, ad-hoc and mobile networking, network simulation and software tools for Computer Science Education.
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Associate Professor Adrian Keating
Dr Keating joined UWA in 2004 and has been a member of the School of Mechanical Engineering since 2007, advancing the Mechatronics program and working on Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Before arriving at UWA Dr Keating’s work has seen him spend time in the United States and Japan, where his work resulted in several patents.
The awards were presented during a ceremony held at The University Club of Western Australia on 21 June.
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