Dr Meysam Banimahd, PhD CEng, Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Woodside Energy, has been appointed as an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS). Meysam is currently working with Professors Susan Gourvenec and Conleth O'Loughlin and PhD student Dimitra Zografou to optimize cyclic load design methods for offshore geotechnical systems. Dr Banimahd will bring his industry, technical and theoretical expertise to COFS which will benefit a range of research projects and teaching.
The Lung Institute of WA's Annual General Meeting had historic significance with guest speaker Winthrop Professor Geoff Laurent of The University of Western Australia meeting members for the first time in his capacity as director.
Following an extensive international search and selection process, the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts has offered a new ongoing appointment in Architecture to Associate Professor Fernando Jerez.
A distinguished scholar of Australian literary and cultural history - who is also Chair in Australian Literature at The University of Western Australia - will spend the 2015-2016 academic year at one of the leading universities in the US.