The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Phil Watson to the role of Shell Chair in Offshore Engineering to strengthen research and industry collaboration in WA’s offshore petroleum industry.
Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) researchers in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, Dr Mehrdad Kimiaei and Dr Hongwei An, have won a Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-P) Grant, a first for the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the oil and gas industry.
Dr Kimiaei and Dr An’s project is about design and manufacturing of an inaugural Australian work-class ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for ultra-deep waters (up to 6000m). Their research investigates the structural integrity and forces on the ROV frame.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have published research that gives a new perspective on soil compaction management, a concern that costs WA’s agriculture industry an estimated $330 million per year.
Heavy agricultural machinery can compact surface soil, restricting crop and pasture root growth. This in turn can lead to other effects such as water erosion, dryland salinity and waterway degradation.
Scientists at The University of Western Australia and Perth-based biotech Ondek Pty Ltd have revealed new insights into the function of an important bacterial protein in Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.
Western Australia’s innovation, entrepreneurship and research expertise was celebrated last night at The University of Western Australia’s inaugural IQ Awards, held at Crawley's historic Masonic Hall. The event saw three very different projects awarded for their impact and ingenuity.
A first-of-its-kind study led by The University of Western Australia into the ecological value of offshore infrastructure has revealed that subsea pipelines in north-west Australia provide safe havens for commercially important fish.
The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has announced revived support for autonomous student association Motorsport, as part of a push to encourage student involvement with industry and accelerate practical learning.
Early last month, Motorsport presented their business case for renewed support to the Faculty Executive Group and received significant backing of $140k in return.