Professor Geoff Laurent was an acclaimed scientist and globally renowned world class researcher on every aspect of respiratory health. He was inspirational, whether on the sporting field (football, golf, cycling to name but a few) or in a lab surrounded by the latest technology, his curiosity and intellect were infectious. Geoff completed his Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1974, and his PhD in 1978.
More than 30 scientists from The University of Western Australia’s node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) are part of an international team that for the first time may have witnessed the end of a neutron star as it was engulfed by a black hole.
As an expert in hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics, Dr Maryam Abdolahpour could have expected to spend time in oceans research, but she probably never imagined the role of seagrass would play in her career.
In a book published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The University of Western Australia, experts are calling for global decision-makers to include mountain agriculture on their agenda when tackling hunger and malnutrition. The book is free and can be accessed here. The Executive Summary of the book is also available online.
An international survey of more than 4000 cancer patients and carers, including 850 Australians, has highlighted the need to tackle shortcomings in diagnosis, treatment and psychological support as well as high medical costs.
All UWA graduates and other members of Convocation are invited to attend the Spring Ordinary Meeting in the Banquet Hall of the University Club of Western Australia on Friday 20 September 2019 at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.
The guest speaker for the evening,
Guest Speaker: Professor Peter Veth, Director of the UWA Oceans Institute and Professor of Archaeology, will give a talk on
"A Deep History of Maritime Peoples from North Western Australia."
UWA Convocation Council member Dr Raj Kurup has been selected as one of Australia’s top 30 Most Innovative Engineers 2019 by the Institution of Engineers Australia, an honour for which he was previously recognised in 2017.
Convocation celebrates with UWA PhD graduate Arman Siahvashi being named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers, and finalist for two categories in the WA Innovator of the Year 2019. Arman is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Engineering.