Professor David White

New Shell EMI Chair to strengthen offshore petroleum research

Monday, 3 December 2012

Oceans engineer Professor David White from The University of Western Australia has been appointed new Shell EMI Professorial Chair in Offshore Engineering to strengthen world-class research and education in WA's offshore petroleum industry.

Winthrop Professor John Newnham

Further genetic evidence link to birth weight, adult health

Monday, 3 December 2012

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with international colleagues, have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight providing further evidence that genes as well as maternal nutrition are important for growth in the womb.

We're gonna need a bigger boat

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Way back in 1998 when TRIM was first implemented, the numbering pattern for general documents was set to allow for a maximum of 99,999 to be created in any given year.

Associate Professor Keith Stubbs

National prize for young UWA chemist

Friday, 30 November 2012

A chemist from The University of Western Australia who is studying the roles that carbohydrates play in nature has received one of the nation's most significant awards for chemistry.

Professor Pietro Guj

Royalties make mining suffer: Expert

Friday, 30 November 2012

The minerals royalty system is economically inefficient and leads to sub-optimal exploitation of mineral resources in WA, according to a leading industry commentator.

Charis Anton

Study to examine how home owners prepare for bushfires

Thursday, 29 November 2012

As the bushfire season approaches, a researcher at The University of Western Australia is looking at the links between people's attachment to their homes and how well they prepare their properties for bushfires.

Professor Markus Melloh

Researcher wins grant to probe spinal complications

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A researcher from The University of Western Australia has won a $100,000 grant from WA's Raine Medical Research Foundation to investigate rates and predictors of complications in spinal surgery.

UWA Winthrop Professor Peter Le Souef

UWA researchers to share $1m grant for early HIV detection

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A research team from The University of Western Australia's School of Paediatrics and Child Health (SPACH) has won a slice of a $1 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund an international study which could lead to earlier and more effective treatment of HIV infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Water sensitive research hub set to change urban design

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Perth Research Hub for an innovative new research centre that will focus on engineering, the social sciences and humanities, ecology, urban design and urban climatology, and water resources technology has been officially launched at The University of Western Australia by the State Minister for Water, Bill Marmion.

Associate Professor Steven Micklethwaite

Mythbusting scientists 'undiscover' fantasy island

Friday, 23 November 2012

A team of Australian and international scientists including a geologist from The University of Western Australia has ‘undiscovered' a mysterious south Pacific island recorded on world maps for more than a decade.