A meeting of World-Class minds to help in the discovery of World-Class Mines, at Target 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is proud to host the Target 2017 Conference, organised by Geoconferences (WA) Inc. The conference will provide an opportunity for geoscientists operating globally in government, industry and academia to discuss the most current and successful strategies for mineral exploration, next month.

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UWA ranked in top 50 for seven subjects in QS rankings

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The University of Western Australia has had seven subjects ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, up from six subjects last year.

UWA’s subjects ranked in the top 50 were Mineral & Mining Engineering, Anatomy & Physiology, Agriculture & Forestry, Performing Arts, Psychology, Earth & Marine Science and Civil & Structural Engineering.

How CEME engineers’ artificial reef work is helping attract more fish

Thursday, 15 December 2016

CEME engineers are using the expertise gained in the offshore oil and gas industry to help test the effectiveness of offshore artificial reefs (OARs) being deployed around Australia, including one earmarked for the waters off Rottnest Island.  

The aim of the artificial reefs is to establish a sustainable marine environment to support productive fish communities for recreational fishing, says CEME senior lecturer Dr Scott Draper.

ECM Alumus water innovator honoured at awards

Monday, 14 November 2016

Environmental Engineer and Faculty Alumnus, Halinka Lamparski, has been awarded Young Water Professional of the Year, the top honours at the 2016 Australian Water Association (AWA) WA Water Awards dinner on Friday 21 October. The awards showcased innovation and sustainable management of water.

Water Minister Mia Davies said each winner demonstrated how innovative thinking formed a vital part of our State's water future.

CEME offshore engineer wins prestigious science award

Thursday, 25 August 2016

CEME researcher and lecturer Dr Scott Draper last night won the prestigious $10,000 Woodside Early Career Scientist at the 2016 Premier’s Science Awards in Perth.

Andrew Guzzomi

UWA flaming seed team, finalists in WA Innovator of the Year competition

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia who invented a new technique for ‘flaming’ wild seeds have been nominated as finalists in the WA Innovator of the Year competition.

Professor David Sampson

Leading researchers named finalists in Premier's Science Awards

Monday, 25 July 2016

A public health researcher whose groundbreaking work has helped prevent birth defects and a biomedical scientist who helped pioneer a microscope-in-a-needle to detect cancer cells are two of eight leading academics from The University of Western Australia among 15 finalists in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards.

Aman, Graham and May

Seaweed extract to reduce chemicals in gas and oil production

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are aiming to prevent calcium scale in oil and gas pipelines through the innovative use of an environmentally friendly seaweed extract.

Ryan Lowe and Christophe Gaudin

UWA wins grant to help reduce wave energy costs

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

The University of Western Australia has won $1 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to work on the deployment of arrays of wave energy converters.

CEME ranked in world’s Top 50 for civil and mining engineering

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Two core engineering disciplines within the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics have ranked in the top 50 courses in the world, according to the prestigious QS World University Rankings by course for excellence.

In its 2016 list - released today - the Faculty excelled in Civil & Structural and Mining engineering, ranked at 33 globally.

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

New monitoring technologies needed to let wildlife off the hook

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The creation of a new generation of major marine reserves will require innovative new monitoring techniques to understand the impact of these reserves on oceanic biodiversity, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

EMI BHERT Award

Award celebrates collaboration between UWA and Woodside

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI) and Australian oil and gas company Woodside have won a national award for outstanding collaboration between business and higher education.

The ‘BHERT Awards’ were established in 1998 by the Business/Higher Education Round Table, a national organisation focused on strengthening relationships between industry and tertiary education, and recognise achievement between the two across the fields of research and development and education and training.

Boris Baer

Discover UWA's best ideas at Research Week

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm.


Arctic expedition Lara Gracia-Corral

Arctic study finds CO2 helps plants grow but only at low temperatures

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

A new international study involving researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a positive effect on producing organic material at low temperatures in the Arctic Ocean, but that this effect disappears once temperatures increase.

UWA computer modelling on MH370 crash site

UWA expert says MH370 search area is consistent with research findings

Friday, 31 July 2015

Scientists at The University of Western Australia say there is a consistency between the current search area at Reunion Island and where debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 could have drifted to, based on their research.

Professor Caroline Baillie and Randika Jayasinghe discuss recycling

Waste recycling businesses to help reduce poverty in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The University of Western Australia has been awarded a $1.03 million grant to help incubate community-based waste recycling businesses in Sri Lanka.

Helping solve the big – and costly – challenge that miners face

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Geotechnical engineer James Doherty is helping solve one of the costliest challenges facing underground miners: how best to fill the voids left under the earth's surface when mining is complete.

Professor Keith Smettem

Think outside box to combat salinity

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Wheatbelt farmers can make their saline land productive again, if they're willing to think outside of the box.

Professor Chari Pattiaratchi

What the Boxing Day tsunami taught us

Thursday, 6 November 2014

UWA coastal engineering expert Chari Pattiaratchi has vivid memories of the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 that killed some 250,000 people - he nearly became one of its casualties.