Twelve early career researchers in ECM were successful in the 2009 round for UWA Research Development Awards funding for 2010. Congratulations to the winners and also to those that applied, but were unsuccessful. Please consider the feedback you receive carefully and continue to refine your grant writing skills, seek peer review and resubmit to this and other schemes.
The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to PhD student Zhihui Ye from the School of Civil and Resource Engineering who won the Australia-China Natural Gas Technology Partnership Fund Top-up Scholarship.
After five years as the Head of the School of Civil and Resource Engineering and a very productive career as a researcher and teacher at The University of Western Australia, Winthrop Professor Andrew Deeks will sadly be leaving the Faculty to take up a position as Pro Vice Chancellor (Science) at Durham University in the United Kingdom commencing October 1.
The Faculty is delighted to announce the following successes in industry and research grants in the last few months. Please take the time to browse through these to see the range of funding opportunities that could be open to researchers in the faculty and to pinpoint possible mentors for your own endeavours.
The Faculty wishes to offer our warmest congratulations to both Professor Andrew Deeks and Dr Wenge Liu on being awarded the ‘Fellowship in Teaching and Learning' by the Teaching Fellowship Scheme Committee.
The Faculty is pleased to congratulate Professor Mark Cassidy Director of the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS), who has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the offshore oil and gas industry at an international level in the analysis of mobile drilling rigs, foundations and pipelines.
The Faculty is delighted to announce the award of the latest industry and research grants. We are pleased to acknowledge the excellent research achievements of our esteemed colleagues and look forward to highlighting further grants in future newsletters.
2008 is proving to be a bumper year for the School of Civil & Resource Engineering. The UWA Civil Engineering Futures Foundation welcomed SKM, Theiss, VDM Consulting, Monadelphous and McConnell Dowell, bringing the total number of members to 21.
A major initiative of the Foundation, through which laptop computers are supplied to all second year students enrolled in the Civil Engineering program, continued this year: 150 future Civil Engineers were presented with laptops at a sundowner on 8 April.