News for academic and professional staff in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

2009 Christmas Party!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Ho ho ho... don those Santa hats and come and celebrate the festive season and the end of another successful year, at the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics 2009 Christmas Party.

SERPENT Project: Drilling Down Into Deep Sea Exploration

Thursday, 26 November 2009

As the price of oil goes up, it becomes worth the cost for resource companies to spend billions of dollars exploring and drilling in deeper and deeper water.

And the huge financial cost is only the start of a host of differences between drilling in relatively shallow water and exploring the deeper water - with seabeds more than 500 metres below the surface.

Leaders Debate Hot Topics "In The Zone"

Thursday, 26 November 2009

President of the International Crisis Group and former Australian Attorney-General and Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans, US ambassador-designate Kim Beazley and West Australian Premier Colin Barnett were among leading political, business, academic and media figures who met at The University of Western Australia from November 8 to 10 to debate the geopolitical, economic and social issues confronting our region.  

No More Cheap Energy, Says Expert

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The century of cheap energy is behind us, according to an international energy expert visiting The University of Western Australia.

Lord Ron Oxburgh is Chairman of Falck Renewables, and an advisor on environment and energy to the Government of Singapore, Climate Change Capital and Deutschebank. A geologist, he was Chairman of Shell Petroleum UK.

Science and Engineering Challenge

Thursday, 26 November 2009

We would like to thank all volunteers who assisted at this year's Science and Engineering Challenge.

Congratulations to Dr Adam Wittek

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Faculty is pleased to offer our congratulations to Dr Adam Wittek who has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.

Congratulations to Dr Ajmal Mian

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to Dr Ajmal Mian, who is one of the four winners of the UWA Award for Early Career Researchers for best work accepted for publication ($ 1000).

Media Skills Workshop

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Scientists, who want to improve their effectiveness when interviewed by the media, are invited to participate in this Media Skills workshop.

School of Population Health - Summer School 2009 courses: Health Informatics and Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The School of Health Population offers the following courses for staff and students interested in analysis of health data:
1) Health Informatics (14 - 18 December 2009);
2) Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data (7 - 11 December 2009).

Panel Discussion on Bioenergy Issues

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Bring your questions and comments on bioenergy and participate in the discussions.

Call for Applications: Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Round 4 of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) is now open and with newly awarded increased funding provides great opportunities for projects in science and technology. Application closing date is 24 December 2009.

Call for applications: Postdoctoral and Invitational Fellowships in Japan 2010

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Australian Academy of Science (AAS), in association with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), offers Postdoctoral (up to 6 years post PhD award) and Invitational Fellowships (short or long-term) in Japan. Researchers in any field of natural sciences, including technology, engineering and medicine may apply.

Congratulations to UWA Research Collaboration Awards Winners (round 2 – November 2009)

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

The Faculty wishes to offer our congratulations to the UWA Research Collaboration Awards (URCA) winners.

The UWA Research Collaboration Awards (URCA) provide funding to support new and developing initiatives that will expand the University's external research collaborations both nationally and internationally.

The Faculty winners are:

The Learning Space

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Welcome to this week's edition of the Learning Space.

Professional Staff Structure for the Future of the Faculty

Friday, 13 November 2009

The Faculty has decided to move forward with changes to its professional staff structure as part of the One Faculty, One Future project. This will see the development of an outstanding level of service to the Faculty, University and external community that is consistent across the Faculty.

One Faculty, One Future Update - 12 November 2009

Friday, 13 November 2009

The One Faculty, One Future Project continues to move forward, with implementation of the new professional staff structure and continuing work by each of the working parties and advisory panels on recommendations.

UWA Sports Day

Thursday, 12 November 2009

 

Wow!  What sports super-stars we all are! On the eve of Halloween, with a marquee decked out to instil fear into the very hearts of our opponents, our Faculty's staff and postgraduate students took part in UWA's  second annual Sports Day and walked away from many events victorious!

Congratulations to NHMRC Grants Recipients

Thursday, 12 November 2009

 

The Faculty is pleased to offer our congratulations to NHMRC grants recipients: Winthrop Professor David Smith, Research Associate Professor Bruce Gardiner and Professor Karol Miller.

Research and Innovation Showcase

Thursday, 12 November 2009

 

On Wednesday 11th November the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics showcased the many cutting-edge research projects currently being undertaken by our talented staff and students.

Perth water levels up to a metre higher by end of century

Thursday, 12 November 2009

 

Changes in marine and atmospheric conditions will have significant effects on Western Australia's coastline, inlets, estuaries and rivers in the next 100 years.