Erasing a bit of chemistry from history

Thursday, 15 March 2018

A new study by a research team at The University of Western Australia and Murdoch University has found that an ion considered an essential part of chemistry calculations does not exist.

UWA Graduate awarded Knight-Hennessy Scholarship to Stanford University

Monday, 5 March 2018

UWA Electrical Engineering and Mathematics graduate, Brooke Krajancich, has been awarded an inaugural Knight-Hennessy scholarship to Stanford University.

Sabrina Davies

UWA's future leaders awarded Westpac scholarships

Monday, 19 February 2018

Two West Australian researchers are among 17 young Australians to be awarded a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship to undertake postgraduate study at one of Australia’s top universities.

HgCdTe imaging focal plane array hybridised with silicon based readout integrate

EMS Microelectronics Research Group Demonstrates Operational IR Imaging Arrays

Monday, 19 February 2018

Recently, a team of researchers from UWA demonstrated fully operational prototypes of 320x256 infrared (IR) imaging arrays with a 30μm pitch. These arrays have been entirely fabricated within the ANFF facilities at UWA, including semiconductor material (HgCdTe) growth by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and array fabrication.

EMS Campus Services Manager in Sofia with the Australian National U/20 Team

Friday, 2 February 2018

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ (EMS) Campus Services Manager, Paul McCann recently visited the Winter Palace of Sport, in Sofia, Bulgaria this month. His role as Australian Team Leader includes supervision of all team staff and logistics, as well as a Championship official role, the Australian Delegate to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Tournament Directorate.

Maryam Khan, Peter McUtchen, Concrete Institute WA president Gareth Weldon

UWA student wins Concrete Institute Rising Stars Award 2017

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Final year Civil Engineering student in the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Maryam Khan, has won the 2017 Concrete Institute Rising Stars Award with her project titled “Experimental Investigation of Self-Compacting Rubberized Concrete Exposed to Fire”.

WACTF Participants

UWA Hosts Perth First Cyber Security Conference

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Over a weekend in early December, UWA hosted Perth’s first Cyber Security conference. The conference consisted of two events run simultaneously, BSides Perth and Western Australia Capture the Flag (WACTF). BSides Perth is a series of talks and workshops with local and international security experts while WACTF is a ‘capture-the-flag’ cyber hacking competition run over two days where competitors solve technical security challenges for points. The player or team with the most points at the end of the weekend wins.

Associate Professor Sally Male receives the Engineers Australia Medal 2017

EECE Associate Professor Sally Male wins the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Research Design Award and the Engineers Australia Medal 2017

Thursday, 4 January 2018

EECE would like to congratulate Associate Professor Sally Male, who on Wednesday 20 December received the Engineers Australia Medal 2017.  This award came only one week after Sally was presented with the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Research Design Award 2017, for her Intensive Mode Teaching Project.


UWA pioneers world-first research into bomb-detecting drones

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Department of Defence has awarded a major research project to a consortium led by The University of Western Australia to develop high-tech sensors that could detect terrorist threats.

Assistant Professor Amir Karton

Awards and achievements - November 2017

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of any great awards or achievements across the University please email

Team WA Homeward Bound 2018

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A group of six women in Western Australia, who are passionate about science, equity and the environment, are heading to the Antarctica in February 2018 for three weeks.

University’s New Century Campaign: Investing in engineering and innovation for the future

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Jim Giumelli lives his life according to a simple ethos: you must have a willingness to learn and a willingness to have a go. It is this positive attitude and history of hard work that has made Jim one of the most respected and successful businessmen in Western Australia.

As the second son of a dairy farmer in the State’s South West, Jim was always going to have to carve his own path in life.

Galaxy image

Astronomer’s map reveals location of mysterious fast-moving gas

Monday, 4 December 2017

An Australian scientist has created the most detailed map ever of clouds of high-velocity gas in the Universe around us.

Jake Andrijasevic

EMS Students Awarded WA Mining Club Scholarship

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Two students from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences have been awarded scholarships in Resource Related Engineering and Environmental Sciences in the Mining Sector at a luncheon supported by the WA Mining Club and a range of co-sponsors.

Mike Johns explains how the instrument works

New technique to detect oil in water during LNG processing

Friday, 17 November 2017

Collaborative efforts between The University of Western Australia, Chevron and Woodside have produced promising results using patented technology in a recent field trial.

UQ honours UWA Emeritus Professor with Honorary Mathematics Doctorate

Thursday, 16 November 2017

An internationally acclaimed mathematician, UWA Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Queensland (UQ), in recognition of her distinguished service to mathematics, her distinguished career achievement and academic distinction.

Laboratory image

UWA researchers awarded $14.75 million in Federal funding

Friday, 10 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $14.75 million in funding for 26 projects through the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. UWA received $9.6 million for 25 Discovery Projects, $2.9 million for eight Early Career Researcher Awards and $2.2 million for three Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities.


Math Stars Shine at UWA

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

On Saturday 28 October, over 370 future maths stars came together at UWA for the 2017 Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO). 97 teams of year 7, 8 and 9 students from 24 Perth schools competed to solve a range of mathematical problems and vie for over $3,500 worth of prizes.

UWA VC Dawn Freshwater, Siemens Chief Technology Officer Roland Busch with UWA

Major boost for an industry-ready workforce

Friday, 3 November 2017

The University of Western Australia today received a major industrial software investment from the global technology company Siemens to help students develop the skills needed for the highly digitalised world of the future.

McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship opportunities

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

UWA students have contributed more than 31,000 hours of community service in the first two years of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program.

Software engineering Masters student Alex Arnold spent his winter break in blustery Albany revamping the Men’s Resource Centre’s website and building an app to take the centre’s programs to the global stage – all part of his McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship.