Students at Desks

Future Math Stars Headed to UWA

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The University of Western Australia, along with the Western Australia Mathematical Olympiad Committee will host the 2017 WA Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO). The event brings together more than 300 students from years seven, eight and nine from over 25 Western Australian schools with the aim of identifying the most gifted mathematics students. A satellite event will be held at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School for students from the South-West. 

UWA Engineering Design Students Visit Underground Gold Mine

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A group of UWA Master of Professional Engineering students have recently returned from an educational trip to Daisy Milano Gold Mine near Kalgoorlie.

UWA Engineering Students Shine in the IET Competition

Monday, 16 October 2017

Two UWA engineering students have recently taken out first and second place at the Present Around The World (PATW) flagship event in Western Australia, hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

(R-L) Mark Machado, Jack Klein, Dr Yimiao, Shubharm Saxena, Milan Thiaga

UWA Civil Engineering Competition Success

Friday, 6 October 2017

Four Civil Engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, accompanied by Dr. Yimiao Huang, have returned from Taiwan, after competing in the International Earthquake IDEERS (Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools) Challenge. The team competed against 80 universities from around the world, where they placed 16th within the competition and 1st among the other Australian universities involved.

EMS teacher recognised for outstanding contribution to student learning

Monday, 2 October 2017

Associate Professor Cosimo Faiello, from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) at the University of Western Australia (UWA), has been recognised among Australia’s finest university educators in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

The awards, administered by the Department of Education and Training, were presented at a ceremony held at Frasers in Kings Park.

UWA Engineering students return from Professional Practicum in China

Friday, 29 September 2017

Seven student ambassadors from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) have returned from a six week professional practicum, within the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE), at The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).

Pritchard Francis and UWA Celebrate 15 years of Scholarship

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The University of Western Australia and Pritchard Francis recently celebrated the 15 year anniversary of the Pritchard Francis Scholarship in Civil Engineering.  

Gavrielle Untracht

Biomedical engineering student wins UWA's Three Minute Thesis

Friday, 8 September 2017

PhD student Gavrielle Untracht who is studying optical and biomedical engineering at UWA will be competing in the national finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in Queensland in October after winning the competition at The University of Western Australia.

Paul Luckas with his telescope

Backyard astronomy helps explosive discovery

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

In a typical year, there are predicted to be around 50 novae—nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars—in our galaxy. Only a dozen or so are actually discovered each year, and some of these are so bright and powerful, they exceed the scale of scientific explanation.

Citizen Science Grant for ICRAR to build on Galaxy Explorer

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

ICRAR (the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) has received a $350k Citizen Science Grant to build on the website, Galaxy Explorer, which was developed to enlist the help of Australians to classify galaxies. Through Galaxy Explorer over 200,000 galaxies have already been classified.

“The grant will see us create a new Citizen Science website concentrating on galaxies and their properties, including initial determinations of their size, distances and other defining characteristics,” said Dr Luke Davies from ICRAR at the University of Western Australia.

David Sampson

New centre a game changer for understanding cell behaviour

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Australian scientists and researchers will have access to one of the world’s most advanced optical microscopy facilities with the opening of the Nikon Centre of Excellence in Optical Microscopy at The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA).

ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year David Gozzard

EMS PhD Candidate Wins ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year

Friday, 25 August 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences congratulates Mr David Gozzard, member of The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) and PhD candidate from UWA’s School of Physics and Astrophysics who was named ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year at the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Autism study

Computer algorithm links facial masculinity to autism

Friday, 25 August 2017

A link between masculine facial features and autism has been discovered by researchers from The University of Western Australia, Telethon Kids Institute and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

$6 million to commercialise EMS Research in new medical start-up

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ (EMS) Senior Research Fellow, Dr Brendan Kennedy, leads the cross-disciplinary research team behind the newly established Perth Company, OncoRes Medical.

The company has recently secured up to $6 million of funding to commercialise a surgical tool, developed by Dr Kennedy’s team of researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the University of Western Australia.

Mechanical Engineering student wins first prize in the Mimics Innovation Award

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences is celebrating the success of one its Mechanical Engineering students and Harry Perkins Researcher, Nikhilesh Bappoo, who has won first prize in the Mimics Innovation Award, Asia-Pacific Region, at the International Society of Biomechanics conference in Brisbane.

Professor Phil Watson

New Chair to advance research in the offshore petroleum industry

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Phil Watson to the role of Shell Chair in Offshore Engineering to strengthen research and industry collaboration in WA’s offshore petroleum industry.

UWA EMS students reflect on Broome

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Twelve Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) student ambassadors have returned from a unique trip to the Kimberley. The students explored Western Australia’s remote Broome region, promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics to high school students.

Two EMS Researchers win large grant for UWA

Friday, 21 July 2017

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) researchers in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, Dr Mehrdad Kimiaei and Dr Hongwei An, have won a Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-P) Grant, a first for the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the oil and gas industry.

Dr Kimiaei and Dr An’s project is about design and manufacturing of an inaugural Australian work-class ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for ultra-deep waters (up to 6000m). Their research investigates the structural integrity and forces on the ROV frame.

Student Engineers build opportunities at Orlando competition

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Two lucky student ambassadors from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Science (EMS) returned from a US competition earlier this year, activating sustainable and innovative geotechnical career opportunities for University of Western Australia (UWA) students in the global arena.

Uni Club

2017 Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards winners

Friday, 23 June 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences would like to recognise the following recipients of the 2017 Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards, which recognise, promote and reward excellent teaching and research supervision within EMS.