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.

UWA Software Engineering Graduate Wins Australian Computer Society 1962 Prize

Thursday, 26 October 2017

UWA Software Engineering graduate, Mark Shelton, has received the prestigious Australian Computer Society (ACS) 1962 prize.

UWA Graduates Win Young Environmental Engineer of the Year Awards

Monday, 23 October 2017

UWA Environmental Engineering graduates, James McCarthy-Price and Rebecca Dracup, are respective winners of the 2016 & 2017 Engineers Australia Young Environmental Engineer of the Year Award.

The awards were presented at a formal dinner on Wednesday 18 October, after the Engineers Australia Sustainable Engineering Conference held in Melbourne.

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.