Visiting research maths Fellowship awarded to Colva Roney-Dougal

Friday, 6 February 2015

Congratulations to Associate Professor Colva Roney-Dougal on being awarded the first Cheryl E. Praeger Visiting Research Fellowship.

US research vessel, the Roger Revelle

Skyscraper-high undersea waves under the microscope

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Everyone has seen TV footage of surfers taking their lives into their hands in massive surf at Margaret River or Oahu in Hawaii, where waves can tower to six metres and produce solid walls of water and long pipelines.

UWA students blitz oil and gas scholarships

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Two undergraduate students and one PhD student from The University of Western Australia (UWA) have been awarded prestigious scholarships by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

Mars One Lander CAD

Engineering students aim to generate first breathable air on Mars

Monday, 15 December 2014

A project by students from The University of Western Australia and Mars One astronaut candidate Josh Richards has reached the finals of an international competition to land vital experiments on the Red Planet.

Helping solve the big – and costly – challenge that miners face

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Geotechnical engineer James Doherty is helping solve one of the costliest challenges facing underground miners: how best to fill the voids left under the earth's surface when mining is complete.

Renewable energy vehicle fast-charging station launch

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The UWA Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) Project is launching Australia's first commercial, combined charging standard, fast-charging station which has been installed by the REV Project at The University of Western Australia's campus, near the University Club.

Professor Cheryl Praeger

National award for UWA's world-leading mathematician

Monday, 8 December 2014

The University of Western Australia's internationally acclaimed mathematician, Professor Cheryl Praeger, today became the first woman to be awarded the Australian Mathematical Society's George Szekeres Medal.

(Left) Paul Johnson, Mark Randolph, Phil Watson and Mark Cassidy

Mark Randolph appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Western Australian Scientist of the Year for 2013, Professor Mark Randolph, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).

(Left to right) Dr Peter Peeling, Dr Tristan Clemons, Dr Brendan Kennedy

UWA home to outstanding young scientists

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Three emerging scientists from The University of Western Australia have been chosen from disciplines spanning Cancer treatments, Effects of Exercise and Nanotechnology to be recognised as the State's brightest young researchers in this year's prestigious Tall Poppy Awards.

Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad

Record participation for Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

2014 has been another record year for the Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad at The University of Western Australia, with 444 gifted young mathematicians from 37 schools taking part the highest ever participation the competition has ever seen.

Engineering, computing and mathematics academics recognised in UWA Research Awards

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Twelve academic staff from the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics received UWA Research Excellence and Innovation Awards 2014.

Girl in lab coat studying engineering

Girls engineer a better future

Friday, 14 November 2014

The future for engineering looks brighter as Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics launch a new "Girls in Engineering" program next Tuesday 18 November.

The new Combo-Charger

New fast-charging station for electric vehicles at UWA

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Australia's first commercial, combined charging standard, fast-charging station has been installed by the Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV) at The University of Western Australia's campus, near the University Club.

Bushfire program wins Premier's Award

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Australia's first online national bushfire spread simulation program, ‘Aurora', was announced the winner of the 2014 ‘Revitalising the Regions' Category at the prestigious Western Australian Premier's Awards for Excellence last night.

Professor Keith Smettem

Think outside box to combat salinity

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Wheatbelt farmers can make their saline land productive again, if they're willing to think outside of the box.

(Left to right) Christobel Saunders, David Sampson and Robert McLaughlin

UWA scoops innovation prizes for medical breakthroughs

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The University of Western Australia might be the oldest university in the State, but its researchers are leading the way in new technologies, taking out major prizes in the 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards for inventions that will improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

Professor Chari Pattiaratchi

What the Boxing Day tsunami taught us

Thursday, 6 November 2014

UWA coastal engineering expert Chari Pattiaratchi has vivid memories of the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 that killed some 250,000 people - he nearly became one of its casualties.

Professor James Trevelyan

New book lifts the lid on engineers and their work

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Transforming engineering practice in Australia could result in a prosperous future based on clean energy, while in developing countries it could unleash a new wave of economic growth, according to a new book, to be launched at The University of Western Australia on Monday 10 November.

Sumatra tsunami

A decade of developments in tsunami science

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A decade on from the devastating and unprecedented 2004 Tsunami that hit Indian Ocean countries, The University of Western Australia's Professor Chari Pattiaratchi will present a public lecture tonight on the advances in tsunami science and lessons learnt.

Engineering student wins presentation contest

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

An Engineering student from The University of Western Australia will take on Australia's best young speakers in the national final of The IET Present around the World (PATW) Competition in Adelaide after winning the regional competition in Perth last week.