World-class engineering zone for UWA

Monday, 30 November 2015

The University of Western Australia’s vision for a new world-leading engineering zone is moving closer to reality, with approval for the first $80 million of an estimated $600 million works to build an engineering hub, known as EZONE UWA.

Professor Mark Randolph

Mark Randolph awarded Swiss honorary doctorate

Monday, 23 November 2015

Internationally recognised geotechnical engineer Professor Mark Randolph has received another accolade for his expertise in offshore geotechnics.

UWA undergraduate rewarded for wind energy research

Monday, 23 November 2015

An undergraduate student specialising in civil engineering has been awarded the 23rd annual prize in Geomechanics (known as the GFWA Prize).

Matthew Bell, a student of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, is working under the supervision of Professor Barry Lehane investigating the performance of piles under lateral cyclic loading.

Electrical Engineering student tour in China

Monday, 23 November 2015

It was the trip of a lifetime for ten third year students studying the Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation who had the opportunity to visit the city famous for the Three Gorges, Dazu Stones Carving and Hotpot in China as part of a joint education program between The University of Western Australia and the Southwest University (SWU) in Chongqing.


Award celebrates collaboration between UWA and Woodside

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The University of Western Australia’s Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI) and Australian oil and gas company Woodside have won a national award for outstanding collaboration between business and higher education.

The ‘BHERT Awards’ were established in 1998 by the Business/Higher Education Round Table, a national organisation focused on strengthening relationships between industry and tertiary education, and recognise achievement between the two across the fields of research and development and education and training.

Professor Peter Eastwood

$3m in health research grants may mean better sleep for all

Monday, 9 November 2015

A study which may lead to sleep apnoea being diagnosed through a simple photograph is one of three National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants worth nearly $3 million awarded to The University of Western Australia.

The world's smallest microscope

Tiny microscope with a big future

Monday, 2 November 2015

The world's smallest microscope – breakthrough technology winning recognition around the world – is a Finalist in The Australian Innovation Challenge.

Computer and mathematical science graduate rewarded for passion

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Computer science graduate Michael Martis, has received this year’s 1962 Prize - a coveted computer science industry award for the best undergraduate student in Western Australia. The award and the $1,000 prize were announced at the Australian Computer Society’s Dennis Moore Oration Dinner at UWA’s Winthrop Hall on 21 October 2015. Dennis Moore is the father-figure of computing in Western Australia.

Big money in data science careers

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

In today's digital world it is no wonder that data scientists are topping the list of exciting new careers attracting big pay packets, in strong demand for their skills in managing data for the scientific, engineering and business worlds.

A recent report suggests data scientists are outpacing demand for all other types of tech professionals in the US by as much as 50%.

Leading offshore engineer recognised for excellence

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Professor David White, a leading offshore engineer, has recently achieved Fellowships to two of the world’s leading engineering associations for his work to the pipeline industry; the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences (ATSE) and the UK’s prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering representing leaders of the engineering profession.

Maths Competition Attracts WA's Brightest

Friday, 23 October 2015

The University of Western Australia is proud to once again host the Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO), a competition for the state’s most gifted students in mathematics. The competition has been extended this year to include satellite competitions in Bunbury and Karratha for the first time.

Electric Jet Ski

Australia's first electric jet ski

Friday, 23 October 2015

A team of students from The University of Western Australia has built Australia’s first electric personal watercraft, commonly referred to as a jet ski.

Professor Eric May

Redefining temperature with precision lasers

Friday, 16 October 2015

A team of Australian scientists has produced a precision laser device that creates an accurate international standard for temperature.

Start Something winners

Budding UWA entrepreneurs 'Start Something' with prize winning ideas

Thursday, 8 October 2015

An application to help university students mine the web for open access research, a wave energy harvesting device that uses gyroscopic technology and a solution to measure strain in mining structures with discontinuities, designed to improve safety in the resources industry.

UWA computer programming team qualifies for world finals in Thailand

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The University of Western Australia has qualified to compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals in Phuket, Thailand held in May 2016.

ICPC is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of Associate for Computing Machinery (ACM), which held their regional contest in New Zealand on Saturday 26 October 2015, where all Australasian and South Pacific universities were invited to compete.

UWA Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics finalist: Woodside Oil and Gas Encouragement Award

Friday, 28 August 2015

Dr. Kevin Li of UWA Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 WA Innovator of the Year Woodside Oil and Gas Encouragement Award.

His research involved devising a novel method of separating natural gases (eg methane) from nitrogen, a process necessary for all forms of natural gas production prior to use and distribution.

Cheryl Praeger

Leading researchers recognised in Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 August 2015

The University of Western Australia’s reputation for producing leaders in science research and teaching was recognised tonight when three staff members were recognised in the 2015 Premier’s Science Awards.


ECM students awarded $15,000 to travel Australia for National Science Week

Friday, 14 August 2015

Students from The University of Western Australia and Mars One astronaut candidate Mr. Josh Richards have been awarded $15,000 to travel around Australia during National Science Week to present their project.

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics students, Rowan Heinrich, Claire Quy and Andre Van Vulpen will be touring Australia with a payload they developed for Mars One’s 2020 lander for their global university competition.


Melissa Lee selected for 2015 Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Friday, 14 August 2015

A current post-graduate student of The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics has been selected to participate in the third Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) from August 23rd – August 28th 2015.

Melissa Lee is studying a Masters in Pure Mathematics and is one of five students in Australia, who has been provided funding to attend the Forum.

Melinda Hodkiewicz

New BHP Billiton Research Fellow in Engineering for Remote Operations

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Engineering asset management expert, Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz, has been appointed the new BHP Billiton Research Fellow in Engineering for Remote Operations (ERO) at The University of Western Australia.