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.

An exciting world of research at UWA

Monday, 27 October 2014

Where in the world can you listen to discussions about new therapies to treat cancer, use supercomputers to solve challenges in chemistry, learn how plants grow in infertile soils and about new computer techniques to reveal patterns in Shakespeare?

Professor Robyn Owens, Dr Phil Watson and Peter Burger.

Fugro to fund Chair in Geotechnics at UWA

Friday, 17 October 2014

Fugro, an international company that specialises in the design of offshore foundations is to fund the creation of a new chair at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).

UWA’s team ‘Mickleback’

UWA computer programming team reaches world finals in Morocco

Thursday, 9 October 2014

A student computer programming team from The University of Western Australia (UWA) has won a place to compete at the World Finals of the prestigious ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) to be held in Morocco in May next year.

Vice-Chancellor Paul Johnson and Shaun Gregory from Woodside Energy

Woodside invests $10 million in UWA’s engineering zone

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Woodside and The University of Western Australia have today announced a $10 million investment in the University's revolutionary engineering research, teaching and learning facility project, known as EZONE UWA.

Richard Branson and Enrico Palermo at The Spaceship Company

UWA graduate talks about his galaxy mission

Monday, 8 September 2014

An engineering and science graduate from The University of Western Australia who works for Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has given a public lecture at the University Club (September 8) about the program he's leading to build the world's first commercial spaceship.

The Warren Centre BeyondEarth

The role Australia and Australians play in global space industries

Monday, 8 September 2014

The Warren Centre's Innovation Lecture, Beyond Earth, will be presented by Enrico Palermo, a UWA graduate and Vice President, Operations, for Virgin Galactic's The Spaceship Company. 

Stuart Speidel (left) and Professor Keith Crews

Green light for green transport idea

Thursday, 4 September 2014

With electric vehicles soaring in popularity worldwide and 23 renewable energy vehicle (REV) charging stations around WA, a new program is a win-win for green transport, and for the student who developed it.

The Swan River by Hrvoje Mihanovic

Managing coasts under threat from humans, climate change and sea-level rise

Monday, 1 September 2014

Human-led change and other non-climatic changes need to be taken into account when managing the world's coastal regions already under threat from climate change and sea-level rise, according to a team of international scientists.

Stuart Spiedel

UWA computing student a finalist in 2014 National iAwards

Monday, 25 August 2014

Stuart Speidel, a PhD student  from The University of Western Australia’s School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, will compete as a Finalist in the 2014 National iAwards in Melbourne after winning the ‘Student Domaine' award for his project REView at the 23rd Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards (WAiTTA).

Professor Cheryl Praeger

UWA maths champion elected Honorary Member of the London Mathematical Society

Monday, 18 August 2014

The London Mathematical Society (LMS) has elected Professor Cheryl Praeger, the inaugural Director of UWA’s Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation, to Honorary Membership of the Society.