Deep-water project to provide safe, clean energy

Monday, 2 August 2010

The world's multi-billion dollar oil and gas industries will benefit from a new research project aimed at securing long-term, safer and cleaner forms of energy.

UWA microbiologist Naomi McSweeney

Bugs in the system save environment and money

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Previously unknown species of bacteria are helping reduce the environmental impacts of alumina and aluminium production and saving the industries millions of dollars, a researcher at The University of Western Australia has found.

Professor Christophe Gaudin

UWA researchers unravel North West Shelf seabed

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Pioneering researchers from the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) are developing new benchmarks for deep water engineering and exploration to unravel the complexities and unique characteristics of the North West Shelf ocean floor.

Dr Marco Fiorentini

Pure science and applied research are ‘two sides of the same coin’

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

In the minds of many academics pure science and applied research are worlds apart, yet an applied research centre at The University of Western Australia last year produced a third of the University's publications in the top international journals Nature and Science, all from industry co-founded projects, demonstrating that astute research project design can satisfy both academic and industry priorities.

Balancing energy and environment

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Winthrop Professor David Lumley will give a free public lecture: Geophysical monitoring of WA natural gas and CO2 projects: balancing energy and environment at The University of Western Australia next Wednesday.

UWA Executive appointed to national solar energy body

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Gaye McMath, The University of Western Australia's Executive Director (Finance and Resources), has been appointed to the Australian Government's $1.5 billion Solar Flagship Council which will assess proposals for the construction of large-scale solar power stations in Australia.

Rocky memories suggest Pilbara older than we thought

Friday, 26 February 2010

A new geological study in the Pilbara suggests that the evolution of the Pilbara began much earlier than previously thought.

New centre for energy at UWA

Monday, 21 December 2009

Inspired by the challenges associated with providing energy now and for future generations, the UWA Centre for Energy has been established within the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

International mining collaboration to further industry and environment

Friday, 18 December 2009

The University of Western Australia has signed a collaborative agreement with the China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) and the University of Queensland to strengthen cooperation in mining research.

Climate change no laughing matter at UWA

Thursday, 17 December 2009

From monitoring burping sheep to decreasing the amount of laughing gas in the soil, The University of Western Australia (UWA) strongly contributes to the international investigation of climate change.

UWA's Institute of Agriculture (IOA) is the only institution in Australia to receive funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) as part of the Climate Change Research Program for research into all three greenhouse gas areas - Methane, Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide.

New Centre for Energy at UWA

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Inspired by the challenges associated with providing energy both now and for future generations, the UWA Centre for Energy (UWACE) has been established within the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

Down to earth approach to climate change

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Research at The University of Western Australia and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia is helping farmers adapt to climate change and improve soil fertility.

By increasing the levels of organic carbon in soil, farmers may be able to benefit from emissions trading schemes to offset greenhouse gas emissions.  Increasing organic carbon levels in soil also has a range of benefits for soil fertility and plant growth.

UWA's world-class engineer wins national earth sciences award

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

An internationally recognised geotechnical engineer at The University of Western Australia who has revolutionised the oil and gas industry's approach to pipeline design has won the Anton Hales Medal for 2010, recognising his contribution to Earth sciences. 

Professor David White, who has worked as a consultant advising on the Gorgon Gas project, was recently awarded a Future Fellowship by the Australian Research Council and is based at the UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems.

Shaping the future of climate change: Dogma or consensus - scepticism or denial?

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Are you concerned about climate change, but not totally sure what to conclude?  Worried about attacks on scientists?  What is a valid scientific idea and how is a scientific consensus formed?

UWA geologist wins international medal

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

The University of Western Australia's Emeritus Professor David Groves has been awarded the prestigious Penrose Gold Medal for his outstanding contribution to earth sciences.

The medal is awarded each year by the US-based Society of Economic Geologists, the world's premier economic-focused earth science group.

Winthrop Professor Peter Cawood, winner of the internationally respected Mawson Medal in 2008, said the award was wonderful recognition of Professor Groves' excellent longstanding record of teaching and research at the University.

No more cheap energy, says expert

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The century of cheap energy is behind us, according to an international energy expert visiting The University of Western Australia.

Lord Ron Oxburgh is Chairman of Falck Renewables, and an advisor on environment and energy to the Government of Singapore, Climate Change Capital and Deutschebank.  A geologist, he was Chairman of Shell Petroleum UK.

Study finds vital clues to earth's evolution

Friday, 20 November 2009

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered how ancient ore deposits hold the key to the Earth's evolution as well as helping pinpoint concentrations of metals important for the State's economic development.

The research, to be published today in the prestigious international journal Science, is a joint collaboration between UWA's Winthrop Professor Mark Barley, Dr Marco Fiorentini and Research Professor Stephen Beresford, and researchers at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

Nuclear power Australia's greenhouse solution

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Australia is following a complex, risky and speculative path on future energy needs when international experience shows a simpler path forward, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Chair Ziggy Switkowski told a conference in Perth today.

Desmond King

Innovation required in meeting future energy demand

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Meeting future demand for energy, particularly in non-OECD countries, would require innovative approaches across a range of energy sources, the In the Zone conference at The University of Western Australia was told today. 

Paul Hoffman receiving his award from WA Premier Colin Barnett

UWA student wins geoscience scholarship

Friday, 23 October 2009

A postgraduate student and lecturer in mechanical engineering at The University of Western Australia has won a prestigious national scholarship.