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Chinese Ambassador His Excellency Mr Ma Zhaoxu visited the UWA Centre for Energy on Friday the 14th of March 2014. His Excellency was accompanied by a delegation of six diplomats, including the counsellor and attaché from the Chinese Embassy in Canberra, and the deputy consul general and vice consul from Chinese Consulate in Perth. Their visit to the Centre for Energy was received by Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE, Director of the Centre, and Winthrop Professor John Dell, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.
Yet again, four outstanding postgraduates at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) in China were awarded the Dongke Zhang Scholarship by W/Prof Dongke Zhang FTSE at a ceremony held at QIBEBT in Qingdao on 7th March 2014.
Mining for development experts from the UWA-based International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) are accompanying Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett at the Mining Indaba (or Conference) in Cape Town, South Africa, where Mr Barnett is delivering a keynote address on WA's world-leading mining legislation and regulation.
Australian Combustion Symposium 2013, jointly hosted by the University of Western Australia and Curtin University, has taken place at the University Club of Western Australia last week. It brought together combustion scientists, engineers and technologists, especially young researchers, from academia and industry, providing an excellent forum for the presentation of a wide range of papers in all aspects of fundamental and applied combustion science. This symposium has attracted over 140 attendees, making it one of the biggest Australian Combustion Symposium in history.
A team of academics and PhD students from UWA Centre for Energy have attended the Chemeca 2013 Conference, held in Brisbane, from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October. Chemeca provides an excellent forum for academia, industry and professional bodies in chemical engineering to share their research and to discuss the future of the profession.
Two eminent scholars and most influential chemical engineers in India, Professor Arvind Lali of Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), India, and Dr D K Tuli of Indian Oil Company R&D Centre, accompanied by Dr Reena Pandit of ICT, visited UWA Centre for Energy on 20th September 2013, as Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE’s honourable guests, after they jointly won a major AISRF Grand Challenge grant, worth ca. $6M, with QUT and Curtin and other Australian and Indian partners from the Australian Commonwealth Government and Indian Department of Science and Technology.
The Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Julia Gillard and Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator The Hon Chris Evans, presented the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science on 31 October 2012 in the Great Hall of Parliament House. Winthrop Professor Eric May, deputy director of the Centre for Energy, has been awarded the “The Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year”.
A leading researcher who is helping make the nation's vast reserves of liquefied natural gas (LNG) an even cleaner fuel is among five winners of the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science announced today in Canberra.
Madam Chen Xiaoya, Vice Minister of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China visited Western Australia as part of her official visit to Australia. Perth was her first stop. Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE hosted a dinner meeting for Madam Chen and her delegation, which was also attended by Madam Wang Yiner, the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Perth, on the 22nd of May 2012.
Winthrop Prof Dongke Zhang FTSE has been appointed the Academic Master of China’s “111” Project on “Coal Conversion and Utilization Research and Education” at North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), funded by China’s Ministry of Education.
Mingming Zhu, a PhD candidate of Centre for Energy, has won the Student Prize for Best Paper presented at the 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium with the paper titled “Effect of a homogeneous combustion catalyst on the combustion characteristics of single droplets of diesel and biodiesel”, co-authored with a fellow PhD candidate, Yu Ma, and their supervisor, Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE. The 2011 Australian Combustion Symposium was hosted at Shoal Bay, NSW by the Discipline of Chemical Engineering and the Priority Research Centre for Energy of The University of Newcastle.
The Honourable Fredrick Gumo, Minister for Regional Development of Kenya, and his wife Mrs Emma Gumo, visited UWA Centre for Energy on the 5th of April 2012 during his unofficial trip to Australia. The Minister had an interesting discussion with Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE, Director of Centre for Energy, on fuels and energy, particularly in the fields of biofuels and fuel alternative sources.
Three major Chinese companies have joined The University of Western Australia and 15 other Chinese and Australian science and industry partners to develop new international collaborative approaches to energy and mining research.