Dongke Zhang

W/Prof. Dongke Zhang named in top 100 of Australia’s engineers

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE, Foundation Professor of UWA Chemical Engineering and Director of the Centre for Energy, has been named in the 2011 Top 100 Australia's Most Influential Engineers.

Zoja Vukmanovic with Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore

Boost to UWA minerals and energy research

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Minerals and Energy Research Institute of Western Australia (MERIWA) has highlighted the importance of three PhD research projects at The University of Western Australia.

His Excellency Mr Jia Qinglin and Centre director Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhan

Chinese national leader visits Centre for Energy

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

One of China’s most senior and influential officials has visited The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Energy as part of an Australian visit to promote bilateral relations.

His Excellency Mr Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the National Political Consultation Council of China visited the UWA Centre for Energy on 6 April 2011.

W/Professor Eric May receiving his award

2010 Early Career Scientist of the Year Award - W/Prof Eric May

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

One of the Centre for Energy’s lead researchers and Deputy Director, W/Professor Eric May, was awarded the 2010 Early Career Scientist of the Year Award at the West Australian Science Awards luncheon last week.

The West Australian Science Awards honour the outstanding and groundbreaking achievements of Western Australia’s science and innovation community and recognise the important role of science in Western Australia.

Prof Dongke Zhang and President Ji Zhou

President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering visits Centre for Energy

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Professor Ji Zhou, President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) attended an informal dinner at W/Prof Dongke Zhang’s home on 14th November 2010 before visiting the UWA Centre for Energy the following day.

1st Prize Winner, Miss Lu Lin with W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE

Dongke Zhang Scholarships - Chinese Academy of Sciences

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Four outstanding postgraduates at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology in China were awarded a Dongke Zhang Scholarship by W/Prof Dongke Zhang FTSE on 15 October 2010.

The Dongke Zhang Scholarships were established early in 2010 by W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE and The Zhangs Family Trust to recognise and reward outstanding postgraduate research students, currently enrolled at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology.

Workshop Instructor Andrew Vieler

Introduction to Natural Gas Processing and LNG Production Workshops

Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Centre for Energy is holding two workshops for related courses - Introduction to Natural Gas Processing and LNG Production. Lectures will be followed by hands-on simulation examples and problem solving sessions using process flowsheet simulation program.

Introduction to natural gas processing (23-23 November 10)

Dr Ela Eroglu

SEMINAR: Algal Hydrocarbon Production: Method Development for Product Extraction and Quantitation

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Dr Ela Eroglu will present her latest research from the University of California at Berkeley about "Algal Hydrocarbon Production: Method Development for Product Extraction and Quantitation" at the Bioenergy Forum on Tuesday 2nd November 2010.  

Dr. Ela Eroglu is one of the newest researchers to join the UWA - Centre for Energy. Ela completed her Postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley on algal biofuels, following her PhD Degree in Chemical Engineering (METU, Turkey) on biohydrogen production by utilization of agricultural wastes.

A picture of Assoc Prof Xiaolin in front of an Australian flag and Chinese flag

Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP)

Monday, 18 October 2010

Associate Professor Xiaolin Wang recently attended the Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) Showcasing Event at the Australia Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo where he met with other past representatives and this year’s Australia Young Scientists from program.

While at the expo, Xiaolin participated on a panel discussion about the past achievements and the future development of the YSEP program.

A picture of W/Prof Dongke Zhang at the Symposium

The 3rd Australia-China Symposium on Science, Technology and Education

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Last week, W/Professor Dongke Zhang was invited by the Federation of Chinese Scholars in Australia (FOCSA) to give a plenary speech at The 3rd Australia –China Symposium on Science, Technology and Education.

The Symposium aims to foster stronger links between Australian and Chinese universities and industries by providing a forum for exchange of ideas and networking among representatives from governments, academia, industrial and research organizations.

Chemeca Conference 2010, Adelaide

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A team of academics and PhD students from the Centre for Energy and School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering attended the annual Chemeca 2010 Conference, held at the Hilton Adelaide last week.  Chemeca 2010 provides a forum for engineers and chemists all over the world to discuss current issues and share their research.

Students displaying their posters on the evening

Chevron - UWA Gas Process Engineering Student Evening

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Top gas process engineering students from UWA and guests from Chevron attended a Gas Process Engineering Student Event at the University Club of Western Australia.

Dr Ela Eroglu

Renewable bio-based energy processes - international researcher joins UWA Centre for Energy

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Centre for Energy is proud to announce the arrival of Dr Ela Eroglu, a specialist in the field of energy technologies with an emphasis in renewable bio-based energy processes.

Continuing education course: Thermal treatment of biomass and wastes

Thursday, 25 March 2010

This three day course ‘Thermal treatment of biomass and wastes: principles and applications' run by the Centre for Energy at UWA, is designed for those undertaking or considering the disposal of wastes containing organic materials and postgraduate students in the field of energy utilisation.

Australasian Oil and Gas Expo

Friday, 19 March 2010

UWA is taking part this week in The Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition (AOG) at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 March, inclusive.

Bioenergy Forum: Can biogas be the answer for future energy needs?

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Bring your questions and comments on bioenergy and participate in the discussion: Can biogas be the answer for future energy needs?

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.

Congratulations to Hemlata Wadhwa, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Faculty offers our congratulations to Hemlata Wadhwa who has been awarded Best Student Paper Presentation at the 9th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC 2009) held at the University of Adelaide from 6th - 9th December for presenting the work on ‘Hydrodynamic forces on an oscillating disk under a free surface'.

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.

Congratulations to Chemical Engineering students

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


The Faculty wishes to offer our congratulations to the two Chem-e-car teams from UWA who succeeded at the Chemeca conference.