Professor Phil Watson

New Chair to advance research in the offshore petroleum industry

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The University of Western Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Phil Watson to the role of Shell Chair in Offshore Engineering to strengthen research and industry collaboration in WA’s offshore petroleum industry.

UWA EMS students reflect on Broome

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Twelve Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) student ambassadors have returned from a unique trip to the Kimberley. The students explored Western Australia’s remote Broome region, promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics to high school students.

Two EMS Researchers win large grant for UWA

Friday, 21 July 2017

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) researchers in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, Dr Mehrdad Kimiaei and Dr Hongwei An, have won a Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-P) Grant, a first for the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the oil and gas industry.

Dr Kimiaei and Dr An’s project is about design and manufacturing of an inaugural Australian work-class ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for ultra-deep waters (up to 6000m). Their research investigates the structural integrity and forces on the ROV frame.

Student Engineers build opportunities at Orlando competition

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Two lucky student ambassadors from The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Science (EMS) returned from a US competition earlier this year, activating sustainable and innovative geotechnical career opportunities for University of Western Australia (UWA) students in the global arena.

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2017 Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards winners

Friday, 23 June 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences would like to recognise the following recipients of the 2017 Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards, which recognise, promote and reward excellent teaching and research supervision within EMS.

 

UWA Engineering students to visit Broome

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics Sciences (EMS) and 12 student ambassadors from the Faculty embark on a unique trip on Thursday 22 June, to explore Western Australia’s remote Broome region. The students will promote computing, engineering and mathematical sciences to high school students in the Kimberley while supporting the annual school sports carnival, the Kimberley Cup.

UWA IQ Awards

UWA has the edge on innovation

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Western Australia’s innovation, entrepreneurship and research expertise was celebrated last night at The University of Western Australia’s inaugural IQ Awards, held at Crawley's historic Masonic Hall. The event saw three very different projects awarded for their impact and ingenuity.

Professor Peter Klinken

Graduates earn Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Western Australia’s Chief Scientist, one of Australia’s most highly cited astronomers and one of the State’s top public servants are among 12 graduates and a staff member of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Experts show new way to store clean, energy-rich gases

Monday, 12 June 2017

An international team of scientists and engineers has discovered a solution to a long-standing scientific problem of storing gases in common minerals. It could form the basis for a cheap and efficient way to power hydrogen-fuelled vehicles of the future.

UWA partners Ausplow Farming Systems to optimise seeding performance

Friday, 9 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has entered a research and development partnership with Ausplow Farming Systems to improve crop yields and machine performance.

Ausplow will test various configurations of their DBS D260-36 matched to a 6000 litre Drawbar mounted Airseeder for seeding in the wide-ranging landscapes at UWA Farm Ridgefield, the University’s 1600 hectare farm near Pingelly.

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UWA ranked among world's best universities

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The University of Western Australia has risen to become one of the world’s top 100 universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Research and innovation

$200 million agreement to support research and innovation

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Australia’s Group of Eight Universities (Go8), which is comprised of the nation’s eight leading research intensive universities and includes The University of Western Australia, has entered a landmark agreement, the first of its type in Australasia, with UK based IP Group PLC.

Ephemeral stream in the Hamersley Ranges

UWA projects win national research funding

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Research that aims to reduce the risk of mine tailings failure and a project to improve understanding of the ecology and hydrology of streams in arid areas are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.

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OceanWorks Entrepreneurship Prize for UWA Professor

Thursday, 25 May 2017

With an impressive pitch on increasing the effectiveness of deep sea anchors, Professor Yuxia Hu from the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering has won the 2017 Start Something @ Woodside Oceanworks Entrepreneurship Prize.

 

Team EMS takes home the Innovator Award at Unearthed

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Unearthed was bursting with creativity and innovation over the weekend as The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) team took out the Young Innovator Award at Perth’s fourth mining based hackathon.

Faculty partners with Motorsport students in renewed collaboration

Monday, 22 May 2017

The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has announced revived support for autonomous student association Motorsport, as part of a push to encourage student involvement with industry and accelerate practical learning.

Early last month, Motorsport presented their business case for renewed support to the Faculty Executive Group and received significant backing of $140k in return.

Emma Guerini accepts her award at the AusIMM awards night

UWA engineering student awarded 2017 Atlas Copco Scholarship

Thursday, 4 May 2017

A student from The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Atlas Copco Scholarship.

Australia Day underwater speakers a success for RiverLab team

Monday, 24 April 2017

Researchers from UWA’s FutureLab RiverLab team combined science with entertainment on Australia Day in an attempt to explore links between neuroscience and biology.

The team set up a series of underwater speakers at Matilda Bay to allow revellers the chance to listen to music while swimming in the Swan River during Australia Day celebrations.

The music played through 135-Watt Clark Synthesis underwater speakers between the pontoons in Matilda Bay between 3 and 4pm, playing Triple J’s Hottest 100 and other music.

Mineral exploration

Experts to discuss future of mineral exploration

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Global leaders will examine key issues and opportunities facing the minerals exploration sector at a summit to be held at The University of Western Australia between Wednesday 19 April and Friday 21 April.

Mapping the Future for Next Gen Engineering Students

Monday, 27 March 2017

This month, technology company Mapizy, comes under the Mo4U agreement program as part of The University of Western Australia’s (UWA) campaign to engage with industry and bring expertise on campus.

Representatives from UWA and Mapizy officially formed a partnership last week, advancing in computer science research and making technologies more accessible to industry.

The partnership will be jointly led by UWA’s Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Professor Mark Reynolds and Mapizy’s Dr Mehdi Ravanbakhsh.