Leading geotechnical engineer, Dr Fraser Bransby, has been appointed Fugro Chair in Geotechnics at The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Graduate School (OGS) within the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
With the swing of a sledgehammer, the construction of EZONE UWA Student Hub has officially commenced. UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater demolished a section of wall, representing the upcoming demolition of the northern end of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering building and the beginning of Student Hub construction.
A group of UWA Engineering students have formed teams to take part in the Thales Global Technology competition which was launched on Thursday 22 March by Thales Australia. Students will be submitting their project ideas in the coming weeks.
On Wednesday 7 March, the 17th 40under40 Awards night was held at Crown Towers Ballroom, celebrating and recognising Western Australia’s 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40. The 40under40 Awards recognise not only the achievements and determination of these young business people, but also the contribution they are making to the future of WA.
Recently, a team of researchers from UWA demonstrated fully operational prototypes of 320x256 infrared (IR) imaging arrays with a 30μm pitch. These arrays have been entirely fabricated within the ANFF facilities at UWA, including semiconductor material (HgCdTe) growth by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and array fabrication.
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ (EMS) Campus Services Manager, Paul McCann recently visited the Winter Palace of Sport, in Sofia, Bulgaria this month. His role as Australian Team Leader includes supervision of all team staff and logistics, as well as a Championship official role, the Australian Delegate to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Tournament Directorate.
Final year Civil Engineering student in the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Maryam Khan, has won the 2017 Concrete Institute Rising Stars Award with her project titled “Experimental Investigation of Self-Compacting Rubberized Concrete Exposed to Fire”.
Over a weekend in early December, UWA hosted Perth’s first Cyber Security conference. The conference consisted of two events run simultaneously, BSides Perth and Western Australia Capture the Flag (WACTF). BSides Perth is a series of talks and workshops with local and international security experts while WACTF is a ‘capture-the-flag’ cyber hacking competition run over two days where competitors solve technical security challenges for points. The player or team with the most points at the end of the weekend wins.
EECE would like to congratulate Associate Professor Sally Male, who on Wednesday 20 December received the Engineers Australia Medal 2017. This award came only one week after Sally was presented with the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Research Design Award 2017, for her Intensive Mode Teaching Project.
The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of any great awards or achievements across the University please email firstname.lastname@example.org