Two of The University of Western Australia's top mechanical engineers have been recognised by Engineers Australia with the Sir George Julius medal for their ground-breaking research into the use of engineering computations in image-guided surgery.
If you were on campus last Friday 30 March, you may have been surprised to see large groups of students with wheel barrows, conspicuously dressed in white protective clothing, working eagerly along the route between the back of the Civil and Mechanical Engineering building and Riley Oval.
Landing a dream job with Google is just sinking in for software engineering students Ragil Prasetya and Travis Kirke, from The University of Western Australia, who will work as Software Engineer Interns at the technology giant’s Sydney headquarters.
The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics would like to congratulate the team of eight staff members from the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Team EECE), who participated in the UWA Sports hike4hunger on Friday, 21 October.
Joel Miller, a biomedical engineer at The University of Western Australia has won top prize in the Science’s 4th annual “Dance Your PhD” contest with his footloose video rendition of his thesis topic: Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: A Love Story.
Are you considering working towards a postgraduate qualification in engineering, computing or mathematics? UWA’s Postgraduate & Honours Expo takes place on Wednesday October 5 and representatives from the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (ECM) will be on hand to showcase postgraduate qualification offerings, answer queries and offer course advice.
The first comprehensive reference book about the biomechanics of the brain has been edited by The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Karol Miller, head of the University's Intelligent Systems for Medicine Laboratory - the world's most cited laboratory working in the field.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
With the introduction of New Courses 2012, most professional qualifications from UWA will be obtained by completing a postgraduate degree course following an undergraduate degree. The timetable for the introduction of new professional postgraduate courses has been set.