University News

School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

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.

Changes to professional pathways from 2012

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

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.

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.

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics - Teaching and Learning Awards

Thursday, 18 March 2010

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics was pleased to announce the recipients of its 2010 Teaching and Learning Awards at a ceremony held at The University Club on Tuesday, 16th March 2010.

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 Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Funding Winners

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The ARC's Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Funding (LIEF) scheme provides funding for large-scale cooperative initiatives, so that expensive infrastructure, equipment and facilities can be shared by researchers in partnered organisations.

UWA Motorsport takes second place at Australasia Championship

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The University of Western Australia's Motorsport team continued its successful run by claiming second place overall in the Formula SAE Australasia event in Melbourne at the weekend.

The event was won by Monash University while University of Wollongong took third place.

Mine Waste Seminar 2010 – Call for Abstracts

Monday, 14 December 2009

This first international seminar on the Reduction of Risk in the Management of Tailing and Mine Waste will be held on 29 September - 1 October in Perth.

The seminar will tackle the full range of issues that constitute risk in the management of mining wastes, particularly tailings and waste rock.

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering Students

Monday, 14 December 2009

For the second year in a row, first-year engineering students from The University of Western Australia have triumphed in the Engineers Without Borders Australia Challenge.

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'.

iPods handy for rehabilitation

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Generation Y’s latest telecommunication accessories are being used to help their grandparents overcome disabilities caused by stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

For the first time, iPhones and iPod Touch have been clinically tested by patients who have lost the use of their hands and fingers, as simple, inexpensive and convenient assessment tools for manual dexterity.

SERPENT Project: Drilling Down Into Deep Sea Exploration

Thursday, 26 November 2009

As the price of oil goes up, it becomes worth the cost for resource companies to spend billions of dollars exploring and drilling in deeper and deeper water.

And the huge financial cost is only the start of a host of differences between drilling in relatively shallow water and exploring the deeper water - with seabeds more than 500 metres below the surface.

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.

UWA Motorsport Launch their Ninth Race Car

Thursday, 1 October 2009

The 2009 UWA Motorsport team proudly launched their new car on Wednesday evening, 30th September, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 130 guests, including the Vice Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson and Director of Student Services, Jon Stubbs.

UWA team wins Warman Student Design and Build Competition 2009

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The Faculty is delighted to offer our congratulations to Steven Davey, Brendan-John Vernall and Christopher Pratt, second year Mechanical Engineering students, who won the national 2009 Warman Competition.

Challenges in Materials Science for Sustainable Energy – lecture by Professor Klaus Ploog, Paul Drude Institute, Germany

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Energy and materials have a long-standing and mutually enriching relationship. In this talk Professor Ploog will show that materials science offers unique possibilities to improve key properties of energy supplies.