The Faculty would like to announce the retirement of Dr Laurence Spencer.
Laurence is one of the longest standing members of the School of Mechanical Engineering.
We would like to wish Laurence and his family all the best for the future.
The Faculty is delighted to announce that last week, during the annual STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers) meeting in Orlando, USA, Professor Gwidon Stachowiak was awarded a prestigious STLE Fellowship for his outstanding contributions to tribology.
The UWA's new Woodside - Chevron chair in Petroleum Geoscience has plans to develop hi-tech graduates who will meet Western Australia's need to be increasingly competitive in the international petroleum industry.
Leading geoscientist Professor David Lumley says WA is already well on its way to being globally competitive and he plans to drive teaching and research to the next level.
Converting a greenhouse gas into a clean-burning fuel offers two benefits for the price of one. That's the thinking behind a novel process for converting carbon dioxide into methanol at room temperature, developed by a team at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore.
The Faculty is delighted to announce the following successes in industry and research grants in the last few months. Please take the time to browse through these to see the range of funding opportunities that could be open to researchers in the faculty and to pinpoint possible mentors for your own endeavours.
Nine early career researchers in FECM were succesful in the 2008 round for UWA Research Development Awards funding in 2009. This scheme is a great opportunity to:
a) develop grant writing skills,
b) secure funding for pilot projects to support future external applications,
c) build up track record in funding success and
d) establish a relationship or collaboration with a mentor.
UWA mechanical engineering graduate, Sir Rod Eddington, will become the next Chair of ANZ in the second half of 2009. He is the chair of Infrastructure Australia and a director on the board of News Corporation.
The inaugural Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre student industry project was a success. Three excellent students in Mechanical Engineering did a 12 week project with Monadelphous related to the efficiency of structural connectors.
Christina Rogerson graduated from the University of Western Australia with an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2006. Towards the end of her degree she took up a few elective units in languages, which led her to
UWA mechanical engineering graduate, Mr Darren Lomman, whose not-for-profit company builds special equipment to help people with disabilities water ski, surf, ride motorbikes and climb cliff faces has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship.
The Faculty is delighted to announce the award of the latest industry and research grants. We are pleased to acknowledge the excellent research achievements of our esteemed colleagues and look forward to highlighting further grants in future newsletters.
A celebration honouring The University of Western Australia's world-beating Motorsport team will have some special guests - Fran Logan, Minister for Energy, Resources, Industry and Enterprise, as well as visitors from the universities of Zhejiang and Kobe.