Farewell to Dr Laurence Spencer

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

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.

Congratulations to Professor Gwidon Stachowiak

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

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.

2008 Faculty Teaching Award: Motorsport Car Was Victorious!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

The Faculty is delighted to announce that UWA Motorsport won the 2009 UWA Award for Excellence in Teaching in the category "Program".

Petroleum geoscience taken to the next level

Monday, 11 May 2009

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.

How to turn a greenhouse gas into a clean fuel

Monday, 11 May 2009

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.

Funding successes and opportunities for 2009

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

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.

FECM Success in UWA Research Development Awards

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

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.

Congratulations to Dr Grazyna Stachowiak

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The Faculty wishes to offer our congratulations to Dr Grazyna Stachowiak on her promotion to Associate Professor.

Fuel reduces carbon emissions

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Professor Dongke Zhang from the UWA Centre for Petroleum, Fuels and Energy has developed a fuel additive that has the ability to deliver fuel savings and engine performance improvements.

Achievements in brief

Friday, 20 March 2009

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.

Success at the 2008 Engineers Without Borders Challenge

Friday, 20 March 2009

Western Australia dominated the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) 2008 Challenge, with first-year engineering students from The University of Western Australia taking the majority of prizes including

Student – Industry Projects

Friday, 20 March 2009

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.

2008 Young Professional Engineer of the Year

Friday, 20 March 2009

Vaughn Grey, mechanical engineering and chemistry graduate (2007), has won the Engineers Australia 2008 National Young Professional Engineer of the Year Award.

Christina Rogerson

Friday, 20 March 2009

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

World Class Engineers

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Engineers Australia magazine has announced the Top 100 Engineers for 2008. We are proud that these distinguished professionals started their careers at UWA.

Darren Lomman Churchill Fellowship Recipient

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

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.

Research grants and contracts

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

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.

UWA engineers win national challenge

Monday, 1 December 2008

Western Australia has dominated the Engineers Without Borders 2008 Challenge, with first-year engineering students from The University of Western Australia taking first and second place.

Minister to join UWA Motorsport World Champions celebration

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

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.

Chevron selects UWA for global partnership

Sunday, 1 June 2008

We are very pleased to be able to report that global energy company, Chevron, has selected The University of Western Australia to join its prestigious worldwide University Partnership Program (UPP).