Two EMS Researchers win large grant for UWA

Friday, 21 July 2017

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) researchers in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, Dr Mehrdad Kimiaei and Dr Hongwei An, have won a Cooperative Research Centres Project (CRC-P) Grant, a first for the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the oil and gas industry.

Dr Kimiaei and Dr An’s project is about design and manufacturing of an inaugural Australian work-class ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) for ultra-deep waters (up to 6000m). Their research investigates the structural integrity and forces on the ROV frame.

Test tubes

UWA finalists announced in Premier's Science Awards

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ten academics from The University of Western Australia have been announced as finalists in the 2017 Premier’s Science Awards.

Tom Maclaurin

Student invention unlocks potential of pilotless aerial vehicles

Monday, 17 July 2017

A 19-year-old law student from The University of Western Australia has invented a pilotless aerial vehicle that is capable of flying five times longer than many drones currently on the market. The device also has the ability to conduct aerial surveillance at a fraction of the cost of current piloted aircraft.

Fatty liver

Health of parents before and during pregnancy linked to fatty liver in teenagers

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Perth study, led by researchers from The University of Western Australian, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University and the Western Australian Cohort (Raine) Study has discovered that a significant part of the risk for fatty liver in teenagers is linked to their parent’s health and lifestyle before and during their mother’s pregnancy.

Dolphins

Dolphins follow WA fishing trawlers for food

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

New research shows that the offshore dolphin population in the area of the Pilbara Trawl Fishery is smaller than previously thought, and that some dolphins are faithful to following fishing trawlers over days, weeks and years.

Professor Alistair Forrest

UWA's leading cancer researchers awarded $18 million

Monday, 3 July 2017

World-leading cancer research projects led by The University of Western Australia have today received a boost with $18 million in funding from the Cancer Research Trust and other partners.

Geckos and skinks

Geckos and skinks back from the brink

Friday, 30 June 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are supporting a new project to trial the release of critically endangered blue-tailed skinks into a wild enclosure.

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Antimalarial drugs offer a smorgasbord of new herbicides

Thursday, 29 June 2017

A team of plant biologists and chemists from The University of Western Australia in collaboration with staff from chemical company BASF have used the surprisingly close relationship between plants and malarial parasites to turn a molecule developed for possible malaria treatment into a new herbicide.

Dane Glenn examines roots grown in compacted soils

Engineering solutions manage agricultural soil compaction

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have published research that gives a new perspective on soil compaction management, a concern that costs WA’s agriculture industry an estimated $330 million per year.

Heavy agricultural machinery can compact surface soil, restricting crop and pasture root growth. This in turn can lead to other effects such as water erosion, dryland salinity and waterway degradation.

Academic profiles in the UWA Research Repository

Academic profiles in the UWA Research Repository

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The UWA Library is rolling out academic profiles for UWA’s research and teaching staff in the UWA Research Repository as part of a project sponsored by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research.

The project will consolidate the multiple online profiles currently available at UWA into a single, easily discoverable profile that ensures the work and achievements of UWA staff are communicated fully and accurately to researchers, students, industry partners and the wider community.