ECM Faculty Focus
On Wednesday 11th November the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics showcased the many cutting-edge research projects currently being undertaken by our talented staff and students.
Sponsored by the Engineering Foundation, the Research and Innovation Showcase promotes collaboration between research and industry and highlights the broad range of high-quality research being done at the University.
Over 150 guests from industry, the media and within the university gathered at the University Club to learn about the Faculty's research capabilities and speak with leading researchers.
In his welcoming address the Vice-Chancellor said "The Research Showcase is a commendable initiative made possible by the enthusiastic support of its researchers and industry members to organise and support the event."
New research projects showcased included:
- Winthrop Professor George Milne's research into technology that will help predict and even prevent potentially disastrous bushfires; and Professor Milne's simulated public health interventions during the swine flu pandemic
- Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang's research into biogas, a waste-to-energy technology, synthetic transport fuels and synthetic natural gas from coal and biomass
- Research Assistant Professor Brendan Graham's project on the advanced distillation of petroleum fuels
- Associate Professor Herbert Iu's research into a regenerative braking system for an electric vehicle
The night was a big success with positive feedback received from both staff and industry. Thank you to everyone who helped make it possible.
Kate Brandis / [email protected] / 6488 3229