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UWA ranked top in Australia in five STEM subjects

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The University of Western Australia has achieved the highest ranking among all Australian universities for five STEM subjects, according to the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject.

Autonomous SAE vehicle driving

Renewable Energy Project’s autonomous vehicle wins federal funding

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV) at The University of Western Australia has teamed up with local start-up company Stealth Technologies to develop a new versatile autonomous electric vehicle platform. 

Associate Professor Brendan Kennedy

UWA researchers create new way to detect breast cancer more accurately

Thursday, 16 April 2020

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has developed a new way to more accurately detect breast cancer in patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery.

The BRUIE robot underwater

Autonomous robot could help in the search for signs of life in space

Friday, 3 April 2020

A new autonomous robot developed by engineers at NASA and tested in Antarctica by a team of researchers, including an engineer from The University of Western Australia, is destined for a trip into outer space and could, in the future, search for signs of life in ocean worlds beyond Earth. 

Mitali with her award

Awards and achievements - March 2018

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Associate Professor Sally Male receives the Engineers Australia Medal 2017

EECE Associate Professor Sally Male wins the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Research Design Award and the Engineers Australia Medal 2017

Thursday, 4 January 2018

EECE would like to congratulate Associate Professor Sally Male, who on Wednesday 20 December received the Engineers Australia Medal 2017.  This award came only one week after Sally was presented with the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Research Design Award 2017, for her Intensive Mode Teaching Project.

MRG wins 2.9M in Defence's Counter Improvised Threats Grand Challenge

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering would like to congratulate members of our Microelectronics Research Group (MRG) for attracting $2.9 million from Australia’s Defence Next Generation Technologies Fund.  They received the largest grant of the 13 successful awarded proposals.

Professor Farid Boussaid presents Professor David Huang with SURF Teaching Award

EECE Professor David Huang wins 2017 SURF Teaching Award

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

EECE would like to join our Head of School, Professor Farid Boussaid, in congratulating Professor David Huang who was awarded the 2017 Teaching Award for the Best Students' Unit Reflective Feedback (SURF). 

EMS teacher recognised for outstanding contribution to student learning

Monday, 2 October 2017

Associate Professor Cosimo Faiello, from the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) at the University of Western Australia (UWA), has been recognised among Australia’s finest university educators in the Federal government’s 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

The awards, administered by the Department of Education and Training, were presented at a ceremony held at Frasers in Kings Park.

Gavrielle Untracht

Biomedical engineering student wins UWA's Three Minute Thesis

Friday, 8 September 2017

PhD student Gavrielle Untracht who is studying optical and biomedical engineering at UWA will be competing in the national finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in Queensland in October after winning the competition at The University of Western Australia.

$6 million to commercialise EMS Research in new medical start-up

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences’ (EMS) Senior Research Fellow, Dr Brendan Kennedy, leads the cross-disciplinary research team behind the newly established Perth Company, OncoRes Medical.

The company has recently secured up to $6 million of funding to commercialise a surgical tool, developed by Dr Kennedy’s team of researchers at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and the University of Western Australia.

Graduate Engineers: Miles Cattach, Jade Forlani-Brennan, Rohan Mehra

IEEE Student Society welcomes back UWA engineering graduates to share their experiences with current students

Monday, 21 August 2017

This week the UWA IEEE Student Society, chaired by Chenxi (Nancy) Chong, welcomed back three UWA engineering graduates as a panel to share their experiences and advice for the design project units in the Master of Professional Engineering.

EECE student gains second prize in the IEEE Australia Council Postgraduate Student Paper Contest

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) would like to congratulate Shenglong Yu (Samson) and his supervisors Professor Tyrone Fernando and Professor Herbert Iu, for gaining second place in the IEEE Australia Council Postgraduate Student Paper Contest.  Samson's paper was titled 'Voltage Control Strategies for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Energy System Connected to Complex Power Grids Using Dynamic State Estimation and STATCOM'.  He also won first place in the same contest in 2015.

EECE Professor Tyrone Fernando wins the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence - Individual Teaching

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering would like to congratulate Professor Tyrone Fernando for gaining The Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence - Individual Teaching, at this year’s Teaching and Learning Awards Ceremony.  This was held at The University Club on 21 June 2017.

PACE student among the 26th WAITTA INCITE Awards Finalists

Monday, 10 April 2017

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering would like to congratulate James Fletcher and his supervisors Professor Tyrone Fernando and Professor Herbert Iu, for being selected as a finalist in the 26th WAITTA INCITE Awards in the Best Tertiary Student Project of the Year category.

Marcus Pham

Invention will mean less time in the chair for dental patients

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A device being developed by researchers from The University of Western Australia will improve dental procedures, significantly reduce the time they take and potentially lower dental treatment costs through new virtual (augmented) reality technology.

Dr Yit Heng Chooi

Raine Medical Foundation provides $1 million in research funding

Monday, 12 December 2016

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has recognised the high standard of research in Western Australia by awarding almost $1 million in funding.

EECE postgraduate gains CICLing Award for Best Student Paper

Thursday, 8 December 2016

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) would like to congratulate PhD student Lyndon White who was awarded Best Student Paper at the CICLing 2016 Conference.  His paper entitled Generating Bags of Words from the Sums of their Word Embeddings was a collaborative project with Professor Roberto Togneri, Dr Wei Liu and Winthrop Professor Mohammed Bennamoun.

Associate Professor Cosimo Faiello receives award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

Friday, 18 November 2016

EECE would like to congratulate Associate Professor Cosimo Faiello who received an award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning at the UWA Excellence in Teaching Awards.

On 16 November the University recognised and celebrated teaching staff who have made significant contributions to the field of teaching in 2016.  These awards acknowledge the University's outstanding teachers and support staff and are competitive at the University level.