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Monday, 17 August 2020

All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on Impact.

A welcome to final year project students in Centre for Energy

Friday, 3 July 2020

The Centre for Energy extends a welcome to new and returning FYP students, and reminds them to ensure they adhere to COVID19 social distancing.

CHPR5520 Combustion Science and Technology

Monday, 10 February 2020

Dongke Zhang and his Centre for Energy team invite Master of Professional Engineering candidates to enrol in the above elective unit. This unit is delivered in intensive teaching mode over 8 weeks in Term 3 (July 27 – September 18, 2020), including the final exam. This fun-filled unit will simply inspire and energise our future chemical and mechanical engineers as well as energy, environment, safety and health professionals to equip them with practical knowledge and innovative capabilities of combustion science and technology. Some details of the unit are as follows.


Dr. Jesse Santoso working on the plasma reactor

A new PhD project available at the UWA Centre for Energy

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

The Centre for Energy is excited to announce a new PhD project available for students interested in low-carbon technology research.

UWA to lead world-first LNG futures facility

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

The University of Western Australia will lead the development of the LNG Futures Facility, which will include a world-first microscale Liquefied Natural Gas plant for research and education, following today’s announcement by Premier Mark McGowan at the LNG19 conference in Shanghai.

Centre for Energy hosts a renewable hydrogen industry engagement workshop

Friday, 18 January 2019

The UWA Centre for Energy held a one-day workshop on Renewable Hydrogen Industry Engagement on Wednesday 16 January 2019.

Jesse Santoso working with the plasma reactor.

Dr Jesse Santoso joins Centre for Energy

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr Jesse Santoso to the UWA Centre for Energy as a Research Associate in January 2019.

Professor Eric May

Redefining temperature with precision lasers

Friday, 16 October 2015

A team of Australian scientists has produced a precision laser device that creates an accurate international standard for temperature.

Boris Baer

Discover UWA's best ideas at Research Week

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm.

Chinese Ambassador visits Centre for Energy

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Chinese Ambassador His Excellency Mr Ma Zhaoxu visited the UWA Centre for Energy on Friday the 14th of March 2014. His Excellency was accompanied by a delegation of six diplomats, including the counsellor and attaché from the Chinese Embassy in Canberra, and the deputy consul general and vice consul from Chinese Consulate in Perth. Their visit to the Centre for Energy was received by Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE, Director of the Centre, and Winthrop Professor John Dell, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

The Fourth Round Dongke Zhang FTSE Scholarships at Chinese Academy of Sciences Awarded

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Yet again, four outstanding postgraduates at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) in China were awarded the Dongke Zhang Scholarship by W/Prof Dongke Zhang FTSE at a ceremony held at QIBEBT in Qingdao on 7th March 2014.

Africa School Of Mines

UWA mining experts with premier in South Africa

Monday, 3 February 2014

Mining for development experts from the UWA-based International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) are accompanying Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett at the Mining Indaba (or Conference) in Cape Town, South Africa, where Mr Barnett is delivering a keynote address on WA's world-leading mining legislation and regulation.

Australian Combustion Symposium 2013

Friday, 15 November 2013

Australian Combustion Symposium 2013, jointly hosted by the University of Western Australia and Curtin University, has taken place at the University Club of Western Australia last week. It brought together combustion scientists, engineers and technologists, especially young researchers, from academia and industry, providing an excellent forum for the presentation of a wide range of papers in all aspects of fundamental and applied combustion science. This symposium has attracted over 140 attendees, making it one of the biggest Australian Combustion Symposium in history.

Chemeca 2013, Brisbane

Monday, 21 October 2013

A team of academics and PhD students from UWA Centre for Energy have attended the Chemeca 2013 Conference, held in Brisbane, from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October. Chemeca provides an excellent forum for academia, industry and professional bodies in chemical engineering to share their research and to discuss the future of the profession.


Winthrop Professor Hui Tong Chua

Green light for green idea?

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The sun's heat could be harnessed to turn saltwater into drinkable water and ‘green' electricity if an exciting new idea gets the green light.

Eminent Indian Colleagues visited UWA Centre for Energy

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Two eminent scholars and most influential chemical engineers in India, Professor Arvind Lali of Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), India, and Dr D K Tuli of Indian Oil Company R&D Centre, accompanied by Dr Reena Pandit of ICT, visited UWA Centre for Energy on 20th September 2013, as Winthrop Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE’s honourable guests, after they jointly won a major AISRF Grand Challenge grant, worth ca. $6M, with QUT and Curtin and other Australian and Indian partners from the Australian Commonwealth Government and Indian Department of Science and Technology.

Centre for Energy: 4 positions Opened for Application

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


UWA Centre for Energy has advertised four job positions, which are now opened for application. These four positions, two from the general and academic streams, respectively, are as below:

(1) Graduate Research Assistant (General)



(2) Senior Technical Officer (General)



W/Prof. Eric May of UWA Centre for Energy Awarded 2012 “The Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year”

Monday, 5 November 2012


The Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Julia Gillard and Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, Senator The Hon Chris Evans, presented the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science on 31 October 2012 in the Great Hall of Parliament House. Winthrop Professor Eric May, deputy director of the Centre for Energy, has been awarded the “The Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year”.


Winthrop Professor Eric May

Leading LNG researcher wins PM's science prize

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

A leading researcher who is helping make the nation's vast reserves of liquefied natural gas (LNG) an even cleaner fuel is among five winners of the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science announced today in Canberra.