Research and Innovation Showcase

Friday, 20 March 2009

Late last year 200 industry guests and UWA Engineering staff met for the UWA Engineering Research and Innovation Showcase, the first ever to be held at The University Club. The Showcase gave attendees the chance to network and view over 50 different research projects from all areas of the Faculty.

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.

From the New Dean’s Desk

Friday, 20 March 2009

I am delighted to join the ‘winning team’ of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics as Dean (there are so many success stories in this edition of The Engineering Essential).

New State Centre of Excellence for Ecohydrology at UWA

Friday, 20 March 2009

The State Centre of Excellence for Ecohydrology, located at The University of Western Australia’s Crawley campus, is an extension of the original WA Agricultural Research Centre for Ecohydrology established in 2006.

UWA Engineering Foundation Research and Innovation Showcase 2008

Friday, 20 March 2009

The UWA Engineering Foundation is hosting an inaugural Research and Innovation Showcase for The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

World Class Researchers

Friday, 20 March 2009

 Adrian Baddeley, Professor of Statistics at the University of Western Australia, has been named the 2008 Matheron Lecturer by the International Association for Mathematical Geology. This prize is named after one of the pioneers of geostatistics, Georges Matheron, from the Paris School of Mines. The award citation mentions Professor Baddeley’s contributions to stereology (quantitative microscopy), spatial statistics, and advanced statistical software. The award and lecture was presented at the 33rd International Geosciences Congress in Oslo, Norway, in August 2008.

UWA International Mathematics Conference

Friday, 20 March 2009

Cheryl Praeger, Federation Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, is Australia’s most highly cited pure mathematician within the top 200 most highly cited mathematicians worldwide. Her exceptional support for her students and colleagues has not only benefited their careers but has also attracted numerous mathematicians to Praeger’s research area.

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

Industry partnerships in electrical engineering

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

This year the Australian Power Institute (API) has called for submissions from universities to propose innovative ideas or projects that promote sustainability and excellence in Australia's power engineering sector.

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.

UWA Centre for Software Practice

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The UWA Centre for Software Practice (CSP) was launched in 2006 and focuses on providing web based solutions to both the private and public sector. Currently, the CSP develops and licenses software for the tertiary education sector, in the areas of research management and university administration, and for the health sector, in the field of e-Medicine.

Last words from the Dean

Sunday, 1 June 2008

My service as Dean of this Faculty concludes at the end of May, after nearly 6 years. This has been a period of very substantial change for the Faculty and the University, with some very pleasing outcomes.

UWA Renewable Energy Vehicle

Sunday, 1 June 2008

What can be done against Global Warming, atmospheric pollution and fuel prices at record highs? In January 2008, the Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) project was re-started under the leadership of Associate Professor Thomas Bräunl and Dr Kamy Cheng.

Forging Stronger Business Ties with China

Sunday, 1 June 2008

It is no surprise that China’s demand for raw materials such as iron ore has fuelled Western Australia’s economic growth. China is now WA’s number one trading partner accounting for 21.45% of WA exports in 2007. Given the overall strength of the Chinese economy, the WA mining boom is set to continue with the Sino-Australian trade relationship currently worth billions. WA’s sister state in China is Zhejiang Province, a major recipient of iron ore. In order to take advantage of the trade partnership, engineers need to be well versed in Chinese business, language and culture. The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia exists to promote Chinese language, culture and business and to strengthen Sino-Australian ties.

Class of 1981 - 25 Year Engineering Reunion

Sunday, 1 June 2008

The Class of 1981 held their 25th Year Engineering Reunion on Saturday 10 November 2007. Forty-one engineering graduates returned to UWA to celebrate their year’s reunion with some returning from interstates. The reunion, a cocktail party was held in the UWA Boat Shed.

Lycopodium and UWA Engineering Alliance

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Addressing the engineering skill shortage and creating opportunities to train our future engineers to take them to a new level of professional job readiness has lead to a strategic industry partnership between UWA and Lycopodium.
Lycopodium General Manager of Operations, Mr Peter De Leo and the Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson signed a sponsorship agreement on 14 December 2007 to secure the Lycopodium Design Studio within the Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre (ILC).

2008 Engineers Australia Russell Dumas Medal

Sunday, 1 June 2008

The Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics would like to congratulate Mr Rahul Khubchandani on recently being awarded the Engineers Australia 2008 Russell Dumas Medal.

Strengthening Industry Partnerships in Civil and Mining Engineering

Sunday, 1 June 2008

2008 is proving to be a bumper year for the School of Civil & Resource Engineering. The UWA Civil Engineering Futures Foundation welcomed SKM, Theiss, VDM Consulting, Monadelphous and McConnell Dowell, bringing the total number of members to 21.

A major initiative of the Foundation, through which laptop computers are supplied to all second year students enrolled in the Civil Engineering program, continued this year: 150 future Civil Engineers were presented with laptops at a sundowner on 8 April.

2008 Engineering Alumni Events

Sunday, 1 June 2008
  • Class of 1983 – Mechanical Engineering 25th Year Reunion Dinner – Friday 24 October 2008
  • Class of 1998 – 10th Year Engineering Reunion Cocktail – Saturday 8 November 2008
  • Class of 1957 – 50th Year Engineering Reunion Dinner – Friday 21 November 2008
  • UEC’s Past-Committee Reunion
    Enjoy a casual evening with other alumni in early August 2008. A light dinner included. To register your interest please email Aisha at or visit the website.