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News archive 2010
Materials Engineering Summer Postgraduate Conference
The Materials Engineering Summer Postgraduate Conference 2010 was held on the 26th November at Monash University's Caulfield Campus.
Monash Motorsport goes back to back
Monash Motorsport has taken out the 2010 F-SAE Australasian Championships for the second year running.
Prestigious Tertiary Prize for Monash PhD Student
Monash University PhD student, Geoff Rogers, from the Faculty of Engineering, was awarded first prize in the prestigious Prize of Excellence for Tertiary Students of Victoria.
Monash Engineering celebrates future leaders
Monash University's Faculty of Engineering held its fourth annual Leadership in a Technological Environment Program dinner at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel on November 17.
Indigenous Summer Camp students discover engineering
Students participating in the Indigenous Summer Camp discovered an interactive approach to engineering when they visited the Faculty of Engineering on December 7 to partake in two interactive laboratory sessions.
Monash Motorsport's race to defend title
After their podium finish at Formula Student in the United Kingdom, Monash Motorsport is gearing up to defend the FSAE-Australasia championship this week.
ARC Future Fellowship awarded to Chemical Engineering Professor
Professor Huanting Wang from the Department of Chemical Engineering has received an ARC Future Fellowship (FT3) Award for his tireless and high quality research output into 'Composite Membranes for Energy-efficient Separation Technologies'.
Chemical Engineering PhD student receives prestigious award from Prime Minister
Chemical Engineering PhD student, Rebecca Yee, has been awarded a prestigious 2011 Prime Minister Australia Asia Endeavour Award.
Monash Engineering Professor named 2011 IEEE Fellow
Professor Emanuele Viterbo, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University, has been named an IEEE Fellow.
Postgraduate Presentation Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the postgraduate presentations at the Materials Engineering Postgraduate Summer Conference
Barry Muddle has been appointed as Emeritus Professor
Monash debaters win international competition
Monash debaters Victor Finkel (Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering) and Fiona Prowse have won the prestigious Cambridge Intervarsity Debating Competition on the 19th and 20th of November.
Renewable energy to reduce carbon footprint of multi-story buildings
A Civil Engineering research team and their industry partners are engaging in an Australian first study that aims to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings with a focus towards an innovative use of renewable energy.
Civil engineering research richly rewarded
In the most recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects to commence in 2011, Civil Engineering successfully gained three discovery projects.
Biological engineering research richly rewarded
In the most recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects to commence in 2011, Biological Engineers successfully gained five Discovery Grants.
Chemical engineering research richly rewarded
In the most recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects to commence in 2011, Chemical Engineering successfully gained two discovery projects.
Materials engineering research richly rewarded
In the most recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects to commence in 2011, Materials Engineering successfully gained six discovery projects.
Electrical and computer systems engineering richly rewarded
In the most recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects to commence in 2011, Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering successfully gained two discovery projects.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering richly rewarded
In the most recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects to commence in 2011, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering successfully gained four discovery projects.
Research richly rewarded - 2011 Discovery Projects
The Faculty of Engineering has successfully obtained 19 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects to commence in 2011 with a total funding of $8,196,308.
Research into high strength rail steels
Dr Wenyi Yan and Mr Peter Mutton from the Department of Mechanical Engineering have successfully received an ARC Linkage Project for research into high strength rail steels for heavy haul transportation.
Chemical Engineer receives IChemE highly commended Bioprocessing Award
Dr Michael Danquah, a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded the highly commended Bioprocessing Award, sponsored by CEL International for his project titled, 'A novel DNA Vaccine Purification Technology' at the 2010 IChemE Awards.
Monash researcher named Civil Engineer of the Year
Director of the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities at the Monash Sustainability Institute Professor Tony Wong has been presented with the prestigious Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year Award 2010 by Engineers Australia.
Recognition for practical chemical engineering service
Dr Karen Hapgood, a Senior Lecturer in Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded The Uhde Shedden Medal and Prize at the 2010 CHEMECA function in Adelaide.
Monash Engineering hosts Republic Polytechnic students
The Faculty of Engineering hosted a visit of twenty-four students accompanied by two staff members from Republic Polytechnic, Singapore, for a Student Delegation during the first week of October.
New materials engineering facility sparks sintering advances
A consortium, led by Professor Yi-Bing Cheng of Materials Engineering, has been successful in receiving an ARC LIEF grant to invest in a Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) facility, installed at Monash University Clayton Campus.
John Monash Science School students experience engineering
Students from John Monash Science School engaged in a week-long work experience program that gave students an all encompassing engineering experience.
Alumni awards 2010
The Faculty of Engineering held their annual alumni cocktail party on 5 October 2010. With almost 150 guests attending the event it was a marvellous opportunity to acknowledge the winners of the Engineering Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2010. Each year Monash engineering alumni and staff are invited to nominate graduates in two categories: Distinguished Alumni of the Year and Early Career Alumni of the Year.
Collaborators take inventiveness to the top
A new diagnostic tool for detecting mental illnesses and other neurological conditions has taken out first place honours on the ABC The New Inventors program.
Funding to print solar cells
Dr Udo Bach, Professor Yi-Bing Cheng and Professor Leone Spiccia are part of a consortium to develop technologies for printable thin, flexible and inexpensive solar cells.
Alumni Cocktail Party 2010
Please join us for the presentation of the Engineering Alumni Awards and enjoy the great opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues from the Engineering alumni community.
Recognition for industry-ready graduates
Ms. Melanie Ooi and her team from the School of Engineering, at Monash Sunway Campus, have been awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
Yes we CAN!
School children, Monash University Engineering Students and professional engineers from around Victoria and Australia attended Canstruction Melbourne.
Monash to work with CUDOS to boost ultrahigh bandwidth optical communication systems
Monash University is collaborating with CUDOS and other Australian Universities to assist in revolutionising information systems and developing Australian industry.
Breakthrough technologies for energy-efficient manufacture of dairy powders
The Chemical Engineering project titled 'Breakthrough technologies for energy-efficient manufacture of dairy powders' has been granted $320,000 over four years through the ARC Linkage Project.
Research into aerodynamics for elite cyclists speeds up
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering research project titled 'Advancing unsteady bluff-body aerodynamics: Applications to elite cycling' has been granted $370,000 through the ARC Linkage Project.
IBM's World Community Grid to power cleaner water
Monash University and University of Sydney to work with China's Tsinghua University and global academics to improve water quality.
Materials researchers explore ground-breaking bio-implant materials
A materials engineering project titled 'Ultrafine grained titanium for bio-implant applications' has been granted $510,000 over four years through the ARC Linkage Project.
Welcome Nikhil Medhekar
Materials Engineering welcomes a new senior lecturer, Dr Nikhil Medhekar, through the faculty Academic Recruitment Scheme
2010 Early Career Research Award Finalist
Associate Professor Leslie Yeo was a finalist for the Australian Museum's Eureka Prize for Early Career Research for his study into Nanoearthquakes and Microflows.
Monash Professor Emeritus recognised for significant contribution
Professor Emeritus Paul Grundy, AM, from the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University has been awarded The John Connell Gold Medal for 2010 from Engineers Australia.
Faculty Three Minute Thesis Competition Winner
Kelly Tsang from the Department of Materials Engineering has won the Engineering Faculty Three Minute Thesis final. Kelly will now go on to compete in the University wide competition.
Engineering Student receives Victorian International Scholarship
Peter Bach, who is completing his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Water Systems Engineering, is a recent recipient of the Victorian International Research Scholarship Program.
Congratulations to Monash Motorsport on their Podium Finish
Congratulations go to the Monash Motorsport Team on achieving a podium finish at the International Formula Student event at Silverstone Raceway in the UK, the home of the British Grand Prix.
Industry partnership in brown coal research
Two Monash University researchers have been awarded $8.5 million through a partnership between HRL Technology Pty Ltd, Brown Coal Innovation Australia (BCIA) and the University to tackle environmental challenges associated with the exploitation of brown coal.
Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Dr Karen Hapgood, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a 2010 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
Flying High: Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering course
Monash University's Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering course recently underwent a course road test featuring in 'The Age' newspaper's Education section.
Monash University works in collaboration with NASA
NASA is currently designing and building their first satellite dedicated to the measurement of soil moisture content with assistance from Monash University.
Building bridges with impoverished communities
Internationally renowned bridge builder and humanitarian Toni Ruttiman visited Monash University to present a seminar about his work in impoverished communities.
Research into Liquid Marble becomes a hot topic
Liquid marble as a natural phenomenon is developing into a hot area of research as researchers begin to realise the potential engineering applications of the liquid marble.
Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication officially opens
The first multi-purpose nanofabrication centre in Australia has been officially opened by Victorian Premier John Brumby on the 7 July 2010.
Malek Bouazza wins Telford Premium Prize
Dr. Malek Bouazza, Monash University, Dr Arul Arulrajah, Swinburne University, and Dr. Bo (Canada) and Mr Abdullah (Malaysia) have been awarded recently the 2010 Telford Premium Prize.
ARC Linkage Project funding to help the elderly
Associate Professor Andy Russell receives ARC Linkage Project funding to help the elderly
Solving car parking headaches
How many times have you circled a shopping centre car park on a Saturday afternoon trying to find that one elusive empty spot?
Monash attracts $4.8 million for new research
Monash has received $4.8 million funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and a commitment of $11 million from industry for 16 projects in the most recent round of ARC Linkage Projects.
Monash builds on a green chemistry future
Monash University is to become a world leader in green chemistry and engineering with the development of a Green Chemical Futures (GCF) facility at the Clayton campus.
Bridge building in engineering
Monash University has taken out top honours at the international Inter-University Invitational Civil Engineering Competition in Singapore earlier this month.
Generous support for leaders of the future
On the 2 June 2010 an event was held at the Clayton campus to acknowledge the generous scholarships offered by our industry partners supporting the Leadership in a Technological Environment program.
A trans-national research experience
Mumbai-based Chemical Engineering PhD student Priyanka Gupta has swapped laboratories in Mumbai for those at Clayton.
Engineering Awards Night 2010
The Faculty of Engineering was pleased to host the annual Engineering Awards Presentation Dinner on the 26 May 2010 at the Clayton campus. Over 30 students and five staff members were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements in 2009.
Monash researcher wins New Inventors competition
Adjunct Professor Brian Lithgow from the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering and Professor Jayashri Kulkarni presented their invention EVestG on the New Inventors program and were voted the best invention by the shows judging panel.
Student heading to 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Monash University Civil Engineering student Alastair MacLeod will be heading to the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering in Italy this month.
Canstruction is a competition that began in the US using cans as a building tool to test engineering ability - but with a philanthropic twist.
Formula for engineering success
After taking out the 2009 Formula - Society of Automotive Engineers (F-SAE) Australasian championships, the Monash University motorsport division is heading to the UK to compete in the world's premier student motorsport event.
First paper 'dipstick' test for determining blood type
A multi-disciplinary research team led by scientists from Monash University's Faculty of Engineering has developed a simple and inexpensive testing strip that instantly identifies a person's blood type.
Measuring the loudest show on earth
When engineering lecturer Edwin Sim told his students there would be more lessons outside the classroom, they never expected them to be in the presence of Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Rubens Barichello.
National Youth Science Forum
On the 19 March 2010, 80 high schools students were given the opportunity to test drive their future as a Monash student by taking part in the National Youth Science Forum held on the Clayton campus.
Lego robots on a mission
Faculty of Engineering students Sam Wong and McRon Lam have led a team of nine primary school students into the finals of an international robotics competition in the US.
New research into 'greener' coal
Monash University will lead three new Victorian Government-funded research projects focused on developing new technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions from brown coal.
Engineering Scholarship Event
On Thursday 4 March an event was held to celebrate the successful undergraduate scholarship recipients for 2010.
Researcher's 'brainwave' selected for award program
A Monash researcher's patented technique for detecting mental and neurological illness is one of five innovations selected for Telstra's inaugural research and development program.
Winner of Mollie Holman Medal
David Nisbet from Materials Engineering has just won the 2009 Mollie Holman Medal for the Best PhD Thesis in Engineering last year.
Congratulations to Scopus Young Researcher of the Year awardee
A Monash researcher who has made cutting-edge discoveries in the emerging field of nanomaterials has won the inaugural Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award (Engineering and Technology category).
Congratulations to Dan Li
Dan Li has been awarded a Scopus Young Researcher Award in Engineering and Technology for 2010 for his work with graphene
Monash rail experts win Hong Kong contract
Monash University’s Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) has secured a four-year, $1 million contract to provide MTR Corporation with strategic rail management and maintenance consultancy for its Hong Kong rail network.
Virtual take off
Monash aeronautical engineers are working with the world's leading aerospace company to fast-track the design and construction of a new generation of super-lightweight and efficient passenger airplanes.
Monash Engineering Leadership Program 2010
The fourth cohort of students to embark on the prestigious Engineering Leadership program recently spent three action packed and informative days at The Country Place, Kalorama.
How long is a piece of thread? Long enough to save a life
A discovery by Monash University scientists could see humble cotton thread emerge as a core material in low-cost ‘lab-on-chip’ devices capable of detecting diseases such as kidney failure and diabetes.
Green roof: Just add water
Researchers from the Department of Civil Engineering are working with the City of Monash, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Water on a "living roof" project at the council's administrative centre.
Australia's next step in water management
A Monash-led multi-disciplinary research centre has been established to help Australians plan for the challenges of population growth and the effects of climate change on water supply.
Governor calls engineers to take action on climate change
A recent address by Professor David de Kretser AC, Governor of Victoria served as a powerful and thought provoking precursor to the Copenhagen Climate Change conference that was held late last year.
Monash researchers in race to restore sight
Sight could be restored to hundreds of thousands of people around the world with the invention of a bionic eye, developed by Victorian researchers led by a team of scientists from Monash University.
Monash Motorsport claim 2009 Australasian FSAE Championship
Monash Motorsport won the 2009 Formula SAE Australasian Championships in mid-December 2009. After a few years ‘knocking on the door’ Monash finally claimed the title in challenging conditions.
Engineering Leadership Program Induction Residential 2009
The Engineering Leadership Program induction moved venues this year to The Country Place in Kalorama in the beautiful Dandenong’s! Fifty Eight students, most entering their first year of engineering travelled by bus with Associate Professor Gary Codner and Teri Foster to start the three day program.