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News archive 2011
Third straight victory for Monash Motorsport
Monash Motorsport has taken first place in the 2011 Formula SAE Australasian Championships for the third year running.
Celebrating the leaders of tomorrow
Monash University's Faculty of Engineering held the Fifth annual, Leadership in a Technological Environment Program dinner, on the 16th November 2011 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Olympic Room.
Mechatronics students make Christmas parking a breeze
Students enrolled in TRC3000, a Mechatronics Engineering subject, embarked on a dynamic project that involved building and testing robotic vehicles.
Engineering Alumni Awards 2011
The Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Professor Freddy Boey and Dr Carly Green.
Monash Engineering Alumni Community gathers to celebrate 50 years
The Monash University, Faculty of Engineering 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, celebrating 50 years of Engineering at Monash University was held on the 3rd November 2011 at the Melbourne Town Hall.
National conference on injury prevention
Monash University's Injury Research Institute (MIRI) will be well represented at the upcoming National Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, with many staff speaking on a variety of topics.
Monash Engineering Staff Awarded for Excellence in Education and Research
The Faculty of Engineering would like to Congratulate Gavin Mudd and Associate Professor Ranjith Pathegama Gamage from the Department of Civil Engineering on receiving awards at the inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Research and Education Awards, presented this week.
Problem solver awarded Rhodes Scholarship
Monash Graduate, Victor Finkel has been awarded the prestigious Victorian Rhodes Scholarship
Leading Australian Motorsport Magazine features Monash Motorsports M11
The Monash Motorsport team and their new M11 race car have been featured in 321 Ignition Magazine, a magazine featuring the latest news and information for industry professionals and fans, spanning a wide variety of motorsport categories.
Graduate Working with Movie 'Creatures'
A Monash Engineering graduate is working with the Creature Technology Company to bring large creatures to life on the big screen.
Monash Students win the Jacobs Design Prize
Monash University would like to congratulate Chemical Engineering students; Sue Yeen Charlene Wee, Alexandra Rodriguez, Daniel Yong, David Bradford, Mohd Ariff Mohammad Diah and Mingda Wang on receiving the Pratt Prize and the Jacobs Engineering Design Prize, 2011.
More than meets the eyeBug
When you think of robots, you probably think of Arnold Schwarzenegger walking round with part of his metal skull exposed in the Terminator films, or C3PO being the model of politeness in Star Wars. The field of robotics, and the technology within it, is advancing quickly and tomorrow's truth may soon resemble yesterday's science fiction.
Taking the challenge
Fourth year engineering students from Monash University are mentoring Victorian senior secondary students as they take the Challenge for Change.
Monash Distinguished Alumni Awards 2011
The Monash University Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate its alumni Mr John Bertrand AM and Dr. Peter Rogers on receiving Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2011.
Celebrating 50 years: Faculty of Engineering History Website Launch
On the 12th of August 2011, the Faculty of Engineering hosted the launch of the 50th Anniversary History Website. The event was held at the Monash Club, where approximately 40 people attending the event had the opportunity to hear from Monash Engineering's distinguished alumni.
Protecting our water supply
Australia is leading a $16 million international research project into why and when buried water pipes burst.
Twenty years of big ideas recognised
In the midst of a career that has so far resulted in the development of remarkable technology such as electrical cables that can withstand fire and solar cells that can be printed directly onto plastic films, Professor Yi-Bing Cheng has been recognised with a prestigious award.
Funding boost for printable solar cells project
A new form of low-cost solar cell that can be printed onto plastic and metal is a step closer to production after the State and Federal Governments announced a boost in funding for the ongoing research project.
Australian International Motor Show 2011 features Monash Motorsport's race champion
Following a great achievement at the F-SAE Australasian Championships 2010, the Monash Motorsport race car has been featured for the very first time at the Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) held in Melbourne's Exhibition Centre this year.
Graphite + water = the future of energy storage
A combination of two ordinary materials - graphite and water - could produce energy storage systems that perform on par with lithium ion batteries, but recharge in a matter of seconds and have an almost indefinite lifespan.
Eastwood PS Engineering Project
Every Wednesday, fifteen Year 6 students from Eastwood Primary School embrace the challenge of being engineers by designing and creating versions of sustainable energy resources, within the classroom restrictions, with two engineering students from Monash University.
From Clayton to the Champs-Elysees
2011 Tour de France champion, Cadel Evans, used the Monash University Wind Tunnel to maximise aerodynamic efficiency and slash valuable seconds from his road race times.
The Faculty of Engineering recognised the outstanding achievements of 38 students and staff members during 2010 at the Annual Engineering Awards Presentation Dinner on Wednesday 8 June in the Banquet Room at the Clayton Campus.
"Super sand" for better purification of drinking water
Dr Mainak Majumder in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University and colleagues have developed a way to transform ordinary sand - a mainstay filter material used to purify drinking water throughout the world - into a "super sand" with five times the filtering capacity of regular sand.
Mid-year applications are now open for some Engineering degrees.
SPIONS enable effective delivery of malaria DNA vaccine
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) are emerging as promising candidates for various biomedical applications such as targeted vaccine delivery due to their biocompatibility and low cost of production.
Chemical Engineer awarded the 'Future Summit' Leadership Award
Associate Professor Karen Hapgood has been awarded the 'Future Summit' Leadership Award recognising outstanding new-generation leaders for their achievements and contribution to a vision for Australia's future.
The measure of success
Engineering Research Fellow, Dr Philip Nakashima has been awarded the Barry Inglis Medal, the Australian National Measurement Institute's most prestigious award for his work in solving the mystery about how electrons 'glue' aluminium atoms together.
Solution to a sticky problem
Dr Qi Zhi Chen, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Materials Engineering has had her paper on Surgical Sealants published by Soft Matter in the Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) weekly press pack.
Monash Engineering student leads Australia to World Championship
Monash Aerospace Engineering and Science student Marcus Wong is an exemplary example of how students can balance both their engineering university studies and interests in sports or other ventures.
Fourth year undergraduate students secure chemical engineering prize
Students Monash University celebrated chemical engineering success last night at the 2011 Henry Pratt prize presentation in North Melbourne.
Monash Researcher named 2011 VESKI Innovation Fellow
Dr Christopher McNeill from the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash University has been recognised with an Innovation Fellowship by the Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation (VESKI).
Gigabit internet access using room lighting
Professor Jean Armstrong has been invited to present her research on Gigabit internet access using room lighting at a workshop on 30th June at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Bejing
Biomaterial aids nerve regeneration
A Monash University researcher has developed a new biomaterial that encourages damaged nerves in the brain and spinal chord to regrow.
Chemical Engineering welcomes Dr Akshat Tanksale
The Department of Chemical Engineering at Monash University welcomes Dr Akshat Tanksale.
AAAAI event a flying success
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and not-for-profit organisation, Australian Association of Aviation and Aerospace Industries (AAAAI) joined forces on Thursday 2 June to recognise the events of the QF32 crew.
Chemical Engineer attends Australia-India energy efficiency workshop
ATSE/INAE/Ministry sponsors Professor Sankar Bhattacharya to travel to the 'Australia-India Workshop on Energy Efficiency'.
Professor Huanting Wang elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
A nomination for the 'Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry' (FRSC) is awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) which is located in the United Kingdom.
Monash student finds Universe's missing mass
Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering/Science student, Amelia Fraser-McKelvie, has made a breakthrough in the field of astrophysics, discovering what has until now been described as the Universe's 'missing mass'.
Monash Researchers discover super antioxidant from Acacia bark
ACAPOLIA is a product resulting from the international collaboration between Japanese company, Wood One (formerly Juken) and members of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University.
IT world leader and visionary recognised
Mr N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Limited - India has received the Honorary Degree of the Doctor of Engineering honoris causa.
Partnership builds on industry engagement
A research collaboration between Monash, three other Australian universities and one of the world's largest steel producers could lead to more sustainable steel production in the near future.
ITS Monash receives inaugural International Research Award
The Institute of Transport Studies (ITS) in the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University has won the inaugural Asia Pacific Award for Knowledge and Research at the 59th annual World Congress of the Union Internationale de Transport Publics (UITP - International Association of Public Transport).
Networking on a global scale
Each year Professor Jean Armstrong and Dr. Ahmet Sekercioglu take electrical and computer systems engineering students to visit Telstra's Global Operations Centre - the largest telecommunications operations centre in the Southern Hemisphere.
Monash Engineering Leadership Program February 2011
The fifth cohort of Leadership In a Technological Environment (LITE) students embarked on their three day Induction residential at the Foothills Conference Centre in Mooroolbark in February.
Recognition for PhD excellence
Dr Mohidus Samad Khan from the Department of Chemical Engineering has received the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for best Monash PhD Thesis and the Kenneth Hunt Medal for best Engineering PhD Thesis.
QS World ranking puts ECSE Third in Australia
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering ranked 35th in world and third in Australia in the 2011 QS World University Rankings by Subject: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Rankings
2011 Engineering Scholarship Celebration
The Faculty of Engineering celebrated its high achieving undergraduate scholarship recipients on Thursday 10 March 2011 at the annual engineering scholarship celebration event.
Rewarding high-achieving VCE students
Monash University and Faculty of Engineering Scholarships are not the only way to obtain a scholarship towards tertiary education at Monash University. High achieving student Luke Power-Virant, who graduated in 2010 was a worthy recipient of a 2011 Dafydd Lewis Trust Scholarship.
ECSE Postgraduate Student wins Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition
Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering postgraduate student Mr Liang Du is the grand prize winner of the 2011 Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition at the recent Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition / National Fiber Optical Engineering Conference (OFC/NFOEC).
Engineers Australia recognises Monash Civil Engineering Professor with 2010 Teaching Excellence Award
Associate Professor Bill Wong of the Department of Civil Engineering was presented the Award for Teaching Excellence 2010 at an Engineers Australia function organised by the Structural Branch on 8 March 2011.
Chemical Engineering research fellow receives 2010 Young Bioengineer Award
Dr.Ravichandra Potumarthi, a Research Fellow with the Department of Chemical Engineering, has received the 2010 Young Bioengineer Award from the Society for Applied Biotechnology, India in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Bioengineering.
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
Four students studying within the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Monash University have been awarded Chinese non-government sponsored student scholarships from the China Scholarship Council.
Materials Engineering postgraduate student receives Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship
Kelly Tsang, a postgraduate student from the Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering is the recipient of the 2011 Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship in Science and Engineering.
Department of Civil Engineering alumni receives Fulbright Professional Scholarship
Alumni Dr Sharon Davis has been awarded a 2011 Fulbright Professional Scholarship.
Materials Engineering Research Fellow receives Fulbright Scholarship
Dr David Nisbet, an adjunct research fellow with the Department of Materials Engineering, has been awarded a 2011 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship.
Aerospace Postgraduate Student receives Fulbright Scholarship
Daniel Duke, PhD candidate with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering has won the inaugural 2011 Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship in Nuclear Science and Technology.
Four Fulbright Scholarships awarded to Faculty of Engineering alumni
The Australian Fulbright Scholars for 2011 were announced at a gala dinner in Adelaide on March 10 2011, with four out of the six prestigious scholarships that were awarded to Monash alumni having studied with the Faculty of Engineering.
ITS Monash selected as finalist in world first International Research Award
The Institute of Transport Studies (ITS) in the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University has been selected as one of five finalists for the inaugral Knowledge and Research Award at the 59th annual World Congress of the Union Internationale De Transport Publics (UITP - International Association of Public Transport).
Monash Engineering Researcher honoured as a Staudinger-Durrer Lecturer of ETH Zurich
Monash University's Professor Yuri Estrin has been honoured as a Staudinger-Durrer Lecturer of ETH Zurich for 2011.
Chemical Engineering setting the bar in research standards
The Faculty of Engineering's investment in research, into some of the toughest challenges of our time, has been recognised in research assessment data released by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Monash Engineering develops transport in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Professor Graham Currie, Chair of the Public Transport Research Group with the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University recently travelled to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to deliver a short course in Planning Public Transport Systems.
Monash students beat world's best
Monash University students have beaten teams from Oxford and Sydney University, and the London School of Economics to take out the prestigious World Universities Debating Championships (WUDC) for 2011.
Tri-University Advanced Research Workshop provides platform for engineering excellence
The Faculty of Engineering, Monash University, hosted the 6th Tri-University Advanced Research Workshop 2010 on the 8th of November at the Clayton campus.
Nominations now open for the Faculty of Engineering 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Nominate an outstanding fellow graduate today! Nominations for this year’s Faculty of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Awards have opened. They close on Friday 30 September 2011.