Postgraduate Research Prize
Each year, our postgraduate research students are invited to enter the annual Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Postgraduate Research Prize.
Competition entrants are required to submit a poster based on their research and answer questions from judges, the winners in each of the eight, discipline-based categories are awarded with a $1000 cash prize and certificate.
Each category is judged by two Faculty academics and make a decision on the basis of originality and innovation, technical and intellectual difficulty, scope, depth, degree of contribution and overall presentation.
The event is designed to help students prepare to present their research at conferences here and overseas.
Check out the gallery below to see examples of past student work.
2012 Postgraduate Research Prize Winners:
- Yiteng Shih (Architecture and Industrial Design) for his work entitled 'To switch or not to switch? Comparison of designers' behaviour in two-type design environments'
- Gizelle Sanchez Combita (Chemical Engineering) for her work entitled 'The effect of Catalyst Modification on the Selective Conversion of Glycerol to Allyl Alcohol'
- Xue Zhang (Civil Engineering) for his work entitled 'Particle finite element limit analysis for geotechnical problems'
- Nurul Hazrina Idris (Environmental Engineering and Surveying) for her work entitled 'Coastal waveform retracking for sea surface height estimates: a fuzzy expert system approach'
- Shashank Bhatia (Computer Science and Software Engineering) for his work entitled 'Automatic Landmark Identification'
- Md Nurul Islam (Electrical, Computer and Telecom. Engineering) for his work entitled 'Multi-link Robotic System in Natural Gaits- Snake-like Serpentine Motion and Ray-like Flapping Motion'
- Wei Chen (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering) for his work entitled 'Identification of particle morphology descriptors and its application to DEM modelling'