The University of Newcastle, Australia

November 2014

Dr Andrew Fleming

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 30 Nov 2014

Dr Andrew Fleming: a world-first nanopositioning text

Australian Research Fellow Dr Andrew Fleming has co-authored a significant new book that is of particular interest to researchers in mechatronics and in control applied to atomic force microscopy and other nanopositioning applications.

Professor Daichao Sheng

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 30 Nov 2014

Prof. Daichao Sheng receives Vice-Chancellor's Award for Supervision Excellence

The Vice Chancellor's Award for Supervision Excellence recognises the important role supervisors play in supporting our PhD and research masters students. The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment's 2014 award recipient was Professor Daichao Sheng, Head of Discipline for the School of Engineering, who is currently supervising five civil engineering PhD students.

Dr Yuen Kuan Yong

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 30 Nov 2014

Dr Yuen Kuan Yong receives Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence

Dr Yuen Yong, Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received both the 2014 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence and the 2014 Pro Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Performance, a 'double' that is believed to be a first for the Faculty.

Prof. Ljiljana Brankovic

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment • 30 Nov 2014

Prof. Ljiljana Brankovic receives Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

A 2014 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning caps off a productive year for Professor Ljiljana Brankovic from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Chee Hsiang Liow image

Community and Alumni • 28 Nov 2014

Medicine graduate wins international award

Dr Chee Hsiang Liow, a highly-accomplished medical professional committed to improving community health in poverty-stricken areas of rural China, has won the Australia China Alumni Award (ACAA) for Research and Innovation.

Defence MOU

News • 28 Nov 2014

Defence partnership creates opportunities

Simulation training and education will be the focus of a cooperative relationship between the Australian Defence College (ADC) and the University of Newcastle (UON) with students set to benefit from planned projects.

News • 28 Nov 2014

$1.7 million boost for Hunter cancer researchers

University of Newcastle researchers from the HMRI Cancer Program received a $1.7 million career boost yesterday, with NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research Jillian Skinner announcing the latest round of Cancer Institute NSW fellowship funding.

Challenging New Future for the Science and Engineering Challenge

Science and Engineering Challenge • 27 Nov 2014

A Challenging New Future

The Science and Engineering Challenge faces a challenging new future with the introduction of a new charge for those who participate in the program.

Faculty of Business and Law • 26 Nov 2014

Faculty Awards Presented To RHD Students at Annual NUPSA Dinner

Faculty RHD students awarded at annual NUPSA Dinner

The Conversation

The Conversation • 25 Nov 2014

Reader beware: the nasty new edition of the Brothers Grimm

Dr Marguerite Johnson from the University of Newcastle's (UON) School of Humanities and Social Science looks at the recently restored Grimm Brothers' original fairy tales – which are not intended for children.

Professor Phil Morgan BHERT award

News • 21 Nov 2014

National recognition for healthy engagement

Innovative education program Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK) has been recognised with a 2014 national award for Best Community Engagement Collaboration.

Faculty of Business and Law • 20 Nov 2014

Implications of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement to Chinese fossil fuel companies

Dr Hao Tan discusses implications of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement to Chinese fossil fuel companies