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Engineer and innovator honoured for significant contributions to the field

Engineer and innovator honoured for significant contributions to the field

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Engineer and leader in the field of geotechnical rock mechanics, Associate Professor Anna Giacomini, has been honoured with a 2019 John Booker Medal for her exemplary contributions to science and engineering.

2018 HDR Poster Prize Winners

2018 HDR Poster Prize Winners

Thursday, 15 November 2018

On the 24th of October the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment held a very successful Postgraduate Research Poster Prize competition with 59 students showcasing their research via the presentation of a poster.

Bright star of Australian science recognised with Academy Awards

Bright star of Australian science recognised with Academy Awards

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Outstanding contributions to science have been recognised by the Australian Academy of Science, with 18 of Australia’s leading scientists and future stars receiving prestigious 2018 honorific awards.

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Professor Graeme Murch, Professor Irina Belova,  Professor Dr Andreas Meyer and Professor Zi-Kui Liu have been awarded $325,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2016 for their research project Investigation of Thermotransport in Liquid Metal Alloys.

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Associate Professor Olivier Buzzi, Professor John Carter, Dr Anna Giacomini, Professor Dr Stephen Fityus and Professor Oldrich Hungrhave been awarded $460,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2016 for their research project Fragmentation of rocks upon impact.

ARC DECRA funding success

ARC DECRA funding success

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Dr James Hambleton has been awarded $350,000 in ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) funding commencing in 2016 for his research project Innovating earthmoving mechanics for next-generation infrastructure.

Third UON Laureate Professor named NSW Scientist of the Year

Third UON Laureate Professor named NSW Scientist of the Year

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Eminent University of Newcastle (UON) geotechnicalengineer, Laureate Professor Scott Sloan, has been named the 2015 New South Wales' Scientist of the Year this evening at the inaugural NSW Premier's Prizes for Science and Engineering.

Prestigious honour for UON Laureate Professor

Prestigious honour for UON Laureate Professor

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The University of Newcastle is delighted to announce geotechnical engineer Laureate Professor Scott Sloan has been elected to The Royal Society, a fellowship of the world's most eminent scientific minds. This scientific academy is the oldest in continuous existence and includes luminaries such as Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein.