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News • 28 Feb 2019

Engineer and innovator honoured for significant contributions to the field

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

HDR Poster Prize

News • 15 Nov 2018

2018 HDR Poster Prize Winners

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.

News • 21 Nov 2017

Bright star of Australian science recognised with Academy Awards

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.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

News • 5 Nov 2015

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

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.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

News • 4 Nov 2015

ARC Discovery Projects funding success 2016

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.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

News • 3 Nov 2015

ARC DECRA funding success

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.

News • 7 Oct 2015

Third UON Laureate Professor named NSW Scientist of the Year

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.

News • 6 May 2015

Prestigious honour for UON Laureate Professor

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.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

News • 21 Nov 2014

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Professor Scott Sloan and Dr Chet Vignes have been awarded more than $453,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Computational modelling of hydraulic fracture.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

News • 21 Nov 2014

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Professor Daichao Sheng and Dr Jubert Pineda have been awarded more than $782,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Mechanics of Hard Soils and Soft Rocks.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

News • 21 Nov 2014

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Dr Majidreza Nazem and Professor John Carter have been awarded more than $583,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Unsaturated Soil Dynamics.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

News • 19 Nov 2014

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Dr Georgios Kouretizis, Professor Daichao Sheng and Associate Professor Kristian Krabbenhoft have been awarded more than $463,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Unsaturated soil-structure interaction with emphasis on buried pipelines.

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