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Our Faculty is fortunate to have many talented researchers who excel in their fields of interest.

Congratulations to all who have received awards and prizes and been successful in attracting various grants.

Awards and Prizes

                   
Recipient School/Centre Award/Prize Achievement
Project Lead Investigator, Dr Shazzad Hossain, supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Korea Foundation of DFAT 
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems A grant from the Australia-Korea Foundation (AFK) in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
COFS Awarded Australia-Korea Foundation Grant
Prof. Michael Small
School of Mathematics and Statistics
CSIRO-UWA Chair in Complex Engineering Systems
CSIRO-UWA Chair in Complex Engineering Systems
Prof. David White
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems 2015 Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
Royal Academy of Engineering New Fellows 2015
Prof. Mark Cassidy Director, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems 2015 Scientist of the Year Research underpinning the safe and economic construction of oil and gas platforms in our oceans
Prof. Cheryl Praeger Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation 2015 Inductee into the WA Science Hall of Fame Outstanding contributions to the field and her work encouraging the involvement of women in mathematics
Prof. Eric May; Dr Kevin Li; Mr Tom Schnepple Mechanical and Chemical Engineering; Innovation (Office of Research Enterprise) 2015 Finalists in the Innovator of Year Woodside Oil and Gas Encouragement Award Separating nitrogen from natural gas sources: a novel method of separating natural gases (eg methane) from nitrogen, a process necessary for all forms of natural gas production prior to use and distribution
Dr Barry Doyle Mechanical and Chemical Engineering 2015 New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support Award (NIRIS)  The research conducted in the Vascular Engineering group (VascLab) at UWA, led by Barry Doyle, uses both computational and experimental techniques to help us better understand and treat cardiovascular diseases
Prof. Karol Miller Mechanical and Chemical Engineering 2015 Humboldt Research Award Elected a Laureate of Humboldt Research Award - Biomechanics of soft tissues for surgical simulation
Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz
Mechanical and Chemical Engineering BHP Billiton Research Fellow in Engineering for Remote Operations (ERO)
New BHP Billiton Research Fellow appointment
Prof. Farid Boussaid Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2015 National OLT Awards Bringing contextually grounded learning experiences to electronics engineering students
Stuart Speidel Computer Science and Software Engineering 2014 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards - Jakata, Indonesia Sustainability and Environmental Technology: Project: REView
Prof. David Sampson Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2014 WA Premier's Science Awards Scientist of the Year Finalist
Prof. Paul Stanwix Centre for Energy 2014 WA Premier's Science Awards Woodside Early Career Scientist Finalist
UWA's O-Tube program Centre for Offshore Systems(COFS) 2014 Australasian Industrial Research Group (AIRG) Medal Australasian Major Industry Technological Innovation
Prof. Mark Cassidy; Prof. Mark Randolph; Mr. Kok Kuen Lee Centre for Offshore Systems(COFS) 2014 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Publication Award Best paper
Dr Agata Guzek; Dr Igor Shufrin; Prof. Elena Pasternak; Prof. Arcady Dyskin Mechanical and Chemical Engineering; Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering 2014 ACAM8 Engineers Australia  Best paper award
Stuart Spiedel Computer Science and Software Engineering 2014 WAITTA INCITE and Peter Fillery Award Student Domain winner for REView
UWA's Optical and Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL) Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2014 WA Innovator of the Year Awards Finalist for Microscope in a Needle
Prof. Cheryl Praeger Mathematics and Statistics London Mathematical Society (LMS) Elected to Honorary Membership of the Society 
Prof. Ramin Rafiei Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2014 Australian Government Science and Innovation Awards Viticulture and Oenology Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture
Ms. Loretta Scolaro Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2014 Canon Extreme Imaging First prize for 'Imaging cancer through the eye of a needle'
Ms. Kelsey Kennedy Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Biology Poster Prize Award
Prof. David Sampson Electrical and Electronic Engineering SPIE international society for optics and photonics Elected as a Fellow
Prof. David Sampson; Prof. Rob McLaughlin; Prof. Christobel Saunders Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2013 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology Finalist
Prof. Mark Randolph Centre for Offshore Systems (COFS) 2013 WA Science Awards Scientist of the Year
Prof. Shazzad Hossain Centre for Offshore Systems (COFS) 2013 WA Science Awards Woodside Early Career Scientist of the Year
Mr. David Reid Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering 2013 Australian Geomechanics Society WA Chapter Awards 12th Dr Baden Clegg Award
Prof. George Milne Computer Science and Software Engineering 2013 Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards Sustainability and Environment Category Award
Prof. Mark Cassidy Centre for Offshore Systems (COFS) 2013 Australian Laureate Fellowship 2013 Laureate
Prof. Cheryl Praeger Mathematics and Statistics 2013 Academy of Science Awards Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal
Ms. Kelsey Kennedy Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2013 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Winner and People's Choice Award

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards

                 
Date Researcher(s) Project Title Grant Received
2016
Dr Luke Morgan
Structure theory for permutation groups and local graph theory conjectures
$306,000
2015-2017
Asst/Prof Hongwei An
Effect of Natural Seabeds on Hydrodynamics Around a Circular Cylinder 
$360,000
2015-2017
Asst/Prof Dirk Lorenser  Imaging meets Sensing: Next-Generation Fiber-Optic Biomedical Diagnostics

$378,288 

2015-2017
Dr Seyed Samsam Shariat  Exceptional properties by design NiTi vision

$372,000 

ARC Discovery Projects

                
Date Researcher(s) Project Title Grant Received
2016-2018
Dr Brendan Kennedy; Prof. Miranda Grounds; Dr Peter Munro; Prof. Andrew Pelling;
Intravital mechano-microscopy: a discovery platform for cell mechanics
$667,300
2016-2020
Prof. Dongke Zhang 
Understanding the molecular structure and chemical behaviour of asphaltenes
$590,000
2016-2020
Assoc/Prof. Wenhui Duan; Prof. Guowei Ma; Assoc/Prof. Wenyi Yan; Prof. Chien Ming Wang
Development of nano reinforced concrete using boron nitride nanosheets
$520,000
2016-2018
Prof. David Sampson 
Nanoscope-in-a-needle: nanoscale imaging and sensing deep inside tissue
$500,000
2016-2019
Prof. Adam Wittek; Dr Surya Singh; Prof. Karol Miller; Prof Blake Hannaford; Prof. Gabor Fichtinger;  
Biomechanics Meets Robotics: Methods for Accurate and Fast Needle Targeting
$490,000
2016-2018
Prof. Daniel Green; Assoc/Prof. Robert McLaughlin;  
Visualising vascular adaptation at the micro-scale in humans
$482,200
2016-2018
Prof. Hong Yang; Dr Daqiang Jiang; Prof. Lishan Cui; Prof. Yunzhi Wang;  
Strain Matching Enabled Composite Design for Exceptional Mechanical Prowess $420,000
2016-2018
Assoc/Prof. Michael Giudici; Prof. Cheryl Praeger;  
Permutation groups: factorisations, structure and applications
$334,000
2016-2018
Assoc/Prof. Ajmal Mian 
View and shape invariant modeling of human actions for smart surveillance
$293,000
2015-2017
Prof. Jarek Antoszewski; Prof. Gilberto Umana-Membreno; Prof. Antoni Rogalski;  
Dark Current and noise mechanisms in nBn HgCdTe infrared detectors
$335,100
2015-2019
Prof. Mohammed Bennamoun; 
An Active Find and Grasp three Dimensional Vision Based Robotic System
$555,100
2015-2019
Prof. Mohammed Bennamoun; Prof Farid Boussaid; Prof Gary Kendrick; Dr R B Fisher  Advanced Computer Vision Techniques for Marine Ecology
$614,700
2015-2017 Prof. Liang Cheng; Asst/Prof Ming Zhao; Asst/Prof Scott Draper; Dr John Harris; Prof Richard Whitehouse 
Predicting Scour and Scour-induced settlement of Subsea Infrastructure
$414,300
2015-2017
Prof. Christophe Gaudin; Prof. Mark Cassidy; Assoc/Prof Conleth O'Loughlin; 
Harnessing the Power of Oceans - Anchors for Floating Energy Devices 
$571,800
2015-2017
Assoc/Prof. Marco Ghisalberti; Prof. Greg Ivey; Prof. Heidi Nepf; Prof. George Karniadiakis; Dr Jeffrey Shimeta   
Predictive Capability for Particle Capture in Aquatic Ecosystems 
$286,100
2015-2017
Assoc/Prof. Michael Giudici; Prof Cai-Heng Li; Dr Gabriel Verret 
Symmetries of Finite Digraphs $369,900
2015-2017
Assoc/Prof. Meng Ji; Prof. Roberto Togneri; Asst/Prof. Wei Liu; Prof. Gert De Sutter; Mr Jorge Diaz Cintas; Dr Sara Laviosa; A/Prof. Adriana Pagano; Prof. Sue-Ellen Wright;  
A Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Study of Global Translation Industry $509,850
2015-2018
Prof. Eric May;  Asst/Prof. Zachary Aman; Prof. E. Dendy Sloan; Asst/Prof. Amadeu K Sum; Prof. C Koh;  
Managing Hydrate Formation for Viable C02 and Energy Transport $682,200
2015-2017
Assoc/Prof. Robert McLaughlin; Prof. Brian C. Wilson;
Quantitative Multi-Modal Optical Imaging of Deep Tissue
$355,100

ARC Future Fellowships

Date Researcher(s) Project Title Grant Received
2014-
2015
Dr. Peter Munro
Changing the Outlook of Optical Microscopy with Numerical Methods and High Performance Computing
$772,104

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program

       
Date Researcher(s) Project Title Grant Received

2015

Prof. Eric May; Prof Michael Johns; Asst Prof Zachary Aman; Asst Prof Gang Li; Prof Vishnu Pareek, Curtin University of Technology; Prof Moses Tade, Curtin University of Technology;  Dr Jin Shang, The University of Melbourne; Dr Thomas Rufford, The University of Queensland; Dr James Anstie, The University of Adelaide; Chevron Energy Technology Pty Ltd;  Shell Development (Australia) Proprietary Limited/Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd; Woodside Energy Ltd; Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co Ltd; Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd; Guodian New Energy Technology Research Institute; GE Oil & Gas Australia Pty Ltd; Clough Limited; Virtual Materials Group Inc; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Northeastern University; The Australian Centre for Liquefied Natural Gas Futures $4,200,000
2015-2020 Prof. David White; Prof Mark Cassidy; Prof Gregory Ivey; Dr Nicole Jones; Prof Liang Cheng; Dr Scott Draper; Prof Mark Randolph; Prof Christophe Gaudin; Dr Conleth O'Loughlin; Prof Susan Gourvenec; Prof Melinda Hodkiewicz; Dr Edward Cripps; Dr Wenhua Zhao; Dr Hugh Wolgamot; Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities $4,997,672

ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

             
Date Researcher(s) Project Title Grant Received

2015-2018 

Prof. Liang Cheng; Dr Scott Draper; Dr Hongwei An; Dr Ming Zhao; Prof. David White; Mr Nino Fogliani; Woodside Energy Ltd   

Hydrodynamic Forces on Small Diameter Pipelines Laid on Natural Seabed

$532,862

2015-2018 

Prof. Christophe Gaudin; Dr Scott Draper; Dr Hugh Wolgamot; Dr Conleth O'Loughlin; Dr Ashkan Rafiee; Mr Jonathan Fievez; Carnegie Wave Energy Limited/Carnegie Corp Ltd   

Novel Wave Energy Foundation Solutions to Survive Extreme Loads

$460,000

2015-2017 

Prof. Eric May; Prof. Michael Johns; Asst/Prof. Zachary Aman; Mr Nino Fogliani; Dr Paul Pickering; Woodside Energy Ltd    

Controlling Hydrate Slurry Flow to Enable Deepwater Oil & Gas Production

$420,000

2015-2018 

Assoc/Prof. Ajmal Mian; Dr Abbey Perumpanani; Dr Joan Arakkal; Marika Pty Limited/Marika Pty Ltd    

Machine Learning for Fracture Risk Assessment from Simple Radiography

$250,000

2014

Prof. David Sampson; Prof. Shaun Collin; Prof. Martin Hill; Prof. Yinong Liu; Prof. Martin Saunders; Prof. Steven Reddy; Dr Gretchen Benedix; Prof Craig Buckley;  

Ultra-high Resolution Focused Ion Beam Facility for Western Australia  

$1,060,000
2014
Prof. David Sampson; Prof. Shaun Collin; Prof. Andrew Whiteley; Prof. David Mackey; Dr Matthew Linden; Prof. Michael Berndt; Prof Philip Newsholme; Assoc/Prof. Giuseppe Verdile
Mass Cytometry: A Breakthrough in Multidimensional Systems Biology
$440,000

2014-2016

Prof. Muhammad Shazzad Hossain; Prof. Mark Cassidy; Prof. Yuxia Hu; Dr. Jonghwa Won; Dr. Jong-Sik Park; Dr. Seong-Jong Kim
Investigation of Alternative Footing Shapes to Mitigate Instabilities During Installation of Offshore Drilling Platforms
$410,000
2014-2016
Prof. Jie Pan; Dr. Xiaojun Qiu; Prof. Colin Hansen; Mr. David Hlatky; Prof. Christopher Fuller
Integrated Passive and Active Control of Humming Noise from KCMG's Haul Trucks
$270,000

2015

Assoc/Prof. Vincent Wallace; Prof. Charles Bond; Dr. Killugudi Swaminatha Lyer; Prof. Tim St Pierre; Prof. Mariusz Martyniuk; Dr Gerrard E Jai Poinern; Dr Withawat Withayachumnankul; Dr Bernard Fischer; Dr Dominique Appadoo; Prof. Keith C Gordon; Dr Robert Falconer; Dr Peter Siegel; Asst/Prof Emma MacPherson;
An advanced multimodal terahertz spectroscopy and imaging system for WA
$190,000
2014-2016 Prof. Daniela Ciancio; Prof. Rachel Cardell-Oliver; Prof. Christof Huebner; Mr. Luke Mahony; Mr. David Carpenter
Investigation of the Thermal Performance of Rammed Earth Residential Buildings and Implications of Energy Saving Design
$122,454

NHMRC Grants

         
Grant
Researcher(s) Project Title Grant Received
NHMRC Development Grants Assoc/Prof. Ajmal Mian; Prof. Peter Eastwood; Dr Nigel Mc Ardle; Prof. David Hillman
Predicting obstructive sleep apnoea using 3D Craniofacial photography

$424,715 (2016-18)

 

NHMRC Career Development Fellowship Asst/Prof. Barry Doyle Patient-specific modelling of cardiovascular disease $411,768 (2015-19)

 

NHMRC Development Grants

 

Prof. Robert McLaughlin; Prof. David Sampson; Prof. Peter Noble; Prof. George Yeoh; Prof. John Olynyk (UWA Electrical and Electronic Engineering; School of Chemistry and Biochemistry; UWA Centre for Medical Research; School of Anatomy; Physiology and Human Biology; Fremantle Hospital)

 

Development of a Microscope in a Needle Devices for Improved Clinical Diagnostics

 

$317,111 (2014-16)

Other Government, Foundations, Industry and International Research Grants

                                                                                              
Grant
Researcher(s) Project Title Grant Received
University of Tasmania EX National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS) Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi; Mr Dennis Stanley; Dr Paul Thomson; Ms Alessandra Mantovanelli; Mr Kah Kiat Hong (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) Australian National Facility for Ocean Gliders $1,014,156 (2015-16)
Benthic USA LLC/Fugro Engineers B.V./Shell Development Australia Pty Ltd/UTEC Geomarine Limited/Woodside Energy Ltd Prof. David White; Prof. Mark Randolph; Prof. Liang Cheng; Dr. Conleth O'Loughlin; Dr Samuel Stanier; Asst/Prof. Scott Draper (UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems) RIGSS J IP - Offshore Geotechnical Engineeering with Remote Intelligent Geotechnical Seabed Surveys $975,000 (2014-16)
Australian Fabrication Facility Limited EX NCRIS ANFFL WA Node Prof. Mariusz Martyniuk; Prof. Lorenzo Faraone (UWA Electrical and Electronic Engineering) NCRIS 2013 ANFFL WA Node $795,294 (2014-15)
Bush Fires and Natural Hazards CRC Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi; Dr. Sarath Wijeratne; Mr. Matthew Eliot; Dr. Ivan Haigh (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering; University of Southampton; Damara Pty Ltd) Develop Better Predictions for Extreme Water Levels $785,000 (2014-16)
WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA Ex Chevron Prof. Eric May; Prof. Brendan Graham (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Nitrogen Capture from Natural Gas with Transition Metal Complex Solutions $740,000 (2013-15)
University of Tasmania EX Education Investment Fund Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi; Mr Simone Cosoli; Mr Paul Lethaby; Dr Andrew Middleditch; Mr Jim Pettigrew (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) Australian Coastal Ocean Radar Network $732,557 (2015-16)
Fiona Wood Foundation EX Chevron Australia Pty Ltd Prof. Robert McLaughlin; Prof. David Sampson (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)  Improving Breathing of Burn Patients - Measuring the Airway Capacity of Burn Patients using Optical Convergence Tomography OCT $726,676 (2014-16)
University of Tasmania EX Education Investment Fund EIF Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi; (UWA School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) Integrated Marine Observing System IMOS Australian Coastal Ocean Radar Network ACORN $584,000 (2014-15)
Queensland University of Technology EX DIISR AISRF Grand Challenge Fund Prof. William Doherty; Dr. Philip Hobson; Prof. Sagadevan Mundree; Dr. Victoria Haritos; Prof. Vishnu Pareek; Dr. Tony Vancov; Prof. Dongke Zhang (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering; Queensland University of Technology; Curtin University of Technology; CSIRO; NSW Department of Primary Studies) Biofuel and High Value Green Chemicals from Agriculture and Silverculture Non Fodder Residues $454,245 (2014-16)
WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Shell Development Australia Pty Ltd Assoc Prof Zachary Aman; Prof Eric May (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Improved Prediction and Management of Hydrate Plug Formation in Long-Distance Subsea Tiebacks

$381,500 (2015-18) 

WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Shell Development Australia Pty Ltd Prof. Eric May; Assoc Prof. Zachary Aman (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering)
Improved Prediction and Management of Hydrate Plug Formation in Long-Distance Subsea Tiebacks: Probalistic Hydrate Formation Risk 

$420,500 (2015-18) 

NMR Services Australia Pty Ltd Prof. Michael Johns (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) NMR Well Logging of Iron Ore Deposits

$336,000 (2014-15) 

Chevron Australia Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi; Dr Jim Gunson (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) Gorgon Project: Coastal Hydrodynamic & Sediment Modelling

$229,196 (2015-16) 

WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Chevron Australia Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi; (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) Gorgon Project: Coastal Hydrodynamic & Sediment Modelling

$189,547 (2015-16) 

WA Department of Transport Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi; Dr Sarath Wijeratne (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)  Port Geographe, Post Reconfiguration Coastal Modelling and Analysis

$116,247 (2015) 

WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Shell Development Australia Pty Ltd Professor David White; Dr Conleth O'Loughlin (UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems) Centrifuge modelling of chain-seabed interaction for the Browse development

$90,000 (2015) 

Tasmanian Water Corporation (TASWATER) Professor Anas Ghadouani; Dr Elke Reichwaldt (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)  Development and Support of the Implementation of Remotely Operated Sludge Measurement Technology - Phase 1 - Feasibility Study

$60,750 (2015) 

The Fisheries Research & Development Corporation Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi; Mr Leigh MacPherson (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)  Investigating Critical Biological Issues for the Commercial Greenlip Abalone sea ranching in Flinders Bay, Western Australia

$56,000 (2015-16) 

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia-India Council
Prof. David White; Prof. Susan Gourvenec; Dr Yinghui Tian; Prof. Mark Randolph (UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay)  Seabed Engineering for Deepwater Oil and Gas

$43,190 (2015) 

West Australian Marine Science Institute & WA Department of Fisheries Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi; Dr Sarath Wijeratne; Prescilla Siji (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)  WA Didemnum Perlucidum modelling project

$36,367  (2015) 

University of Sydney EX ARC Discovery Projects
Dr Meng Ji; Prof. Roberto Togneri; Dr Wei Liu; Prof. Gert De Sutter; Prof. Jorge Diaz Cintas; Dr Sara Laviosa; Prof. Adriana Pagano; Prof. Sue-Ellen Wright (Federal University of Minas Gerais; Ghent University; Kent State University; UWA School of Computer Science and Software Engineering; UWA School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering; University College, London; University of Bari; University of Sydney)  
A Cross National and Cross Cultural Study of Global Translation Industry

$30,540   (2015-17) 

WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Chevron Prof. Eric May; Assoc Prof. Zachary Aman (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering)  Synergistic Hydrate Inhibition with MDEA for reduced MEG Circulation

$30,000 (2015) 

WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Chevron Dr Brendan Graham; Assoc Prof. Zachary Aman (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Scale Inhibition Using Alinates

$30,000 (2015) 

Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund Prof. David Smith; Assoc/Prof. Bruce Gardiner (UWA Computer Science and Software Engineering) Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund

$29,261 (2015)

New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Dr Barry Doyle (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering)

Computational and experimental techniques to treat and understand cardiovascular disease

$10,000 (2015)

International Society for Photonics and Optics SPIE
Assoc/Prof. Robert McLaughlin (UWA School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering)
Origami Microscope: An Outreach Program for Secondary Students
$5,200  (2015)

Office of Learning and Teaching Awards

Assoc/Prof Sally Male; (UWA School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering)

Student Experiences of Threshold Capability Development with Intensive Mode Teaching

$296,000 (2014) 

University of Queensland and EX Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme

Prof. David Sampson; (UWA School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering; Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (00012); University of Sydney; Monash University; Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation ANSTO; Swinburne University of Technology, University of Queensland; University of Melbourne; University of Western Sydney; University of New South Wales; South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute; The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health;)

National Imaging Facility

$288,773 (2013-2014) 

World Health Organisation Prof. George Milne; Dr. Joel Kelso; Mr. Nilimesh Halder; Dr. Ian Barr (UWA Computer Science and Software Engineering) Determining the Cost-effectiveness and Budget Impact of the use of Quadrivalent vs. Trivalent Influenza Vaccines in South Africa and Vietnam

$170,932 (2014)

 

WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Woodside R2D3 Prof. Brett Nener; (UWA Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering) New Magneto-Hydrodynamic (MHD) Seismic Source

$162,419 (2014)

 

WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Woodside R2D3

Prof. Liang Cheng; Asst/Prof. Scott Draper; Prof. David White; Asst/Prof. Hongwei An (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems) STABLEpipe JIP Phase 3: Backfill and sedimentation time scale, including pipe soil resistance following backfill and sedimentation

 $137,000 (2014)

Mineral and Energy Research Institute of WA

Prof. Andy Fourie (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering; AMIRA International Ltd) Integrated Tailings Management

 $120,000 (2013-14)

University of Queensland EX NCRIS

Prof. David Sampson (UWA Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering; Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (00012); University of Sydney; Monash University; Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation ANSTO; Swinburne University of Technology; University of Queensland; University of Melbourne; University of Western Sydney; University of New South Wales; South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute; The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health;) 

National Imaging Facility

 

 $116,030 (2014)

 

WA Department of Fire & Emergency Services

Prof. George Milne (UWA Computer Science and Software Engineering)

Australis Simulator

 

 $114,000 (2015)

 

Norwegien Geotechnical Institute Prof. Barry Lehane (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) Reliability of API and CPT-based Axial Pile Capacity Design Methods $100,000 (2014)
Cancer Council of Western Australia Prof. Robert McLaughlin; Prof. Christobel Saunders; Prof. David Sampson (UWA Electrical and Electronic Engineering; School of Surgery)

Intra Operative Assessment of Lymph Node Metastasis in Breast Cancer with Optical Imaging

$99,537 (2014)
Atteris Pty Ltd Prof. Liang Cheng; Mr. Hongwei An; Mr. Scott Draper; Prof. David White (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering; UWA Centre for Offshore Systems) Wheatstone Platform Scour Protection Design $99,027 (2014)

Western Australian Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Woodside R2D3

Prof. Yinong Liu; Prof. Hong Yang (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Pipeline Wet Parking Project - Bench Testing Program $97,800 (2014)

Lloyds Register Group Ltd

Prof. Britta Bienen; Prof. Mark Cassidy (UWA Centre for Offshore Systems)

Behaviour of Suction Buckets in Layered Soils 

$95,500 (2014-16)
WA Department of Health

Prof. Bruce Gardiner; Prof. David Lloyd; Dr. Thor Besier; Prof. David Smith; Dr. Lihai Zhang (UWA Computer Science and Software Engineerig; University of Melbourne; University of Auckland; Griffith University)

Merit Award - Projects - Towards an Integrated Understanding of Cartilage Remodelling in the Human Knee

$75,000 (2014)

 

International Mining for Development Centre EX AUSAID

Prof. Caroline Baillie; Prof. Andy Fourie; Asst/Prof. Rita Armstrong; Ms Glevys Rondon; Asst/Prof. Eric Feinblatt; (UWA School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering; Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics; Latin American Mining Monitoring Program) Translating values into action: Implementation Strategy for Improved Mine-community Relations in Peru $57,500 (2014)

Office for Learning and Teaching Promotion of Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Prof. Sally Male; Prof. Cara MacNish; Prof. Dawn Bennett; Prof. Nicoleta Maynard; Mr. Keith Willey; Ms. Anne Gardner; Dr. Eugenia Figueroa (UWA Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Curtin University of Technology; University of Technology, Sydney) Gender Inclusivity of Engineering Students' Experiences of Workplace Learning $50,000 (2014)
International Mining for Development Centre EX AUSAID Prof. Andy Fourie; (UWA School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Engineering)  Learning through Failures: Preparation of a series of Lectures for Teaching of Mine Waste Management Best Practice; $50,600 (2014)
WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Woodside R2D3 Prof. Liang Cheng; Asst/Prof. Scott Draper; Prof. David White; Asst/Prof. Hongwei An (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems) STABLEpipe JIP Phase 3: Design Method Development $49,853 (2014)
Shell Development Australia Pty Ltd Prof. Michalakis Efthymiou; Prof. Wenhua Zhao (UWA Centre for Offshore Systems) The Effect of Liquid Cargo Motion in Spherical Tanks on Vessel Motion $46,403 (2014)
Daewood Ship Building and Marine Engineering Co Ltd Prof. Muhammad Shazzard Hossain; Dr. Mi Zhou (UWA Centre for Offshore Systems) Numerical Analysis techniques for Suction Caisson Anchor - Soil Interaction $40,000 (2014)
Western Australian Marine Science Institute (WAMSI) Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) Identifying the potential spread of marine pests through natural processes $36,540 (2014)

Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund

Prof. David Sampson (UWA Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund $31,284 (2014)

WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Chevron

Prof. Eric May (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Degradation of Gorgon's Acid Gas Rejection Performance from MEG Build-up $30,000 (2014)

Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

Prof. Ryan Lowe; Ms. Helen MacDonald; Ms. Anne-Christine Pequignet; Prof. Nicole Jones; Prof. Gregory Ivey (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, School of Earth and the Environment)

Research on the Impacts of Tropical Cyclones on Offshore Coral Reefs and Shoals in North Western Australia

$30,000 (2014)

CRC Mining

Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering)

Maintainer of the Future $30,000 (2014)

Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund

Prof. David Smith; Prof. Bruce Gardiner (UWA Computer Science and Software Engineering) Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund $29,985 (2014)

Woodside Energy Ltd

Prof. Joao Harb Carraro; Dr Cristina Vulpe; Dr Yaurel Guadalupe (UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems)  Vincent Geotechnical Lab Testing $28,694 (2014)

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd

Assoc/Prof. Christophe Gaudin; (UWA Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems) Investigating Hybrid Foundation System for Jack-up Foundation $24,125 (2014)

Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund

Prof. Karol Miller (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund $21,014 (2014)
Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund Prof. Karol Miller (UWA Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund $14,358 (2014)
WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Woodside R2D3 Asst/Prof. Scott Draper; Prof. David White (UWA Centre for Offshore Systems, Curtin University of Technology, CSIRO) Investigation of Sediment Transport, Geotechnics and Pipeline Structural Response $10,725 (2013-15)
WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA EX Woodside R2D3 Prof. Liang Cheng; Asst/Prof. Scott Draper; Prof. David White; Asst/Prof. Hongwei An (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems) STABLEpipe JIP Phase 3: Support to DNV's Development of Method A of the Design Guideline $10,166 (2014)
CSIRO Prof. Paul Thomson (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) Ecology of Picophytoplankton at IMOS National Reference Stations $5,390 (2014)
Swan River Trust Swan Canning Research & Innovation Prof. Anas Ghadouani; Dr Elke Reichwaldt (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) Assessment of sediment in critical habitat pools of the Canning River $10,0000 (2015)

Subcon Technologies

Asst/Prof. Scott Draper (UWA Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)

Flow Visualisation and Measurement for a Model Scale Structure

$3,900 (2014)

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

Dr Xiaopeng Li (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering)

Effect of geometry on residual stresses in 3D printed metal components

$2,934 (2014)

UWA Grants/Research Collaboration Awards

                         
Researcher(s)
Project Title Collaborating Organisation(s) Grant Received
Assoc Prof. Zachary Aman (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Centre for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems II (C-IMAGE II) University of Florida EX University of Miami $31,350 (2015)
Prof. Ferdous Sohel (Computer Science and Software Engineering) Learning Crowd Behaviours in Visual Scenes University of California, San Diego $20,000 (2015)
Prof. Karol Miller (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Computational Biomechanics for Image-Guided Surgery and Diagnosis; Biomechanics-Based Whole Body Image Registration Harvard Medical School $19,860 (2015)
Prof. Nicole Jones (Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering) The Nonlinear Evolution of the Internal Tide over the Tasmanian Continental Shelf University of California, San Diego $19,850 (2015)
Prof. Barry Doyle (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering)

An Exploration into Iliac Aneurysms: Site-specificity and Rupture Prediction

Imperial College London $19,200 (2015)
Prof. Barry Doyle (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering)

Multi-Modality Imaging and Patient-Specific Modelling

University of Edinburgh $19,200 (2015)
Prof. Eric May; Dr Thomas Stace; Prof. Andre Luiten (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering; School of Physics) Quantitative spectroscopy for the detection of mercury and other trace contaminants in high pressure natural gas University of Queensland $18,000 (2015)
Assoc/Prof. Wen Lei (Electrical Electronic & Computer Engineering) Physical property study of novel HgCdSe infrared materials The Chinese Academy of Science Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics $17,900 (2015)
Assoc/Prof. Robert McLaughlin (Electrical Electronic & Computer Engineering) Robotic-assisted surgery using the Microscope-in-a-needle Intuitive Surgical, USA $16,500 (2015)
Dr Einar Fridjonsson (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Development of a low magnetic field NMR tool for early fouling detection in reverse osmosis membranes King Abdulla University of Science and Technology $16,374 (2015)
Prof. Hong Yang (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Establishing Research Capability on Rare-Earth Elements Enabled Energy Storage Materials The Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CICA) $16,000 (2015)
Prof. Michael Johns (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Optimising Acid and Biological Leaching of Low Grade Ores Using Tomographic Techniques University of Cape Town $15,000 (2015)
Assoc/Prof. Gino Putrino (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Towards MEMS Metamaterials for Manipulation of Terahertz Radiation Australian National University $15,000 (2015)
Prof. Karol Miller (Mechanical and Chemical Engineering) Computational Mechanics for Neurosurgical Navigation: Biomechanics-Based Neuroimage Registration During Tumour Removal Harvard Medical School $14,345 (2015)
Dr Shiao Huey Chow (Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems) Plate Anchors for Offshore Renewable Energy Application: Predicting Cyclic Behaviour in Sand University of Bristol $11,987 (2015)
Dr. Eric Swartz (Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation) Combinatorial Designs and Finite Geometries Monash University $9,100 (2015)
Assoc/Prof. Gino Putrino (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Determination of bacterial resistance to antibiotics using MEMS sensors Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) $7,000 (2015)
Prof. Paul Stanwix (Centre for Energy) Enhanced Low-Field NMR Sensor Development Harvard University $19,260 (2014)

ECM Research Development Grants

               
Researcher(s)
Project Title Centre/School  Grant Received
Asst/Prof. Agnes Haber; Prof. Michael Johns Remote sub-sea contaminated water analysis using NMR School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering $20,000 (2014)
Prof. Ken Mercer The derivation of soil water characteristic curve (SWCC) envelopes for all soil types classified in terms of the unified soil classification system (USCS) Australian Centre for Geomichanics

$20,000 (2014)

Asst/Prof. Wenhua Zhao Estimation of damping levels between FLNG and LNG carrier in side-by-side offloading Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

$20,000 (2014)

Asst/Prof. Francis Woodhouse Reliability theory for biological systems School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

$20,000 (2014)

 
Dr Cristina Vulpe Quantifying the effect of consolidation cycles on the strength of soft deepwater clay Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

$20,000 (2014)

Dr Xiaowei Feng Physical modelling of suction caissons in clay subjected to cyclisc vertical loading Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

$20,000 (2014)

Prof. Mariusz Martyniuk; Prof. Lorenzo Faraone

The 2014 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD 2014) 

School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering 

$20,000 (2014)
Assoc/Prof. Ramin Rafiei Development of ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensors for real-world applications based on nano-porous silicon School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

$20,000 (2014)

Asst/Prof. Scott Draper; Prof. Liang Cheng; Prof. David White From the lab to the field: using model scale experiments and field data to predict the extent of pipeline lowering due to scour Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

$19,962 (2014)

 
Dr. John McCabe-Dansted; Prof. Mark Reynolds; Assoc/Prof. Tim French  Heuristics and Games for Process Optimization School of Computer Science and Software Engineering

$17,500 (2014)

 

CSA Global Award for Entrepreneurship

                   
Recipient School/Centre Award/Prize
Ghulam Mubashar Hassan Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Entrepreneurship

The Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Investigators Award

                   
Recipient School/Centre Award/Prize
Dr Barry Doyle
School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
$1,500 (2015)

The Vice-Chancellor's Mid-Career Research Award

                   
Recipient School/Centre Award/Prize
Dr John Bamberg
Centre for Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation

$2,000 (2015)

Dr Shazzad Hossain
Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems

$2,000 (2015)

Dr Brendan Kennedy
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

$2,000 (2015)

The Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Award

                   
Recipient School/Centre Award/Prize
Prof Karol Miller
School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

$2,500 (2015)

Prof David Sampson
Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis

$2,500 (2015)