Welcoming our newest Alumni

8 June 2016

On Tuesday 7th June we welcomed our 2015 graduating students (undergrad and postgrad) and their guests for a reception to mark this momentus day in their lives.

We were very pleased to welcome parents, relatives and friends of our graduates, especially those who travelled from outside of Sydney and, in some cases, overseas.

As Head of School, Paul Munroe, said, "Graduation is not just a happy occasion, it is an important one.  It is indelible evidence to your parents that you turned out okay and does much to dispel the doubts that all parents have that their children will eventually make something of themselves... So special thanks to parents for doing such a great job preparing your children (our graduates) for the next stage of their lives". 

Several prizes were awarded to undergraduate students who achieved outstanding results in the course of their studies:

  • Catherine Isaac received the Wallarah Minerals Prize for best performance in an honours thesis in the BE Ceramic Engineering program
  • Thomas McFee received the Max Hatherly Prize for the best performance in MATS4001 Secondary Processing of Metals
  • Xia Ping Lee received the Cochlear Prize for the highest overall WAM at the end of Year 3
  • Jeff Huang received the Pacific Aluminium prize for the best performance in MATS3007 Materials Industry Management
  • Brian Ng received the Sir Rupert Myers Prize for the best performance in MATS3001 Micromechanisms of Mechanical Behaviour of Metals
  • Scarlet Kong received the Australasian Corrosion Association Prize for the best performance in MATS4007 Engineered Surfaces to Resist Corrosion and Wear
  • Declan Walsh received the John Morris Scientific Prize for the best performance in MATS2003 Materials Characterisation
  • Alex Ho received the ANSTO Prize for the best performance in MATS3006 Design and Application of Materials Science and Engineering 3:  Computational Modelling

Finally, Amanda Lai was awarded the Hugh Muir Prize for the student who, in the opinion of the Head of School, has contributed most to the corporate life of the School of Materials Science and Engineering.

Congratulations to each of our prize recipients for their outstanding achievements.

We congratulate all our graduates and our very best wishes for all your future endeavours. Go forth and conquer!

Go to our Photo Gallery to view more photos from our graduation reception.