April 2015

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Welcome to Materials News April 2015, the first ever issue published from the new Materials Science and Engineering building.  We have a newsletter packed with the latest and most exciting School news including; the announcement of the 2015 Alumni and Friends evening to celebrate the opening of our new state-of-the-art home and news of the successes of our Academic and Research staff.
If you would like to share some news or contribute to the next edition of Materials News please contact us at enquiries@materials.unsw.edu.au  

Welcome from the HoS

Welcome to the first Materials Newsletter for 2015.On 16th March, the School moved
into its new building. At this stage, only staff and students have moved; laboratories will be relocated over the coming months.
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Research News

Our Academic and Research staff achieved great success during the first part of 2015 obtaining a wide range of research grants including MREII, Faculty Research and Goldstar and Silverstar grants.

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Alumni Profile: Holstein Wong, Process Engineer BHP Billiton

Holstein Wong graduated from the School in 2013 with 1st Class Honours in BEng Materials Science and Engineering. She was awarded the University Medal in Ceramic Engineering, one of the most distinguished awards to be bestowed on an undergraduate student. Holstein is now a Graduate Processing Engineer for BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance.

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Staff News: Teaching Awards, Promotions and New Staff

Associate Professor Sammy Chan received the 2014 ‘Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence’.  Professor Chan’s success follows a long tradition of teaching staff in the School winning this award. It is a highly prestigious and regarded award which is presented to the most outstanding teachers in the University.  Professor Chan has a long track record in the School as a gifted and dedicated teacher and this prize is testimony to his efforts in this area.

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Save the date: 2015 Alumni and Friends Evening

A cocktail party to celebrate the School's history and achivements and to celebrate the opening of the new Materials Science and Engineering building will be held on Thursday 23 July, 2015. This will be a unique opportunity for Alumni, Industry Partners, present and past Staff to re-connect, share memories and celebrate and enjoy the School's new home. 
More information about this event will be announced in the next edition of the newsletter and during the coming weeks on the School's website, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

See the 2013 Alumni and Friends Dinner page 23 of the  2013 Annual Report  and Event Gallery 


Opening of the Materials Science Building

The School has finally taken occupancy of the new ‘Materials Science and Engineering’ building. The main part of the building was completed and handed over to the University in March this year. The School currently occupies most of the basement and ground floor as well as levels 1-4.

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Undergraduate News:
North Carolina State University Research Exchange ( part 2)

On the 2014 December edition of Materials News, we meet the group of five undergraduate students to take part of the first North Carolina State University Research Exchange program. After two month at North Carolina and travelling in the USA the students share with Materials News their insights into this unique experience. 

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