Staff News

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2015

Promotions

The school would like to congratulate John Daniels and Jianqiang Zhang for being promoted to Associate Professor. John and Jianqiang have both generated impressive portfolios of achievement through sustained grant success, excellent publication records, active postgraduate student supervision together with the provision of high quality teaching and hard work in their respective student coordination roles. 
 

Awards

Pramod Koshy – Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence – Early Career Category”
Veena Sahajwalla – Appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia – Highest honour awarded by the institution
Veena Sahajwalla – Named as one of Australia’s top 10 Women of Influence in the 2015 Women of Influence Awards
John Daniels – UNSW Silverstar Award for his project “Mechanical Materials”
Oleg Ostrovski – UNSW Silverstar Award for his project “Thermodynamic activity of carbon in metallurgical coke and chars”
Danyang Wang – UNSW Silverstar Award for his project “Design of novel ferroelectric oxides toward next-generation solar cells”
Judy Hart – UNSW Silverstar Award for her collaborative project with Jason Scott and Yun Hau Ng in Chemical Engineering: “Versatile anodisation strategies for water splitting photoelectrons”
Judy Hart – June Griffith Fellowship for Academic Women in Leadership, including a $25,000 grant to support her research and teaching activities
Michael Ferry, Martin Xu and John Daniels for their paper published in Nature Materials

 

In other news...

Juanita Vargas, our marketing and outreach officer has been on maternity leave since September and welcomed new baby boy Oliver Hugo Ward-Harvey into the world on Tuesday 6th October 2015. Ollie was born 3.1kg and 51cm long and appeared very happy and healthy when he visited the school for the first time over Christmas. We wish Juanita, Ollie and her family all the best for the new year!