Welcome to the July edition of the Newsletter of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW Australia.
Welcome from the HoS
The School is travelling well and has had much to celebrate over the past six month. Of note, a number of academic staff members have received prestigious awards for their work. At the end of last year Judy Hart was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence. Judy has delivered some outstanding teaching since coming to UNSW in 2013 and is thoroughly deserving of this award.
Researchers, led by our very own Dr Damia Mawad,
have made a significant advance inheart research,
with the development of a polymer patch which
improves the conduction of electrical impulses across
damaged heart tissue.
The first half of the year has been an eventful year for
our School Staff. Professor Sean Li was awarded
The 2016 UNSW Innovator of the Year Award in
January for his development of graphene enhanced
high performance electric power grid transmission
Read More Staff News
Queen's Birthday Honour to Prof Stephen Joseph
Professor Stephen Joseph, who has been a visiting
academic in the School for over 10 years, has been
awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Tribute to Honours graduate Lowin Chung:
The School remembers its honours graduate of 2016,
Lowin Chung, who passes away on 31 March 2016.
Her colleagues who supervised her honours project have
published the outcomes of the experimental work that she
undertook for her honours thesis.
Student News: Student Start-up
In December 2016, MSE student Andrew Ham
(in his final year of a B MSE/ M BioMed), along
with medical student Andrew Fong and BioMed Chem Eng
student Benjamin Dalby, took out the 3rd prize of
the prestigious Hult Prize Competition for their "MiniEpi"
a smaller epinephrine autoinjector. Six month later
Andrew shares with Materials News the progress of
their "start-up" venture.