Materials News November 2017

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Welcome to the November edition of the Newsletter of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney. The top ranked Materials Science and Engineering School in Australia. We are always keen to also hear from our Alumni and receive contributions to the newsletter. If you would like to share some news with us or write your profile please contact us at


Welcome from the HoS

The School has enjoyed a strong year as we move to the end of 2017. Nine staff were successful in academic promotion, which speaks strongly to their outstanding performance.
Our student numbers have increased by 15% across undergraduate, coursework postgraduate and research postgraduate cohorts. The School is now home to over 500 students. 
Staff and students in the School have received a range of awards and accolades.  Recent notable achievements include Professor Veena Sahajwalla being awarded the 'Plus Alliance Award for Research Innovation'










Alumni Profile: Dr Michael Lum, Materials and
Elastomer Development Manager, Weir Minerals 

Dr Lum shares with Materials News his journey of how he chose to
study Materials Engineering, his experience as a UNSW student
and how his career has evolved since completing a Ph.D majoring in materials Science in 2006.

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Staff News:

Congratulations to Dr Pramod Koshy, recipient of the
2017 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student
Learning.This is a national award from the Federal
Government that recognises the most outstanding
university teachers in the

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Research News:  Giant Effects in Fast-ion Conductors,
a Theory-driven Discovery

Recently, Dr. Claudio Cazorla and his reserch team have
predicted by means of state-of-art computer simulation
techniques that giant caloric effects may occur in fast-ion


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Invitation:  19th International Microscopy Congress

Registrations are now open for the 19th International
Microscopy Congress (IMC19), to be held from 9-14 September 2018, in the stunning new international Convention Centre (ICC Sydney).

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Open Day 2017 

Once again the School of Materials Science and Engineeing's tent was the most vibrant, exciting and engaging at Open Day!

A massive thank you to our students and staff who generously contributed both in the lead up and on the day to making this year's event one of our best yet!


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Student News:

On November 1, The School hosted the annual "Materials Australia Undergraduate Student Presentation" competition.
This draws students from materials programs
from across NSW to present their research findings to a panel of judges.  

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