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Award winning astronomer communicates path to SKA

Curtin University astronomer Steven Tingay has been named the inaugural Science Ambassador of the Year at the 2012 WA Science Awards. Professor Tingay, Director of the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), has been awarded for his key role in communicating the significance of Read More

Five academics recognised for enriching student learning

Five Curtin University academics have received prestigious Citation Awards from the Australian Government for their outstanding work towards enriching student learning. The Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, announced last week that 152 university academics and professional staff from 38 universities across Australia have been recognised for developing innovative learning programs, including new teaching Read More

Award winning technology detects faults before blackouts

A Curtin University researcher who developed a technique to detect transformer faults responsible for power outages is the winner of the 2012 Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards. [youtube width=”560″ height=”330″][/youtube] Dr Ahmed Abu-Siada has created a software-based technique that creates an image of how the transformer should be functioning, and then detects faults in real-time without Read More

Environment award recognises student’s fertiliser work

A Curtin University PhD student has received the Wesfarmers National Innovation Award for his research involvement in reducing phosphorus leaching. Rowan Maddern, a PhD student from the Department of Environment and Agriculture, has carried out field work which indicates a new fertiliser developed by a fertiliser company can reduce phosphorus leaching by 50 percent. In Read More

Three WA Science Award Finalists from Curtin University

Two Curtin University researchers and one initiative have been named finalists in the 2012 WA Science Awards. The WA Science Awards are a State Government initiative rewarding excellence across science research, engagement and education, and promoting the importance of science and innovation in the State. Professor Graeme Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Development, said the Read More

University researcher wins RACI award

A Curtin University organic geochemical researcher has recently been awarded the 2012 Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Environmental Chemistry Medal. Professor Kliti Grice, founding Director of Curtin University’s internationally recognised WA-Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre, has received the honour for her past 10 years of research addressing fundamental questions on the Earth’s biosphere. “I’m honoured Read More

Black Swan Press book shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards

A book released by Curtin University’s Black Swan Press has been shortlisted for the 2011 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. Powering Perth: The History of the East Perth Power Station was shortlisted in the Western Australian History category of the Awards.   Edited by Perth historian Lenore Layman, Powering Perth tracks the East Perth Power Read More

Online property matchmakers win state heritage prize

A website created by two Curtin University School of Built Environment lecturers that matches Perth  businesses with underutilised spaces has taken out a prize at last night’s Western Australian Heritage Awards. Nic Brunsdon and Beth George’s program, Spacemarket, took out the Outstanding Newcomer: Professor David Dolan Award. The award is named after the highly regarded Read More