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UNSW students attend Go8-C9 water forum

Two UNSW PhD students, Eytan Rocheta (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Zenah Bradford-Hartke (Chemical Engineering) were selected to attend the third annual G08-C9 HDR Forum 2012 entitled “Water, Water Management and Global Sustainable Futures; graduate perspectives from Australia and China.” The forum, held from the 8th – 12th October at the University of Queensland’s Business [...]

Peter Cullen Postgraduate Scholarship awarded to Eytan Rocheta

PhD candidate Eytan Rocheta has been awarded the 2012 Peter Cullen Postgraduate Scholarship at Parliament House by the Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson and Peter’s widow, Vicky Cullen.
The Peter Cullen Scholarship is supported by the NSW Office of Water and NSW water agencies including the Sydney Catchment Authority, State Water, Sydney Water and Hunter [...]

Congratulations to our latest graduates

The UNSW Graduation Ceremony held was on 6 March 2012 in the Sir John Clancy Auditorium, followed by a reception at the Matthews Pavilion.
During graduation ceremony, WRC saw three students’ graduates. The WRC would like to congratulate the following students for completion of their PhD thesis: Dr Yi Liu, Dr Alexander Pui and Nor Haslina [...]

Fulbright Senior Scholarship awarded to Dr Richard Collins

Dr Richard Collins, a Senior Research Fellow with UNSW Water Research Centre, is one of only four to be awarded the prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholarship for 2012. Richard was awarded the “Fulbright Scholar in Nuclear Science and Technology” which is sponsored by ANSTO.
He will depart with his family for the US in June 2012 [...]

Water Research Centre awarded 5 ACR Discovery Grants

In the highly competitive annual ARC grants, the Water Research Centre (WRC) has won five Discovery Project grants, totalling $1.87 million. This is a significant contribution to the overall ACR Discovery grants won by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering which totalled $3.26 million.
The WRC projects involve innovative research in areas of, coastal engineering, [...]

WRC Success in Research Funding

We congratulate UNSW Water Research Centre (WRC) staff, Dr Richard Collins, Dr Bellie Sivakumar, and Dr Shikha Garg for their success in securing Future Fellowships (FF) and Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA).
Each year the Australian Research Council (ARC) funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). The NCGP comprises two main [...]

Invitation to attend – 2011 Water@UNSW Symposium

The WRC invites 2nd and 3rd year PhD candidates, Post-doctral researchers and project staff to submit 200 word abstracts based on all aspects of science, technology, engineering, policy and social issues relating to the use and management of water resources for protecting the aquatic and atmospheric environments.
The symposium will include a theme presentation Dr Stuart Khan on “Trace chemical contaminants [...]

The Malcolm Chaikin Prize for Research Excellence in Engineering

The Malcolm Chaikin Prize for the best PhD thesis in 2011 in Engineering has been awarded to Dr. Fiona Johnson of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This prestigious prize carries with it a Medal and $10,000 in recognition for the excellence demonstrated in course of research by a doctoral student in any field [...]

UNSW Water Research Centre congratulates Alessio Mariani – 2011 Churchill Fellow

We congratulate Alessio Mariani on securing a prestigious 2011 Churchill Fellowship under the topic of “Investigation of international innovative coastal engineering solutions to manage beach erosion”
The Churchill Fellowship is awarded annually by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to Australian Citizens that demonstrate a suitable level of achievement in the field of the proposed project.
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Yliane Yvanes-Giuliani awarded an AINSE postgraduate award

Yliane Yvanes-Giuliani, a UNSW Water Research Centre (WRC) PhD student has been awarded the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Postgraduate Award. In 2011 the AINSE Postgraduate Award was presented to 11 postgraduate students working on projects related to nuclear science or its application.
This award provided Yliane with a $7,500 top up to [...]