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December 2008
Scholarship win for former student Joel Lewis   View Summary
17 December 2008
The Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA) has recently announced that the winner of the ACEA 2007 Student Scholarship, is Mr Joel Lewis, a final year student from last year, based his thesis, "Failure Mechanisms of Crushed Shale in Reinforced Earth Walls".
November 2008
Prestigious Research Fellowship for Giang Nguyen   View Summary
14 November 2008
The School congratulates Giang for being awarded a 3 year fellowship to study "A non-local approach to the modelling of rock fracture"
Start up grants for our young researchers   View Summary
14 November 2008
Bee-Lan Oo, Luming Shen and Hao Zhang have been awarded Early Career Researcher grants.
International Science Linkage for Gianluca   View Summary
13 November 2008
Gianluca Ranzi has secured funding through the International Science Linkages (ISL) - Science Academies Program 2009-2010 for collaborative research with Korea in steel-concrete structures.
Research Conversazione 2008   View Summary
12 November 2008
The annual Research Conversazione is the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies' major annual event to showcase the research undertaken by students over the past year.
Summer Break Research Scholarships   View Summary
11 November 2008
First application round proved great interest from UG students
Art in Civil Engineering   View Summary
10 November 2008
Art in Civil EngineeringOur final year students get to experience their artistic side thanks to this initiative of Alumnus Harry Patridge.
October 2008
ARC Grant Success for Itai Einav, Kim Rasmussen and Greg Hancock   View Summary
16 October 2008
Itai Einav has been awarded a grant to study confined comminution and particle flow and Kim Rasmussen and Greg Hancock will investigate advanced analysis methods for locally unstable steel structures
Welcome Patrick Wiemann   View Summary
6 October 2008
We welcome Patrick Wiemann to our School. Patrick is visiting from the University of Southampton investigating "Simulation of the Effects of Uncertainty on the financial Value of Renewable Energy Projects"
September 2008
International engineering academics speak at Sydney   View Summary
1 September 2008
The School has been fortunate to have had 4 high profile researchers visit us in the last week to give informative seminars.
Students find answers at Sydney Uni Live!   View Summary
1 September 2008
Sydney Uni Live 2008Queries on our combined degrees, the flexible first year and especially the new civil engineering / design in architecture degree were some of the most common questions from some budding students.
Beijing Watercube engineer tells all to our students   View Summary
1 September 2008
WaterCubeMark Arkinstall from Arup, a Sydney graduate with a masters in engineer, lectured our 3rd year students on the design of the steel structure of the Beijing WaterCube.
August 2008
Eureka! Michael van Drempt   View Summary
23 August 2008
Michael van Drempt wins a Eureka prizeMichael, an undergraduate student in Civil Engineering has won $3000 in the Sleeks Geeks Eureka prize for his irreverent entry, A Fundamental Misunderstanding: a commentary on the evolution of physics.
Itai Einav wins the Shamsher Prakash Research Award   View Summary
22 August 2008
Itai EinavThis is an International award given to young researchers in Geomechanics, and Itai has been selected against a very strong international field
July 2008
Three new academic staff for civil   View Summary
28 July 2008
New academic staffLiaquat Hossain, Luming Shen and Hao Zhang join the academic staff for semester 2.
Experienced engineering practicioners strengthen our teaching team   View Summary
28 July 2008
The school welcomes Jo Marples, Iain Gunn and Robert Herbertson to our teaching team this semester.
Institute of Sustainable Solutions   View Summary
9 July 2008
Sustainable SolutionsThis new multi-disciplinary Institute will be a focal point for some of the world's leading thinkers, researchers and educators in disciplines such as renewable energy, land and water sustainability; economic development; population growth and public health; and food and energy security.
ru QRious?   View Summary
5 July 2008
Civil Engineering QR CodeThe latest in mobile technology helps students find us on the web.
June 2008
CIMS2008 and the Gregory J Hancock Symposium   View Summary
27 June 2008
CIMS2008The School of Civil Engineering recently hosted nearly 100 delegates from across the country and the globe in the field of structural stability.
International Conference on Thin Walled Structures   View Summary
26 June 2008
International Conference on Thin Walled StructuresFive current staff and students from Sydney joined many of their colleagues in this significant international conference held last week on the Gold Coast.
Engineering a brighter future   View Summary
25 June 2008
Warren Chair of Engineering InnovationHelping corporations unlock the commercial potential of new engineering and scientific technology will be the focus of a new Chair co funded by the Warren Centre and the NSW Government.
German researcher's successful visit for wave energy research   View Summary
12 June 2008
Elisabeth Baden has just spent the last 6 months completing her Masters degree thesis as a visiting researcher from Germany. Her research topic is realted to wave energy.
May 2008
Itai Einav wins Faculty Research Award   View Summary
29 May 2008
Itai EinavItai Einav has been been awarded the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Research Award in recognition of work that was recently published in a special, triennial issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, produced by leading young scientists.
Phil Koberberg Talks the Environment and More   View Summary
29 May 2008
Phil KoperbergFormer NSW Minister of the Envronment, Phil Koperberg gave his views to our Project Planning and Tendering course.
ARC Linkage Success for Kim Rasmussen   View Summary
29 May 2008
Scaffolding researchProfessor Kim Rasmussen has just been awarded an ARC Linkage grant to research High strength formwork systems in collaboration with Boral Formwork and Scaffolding .
School Teaching Award to Abbas El-Zein   View Summary
28 May 2008
Abbas El-ZeinWe are pleased to announce that Abbas El-Zein has won the School of Civil Engineering Teaching Award for 2007.
Well Done to the Class of 2008   View Summary
16 May 2008
Graduation 2008Friday May 16 marked an important day in the careers of nearly 100 young men and women who graduated with their civil engineering degrees.
Sydney's Desalination Project   View Summary
14 May 2008
Sydney's Desalination ProjectThe project manager of Sydney Water's Desalination Plant spoke to students and practising engineers as part of a public lecture arranged by ICE.
Students experience environmental and social sustainability    View Summary
8 May 2008
30 The BondThird year Engineering and Society students have been given the opportunity of a guided tour of "30 The Bond, Hickson Road" in Sydney CBD.
April 2008
Launching into Ocean Energy Research   View Summary
4 April 2008
ocean energy researchCurrent and former members of our environmental fluids group feature in the most recent Waves magazine highlighting ocean energy research.
March 2008
Back to Basics Teaching & Learning Grant   View Summary
14 March 2008
Tim Wilkinson has been awarded a Teaching Improvement & Equipment Grant to evaluate and improve the lecture hall performance of the Civil Engineering staff.
Cardno come to the BBQ   View Summary
13 March 2008
Cardno BBQEngineering Consultants Cardno sponsored a highly popular BBQ for our undergraduate students this week.
Welcome Bee-Lan Oo   View Summary
7 March 2008
The School welcomes Bee-Lan Oo as our new lecturer in Construction Management.
February 2008
Engineering research continues its high international ranking   View Summary
21 February 2008
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies continues its high ranking in the prestigious Shanghai Jiatong ranking of world universities in Engineering.
Well Done to the Class of 2007   View Summary
5 February 2008
We congratulate the students who received Honours at Graduation, those mentioned in the Dean's List of Excellence in Academic Performance and students who have received Prizes and Scholarships. A special mention goes to Brendan McMahon and Hugh Wolgamot, who have been awarded the University Medal.
January 2008
2008 UAIs announced   View Summary
18 January 2008
Sydney Civil Engineering continues to experience high demand amongst school leavers.Sydney Civil Engineering continues to experience high demand amongst school leavers.
Teaching Improvement Grants for Civil Engineering   View Summary
16 January 2008
Abbas El-Zein is the leader of a group awarded funds for the Development of Online Tools for Teaching, Self-Teaching and Assessing Numeracy Skills using Excel. Tim Wilkinson has shared in a teaching grant with the School of Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering for new materials testing equipment.
Worldwide delegates visit as part of IFED2007   View Summary
15 January 2008
Associate Professor Stuart Reid was responsible for organising the recent IFED2007 Forum on "Optimal strategies for disaster and hazard mitigation" at Port Stephens, just north of Sydney.
Welcome Gwenaelle Proust   View Summary
15 January 2008
The School welcomes Gwénaëlle Proust. She has a joint lectureship withCivil Engineering, the Electron Microscope Unit and Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.
Students find answers on Information Day   View Summary
4 January 2008
Information Day 2008Queries on our combined degrees, the flexible first year and the structural engineering stream were some of the most common questions from some budding students.
Promotions for Itai Einav, Gianluca Ranzi and Li Liu   View Summary
1 January 2008
The School is pleased to announce the academic promotions of three of our active academic staff.