2007 News Archive











  • David Airey and Tim Wilkinson appointed Associate Deans[28 March 2007]

    David Airey will be the Faculty Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) and Tim Wilkinson will be Associate Dean (IT).

  • Earth Hour[28 March 2007]

    At 7.30pm this Saturday 31st March, Sydney University will turn off its lights for an hour to help show that it's possible to take action on global warming.

  • ASCE 2007 Moisseiff Award to Kim Rasmussen and Maura Lecce[20 March 2007]

    Prof Kim Rasmussen and former PhD student Dr Maura Lecce, have been awarded the 2007 Moisseiff Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  • Farewell to Graeme Wood[14 March 2007]

    Graeme Wood, Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics, and Director of Wind Engineering Services, is moving on, after several years of service with us.

  • 75th Birthday of the Sydney Harbour Bridge[13 March 2007]

    When the Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates the 75th anniversary of its opening on March 19, it is appropriate to acknowledge the role that civil engineering alumnus, John Bradfield, played in the realisation of the iconic structure.

  • Brunel Lecture: Engineering Civilisation from the Shadows[6 March 2007]

    The 6th Brunel International Lecture was held on 6 March 2007. Professor Paul William Jowitt of Heriot Watt University, and Vice President of ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers UK) spoke on the topic of Engineering Civilisation from the Shadows]


  • Queen Mary 2 arrives in Sydney[20 February 2007]

    Thousands of Sydneysiders flocked to the water this morning to see the biggest vessel ever to enter our magnificent harbour. But how is civil engineering related to ship building?

  • Ocean Technology Group seeks Branson's prize[19 February 2007]

    Researchers from the University of Sydney's Ocean Technology Group and their partners hope to be in the running for a US $25 million prize for removing CO2 from the Earth's atmosphere. Prof Ian Jones believes ocean nourishment and plankton provide the answer.

  • Welcome Alvaro Ramirez[7 February 2007]

    Alvaro Ramirez from Polytechnic University of Madrid will be visiting our school to complete his research project on the collapse of silos.

  • New faces in the Enviromental Fluids group[2 February 2007]

    The environmental fluids group is expanding this year. Two new PhD students are about to start, two visitors will be with us for the month of February, and a visiting Professor will be working at Sydney for the next year.]


  • Expert in liquefaction comes to Sydney[25 January 2007]

    A USyd International Visiting Research Fellowship has been awarded to Prof Andrew Chan from The University of Birmingham to work with A/Prof Dong-Sheng Jeng on the topic 'An integrated model for wave-induced progressive liquefaction in a porous seabed'.

  • 2007 UAIs announced[18 January 2007]

    Sydney Civil Engineering continues to experience high demand amongst school leavers.

  • Teaching Equipment Grant to Fund Centrifuge Testing[12 January 2007]

    Dr David Airey has received a $50000 grant to purchase a new centrifuge testing machine to aid research led teaching in soil mechanics

  • Students find answers on Information Day[4 January 2007]

    Queries on our combined degrees, the flexible first year and the structural engineering stream were some of the most common questions from some budding students.

  • Welcome to Prof Feng Fan[2 January 2007]

    We warmly welcome Professor Feng Fan from the Harbin Institute of Technology to our School. Professor Fan is on sabbatical in Sydney for the next year.