2008 News Archive


  • Scholarship win for former student Joel Lewis[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". More



  • ARC Grant Success for Itai Einav, Kim Rasmussen and Greg Hancock[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 More

  • Welcome Patrick Wiemann[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" More



  • Eureka! Michael van Drempt[23 August 2008]

    Michael, 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. More

  • Itai Einav wins the Shamsher Prakash Research Award[22 August 2008]

    This is an International award given to young researchers in Geomechanics, and Itai has been selected against a very strong international field More






  • Back to Basics Teaching & Learning Grant[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. More

  • Cardno come to the BBQ[13 March 2008]

    Engineering Consultants Cardno sponsored a highly popular BBQ for our undergraduate students this week. More

  • Welcome Bee-Lan Oo[7 March 2008]

    The School welcomes Bee-Lan Oo as our new lecturer in Construction Management. More


  • Engineering research continues its high international ranking[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. More

  • Well Done to the Class of 2007[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. More


  • 2008 UAIs announced[18 January 2008]

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

  • Teaching Improvement Grants for Civil Engineering[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. More

  • Worldwide delegates visit as part of IFED2007[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. More

  • Welcome Gwenaelle Proust[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. More

  • Students find answers on Information Day[4 January 2008]

    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. More

  • Promotions for Itai Einav, Gianluca Ranzi and Li Liu[1 January 2008]

    The School is pleased to announce the academic promotions of three of our active academic staff. More