2009 News archive

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November 2009
Student Leadership celebrated at USU Annual Dinner   View Summary
18 November 2009
Civil student Winey Suen recognised as the USU celebrated its 135 year anniversary.
October 2009
4 ARC Grants for Civil Staff   View Summary
26 October 2009
Chengwang LeiThe School is pleased to announce that Giang Nguyen, Itai Einav, Pierre Rognon, Gianluca Ranzi, John Patterson and Changwang Lei have been successful in the recent round of ARC Discovery Grants.
Sydney improves in world rankings   View Summary
13 October 2009
Times Higher Education Supplement RankingsSydney has moved up one position to be ranked 36 amongst the world's top 100 universities and equal second in Australia.
Dust was blooming marvellous for harbour   View Summary
12 October 2009
Ian JonesThe thick blanket of red dust that settled on Sydney two weeks ago caused the harbour to bloom, according to Ian Jones.
Early Career Researcher and Major Equipment Grants to promote research   View Summary
10 October 2009
Steve CochardOur two newest researchers in the Fluids group have recently been awarded grants to aid their research careers.
Faculty Postgrad Research Conference   View Summary
8 October 2009
Oded Ben-NunOur congratulations go to Oded Ben-Nun for his presentation on "confined comminution of granular materials: self-organisation, attractors and patterns".
Opening of the Particles and Grains (P&G) laboratory    View Summary
1 October 2009
Particles and Grains (P&G) laboratory This new laboratory will strengthen the experimental capacity in this school, specifically catering for finer resolution investigations of granular materials and grain-level metallurgy observations.
September 2009
Welcome to Chengwang Lei   View Summary
30 September 2009
Chengwang LeiWe welcome A/Prof Chengwang Lei. His recent research is mainly focused on buoyancy driven flows with environmental and industrial applications.
Kim Rasmussen awarded the Challis Professorship   View Summary
29 September 2009
Kim RasmussenThe Chair Appointments Committee of Senate appointed Professor Kim Rasmussen, Head of the School of Civil Engineering, as Challis Professor of Civil Engineering.
August 2009
Welcome to Jenny Janhager   View Summary
10 August 2009
Jenny JanhagerVisiting Scholar Jenny Janhager joined us in August. Jenny is an assistant professor at the department at Integrated Product development at KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm, Sweden.
Welcome to John Patterson   View Summary
1 August 2009
John PattersonWe welcome John Patterson who will be our new Professor in the Environmental Fluids group.
July 2009
Welcome to Anirban De   View Summary
30 July 2009
We welcome Anirban De on sabbatical from the USA who will researching and teaching in geotechnical engineering.
Archie Johnston, the Sir John Holland 2007 Civil Engineer of the Year, is our new Dean   View Summary
21 July 2009
Archie JohnstonWe are pleased to announce that Professor Archie Johnston has accepted the University's offer of appointment as the next Dean of Engineering and IT. He will join the University on 3 August as Dean Designate, working closely with Professor Hancock before taking up the Deanship on 1 September.
June 2009
Research news: Benoit's rack test reach a conclusion   View Summary
23 June 2009
After some years of intensive testing work in the structure lab, Benoit Gilbert performed his last Storage rack test in front of an impressed crowd.
May 2009
ARC Linkage for Gianluca   View Summary
29 May 2009
Gianluca RanziGianluca Ranzi has secured funding through the ARC Linkage scheme to research "Behaviour of post-tensioned composite steel-concrete slabs" in collaboration with Stramit Building Products and Arup
Well done to the class of 2009   View Summary
18 May 2009
Graduation 2009Friday May 15 marked an important day in the careers of nearly 120 young men and women who graduated with their civil engineering degrees.
John Small awarded title of Emeritus Professor   View Summary
13 May 2009
John SmallThe University has acknowledged the lifelong contribution of John Small by awarding him the title of "Emeritus Professor".
April 2009
School Teaching Award to Tim Wilkinson   View Summary
14 April 2009
Tim WilkinsonWe are pleased to announce that Tim Wilkinsonhas won the School of Civil Engineering Teaching Award for 2008.
Farewell John Small!   View Summary
6 April 2009
John SmallProfessor John Small has retired from the School of Civil Engineering after 27 years of service, leaving on a high of some excellent research in recent years.
Abbas El-Zein a featured author   View Summary
3 April 2009
Abbas El-ZeinAssociate Professor Abbas El-Zein has recently published his autobiography, 'Leave to Remain", telling his story of growing up in civil-war Beirut, a city in the throes of self-destruction.
New appointments in Environmental Fluids   View Summary
3 April 2009
The School is pleased to announce the appointment of 4 new staff, from Australia and North America, to strengthen our Environmental Fluids research.
February 2009
Welcome Rose Wang   View Summary
18 February 2009
The School welcomes Xuerong (Rose) Wang from the Nanjing University of Finance and Ecomomics who will be here on sabbatical in 2009.
Well done to our honours graduands and prize winners   View Summary
10 February 2009
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.
January 2009
2009 UAIs announced   View Summary
22 January 2009
Sydney Civil Engineering continues to experience high demand amongst school leavers.Sydney Civil Engineering continues to experience high demand amongst school leavers.