Monash University has received $89.9 million from the Federal Government's Education Investment Fund (EIF) to create a new platform for excellence in Future Manufacturing research and teaching.
This initiative, known as New Horizons, will co-locate and integrate around 300 staff from Monash with about 150 from CSIRO, supported by platforms for global research and teaching collaboration through state-of-the-art ICT. It will be located at the northern edge of the Clayton campus of Monash, immediately adjacent to CSIRO.
|Dr Alan and Dr Elizabeth Finkel wish to support PhD research by
providing financial support in addition to a University funded
scholarship stipend to enable three outstanding graduate scholars to
pursue research in the Faculty of Engineering. Funding for the award
is provided by the Finkel Foundation and Dr Alan and Dr Elizabeth
|Daniel Adams, currently studying a double degree in Commerce and
Aerospace Engineering at Monash, is a social justice advocate, educator,
innovator, and project director. As a 2008 Young Australian of the Year
Finalist he was the mastermind and event co-ordinator of the 2006
concert for the Make Poverty History campaign, the largest youth-run
event ever held in Australia.
| Cadel Evans used the wind tunnel in 2008 in his Olympic
preparation as part of a new partnership between Monash and the
Australian Institute of Sport's (AIS) elite cycling program. In a
two-hour session, twin five-metre tall fans blew winds of up to 70kmh
at Evans while he pedalled furiously on a stationary bicycle held in
a specially-designed rig.
|Each day, energy worth millions is literally blown away as cool
air vented out from building air conditioning systems.
Monash researcher Associate Professor Dr Ong Kok Seng and his team are working with one of the world's leading producers of air conditioners to produce a system that will harvest some of this energy back into the air conditioning system, saving money and the environment over the long term.
|At the age of just 35, Monash engineering graduate Marc Colella is
playing a key role in the huge rebuilding project at the World Trade
Centre site in New York.
Mr Colella is the structural engineer in charge of building the Freedom Tower, a 105-storey building with a 120m spire that will be the biggest of the four towers being built on the World Trade Centre site.
|The Monash 50th Anniversary Research awards were presented on
Monday 18 August at Government House in Melbourne. The 50th Anniversary
Research Awards recognise outstanding research achievement. The awards
acknowledge and celebrate Monash researchers who have had significant
success and impact in a broad range of areas over the past 50 years.
| Two outstanding Engineering postgraduate students were recognised
for their achievements at the Australian Institute of Energy
Post-Graduate Student Awards presented on 4 September 2008.
Trent Harkin, a Chemical Engineering Masters student won the award for the "Best Carbon Capture and Storage Project", while Timothy Khoo, a Masters student in Materials Engineering won the award for the "Best Energy Systems and Efficiency Project".