ABC.net article Dr Maryam Ghodrat
is currently engaged in research in optimising sustainable energy technology and environmental footprint analysis. She recently took time out of her schedule to contribute to an article at abc.net
. With interest in sustainability rising, issues such as the waste generated by hospitals increasingly coming under increased scrutiny.
Visit from School of Energy Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology
On the 24th of June, CIE was visited by a delegation from the School of Energy Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. The delegation was led by Prof. H.P. Tan and Prof. B.X. Li. CIE's Prof. Tao
presented his research on steel and concrete structures, Dr Kejun Dong
presented on simulation of granular particles, pollutant dispersion and air purification, and Dr Eileen An presented her research on metal foams and consultations with RMS. Discussions also focused on comparing HRD education methods between the two Universities, and the visiting student expressed interest in pursuing positions and opportunities at WSU.
Dr Maria Rashidi has recently published an article in Infrastructure Magazine
regarding her work with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). Bridge inspection using drones is an exciting area of research that combines the advances in drone technology with maintaining the safety and reliability of infrastructure that is crucial to the Australian economy.
Visit from Prof. Sweeney
Today Prof. Deborah Sweeney visited the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering at Kingswood. After a general meeting, Prof. Sweeney was invited to formally open the new large scale experimental flume
in a ribbon cutting ceremony. She also toured the Advanced Composite Materials Laboratory
and was shown a diverse range of CIE projects including 3D printed bridge connectors and solar tile moulds, salt spray testing and environment chambers, environmentally friendly NOx absorbing coatings and plastic recycling experiments.