Recent News

CIE to lead WSU involvement with SmartCrete CRC

Western Sydney University's involvement in a consortium awarded $21 million by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to form the SmartCrete Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is to be led by Professor Bijan Samali, director of CIE. The SmartCrete CRC is an initiative involving collaboration of WSU with 10 other universities, as well as 20 government and industry partners.


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 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.

Article: Infrastructure Magazine

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.

ICNS Memorandum

Designing the Future

The International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) is a world leader in the development of biology-inspired Neuromorphic Perception Solutions. Harnessing the power of the centre’s pioneering research on neuromorphic sensors, algorithms and processing hardware, these energy-efficient solutions are set to transform data collection and processing in areas such as Space and aviation, smart manufacturing, automotive, agriculture and medical technology.

ICNS is already working with multinational firms such as Intel and Microsoft on the real-world application of these solutions and is actively seeking commercial partners for further collaborations.

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Structural Assessment and Health Monitoring (SAHM)

Structural Assessment and Health Monitoring unit at the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering at Western Sydney University is a world class facility at the leading edge of civil infrastructure. SAHM has professional and dedicated team members with strong theoretical background and practical expertise, including infrastructure engineering and asset management, structural control, health monitoring and rehabilitation planning.