Archive 2011

  • Congratulations to Sarah McDonald, a mechatronics undergraduate student, who was awarded the John Pether Memorial Prize for the most outstanding Mechatronics Thesis in 2011
  • Congratulations to Ariell Friedman, an ACFR postgraduate research student, who recently won the Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CISRA) Extreme Imaging Competition. Ariell's submission covered the work completed in Greece in June 2011, on surveying submerged neolithic settlement sites
  • Congratulations to Dr Mitch Bryson for being awarded funding through the Faculty's ECR program for his project “Techniques and Algorithms for Enabling Low-cost, Ultra-high Spatial and Temporal Resolution Mapping”.
  • Andrew Szomor, an Engineering MIPPS student, is currently doing an internship at Qantas. The project, in conjunction with Permagard Australia, is to boost fleet aesthetics and reduce carbon emissions through the application of Permagard coating to aircraft.
  • Congratulations to Associate Professor Stefan Williams for being awarded an ARC Future Fellowship
  • Congratulations to Dr Fabio Ramos for being awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • Congratulations to Professor Eduardo Nebot for winning the Don Nicklin Award for Technology Commercialisation
  • ARC Linkage Results: LP120100448 to Prof Robert Heinsohn, A/Prof Salah Sukkarieh, A/Prof Shane R Raidal, Dr Tara G Martin. Project Title: The endangered swift parrot as a model for managing small migratory birds. Project Summary
  • ARC Linkage Results: LP120100700 to Prof Eduardo Nebot, Dr Juan Nieto, Dr Graham Brooker.
    Project Title: Development of fundamental perception technology and algorithms for mining safety. Project Summary
  • The ACFR was awarded a research grant from QANTAS Airways for the research and development of intelligent systems to monitor and predict fuel performance.
  • A European funded exchange research program between CATEC-USE (Spain), DLR (Germany) and the ACFR will see international collaboration for the study and demonstration of long endurance multi-UAV
  • The ACFR was awarded a research grant from Meat and Livestock Australia to extend its work on mapping large farmlands from robotic aircraft.