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Troy McCann: Bringing outer space back to Australia
Alumni / News

Troy McCann: Bringing outer space back to Australia

In 1966, a team of students from the University of Melbourne built Australia’s first satellite which they successfully launched in 1970. In late 2014, a team of University of Melbourne students formed the Melbourne Space Program (MSP) to continue what these alumni had begun.

Below the ocean’s surface with Professor Alexander Babanin
Alumni / Research

Below the ocean’s surface with Professor Alexander Babanin

Graduating from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia with a Bachelor of Physics in 1983, Professor Alexander Babanin went on to pursue a PhD in Physical Oceanography at the Marine Hydro-physical Institute in Sebastopol.

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Alumni

A career in marine engineering with Simon McCowan

Founded in London in 1889, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is an international multi-disciplinary professional body providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and knowledge of marine professionals worldwide.

Alumni in Conversation: Dr Anne Hellstedt
Alumni

Alumni in Conversation: Dr Anne Hellstedt

Recognised leader in sustainability, 2012 Professional Engineer of the Year for Victoria and first female to graduate with a PhD in fluid mechanics, Anne Hellstedt has returned to the Melbourne School of Engineering, to lead the School’s strategic change that will transform Engineering and IT over the next ten years.

Student Formula SAE team going for gold
News for Students

Student Formula SAE team going for gold

“I came to the University of Melbourne to do physics,” Master of Mechanical Engineering student, Will Page explains “MUR Motorsports inspired me to do engineering.”

The mechanics of biology: a discussion with Professor Peter Lee
Research

The mechanics of biology: a discussion with Professor Peter Lee

Professor Peter Lee is widely recognised for his work in biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering. “Once you understand the properties of muscles, bones and tissues you can do a lot.”