The Hon Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry and Science, has announced an ambitious venture to transform Australian industry. The new Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) will accelerate Australia’s transition into high value, knowledge-based manufacturing and brings together a powerful coalition of businesses and researchers.
The University of Melbourne has been awarded $4,000,000 to establish The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing that will advance and transform the building industry in Australia. The Centre will be led by Professor Priyan Mendis and Dr Tuan Ngo from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering.
Melbourne School of Engineering alumnus, Michael Li, is one of only eight Australians to be selected for the prestigious 2015 Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
After more than 20 years of research into the Steiner tree problem and related topics in network optimisation, Associate Professor Marcus Brazil, from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has written a comprehensive book on this area, with his colleague, Professor Martin Zachariasen, from the University of Copenhagen.
Eight student and alumni entrepreneurial teams have been given a headstart in the competitive global startup world thanks to The Melbourne Accelerator Program’s 2015 Fellowships.