The Geotechnical and Energy Research Group in the new Department of Infrastructure Engineering are researching direct geothermal energy systems. A detailed field trial is currently being undertaken on campus.
Associate Professor Stephan Winter from the Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) is leading a research team of experts in linguistics, computer science and spatial information science to try and bridge the gap in the way we explain locations to our friends and how we type descriptions into mapping services such as google maps or in-car navigation services.
The Melbourne School of Engineering has performed well in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants for 2011. The School has attracted funding for 16 Discovery Project (DP) grants worth $5.993M and 3 new ARC Linkage Project (LP) grants worth $1.42M, with partner contributions of $1.27M.
Dr Peter Vee Sin Lee from the Department of Mechanical Engineering is Chief Investigator on a project developing low-cost artificial limbs using the pressure cast (PCAST) technique.