24 November 2010

Karen Reynolds wins Australian Professional Engineer of the Year 2010

Congratulations to Prof. Karen Reynolds (FMDAT Leader) on this outstanding achievement!  

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29 October 2010

MDPP win 2010 TIA Excellence Award

The Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) won the Service to the Electronics and/or ICT Industry award at the 2010 Technology Industry Association (TIA) Annual Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 29 October.  Congratulations to all MDPP partners!

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26  October 2010

FMDAT Grant Success

Congratulations to Assoc/Prof. Kenneth Pope, Em/Prof. John Willoughby, Prof. David Powers and Dr. Trent Lewis on the success of their ARC Discovery Grant.  The team secured $225K to go towards their project, "Enhanced brain and muscle signal seperation verified by electrical scalp recordings from paralysed awake humans".

Congratulations also to Prof. John Roddick, FMDAT Program Leader for Health Informatics, who successfully secured an ARC Linkage grant with company rL solutions.  Together they have secured $163K towards their project "Techniques for active conceptual modeling and guided data mining for rapid knowledge discovery".

Well done to you all!

September 2010

Karen Reynolds accepting award Karen Reynolds wins SA Professional Engineer of the Year

Congratulations to Professor Karen Reynolds who was named South Australia's Professional Engineer of the Year for 2010, at the SA Engineering Excellence Awards dinner on Friday 10 September.  

The Professional Engineer of the Year award acknowledges a professional engineer who has reached a high level of achievement and involvement in engineering and community affairs and who is an example of outstanding engineering practice, ethics and contribution to the community.  Read full story...

July 2010

Joe Shapter receiving award 2010 SA Science Excellence Awards

Congratulations to FMDAT member, Prof Joe Shapter, who received the Tertiary Science Educator of the Year Award at the SA Science Excellence Awards. The award was announced at the Gala Dinner on Friday, August 13.

This award is a real testament of Joe's inspiration, enthusiasm and passion in science education. Well done Joe!  Read full story...
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Congratulations also to the Medical Device Partnering Program, finalist in Excellence in Research Collaboration, SA Science Excellence Awards. It is great to see this relatively young program recognised for encouraging closer links between industry, researchers and the community.

14 July 2010

DTED Flinders Capabilities forum DTED - Flinders Capabilities Forum

FMDAT were invited to present our capabilities to a group of Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED) officials.  Some examples of FMDAT research were also on display.

13 July 2010

'Show me the Money' - How to Prepare Successful Grant Applications workshop

The workshop included presentations by:

  • Prof Mike Bull, Associate Head (Research), Faculty of Science & Engineering
  • Prof Keryn Williams, Associate Head of Faculty (Research), Faculty of Health Science
  • Ms. Chris Maher, Research Service Office

The presentations followed with a panel discussion (including Prof Phyllis Tharenou, representation by Flinders Partneres and presenters), which allowed attendees to ask questions of these experts.  A networking session (with drinks and nibbles) followed.

FMDAT would like to thank all presenters involved in this event.

July 2010
Biomedical Engineering rated fastest growing career field by US Bureau of Labor Statistics 

May 2010

Medical devices on the move

It is ironic that Ann Angel had to go overseas to find out that some of the best medical devices and health services expertise in the world existed in her own backyard - at Flinders University. 

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17 February 2010

networking over lunch 2010: The new FMDAT ASRI:  Carrot or Stick?

Held at the Belair Park Country Club, with an opening address by Prof. David Day (Deputy Vice Chancellor - Research), this workshop provided members with information about the FMDAT ASRI structure, research activities and the benefits of FMDAT membership. The workshop session allowed members to provide suggestions and feedback on FMDAT activities moving forward. This event provided an opportunity for members to network with each other, and at least three new potential collaborations were prompted via this networking. Thank you to all who attended the event and for your suggestions and feedback. 

January 2010

NHMRC grant secured!

Congratulations to all our members who secured funding in the recent National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants:

  • N Voelcker
  • K Reynolds, J Costi, M Bottema
  • K Pope & J Willoughby