Researchers Win Prestigious Awards

Two of our University of Wollongong researchers have won prestigious awards from the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA).

Dr Zengxi (Stephen) Pan has received the Chris Smallbone International Award which will fully sponsor his attendance and participation at the International Institute of Welding Annual Assembly in Denver Colorado in July this year. Stephen is the Project Leader of DMTC Projects 2.4 Lean Automation Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing of Marine Defence Components and Assemblies and 3.5 Lean Automation for Advanced Manufacturing of Armoured Vehicles. He has led pioneering work at the University of Wollongong on automated off-line programming and advanced welding technology for both maritime and armour platforms.

Lenka Kuzmikova has won the Sir William Hudson Memorial Award which will provide support for her chosen area of research. Lenka is nearing the completion of her PhD and has produced some new insights into the role of hydrogen diffusion in multiphase steel weldments. She will be the first DMTC sponsored student to complete her PhD degree.

Both Stephen and Lenka have made significant contributions to the DMTC program through the University of Wollongong and these are well deserved awards for both of them. Please join us in congratulating them for their efforts and the WTIA Awards.

Posted by DMTC on April 24th, 2012