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Conference awards and accolades

10 January 2018

The Faculty of Engineering congratulates our researchers on the demonstrable achievements and impact they've made to their communities at home and abroad.

January 2018

9th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC
January 7-11, 2018

K.B. Woods Award in recognition of a paper of outstanding merit for Ethylene Glycol Accelerated Weathering Test: An improved, Objective Aggregate Durability Test Method


  • Gerhard van Blerk (PhD candidate, Civil Engineering)
  • Associate Professor Seosamh Costello (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Dr Theuns Henning (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

December 2017

Fifth International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications, Daejeon, Korea
December 15, 2017

Best conference paper award for Artificial Intelligence Approach to the Trajectory Generation and Dynamics of a Soft Robotic Simulator


  • Dipankar Bhattacharya (PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering)
  • Associate Professor Leo K. Cheng (Auckland Bioengineering Institute)
  • Dr Steven Dirven (Lecturer in Mechatronics and Robotics, Massey University)
  • Professor Peter Weiliang Xu (Department of Mechanical Engineering)