Faculty of Engineering


Top teachers in Engineering

The University is committed to providing a teaching environment of the highest quality, and to ensure excellence in student learning experiences and outcomes. To recognise teaching excellence within the faculty, awards are presented on an annual basis.

Teaching Excellence awards


2016

Early Career Teaching Excellence Award
Hazim Namik 
Mechanical Engineering

Rashina Hoda
Software Engineering

2015

Early Career Teaching Excellence Award
Dr Nasser Giacaman
Lecturer, Electrical and Computer Engineering

2014

AUEA Teaching Excellence Award
Associate Professor Bryony James
Chemical and Materials Engineering

Early Career Teaching Award
Dr Nasser Giacaman
Electrical and Computer Engineering

2013

National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award
Associate Professor Bryony James
Chemical and Materials Engineering

AUEA Teaching Excellence Award
Peter Bier
Engineering Science

Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award
Roopak Sinha
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr Michelle Dickinson
Chemical and Materials Engineering

Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision
Professor Debes Bhattacharyya
Mechanical Engineering

2012

Sustained Excellence in Teaching
Dr Bryony James
Chemical and Materials Engineering

2011

Early Career Excellence in Teaching
Dr Ashvin Thambyah
Chemical and Materials Engineering

Early Career Excellence in Teaching
Peter Bier
Engineering Science

Innovation in Teaching
Dr Martin McCarthy
Mechanical Engineering

Teaching Portfolio Development Awards


2016
Peter Bier
Engineering Science
Patrick Hu
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Duleepa Thrimawithana
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
James Lim
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hazim Namik
Mechanical Engineering
Gary Raftery
Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Karl Stol
Mechanical Engineering
 
2015
Dr Saeid Baroutian
Chemical and Materials Engineering 
Mr Peter Bier
Engineering Science
Dr Subeh Chowdhury
Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Dr Rashina Hoda
Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Dr Hazim Namik
Mechanical Engineering
Dr Lokesh Padhye
Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Dr Gary Raftery
Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Dr Akshya Swain
Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Top Teacher awards


This set of teaching awards are made to staff solely on the basis of student votes.

The voting forms recommend that students “... nominate teachers who have presented the subject matter in a well-ordered and structured manner with clarity and relevance; those who have best helped you to grasp the ideas and principles, who have given you clear insights, knowledge, and problem-solving ability to master the subject”.

All BE, BTech, BSc undergraduate and postgraduate students studying undergraduate Engineering courses may vote.

 

Students' Choice Top Teachers 2016

  • Jon Pearce (Engineering Science)  
  • Bryony James (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
  • Andrew Taberner (Engineering Science)
  • Medhi Shahbazpour (Mechanical Engineering)     
  • Hazim Namik (Mechanical Engineering)  
  • James Lim (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Karl Stol (Mechanical Engineering)
  • David Dempsey (Engineering Science)   
  • Peter Bier (Engineering Science)
  • Paul Denny (Computer Science)
  • John O'Sullivan (Engineering Science)
  • Stuart Norris (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Andrea Raith (Engineering Science)
 

2015 Top Teacher award winners

(in alphabetical order)

Professor Neil Broom
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Mr Paul Denny
Computer Science (Faculty of Science)
Dr Michelle Dickinson
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Dr Nasser Giacaman
Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Professor Bryony James
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Kevin Jia
Engineering Science
Dr Christof Lutteroth
Computer Science (Faculty of Science)
Dr Hazim Namik
Mechanical Engineering 
Mr Colin Nicholas
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr Jon Pearce
Engineering Science
Associate Professor Andrew Taberner
Engineering Science
Associate Professor Ashvin Thambyah
Chemical and Materials Engineering 

2014 Top Teacher award winners

(in alphabetical order)

Mr Peter Bier
Engineering Science
Dr C Y Chin
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor Charles Clifton
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr Seosamh Costello
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mr Paul Denny
Computer Science
Dr Heide Friedrich
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor Margaret Hyland
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Professor Jason Ingham
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor Bryony James
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Dr Keri Moyle
Engineering Science
Mr Colin Nicholas
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr John O'Sullivan
Engineering Science
Dr Jon Pearce
Engineering Science
Dr Robert Sheehan
Computer Science (Faculty of Science)
Associate Professor Andrew Taberner
Engineering Science
 

                                

2013 Top Teacher award winners 

(in alphabetical order)

Hossam Abuel-Naga 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Peter Bier 
Engineering Science
John Chen 
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Seosamh Costello 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Vicente Gonzalez 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Roger Halkyard 
Mechanical Engineering
Bryony James 
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Rob Kirkpatrick 
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Keri Moyle 
Engineering Science
Hazim Namik 
Mechanical Engineering
Colin Nicholas 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stuart Norris 
Mechanical Engineering
John O'Sullivan 
Engineering Science
Jon Pearce 
Engineering Science
Ashvin Thambyah 
Chemical and Materials Engineering
 

 

2012 Top Teacher award winners

(in alphabetical order)

Waleed Abdulla 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hossam Abuel-Naga 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mark Andrews 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Seosamh Costello 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michelle Dickinson 
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Rick Henry 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bryony James 
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Rob Kirkpatrick 
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Brian Mace 
Mechanical Engineering
John O'Sullivan 
Engineering Science
Jon Pearce 
Engineering Science
Roopak Sinha
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Oliver Sinnen 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ian Warren 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sadiq Zarrouk 
Engineering Science