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Top 100 : 2009
TOP 100 AUSTR OR ACADEMIA / RESEARCH in consultation with Engineers Australia and other engineering organisations, the new Professional Performance Innovation and Risk Guidelines will supplement the profession’s existing code of ethics. Professor Michael Dureau said the centre is pushing for all engineers to be registered with the National Engineering Registration Board in order to practice, as is already the case in Queensland. In addition to his work at the Warren Michael Dureau, 68 Chairman and Executive Director of the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Sydney Chemical engineer, University of Sydney E ngineering think tank the Warren Centre is planning to unveil new practice guidelines for engineers this month. Developed Graham Davies, 62 Dean of Engineering, University of NSW Electrical engineer, University of Wales, UK lia, which was also ranked as the best one in the country by Times Higher Education in 2008. He is particularly interested in encourag- P ing interdisciplinary research. Last August, engineering joined six other faculties to rofessor Graham Davies presides over the largest engineering faculty in Austra- set up the Centre for Energy Research and Policy Analysis, where engineers work with researchers from other disciplines, like economics and the law, on topics such as emissions trading, energy pricing and the electricity grids of the future. Davies is also a director of New South Innovations, a subsidiary company that commercialises technology developed at the university. Centre, Dureau sits on a variety of boards, including those of emergency relief organisation RedR Australia and the Australian committee of the international electricity network body Conseil International des Grands Réseaux Electriques. He is also a nonexecutive director of Ceramic Fuel Cells and chairman of the company’s technical committee. The Australian listed company is de- veloping and manufacturing ceramic fuel cells for homes which have achieved up to 60% efficiency. Peter Dowd, 62 President of the Australian Council of Engineering Deans Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide Mining engineer, University of New England Deans at the start of this year. During his two year term his main priority is implementing the recommendations of the Engineers for the Future report published last year. Dowd said that enrolments at his faculty at P the University of Adelaide increased by about 24% in the past four years. A new $100 million building is being constructed to cater for the expanded numbers. When complete next April it will be the first academic building in Australia with a Six Star Green Star sustainability rating. The faculty has also introduced new courses in mining engineering as well as more specialised fields such as architectural and sports engineering. The first batch of mining engineering students is due to graduate next year. Dowd also chairs the committee of the engineering deans from the Group of Eight universities (Sydney, NSW, Melbourne, Monash, Adelaide, Queensland, ANU and Western Australia). plus Newcastle and Wollongong. The University of Auckland plans to become an associate next year. Dowd obtained a master’s degree at the Ecole Polytechnique of the Université de Montréal in Canada and a PhD at University of Leeds in the UK. ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA |ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA | JUNE 2009 JUNE 2009 51 rofessor Peter Dowd took up the presidency of the Australian Council of Engineering