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Feng Fu, Alumni and Donor, University of Adelaide

Alumnus in focus: Feng Fu 

The University of Adelaide alumnus Feng Fu has worked in asset management for 10 years. He is currently the chief portfolio manager for a hedge fund in Mainland China. He was one of the alumni who attended the Back to Campus event last month. Feng has a strong bond with the University, that continues to […]

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How to be a better employee in less than 2 minutes!

There’s a lot of advice out there about landing your next job. But what if you already like the job you are in? Here are 3 tips to become an even better employee! Become a ‘YES- woman/man’. When you get the opportunity to learn a new skill, receive further training, or a new professional development […]

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Julian O Shea

Engineering entrepreneur driving social change

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in 2005, Julian O’Shea has had an incredible career driving projects that create social change to improve the lives of many. A former Director of the Engineers Without Borders Institute Julian built a movement of engineers, researchers and designers who delivered technical solutions to improve life for […]

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Jonathan engineers an exciting career

Jonathan Koch wrote to the University from his ‘office’ at sea on a Shell production platform – sitting in on-site command of drilling related operations, just outside of the Iranian sea border. The gas wells under his supervision produce a sizeable contribution to Shell’s global revenue. Since graduating with first class Honours in Mechanical Engineering in 2005, […]

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Paralympic dream helps Tony bounce back

After a near-fatal bicycle accident in 2007 Tony Scoleri defied the odds by graduating with a PhD in maths and computer science in 2008 and also recovering his career as a triathlete. Now a visiting research fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Tony competes with a right arm disability and has won several national […]

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Aerospace engineer writes his way into a skirmish

An interest in paintball combined with a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering degree have created interesting career opportunities for 2013 graduate Daniel Springham. Following graduation, and in no rush to head overseas in pursuit of an aerospace career, Daniel moved on to study a graduate diploma in teaching and has recently penned his first book, The Skirmish, […]

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Mark’s Royal Academy fellowship furthers superconductivity research

Dr Mark Ainslie has amassed a multitude of prestigious awards and titles since graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2004, adding to an impressive list gained during his undergraduate studies here. He was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship in 2012 – a five-year, fully-funded research program that sees him researching (in broad […]

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Andrea’s space mining mission

Mechatronic Engineering graduate, Andrea Boyd is part of a team in Belgium that rotated the entire International Space Station for science objectives. Driven by a desire to ‘understand the entire world’, 29-year-old Andrea has travelled, worked and studied in 50 countries across six continents and is currently helping to write the Space Mining roadmap – combining […]

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The sky’s no limit for Ashley

Only four weeks into his PhD, 22-year-old Aerospace Engineering graduate Ashley Chadwick helped lead a global team of accomplished international students to victory at the 2013 Caltech Space Challenge in Pasadena, California. The program, with support from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, brought together 30 students from various backgrounds and nationalities to participate in a space […]

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Taplin Indigenous Bursary

Aboriginal staff and students at the University of Adelaide will have the opportunity to travel overseas to learn about indigenous research and teaching projects in other countries, thanks to the generosity of former Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Emeritus Professor John Taplin. The Taplin Indigenous Bursary for International Education has been established to assist indigenous students and […]

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