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Engineer lays down the law

Fulbright Scholar Sam Mickan has taken an unusual career path, marrying interests in law and engineering to become one of Australia’s foremost experts on patent applications in his field. The 36-year-old intellectual property specialist, who has a PhD in Electrical Engineering, has led research teams in Australia and the United States and still holds an […]

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Laura’s submerged in sound waves

At 29, mechanical engineer Dr Laura Brooks already has a world of experience under her belt. The University of Adelaide Fulbright Scholar has a CV that most professionals take years to acquire. It includes two years at the world-renowned Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, researching underwater sound transmission; a postdoctoral appointment at Victoria […]

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Law wins out over music and maths

Triple degree graduate Brendan Lim has kept his career choices wide open, holding degrees in law, music and mathematics from the University of Adelaide. A legal path beckons for now, with the 28-year-old currently completing his JSD at Yale Law School after a stint as Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of Australia. Brendan is a General […]

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Daniell clan celebrate a century of connection

The impact of a University of Adelaide education has spread far and wide for one Adelaide family whose connection with the institution goes back 100 years. Four generations of the Daniell/Crisp/Mattner families have attended the University since Edward Mattner enrolled to study arts, science and education before enlisting in World War 1 and serving on […]

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A vision to restore sight to the blind

Mechatronic engineering graduate Kerry Halupka took the “road less travelled” when it came to choosing a research path in her Honours year. The 22-year-old Andy Thomas Scholar opted for a project which brought together the disciplines of engineering, medicine and physiology to help give people the gift of sight. The motivation was personal and close […]

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Civil engineer praises value of scholarships

A range of scholarships paved the way for civil engineer Katherine Daniell to enrich her academic and personal life both in Australia and abroad. Almost a decade after graduating, the Sir General John Monash Scholar is enjoying the fruits of her hard work, helping Australia to find solutions to the challenges posed by climate change […]

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Lachlan’s bionic breakthrough

Engineering and computer science graduate Lachlan Horne is helping to create history in Australia with the development of a world-first bionic eye and low vision devices. The 24-year-old former Adelaide resident is part of a national consortium of researchers working on one of the biggest medical advancements since the cochlear implant for the profoundly deaf.

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James engineers a global career

German-based civil engineer James Daniell credits his student experience at the University of Adelaide for helping him to adjust to life and work in Europe. The combination of “world-class degrees, extracurricular activities and a multicultural campus” prepares students for a global career, he says.

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