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Alumni in Focus: Louise Thomas

Co-founder and mechatronics engineer at Tensorfield Agriculture, Augustus Short Scholarship recipient and Bachelor of Engineering graduate Louise Thomas is this month’s Alumni in Focus. Tensorfield Agriculture is a startup dedicated to providing farmers with the next generation of agricultural machinery. Louise’s business endeavours have taken her worldwide. She currently lives between Shenzhen, China, where she […]

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Kirky Nankivell in the Holden Laboratory

Life in the fast lane

Fast cars. Cool heads. Big bucks. Welcome to the world of motorsport. Kirby Nankivell and Jordan Yeomans are young, confident and can keep a cool head – essential for engineers working trackside at some of the country’s biggest car racing events. While at University, both Kirby and Jordan participated in Formula SAE, an annual competition […]

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Image of Dr Justin Hardi with fellow alumni, retired NASA astronaut Dr Andy Thomas AO, Dr Kimberley Clayfield and Ms Andrea Boyd

Scholarships’ lasting value: sometimes it IS rocket science

In 2006, the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Scholarship recipient Dr Justin Hardi graduated with a double degree in science and aerospace engineering from the University of Adelaide. Today, Justin leads the Combustion Dynamics Group at the Institute of Space Propulsion of Germany’s national aeronautics and space research centre. “It’s my dream job,” Justin […]

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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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