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Tuck Fellowship Recipient 2018

April 4, 2018

Tuck Fellowship Recipient 2018

PhD student and OFFshore ITRH member Xiantao Zhang has been awarded the prestigious Tuck Fellowship, a travel fellowship to support student participation at an international conference.  He follows in the footsteps of his PhD supervisor Dr. Hugh Wolgomot, himself a Tuck Fellowship winner in 2015.  Xiantao will be heading to France in early April to attend the…

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Spotlight on PhD Student Lachlan Astfalck

March 23, 2018

Spotlight on PhD Student Lachlan Astfalck

Lachlan Astfalck  is one of the PhD students in the Project 5: Floating Facility Data Analytics for Condition/Longevity Monitoring project stream.  Lachlan’s work concentrates on applying recent advances in the probabilistic characterisation of computer models to vessel motion models currently used on the North West Shelf of Australia. As Lachlan explains, “It is exciting to work between…

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The OFFshore ITRH are ready to make a splash at OTC Asia 2018

March 16, 2018

The OFFshore ITRH are ready to make a splash at OTC Asia 2018

Members of the OFFshore ITRH are getting ready for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC Asia) held at the end of March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. UWA will have a strong presence at the conference with both the Offshore ITRH and the Australian Centre for LNG Futures (ACLNGF) in attendance.  Offshore ITRH Director Phil Watson be chairing…

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UWA is coming to AOG 2018

March 5, 2018

UWA is coming to AOG 2018

It’s that time of year again. The Australian Oil and Gas (AOG) Conference and Convention will land at the Perth Convention Centre from 14-16 March 2018. UWA will be out in force at the event, with a stand showcasing many of the members of the Oceans Institute, the Ocean Graduate School, the OFFshore ITRH and…

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Spotlight on PhD Student Yankun Gong

February 27, 2018

Spotlight on PhD Student Yankun Gong

Yankun Gong is one of the PhD students in the Project 1: Metocean Hazards from Solitons project stream.  Yankun’s research is looking at how to more accurately predict non-linear internal waves in order to quantify their intensity and hence their impact on the behaviour of offshore floating systems.  He is working with our industry partners to…

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Riding the Wave at KOZWaves 2018

February 20, 2018

Riding the Wave at KOZWaves 2018

Professor Paul Taylor, Dr Ian Milne and Dr Hugh Wolgamot of the OFFshore ITRH Wave-structure interaction project stream recently attended KOZWaves, the 3rd Australasian Conference on Wave Science, at the Auckland University of Technology. The conference is a forum for contemporary research on wave science, promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between Australasian wave scientists, and international researchers….

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Spotlight on PhD Student Dunja Stanisic

February 9, 2018

Spotlight on PhD Student Dunja Stanisic

Dunja Stanisic is one of the PhD students in the Project 3: Reliable Moorings and Risers project stream. Dunja’s research explores mooring systems, looking at extreme loads in the mooring lines of offshore floating facilities. Extreme mooring loads are difficult to predict due to the randomness of the environment (waves, wind and current) and the complexities…

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Hydrodynamics specialist Bernard Molin to visit the OFFshore ITRH

January 31, 2018

Hydrodynamics specialist Bernard Molin to visit the OFFshore ITRH

During the 2017 Ocean Offshore & Arctic Engineering (OMAE) conference, OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator Dr Wenhua Zhao invited Prof Bernard Molin from the École Centrale de Marseille, France, to visit UWA. We are excited to announce that Prof Molin will spend two weeks with the Project Two: Wave-Structure interaction team in early March 2018. During…

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Changes afoot at the OFFshore ITRH

January 18, 2018

Changes afoot at the OFFshore ITRH

Late last year a number of personnel changes occurred within the ITRH for Offshore Floating Facilities (OFFshore), injecting new excitement into an already energized group of industry focused UWA-based researchers. Phil Watson was appointed as the new Director of the OFFshore ITRH. Phil joined UWA from Fugro-AG where he was the Global Director of GeoConsulting….

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The OFFshore ITRH have the numbers at OMAE 2017

July 10, 2017

The OFFshore ITRH have the numbers at OMAE 2017

At the recent 36th annual international Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) conference in Trondheim, Norway, the OFFshore ITRH was represented by 15 papers co-authored by 18 current members. In addition, members of the OFFshore ITRH chaired 5 sessions throughout the four day multi-stream conference. This is a considerable achievement by researchers within the OFFshore…

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