Magnetic Resonance Engineering and Lobsters

Mike Johns, John Zhen, Keelan O’Neill and Paul Connolly at the conference dinner awaiting their Nova Scotia Lobsters

Last month four members of LNG Futures and the Fluid Science and Resources group at UWA attended the 14th biannual International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

PhD Student Keelan O’Neill gave a presentation on Application of Earth’s Field NMR to Multiphase Flow Measurements and was a finalist for the Young Investigator Sir Paul Callaghan Award.  Professor Mike Johns gave an invited presentation on NMR Measurements of Slurry Rheology at the Colloquium on Rheo-NMR that immediately followed […]

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Three Minute Thesis


Could you describe your research (or your job) in just three minutes to the general public? Maybe? – It is actually a lot harder than it sounds.  LNG Futures PhD students Arman Siahvashi and Vincent Lim have just taken part in the UWA 3MT Competition.  The Three Minute Thesis (3MT)™ competition develops academic and research communication skills.  Participants give an engaging and dynamic talk on their research topic to a non-specialist audience in just 3 minutes.

Arman who made the […]

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Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge


PhD Student Arman Siahvashi recently represented UWA in the Australian-French Entrepreneurship Challenge in Adelaide earlier this month.  You can read about his experience in the UWA Graduate Research School July Newsletter.

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Eric May awarded ICHEME Fellow


Professor Eric May was recently accepted as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).  The status of ICHEME Fellow is awarded to engineering professionals of distinction who make a significant contribution to the Chemical Engineering profession.   Eric’s Fellow status is in recognition of his world leading, industry aligned research, leadership and mentoring within the profession and his commitment to education at UWA.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is the global professional membership organisation for chemical, biochemical and process engineers […]

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Aman Wins Hydrate Research Award


LNG Futures Chief Investigator Associate Professor Zach Aman has been awarded the prestigious Donald W. Davidson Award.  The award was presented at the 9th International Conference of Gas Hydrates (ICGH9) held in Denver, Colorado in June this year.

The award recognises outstanding contributions to scientific research in the field of gas hydrates and is in honour of the late Don Davidson of the National Research Council of Canada.  Zach’s significant industry support and quality research portfolio stood out in a very […]

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Securing the future flow of oil and gas


This month the Australian Centre for LNG Futures, ACLNGF features in Impact – an online publication showcasing global research impact.  The article outlines the ACLNGF and Fluid Science and Resources research groups and their ongoing industry aligned research.

You can view the article here or click here for the full digital edition of June 2017 Impact.

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Flow Loop Modifications for New Joint Industry Project

UWA PhD Students at the 8th Flow Assurance Workshop held 1st June 2017

The 8th UWA Flow Assurance Industry Workshop was held at the Australian Resources Research Centre, ARRC in Kensington on Thursday the 1st of June 2017.  The event was attended by over 30 Industry Participants and organised by the Flow Assurance Research Group within the Fluid Science and Resources Division (and Training Centre for LNG Futures) at UWA.

PhD students presented recent developments of their research which are described by two key themes which have been updated for 2017,

Assessing the Risk of Hydrate Blockage […]

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Experts Show New Way to Store Clean, Energy-Rich Gases


Laboratory experiment showing ignition of methane evolved from trapdoor chabazites.

An international team of scientists and engineers has discovered a solution to a long-standing scientific problem of storing gases in common minerals. It could form the basis for a cheap and efficient way to power hydrogen-fuelled vehicles of the future.

The study, published today in Nature Communications, was led by researchers from The Fluid Science and Resources Group and The Australian Centre for LNG Futures at The University of Western Australia.

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Commercialising a New Gas Separation Technology

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Dr. Kevin Li and Prof. Eric May in their UWA Gas Separations Laboratory.

Dr. Kevin Li and Professor Eric May have been successful in securing close to $1 million in funding to commercialise their gas separation technology developed at UWA.  The project is in collaboration with Australian and local Perth company Oilfield Production Technologies and Chinese company DKT Energy Technologies.  The funding represents a significant step in commercialising the technology developed by Kevin, Eric and the ARC Centre for LNG […]

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Insights from Chevron MD


“Collaboration is a good thing with $US50 (a barrel) oil, it’s an equally good thing at $US70 oil or $US100 oil. There’s value to be generated if we can get that right.” Chevron Australasia’s Managing Director Nigel Hearne speaks at UWA sponsored CEDA breakfast event earlier this week.

Professor Eric May is pictured here giving the vote of thanks to Nigel Hearne on conclusion of the event.  More detail including Nigel’s insights can be found here.

Formed in 1960 by one of Australia’s […]

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