Biomedical College Awards

 

Engineering awards conferred by the Biomedical College of Engineers Australia.

 

 

ABOUT THIS AWARD

The David Dewhurst Award honours Dr David Dewhurst, one of Australia's first prominent Biomedical Engineers. In 1974, he established the Institution of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), an early forerunner of the professional associations now representing biomedical engineering in Australia. Find out more information about David Dewhurst.

The David Dewhurst Award is awarded annually to a member of the Biomedical engineering team who has made a significant contribution to the discipline.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The Award is presented for outstanding service to biomedical engineering through:

  • a highly significant contribution, or contributions, through technical innovation relating to the science or practice of biomedical engineering; or
  • long standing eminence in biomedical engineering science or practice; or
  • exceptional and sustained management or leadership relating to biomedical engineering; or
  • a notable combination of the aforementioned qualities and achievements.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Nominations are invited from the Chairman or office bearers of the Biomedical branches affiliated with the College and are to be submitted through the Division representative on the Board
  • Nominees need not be members of Engineers Australia
  • Current College Board members are not eligible to accept nomination for this award

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You must provide the following with your submission:

PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD

The Award consists of a framed bronze medal and certificate and is presented at a special meeting or function of the College selected as appropriate by the Board of the College of Biomedical Engineering.

2018 Winner

C Bertram

Dr Christopher David Bertram FIEAust CPEng APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Dr Bertram has had a career-long involvement with the mechanics of unsteady flows. His contributions to experimental fluid mechanics in general include detailed measurements and flow visualisation of impulsively started separated flows, and steady/unsteady separation in non-axisymmetrically distorted pipes. He has made comprehensive measurements of the flow field in rigid models of vascular conduits, in the immediate downstream of oscillating flexible conduits, and in a pulsatile cardiac assist device. His collapsible-tube flow work is the most comprehensive experimental investigation of that difficult dynamical system ever mounted and as a consequence has been highly influential in the theoretical developments of that field, being extensively cited and discussed, and leading to six invitations since 1995 to write reviews of this and related fields. His reputation in this field also led to appointment as Associate Editor of J. Fluids & Structures., and to the board of Med. & Biol. Eng. & Computing.

Bertram has also made significant contributions to haemodynamics (e.g. a general method for reflection compensated pulse wave propagation measurement, that subsumed all previous methods as special cases), to nonlinear dynamics (a method for quantifying chaotic dynamics amid noise), and to clinical measurement (application of conductimetry to the right ventricle of the heart). In physiological instrumentation he has contributed improved transducers and signal processing for transit-time ultrasound, an experimental investigation of the medical applicability of frequency-modulated ultrasound, and an optical instrument for timing the clotting of whole blood.

 

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ABOUT THIS AWARD

The Women in Biomedical Engineering Scholarship acknowledges and promotes a female Biomedical Engineer who is making an outstanding contribution to her profession and professional community. Nominations are made to the College by the biomedical community.

A panel of members from the Board of the Biomedical College of Engineers Australia will judge the scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Nominations must include:

  • A CV (max 2 pages)
  • Applicant statement, which describes in 1,000 words or less her contribution to Biomedical Engineering and the professional community. The applicant must state which event she would like to use the scholarship to attend.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Applicants must:

  • be current financial members of Engineers Australia
  • be currently practicing in the field of Biomedical Engineering

Recipient must:

  • Use the scholarship within 12 months on continuous professional development relevant to the recipient’s area of practice.
  • Write a summary on the chosen forum and its benefit to their career. This summary may be published by the College.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You must also provide the following with your submission:

PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD

The prize is the financial contribution up to the value of $2,000. A presentation is made in person to the recipient at an appropriate College event.

2018 Winner

Stephanie Miles

Ms Vaidehi Desai MIEAust

 

 

ABOUT THIS AWARD

These prizes are given to young biomedical engineers based upon their paper or poster presentation at the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference (ABEC). Students are required to submit an extract through the ABEC Conference 'Call for Abstracts' site. During this process the nominee is to specify which prize they are submitting the abstract for.

The abstract applicants will be judged by a set of referees nominated by the College for inclusion in a specific session in the conference specifically for presentations by the short-listed young biomedical engineers. Abstracts who are not judged to be part of the special session will be considered for the general papers. Up to five abstracts may be chosen for the special session. The referees will meet following the session to select the recipient for the award.

The presentation will be judged by scores in a number of areas. These may include content, presentation, contribution to knowledge, the ability to field questions and demonstration of an in-depth appreciation of the area being presented.

PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD

The prize consists of a certificate and $750. The funds are to be used to assist with travelling to an overseas conference to present their paper.

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Contact Us

For general enquiries on these awards please contact Engineers Australia's Engineering Practice directorate at: [email protected]