Engineers Australia – Sydney General Manager, Greg Ewing, said the awards highlighted the importance of engineers in addressing the complex challenges of our times.
“The last 18 months have been particularly testing for our communities, as we face the ongoing effects from bushfires and COVID. Engineers continue to be at the forefront in addressing such challenges and these awards recognise and reward their outstanding achievements and contributions,” said Mr Ewing.
Dr Wenshan Guo – Professional Engineer of the Year
Dr Wenshan Guo is a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney and her research focuses on the innovative water and wastewater treatment and reuse technologies.
Her expertise is in the areas of green technologies for resource and energy recovery, water-waste-energy nexus, and climate change mitigation. She has authored three books, 36 book chapters, more than 390 peer-reviewed journal papers and three patents, and she is the editor of Bioresource Technology Report (Elsevier), associate editor, Journal of Water Process Engineering (Elsevier) and editor of Journal of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste (ASCE).
Amy Clark – Young Professional Engineer of the Year
Amy Clark is a graduate of the University of Sydney’s Advanced Engineering Programme and is a senior engineer within Aurecon’s Building Structures group, specialising in the delivery of major infrastructure projects.
Her expertise in designing complex structures, interface management, and protective engineering has been utilised within Central Station Main Works, Pitt Street Integrated Station Development and the Australian War Memorial upgrades.
Benjamin Zietsch from the University of Wollongong was named Student Engineer of the Year for his project titled Design, Fabrication and Testing of Sensorised Soft Structures for Fall Injury Management.
The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards Program seeks to recognise and reward outstanding achievement in engineering. Regional winners go on to represent their division at the national Awards in November.
Image: left - Amy Clark, right - Dr. Wenshan Guo.
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