Awarded for demonstrated excellence in Engineering Education, which may include curriculum design, student support, peer support, or other significant initiatives with enduring positive impact. This award is intended to recognise significant and sustained contributions to Australasian Engineering Education at a multi-institutional or sector-wide level. Applicants may be individuals or small teams who can demonstrate sustained excellence using appropriate evidence.
You must provide the following for your submission:
$5000, plus a framed certificate
Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
Professor Tim McCarthy is the Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at the University of Wollongong. He holds Bachelor and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering. Having lectured in UK for 19 years he was appointed as Professor of Civil Engineering at UOW in 2004.
His research in Australia has concentrated on Ecologically Sustainable Structural Design, improving the carbon footprint of construction materials and Engineering Education. His teaching concentrates on structural design of buildings, and engineering mechanics. He was CI on 6 major OLT National Projects (leading two of these).
He was awarded an ALTC National Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning (2010) and AAEE Award for Student Engagement (2014). He led the UOW Student Construction team which won the Solar Decathlon China competition in 2013. From 2016-2018 he led Team UOW’s Solar Decathlon entry in Dubai coming second overall. This project received multiple awards including Green Gown Australasia for Student Engagement (2019), NSW Green Globe (2019), Australian Engineering Excellence Award (2020) and Australian institute of Building Residential Building (2019).
He is the principal author of the Sustainable Engineering chapter in Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide 4th Ed (2020), used throughout Australia and New Zealand.