Previous Scholars: Engineering

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering

2017

Olsen Garland has been awarded the 2017 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering for his outstanding academic record, including the 2013 University Medal from the University of Newcastle, and his contribution to community.

Olsen graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with First Class Honours in 2013. He is the youngest-elected chairman of the Electrical Branch of Engineers Australia and acts as a mentor with university students. Olsen volunteers for the NSW SES and has competed in national cycling competitions.

Olsen was awarded the scholarship to complete an MBA at the London Business School.

2016

Liz Killen has been awarded the 2016 Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering for her outstanding academic record, including the receipt of the 2012 University Medal for the best performance in her Chemical Engineering undergraduate degree and thesis, along with her contribution to community . Liz’s outreach and community engagement in activities include participation in Scientists in Schools and the Aspire Ambassador programs, aimed at inspiring students to take up STEM subjects in High School and University along with other philanthropic endeavours such as acting as a Relay for Life team leader in 2013 and 2015 raising money for the Cancer Council Australia.

Liz will complete a Master of Science Communication at the Imperial College, London.

2015

Anna Gould holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales with First Class Honours. Anna will undertake a one year MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, commencing in October 2015.

Quan Lau holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours. Quan will undertake a one year MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development within the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, commencing in October 2015.

2014

David Bowly holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Monash University with First Class Honours and the John Monash medal. David currently works as a Rotating Equipment Engineer at Esso in Melbourne and has a particular interest in two aspects of engineering: renewable power generation, and education within the profession – enabling young engineers to learn from the experiences of those who are older and wiser. David undertook a one year Master of Philosophy in Energy Technologies at Cambridge University commencing in 2014.

2013

Mahala McLindin holds the degree of BEng (Civil) with First Class Honours (2005) from the University of Sydney. A water resources engineer with Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) in Sydney, Mahala has worked on a wide range of projects from integrated regional water planning to designs for individual projects, such as stormwater harvesting. She has also travelled overseas with Engineers without Borders, inspecting water projects in Cambodia and learning about the critical role of engineering in a developing nation. Mahala undertook a MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management at Oxford for one year commencing in 2013.

2012

Brittany Coff holds the degrees of BEng (Civil & Structural) with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Adelaide (2008). A water resources engineer with Sinclair Knight Merz in Adelaide, Brittany undertook the MPhil in Sustainable Development at Cambridge University for one year commencing in 2012.

Anant (Dev) Tayal holds the degrees of BEng (Electrical) with First Class Honours and BComm (Finance and Investment) from the University of Western Australia (2008). An electrical engineer from Perth employed by Energy Australia in Sydney, Dev undertook the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge for one year commencing in 2012.

2011

David Sutanto holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Planning and Design) and Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) from The University of Melbourne with First Class Honours (2008). David undertook a one year MSc in Transport at Imperial College London commencing in October 2011.

2009

Alisa Selimovic holds the degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering with First Class Honours and the University Medal (2008) and Bachelor of Science (2007) from Flinders University. Alisa undertook her DPhil at Oxford University commencing in October 2009.

2008

Rohan Shekhar, holds the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic Engineering) from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours and the University Medal. Rohan undertook his PhD at Cambridge University for three years commencing in October 2008.

2007

Adrian McCallum holds the degrees of Bachelor of Civil Engineering with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia (2004), Bachelor of Science with Second Class Honours (1992) from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Meteorology with High Distinction (1996).

Adrian took up his scholarship in 2007 at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University studying for a PhD (Polar Studies).

1995-2006:

The Scholarship was not offered in this period.

1994

Mark Jenkinson: BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons I), University of Adelaide and a BSc in Mathematical Physics (Hons I), University of Adelaide. Mark read for a D Phil (Robotics Research Group) at the University of Oxford, in the area of Computer Vision. His thesis Saliency in Image Analysis was supervised by Prof Sir Michael Brady.

1993

David Bond, Aeronautical Engineering Bachelors Degree at the University of Sydney in 1991 (University Medallist). David read for a PhD at the University of Surrey on the "Adhesively bonded repair of fibre reinforced composites".

1992

Andrew Whiting: Bachelor of Engineering (1991) and the University Medal from the University of Sydney; DPhil at the University of London (1996) and Diploma of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, (1996)