Queensland (AU)

UQ Andrew N. Liveris Building Site Tour

UQ Andrew N. Liveris Building Site Tour
  • Date From 9th February 2022
  • Date To 9th February 2022
  • Price Student $10.00, Member $15.00, Non-member $20.00
  • Location Building 46, Staff House Road, UQ St Lucia Campus, QLD 4067

The School of Chemical Engineering UQ is an international leader in chemical engineering education and research. Powered by a team of exceptional people, and strengthened by partnerships with industry and alumni – The School of Chemical Engineering UQ create leaders, thinkers and innovators ready to take on the most pressing engineering challenges of our time.

At 11 storeys high, the building will stand as the tallest building on UQ’s St Lucia campus, and the new home for the School of Chemical Engineering. It will act as a vibrant hub for industry and interdisciplinary collaboration to address global challenges in areas such as energy, water and sustainable manufacturing.

The building is named after Mr Liveris thanks to a historic gift from Mr Andrew Liveris and Mrs Paula Liveris. More information can be found here or on the UQ website.

Tour guide

Professor Justin Cooper-White

Professor Justin Cooper-White is a global leader in using engineering to solve problems in biology. In addition to holding the position of AIBN Group Leader, Professor Cooper-White is Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility-Queensland Node and the Associate Dean (Research) Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at UQ. He is a past President of both the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and the Australian Society of Rheology. Professor Cooper-White has been appointed a CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader.

Professor Cooper-White has many past and currently active international collaborations with world leading research groups. He has performed contract research and consultancy work for Unilever in the UK; Nestle International, Switzerland; Rhodia, US; and Inion, Finland since 2001.

Professor Cooper-White has been chair or co-chair of three international conferences, focusing on either rheology or biomaterials and tissue engineering: the Australian representative on the International Advisory Committee, 15th International Congress on Rheology, Monterey, US; a member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for the World Congress on Biomaterials, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and currently an Australian representative on the Interntional Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBE). He is the inventor on six international patents. He has performed contract and sponsored research work for multinationals such as Mesoblast, Rhodia, Unilever and Nestle International and has received more than $45 million in competitive grant funding.

Event details

  • Doors open: 18:00 AEDT
  • Tour starts: 18:30 AEDT
  • Networking and refreshments: 20:00 AEDT
  • Doors close: 20:30 AEDT
  • Attendee limit: 30
  • COVID-19: As per UQ COVID-19 policy, all attendees must provide proof of double-vaccination status.

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