CEC Systems is proud to announce their continued collaboration with the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
UNSW is home to Australia’s largest engineering faculty with almost 11,000 students. In 2015, 22 of its researchers and alumni appeared in the Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia list compiled by Engineers Australia.
“We are excited to once again be working with UNSW,” stated CEC Systems CEO, Nicholas Press. “The quality of their young Engineers in the past has been very high. Previous collaborations have demonstrated the exceptional skills, intelligence and drive their students possess, and their staff instill. We are extremely proud of this collaboration and we look forward to continuing it well into the future.”
This collaboration has allowed CEC Systems to conduct significant research and test a number of new concepts in the pursuit of innovative conceptual solutions to industry challenges. Nicholas explained the unique opportunities that come with working alongside students, “By engaging with Engineers not yet affiliated with the industry, we have the chance to look at problems in a completely different way. This approach has led to the development of some truly out-of-the-box solutions to both old and new industry challenges”.
Dr Qing Nian Chan (Shaun), a Senior Lecturer at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, has taken on the role of Engineering Supervisor for this collaboration. Dr. Chan discussed the impact of the collaboration with his students, “The challenges and desired outcomes CEC Systems’ propose to the students allow them work as a small team to develop real solutions to complex global problems. The problems being proposed all support Australia Science and Research Priority 3: Transport, specifically; the development of low cost and efficient transport systems that meet the needs of businesses and enable sustainable mobility, while lowering carbon emissions and other pollution”.
Both CEC Systems and UNSW School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering have benefited greatly from the working relationship so far. Nicholas Press is enthusiastic about the future of the collaboration, “We’re looking forward to working with the next batch of talented young UNSW Engineers in 2015. Who knows what exciting concepts and solutions we’ll be able to generate together.”