January 17, 2020
Dr Arman Siahvashi from the Australian Centre for LNG Futures and the Fluid Science and Resources Group at The University of Western Australia has been awarded a highly sought after Fulbright Future Fellowship for 2020.
The Fulbright Program is the world’s largest educational exchange program and recipients of the award have attested to the importance and significant opportunities that have been afforded to them in their careers as a direct result.
He was recently named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers, ExxonMobil Student Scientist of the Year, and WA Innovator of the Year in 2018 and 2019 (finalist). He also received an Australian National Measurement Prize in 2018 and has been recently nominated for MIT’s 35 Innovators under 35.
This recognition has been achieved as a result of his industry-focused research on LNG, hydrogen and other fuels with direct impact on some of Australia’s key industries. His research has also led to collaborations with NASA and JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory). Arman has made significant contributions to projects and collaborative research with Chevron, ExxonMobil, NASA/JPL, ANSTO, and AINSE with a total value of more than $2.5 million.
The outcome of his research activities has collectively led to over 40 significant research outputs in the form of patent, journal articles, conference papers, and industry reports. Ten of those outputs are fully refereed articles in the preeminent high impact factor journals in Chemical Engineering. The impact and influence of his work upon both academia and industry is indicated by a rapidly growing citation record (133 citations; h-index 6 – Google Scholar) only 6 months after receiving his PhD degree.
Arman has received competitive admissions from two of the world’s top institutions in the US: the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Colorado School of Mines (CSM). Over a period of nine months, he will conduct unique multi-disciplinary research that is only feasible at such institutions given the requirements for the highest possible accuracies.
He was recently named as one of WA’s Science Ambassadors because of his passion to raise awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to the wider community by interacting closely with students, industry, media and the international scientific community. Upon his return he will bring back and share his new knowledge and skills with the Australian community by providing mentoring, ambassadorial and leadership support.