International scientific instrumentation leader Nortek AS has chosen Griffith University as one of two winners of its inaugural Nortek Day competition.
The Norwegian company launched the competition earlier this year and received entries from universities and institutions throughout the world, including a group from Griffith’s School of Engineering.
The application submitted by postgraduate students David Spencer, Johan Gustafson, Joshua Renike and Lorry Hughes, and research fellows Dr Fernanda Helfer and Dr Fernando Pinheiro Andutta, highlighted the school’s involvement in a broad range of projects, including coastal engineering and management, oceanography, and water resources engineering.
The other winning entry came from Texas A&M University in the US.
Nortek AS develops and manufactures acoustic Doppler instrumentation. This includes Doppler Velocity Logs for navigation in the subsea, as well as the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler and current meters for use in the ocean, rivers, lakes and laboratories.
The company’s diverse product portfolio spans from navigation to wave measurement systems, and from single point turbulence sensors to long-range current profilers.
Griffith’s Head of Civil Engineering and supervisor of the project team, Professor Charles Lemckert, said that as winners of the inaugural competition, the School of Engineering will host a Nortek Day in 2016.
“We will be able to take advantage of a free laboratory and field demonstration day, with access to Nortek’s demonstration gear for independent deployments,” said Professor Lemckert.
“This will greatly assist researchers and others as the event will be made available to students and staff from inside and outside Griffith University.”
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