EZONE UWA

Dr Peter Lilly leads EZONE UWA project

Peter Lilly, Director of UWA's Engineering Zone Dr Peter Lilly has been appointed Director of UWA's Engineering Zone project (EZONE UWA), which aims to revolutionise engineering education and research.

Previously working as Senior Manager Research and Development at BHP Billiton, Dr Lilly took up his new role in April, and is coordinating all activities related to the project including architects, community relations, political engagement and fundraising.

Winthrop Professor John Dell, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, said Dr Lilly has considerable expertise leading major initiatives as Director of WA School of Mines, Director of the CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, Executive Director of Curtin's Institute of Minerals and Energy and National President of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

"Dr Lilly's academic and professional interests are also in mining and geotechnical engineering, which provide an additional benefit to our Faculty," Professor Dell said.

EZONE UWA will provide the physical, technological and resource infrastructure to enable an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to real-world problem solving. Engineers will work with the best minds from other disciplines, including business, science and humanities, to tackle issues of sustainability, living standards and resource management.

"EZONE UWA will be an inspiring physical space for academics, staff and students that embodies the Faculty's vision and reflects our values of collaboration, innovation and excellence; enabling us to deliver multidisciplinary teaching and develop critical mass groups," Professor Dell said.

"It will comprise flexible teaching and research spaces, increasing our capacity and ability to enrich the student experience, encourage greater collaboration and provide a world class innovation hub for industry."