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Society of Monash Electrical Engineering Alumni (SMEEA)
SMEEA website has MOVED to this new location from 1 July 2011
2011 SMEEA dinner Wednesday evening, 3rd August- Notice with details and registration form.
Vale Bill BonwickBill Bonwick, respected and admired by generations of students in electrical and computer systems engineering, has died in Melbourne at the age of 78, 17th March 2011.
Bill Brown has written a brief biography of his life Bill Bonwick.
SMEEA Dinner 2011SMEEA dinner this year to be on Wednesday evening 3rd August. We thought we'd let you know at this early stage so that you can put it in your diary and reserve that evening.
The main speaker this year will be Ed Cherry who will talk on the subject 'My life in electronics'. Ed has certainly been important in the lives of all of us and this will be a rare opportunity to hear reminiscences about Ed's remarkable achievements.
Full details of the evening will probably not be available until mid June.
SMEEA Dinner 2010
This will be held on Wednesday 30th June at in the University Club on the Clayton Campus.
Full details can be found below.
The main speaker for the evening will be
Peter Seligman who will talk about his part in the development of the bionic
ear and about another of his passions, namely sustainable energy projects.
Sushim Roy Wins the Lampard Prize for 2009Dr. Sushim Roy (currently employed by the ECSE department) won the Douglas Lampard Electrical Engineering Research Prize and Medal for 2009 for his PhD thesis entitled ‘Development of a frequency encoded chipless RFID tag’.
SMEEA Dinner 2009SMEEA dinner for the 1st of July was held at the usual place, the Club on the Clayton campus. Full details can be found below.
The main speaker for the evening was David Morgan who did talk about biophysics in the department over the years, starting with Doug Lampard's arrival at Monash in 1962. It did prove to be very interesting!
We would like to see as many of our alumni at the dinner as possible.
Details of the SMEEA Dinner 1st July 2009 information and registration
Vale Dr Pang Khok KheeDr Pang Khok Khee, respected and admired by generations of students in electrical and computer systems engineering, has died in Sydney at the age of 67, 9th March 2009.
Bill Brown and Kim Ng have written about the life and death of Dr Pang.
Gathering of the Clayton Oldies - January 2009Some old stagers (and some not so old) got together in January to reminisce about the early days in the Department. Peter Hart took some photos to remind us of the occasion. They are included in a Power Point presentation which you can access here.
You will see that Ed and Diana Cherry figure amongst the participants. Ten days later they were at their home in Marysville when bushfire swept through. Thankfully they survived and they managed to save their home.
Death of Fred SymonsWe are sad to report the death of Fred Symons, inaugural Professor of Telecommunications and Information Engineering. Peter Gerrand delivered this eulogy at his funeral on 23 Mar 2007.
SOME DEPARTMENTAL HISTORY
Monash University enrolled its first students in 1961. The first students in engineering completed their final year in 1964. The Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering (as the Department was then known) was Douglas Lampard. He retired in 1990 and died in 1994. One of his first PhD students and an academic colleague for many years, Steve Redman, wrote about Doug's life in 1996. The article was published in the Historical Records of Australian Science, vol 11, no 2, 1996 and is reproduced here by permission of the Australian Academy of Science. For those interested in the history of the Department it provides an interesting background.
2006 SMEEA Annual Dinner ReportThe SMEEA Annual Dinner and AGM was held on the 5th July and a good time was had by all.
Bill Brown has written a report on the SMEEA dinner including pictures. pdf 120kb or MSWord 1Mb
2006 Alumni Newsletter
2005 Annual Dinner ReportThe SMEEA dinner was held on Wed. 29th June.
Bill Brown has written a report on the SMEEA dinner including pictures. MS Word 176kb
SMEEA welcomes alumni from all courses run by the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering throughout its history including non-clayton campus courses please register your contact details with the University Alumni office Monash Alumni Home.
And send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if your email address has changed recently.
One aspect of the department that may be of interest to alumni is the ability to take single subject enrolments out of the postgraduate coursework programs.
Membership of the Department's Alumni Association is free. Graduates are encouraged to keep in touch by by email to email@example.com or c/- Dept of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, PO Box 35, Monash University, 3800,Vic. Australia.
The Alumni Newsletters
Monelec Alumni News is an occasional publication of the department, designed to inform past graduates of news of the department and of other graduates. Newsletter Editor, Bill Brown, would be delighted to hear news of past graduates for future editions of the newsletter. He may be contacted by email.