Associate Professor Ian Cameron» VIEW VIDEO

Associate Professor Ian Cameron is an inspirational and dedicated teacher whose outstanding achievements have been evident over many years. Ian?s teaching spans all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate education and he is impressive in his versatility and ability to successfully address a variety of student needs. His classes are always interesting, with concepts and ideas supported by professional and industrial anecdotes that capture students? interest and enthusiasm. He has a strong sense of supporting the development of students as independent learners and is highly respected by students at all levels. Ian willingly shares his time and expertise with colleagues who teach with him in chemical engineering and other engineering disciplines.

Ian has made a significant contribution to chemical engineering though his involvement in the design and development of curriculum and the learning environment. He is actively engaged in developing new initiatives related to on-site industrial learning and the use of virtual reality systems. He has played a leadership role in the development and implementation of a team-taught, project-centred chemical engineering curriculum which has excited national and international interest from engineering educators. The effectiveness of this course has been acknowledged through the Kvaerner Design Prize being awarded to students of this program for the last two years.

His teaching in the course Process Engineering Design, is an example of his innovative approach as it draws students and industry together. His approach in process design emphasises synthesis, essential for effective learning in chemical engineering. Teams of students work on separate parts of a large design of an entire processing operation. The web-based resources used to support this and other courses he teaches are used worldwide, as is his textbook on process modeling and analysis.

Ian is widely respected by students and staff as an excellent and caring teacher. His selfless attitude to education and his discipline make him an outstanding role model of excellence in professional engineering practice. The University of Queensland and the School of Engineering are fortunate to have an educator of this calibre.

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