ECAN Engineering

Engineering Early Career Academic Network

The Engineering ECAN (Early Career Academic Network) is working to improve communications between ECAs within Engineering and ensure that opportunities are provided for ECAs to develop networks and gain knowledge in academic career development.

Vision

We are a trusted peer-led professional support group for ECAs, that provides advocacy, development opportunities and networking.

Purpose

  • Enable ECAs to make strategic and informed decisions about their career trajectory and goals, and to enhance their research and academic capabilities.
  • Promote and facilitate ECA leadership across the key strategic areas of academic and research excellence, social engagement and global impact.
  • Provide space for ECAs to network and share knowledge at both the faculty and university level.
  • Connect the wider UNSW community with the valuable ECA population.
  • Represent the voice of ECAs.

What is an ECA?

UNSW Early Career Academics (ECAs) meet all of the following criteria:

  • UNSW Academic staff within seven years (relative to opportunity) of having been awarded a PhD or recognised equivalent;
  • Appointment is at Level A-C.

The term ECA includes any employee who fits the requirements above, irrespective of whether the employment is:

  • in a research-focused role, an education-focused role, or a combined research and education role; and
  • in a continuing or fixed-term position.

Additionally, you must also take into account your relevant career opportunity and interruptions.

If you have any questions, please email us at ecanexec@unsw.edu.au

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Engineering ECAN COVID19 Impact 2021

In 2020, multiple surveys of Early Career Academics (ECAs) highlighted the negative impacts that COVID-19 was having on ECAs. A year later, the Faculty of Engineering ECA Network (ECAN) is seeking to understand the ongoing impact to ECAs since COVID-19. The following report is a compilation of the most important findings from a COVID19 Impact Survey released on the 1st of March 2021.

Survey Report

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Next events

We run a lot of events throughout the year including a promotions event and speed mentoring. To stay up to date subscribe to our email list by contacting HR or contact us via email.

Applying for promotion

Are you thinking of applying for promotion this year? The Engineering ECAN is organising an event to help you prepare for the next round of promotion application. We have invited five experienced panels who had been in the panellist or successfully been promoted in recent years. They will provide tips for your promotion application.

 

When: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Friday 9 July 2021
Where: online Panel Discussion via MS Teams
Chair: Dr Inma Tomeo-Reyes

Panel members:

  • Prof Con Doolan from MME, Associate Dean (Academic Programs) of FoE, Panellist for promotion in 2020.
  • Dr Alison Ciesla from SPREE, promoted from level A to B, Research Focused (RF).
  • Dr Shiva Abdoli from MME, promoted from level A to B, Education Focused (EF) to Education & Research track (E&R).
  • Dr Mahmood Sadat-Noori from CEE, promoted from level A to B, E&R to RF.
  • Dr Patrick Burr from MME, promoted from level B to C, E&R.
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ECAN Engineering Committee Members
Dr Susann Beier

 Dr Susann Beier

s.beier@unsw.edu.au

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Chair)

Loves coffee, triathlons and is passionate about computing blood flow

Dr Mahmood Sadat-Noor

Dr Mahmood Sadat-Noor

m.sadat-noori@unsw.edu.au

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Carina Baptiston Tanaka

 Dr Carina Baptiston Tanaka

c.tanaka@unsw.edu.au

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr Leo Wu

Dr Leo Wu

liao.wu@unsw.edu.au

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr Emma Lovell

Dr Emma Lovell 

e.lovell@unsw.edu.au

Chemical Engineering

Dr Ruth Fisher

Dr Ruth Fisher

ruth.fisher@unsw.edu.au

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Yu Jing

Dr Yu Jing 

yu.jing@unsw.edu.au

Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

Dr Inma Tomeo-Reyes

Dr Inma Tomeo-Reyes

i.tomeo-reyes@unsw.edu.au

Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Dr Bhavik Lodhia

Dr Bhavik Lodhia

b.lodhia@unsw.edu.au

Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

Dr Hamid Alinejad-Rokny

Dr Hamid Alinejad-Rokny

h.alinejad@unsw.edu.au

Biomedical Engineering

Dr Dorna Esrafilzadeh

Dr Dorna Esrafilzadeh

d.esrafilzadeh@unsw.edu.au

Biomedical Engineering

Dr Ran Chen

Dr Ran Chen 

ran.chen@unsw.edu.au

Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering

Dr Alison Maree Ciesla

Dr Alison Maree Ciesla

a.ciesla@unsw.edu.au

Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering

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Dr Wafa Johal

wafa.johal@unsw.edu.au

Computer Science Engineering

♥ robots and travels

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