In April, research students from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong visited India as part of the 2016 International Institute of Welding Colloquium.

In a visit sponsored by Welded Structures Foundation, Dr Yan Ma (supervisor Prof Huijun Li) and Cornelis J van Niekerk (supervisor Prof Madeleine du Toit) visited India IIT Chennai and presented at the IIW Welding Research Colloquium in Hyderabad.

Both Yan Ma and Cornelis were excellent ambassadors for UOW and EIS; both made impressive presentations at the colloquium with Yan Ma winning the award for the best short presentation.

In addition they made many good contacts and opened up several opportunities for research collaboration, particularly with IIT Chennai. They should both be congratulated for an outstanding effort and for fostering international collaboration

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