David Trimm Scholarship

David Trimm (DT) Scholarship is a new scholarship (valued at $5000 per annum) awarded by the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW to recognise the life and career achievements of the late Professor Trimm, a former Head of School of the UNSW School of Chemical Engineering and one of the world's leading expert in the field of catalysis. Professor Rose Amal, who is the former students of Professor Trimm's said "He was the Head of School for quite a number of years, and was always very helpful." Professor Amal also added that he is remembered as someone who always available to give advice, gave staff members great opportunities to excel, earned a lot of respect from others and being remembered as a 'gentle giant'

Prof David Trimm was a pioneer in studying the mechanism of carbon formation on metal catalysts

The David Trimm scholarship was developed to support students with an interest and passions about the catalysis component of chemical engineering and for those high achieving student who was also involved in extracurricular activities that further the field of Engineering. The inaugural winner of the scholarship is Andy Wang, a second-year student studying a combined chemical engineering and commerce degree. A passionate student, Andy is also the vice president of programs for the UNSW Engineering Careers Society and a student coordinator for Engineers Without Borders where he organises outreach activities for students, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in engineering degrees.

Read the news covering the presentation of Inaugural David Trimm Scholarship - presented during the UNSW Faculty of Engineering Scholarship Evening last May 2016.

To apply for the scholarship go to: APPLY for David Trimm Scholarship

Key information about the scholarship can be found below:

Value: $5000 - 1 scholarship available for 1 year

Opens: 01/07/2016

Closes: 30/11/2016 - for commencement semester 1 2017

Outline: The David Trimm Scholarship in Chemical Engineering aims to assist and support a first year undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in Chemical Engineering (single or dual).

Eligibility: to be eligible, applicant must:

  • be a current student enrolled in the 1st year of a UNSW Undergraduate degree program in Chemical Engineering (single or dual degree); and
  • must have completed a minimum of 48 units credit in their current UG program; and
  • have achieved a min. WAM of 75

Selection: applicants will be assessed on the basis of:

  • academic merit
  • aptitude and commitment to continue studies in chemical engineering
  • interest in pursuing a career in catalysis
  • demonstrated or potential leadership skills

The School of Chemical Engineering welcomes bequests and other donations that will support continuation of the David Trimm Scholarship into the future.

Donate to the David Trimm Scholarship

Presentation of DT2016 Scholarship

To find out what it takes to be David Trimm Scholar - read excerpt about Andy Wang below:

Andy Wang, a Sydney Boys High School graduate is currently studying double degree: Chemical Engineering and Finance at the School of Chemical Engineering at UNSW. His decision to pursue Chemical Engineering studies was led by his passion in Chemistry - which was his favourite subject in high school. He claimed that Chemistry provided him with greater appreciation of the worlds around him and he learnt a lot about alternate fuel sources, batteries, radioisotopes in medicine and industry, water pollution, ozone layer, etc. Andy's all-time role model is Elon Musk, the man behind PAYPAL, SpaceX and Tesla motors; he stated that "Musk has achieved an amazing amount in his lifetime. He has pushed the boundaries of engineering in several industries by investing his own self-made fortune. I admire his efforts to tackle challenges and aim for a sustainable future and humanity as a multi-planet species." Congratulations Andy, hope your dream to work in NASA or SpaceX comes true!

Andy's linked in: https://au.linkedin.com/in/andywangau