HDR Supervisor of the Month

To recognise good practice in ANU Higher Degree Research (HDR) supervision, we have introduced the HDR Supervisor of the Month Award.

All HDR supervisors, conveners, administrators, or anyone else who works to support HDR are eligible to be nominated.

The winner will receive ANU-wide recognition.

Nominations are now open to all staff and HDR students. Nomination involves completion of the simple HDR Supervisor of the Month – Nomination Form.

Current HDR Supervisor of the Month awardee

February 2020

Hieu Nguyen

Dr Hieu Nguyen
Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer
Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science

Hieu’s supervisory approach:
“Effective supervision and mentorship are the most important characteristics of a research student’s experience in the university. They are major factors driving program completion and success. As a supervisor, I should empower my students to take ownership of their education and help them realise that they are responsible for their learning outcomes with the highest standard. My practice is not something magical, but down-to-earth: work, learn and share the knowledge together. I don’t try to be a superman knowing everything in front of my students. Utilising their own talents and honestly sharing my weaknesses and thoughts are the keys.”

Find out more about Hieu’s work by visiting his profile webpage on the Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering website.