James Orman

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Physics)
Liveris Undergraduate Scholar

James is studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physics.

James began studying at UQ during Year 12, through the Enhanced Studies Program. In 2018, during his senior year of high school, James led a team of students to compete in the international CleanTech Climate Change competition. Their paper investigating a novel method of turning waste carbon dioxide into a useful by-product was selected as one of the top ten of approximately 800 submitted from around the world. James' team was then invited to develop a physical prototype and travel to New York to present their research. They went on to place fourth at the finals.

Outside of his studies, James enjoys playing the guitar and practicing karate. He accepted a position as a karate instructor in early 2019 and earned his second-dan black belt in June of the same year.

Upon commencing at UQ in early 2019, James was awarded the UQ Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship, and was subsequently selected to become one of five inaugural Liveris Academy Scholars.

James is passionate about developing novel solutions to climate change and sustainability-related problems, particularly in the aerospace industry.

After completing his undergraduate degrees, he plans to pursue postgraduate research into developing cheaper, more efficient, more sustainable and more environmentally-friendly methods of launching rockets to Earth orbit and interplanetary space.

James Orman