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03 April 2020

COVID-19 pandemic set to peak in several days in Australia

New University of Sydney research has revealed that Australia is nearing the COVID-19 pandemic peak. It also showed that 8,000 - 10,000 people are expected to fall ill with the virus over the course of the pandemic.
25 March 2020

Greater social distancing could curb COVID-19 in 13 weeks

A University of Sydney data study from the Faculty of Engineering has revealed that social distancing must be adopted by at least 80 percent of the Australian population to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
24 March 2020

ARC grant aims to improve viability of probiotics

A Faculty of Engineering team has been awarded almost $440,000 from the Australian Research Council to help improve the viability of probiotics, which currently lose their potency due to stomach acidity.
19 March 2020

First map shows global hotspots of glyphosate contamination

Glyphosate, or Roundup, is under scrutiny because of possible impacts on human health and ecosystems. Here Federico Maggi and Alex McBratney present the world's first map detailing contamination hotspots of the controversial herbicide.
13 March 2020

Meet the engineering student paving the way for Australian female biathletes

Mechatronic engineering student Jillian Colebourn made history last year when she became the first Australian woman in over 20 years to compete at the Biathlon World Cup. But her high-flying achievements extend far beyond the slopes.
13 March 2020

Forging a career in STEM: how an engineering degree helped alumna soar

Engineering alumna Alana Newbrook went from studying chemical and biomolecular engineering at Sydney, to a role as general manager of a global firm. But her career journey hasn’t always been straightforward.
10 March 2020

Start your engines! Formula 1's engineering influence

This weekend the Formula 1 will celebrate 25 years of racing in Australia. Sydney Motorsport supervisor and motor research engineer Dr Andrei Lozzi explains the history, engineering and influence of race cars.