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18 August 2017

SOAR fellow unlocking the key to sustainable energy

Dr Yixiang Gan is researching how heat transfers through porous matter such as sand and rock. Understanding the physics of these granular materials may be the key to dependable energy systems.

15 August 2017

University of Sydney charges ahead on zinc-air batteries

University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source of choice in electronic devices.

14 August 2017

A transformative approach to power generation in Australia

Associate Professor Ali Abbas’s research explores a transformative approach to power generation in Australia using industrial waste to create useful materials for other industrial plants.

11 August 2017

5 minutes with Sam Woods

The transferable skills gained in his project management degree have played an important role in the career success of Sam Woods so far.

11 August 2017

Chemical research sparks new industry

A new catalyst designed by chemical engineering researchers offers sustainable solutions for hydrocarbon production and sparks the potential for economic expansion in Australia.

10 August 2017

Students learn to engineer humanitarian solutions

Developing community-appropriate designs for water, sanitation, cyclone preparedness, aquaculture and agriculture were some of the outcomes achieved by our engineering students during their recent fieldwork trip to Samoa.

09 August 2017

High-achieving Cambodian student chooses Mechatronics at Sydney

Porsiem Tang hopes to forge a career in technical innovation and creation through our Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic).

07 August 2017

Structural engineers recognised for ongoing contributions

Outstanding ongoing contributions to the field of structural engineering have seen two academics from the School of Civil Engineering recognised by their peers with prestigious awards.

04 August 2017

The secrets of citrus in cancer prevention

Australia wastes thousands of tonnes of orange peels each year, but our researchers are exploring ways to repurpose citrus peel into a supplement for cancer prevention.

03 August 2017

What does a chemical engineer do?

From large-scale infrastructure projects to small tech startups, the opportunities for chemical and biomolecular engineering graduates are vast. Find out what some of our alumni are doing today.