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24 June 2020

How to make copper mines emission free

A world first study by the University of Sydney's Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future, lays out how Australian copper mining can be cleaner and smarter using emerging technologies.
22 June 2020

Meet the students who are engineering with impact

Bushfire sensing drones, lightning fast computations and hydrogen technology: meet the University of Sydney engineering PhD candidates who are responding to modern issues with skill and ingenuity.
21 June 2020

University of Sydney students fire up rapid PPE prototyping

A student team has created a prototype of a reusable face shield, demonstrating how to turn university resources into a rapid manufacturing solution to respond to medical emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

19 June 2020

Popular doesn't mean influential among Cambodian farmers

Does being popular make a person influential? Not always. A social network analysis by Sydney researchers found that less popular farmers in Cambodia were in fact more influential than their more popular peers.
11 June 2020

A post-pandemic world: will populations be on the move?

Could the world soon be on the move again in the wake of COVID-19? Theoretical modelling by the University of Sydney's Centre for Complex Systems has shown that populations typically disperse following major global crises, including contagions.
04 June 2020

Could manufacturing aid Australia's economic recovery?

Following a federal government call for the reignition of domestic industrial activity, University of Sydney experts comment on the role of advanced manufacturing and boosting the digital workforce in Australia's post-coronavirus economy.
21 May 2020

Engineering students design COVID-19 ventilator

As part of the CoVida ventilator team, three students from the Faculty of Engineering were able to put their knowledge into practice and solve a pressing global issue – the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
14 May 2020

The future of recycling: 4 experts explain

The NSW Government recently conducted a survey on recycling and plastic waste. Ahead of its findings, to be released later this year, four academics comment on research into recycling and the development of advanced waste conversion technologies.
11 May 2020

Vale Dr Phillip Noel Hartley Smith

Emigrating to the Unites States during the 1950s to forge his metallurgical engineering career, Dr Phillip N.H. Smith founded the University of Sydney USA Foundation so he and others could support teaching and learning from the other side of the world.
05 May 2020

University of Sydney builds ventilator to fight COVID-19

The University of Sydney and NSW Health Infrastructure have partnered to develop a simple, low-cost ventilator solution using modern design tools and 3-D printing technology.