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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.
06 March 2020

Prominent female professors share their advice on leadership

What makes a good leader? Eight University of Sydney's leaders, who also happen to be women, share the view from the top - and the advice they'd offer aspiring female leaders.
05 March 2020

World's smelliest fruit could charge your mobile phone

A University of Sydney researcher has developed a new method using the world's most repulsive smelling fruit. Turning durian waste into super-capacitors could "substantially reduce" the cost of energy storage and charge devices very quickly.
04 March 2020

QS subject rankings reflect breadth of Sydney expertise

The QS 2020 Subject Rankings has rated 31 University of Sydney subjects in the top 50 globally, up from 30 in 2019.