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What's happening in nano technology at the institute
Find out about upcoming events, recent discoveries and progress in the field of nanotechnology.

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24 September 2021

NSW boosts research funding to manage scarce water resources

Associate Professor Willem Vervoort is helping to coordinate new research initiatives to monitor complex river systems to better understand how water is used in NSW.
10 September 2021

University spin-out Gelion to make next-gen batteries in Sydney

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer is turning foundational science into commercial solutions to meet the challenges of the renewable energy transition. And it means high-tech, green jobs in Western Sydney.
02 September 2021

2021 Eureka Prize finalists announced

Two academics from the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine and Health have been named as Eureka Prize finalists in recognition of their innovative research into solar-cell technology and 3D imaging.
30 August 2021

CUAVA-1 launches for deployment from International Space Station

A satellite designed and built in Sydney is helping pave the way for Australia's scientific and commercial space industry. Mission leader Professor Iver Cairns is Director of CUAVA.
10 August 2021

Engineering and science research projects granted ARC Linkage Project funding

Three research projects spanning both engineering and science will receive a combined $1.4million in funding under the third round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects outcomes.

02 August 2021

Q-CTRL unveils machine learning technique to pinpoint quantum errors

Professor Michael Biercuk's quantum tech startup makes research strides through continued collaboration with the University to enhance quantum computing performance.
20 July 2021

Touchscreen alternative allays fear of world indium shortage

Indium is used to manufacture touchscreens and other smart devices, but there is no guaranteed, long-term supply of this scarce substance. A new plasma technology may be the answer, writes Dr Behnam Akhavan.
20 July 2021

Plasma tech could replace one of world's rarest materials

New plasma coating technology could see the phase-out of rare earth metal indium that is used in smartphone glass and dimmable windows, which is predicted to run out in 10 years.
07 July 2021

NSW Smart Sensing Network celebrates its fifth anniversary

Backed by the NSW Government, the NSW Smart Sensing Network brings together academia, industry and government to translate world-class smart-sensing research into compelling solutions. It is jointly led by Sydney Nano Director Professor Ben Eggleton.
29 June 2021

'Edge of chaos' opens pathway to artificial intelligence discoveries

Some neuroscience theories suggest the human brain operates best 'at the edge of chaos'. Now scientists in Australia and Japan have found that keeping a nanowire network at the edge of becoming chaotic is the best state for it to produce useful results.