Shanil Samarakoon, a Masters student in Marketing at the Australian School of Business, is leading a team that is bringing electricity to a small rural community in Sri Lanka.
Physclips, a set of multimedia learning and teaching materials developed for introductory physics, has won the Physics division of the 2007 Pirelli Prizes for Science Communication.
An Australian-designed robot clarinet player has won first prize at an international orchestra competition.
UNSW Conjoint Professor Toby Walsh has become the first Australian in a decade to be admitted as a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
UNSW engineers who played a vital role in responding to the devastating May 12 earthquake in China received a personal thankyou from Chinese officials this week.
New studies, by UNSW researchers, of the world's most primitive living things suggest that life on Earth may have begun much earlier than the accepted date of about 3.5 billion years ago.
UNSW engineers are using detailed satellite assessment to assist with the recovery from an earthquake which hit China on May 12, killing more than 60,000 people.
The Premier, Morris Iemma, has told a senior Chinese audience that a new Confucius Institute at UNSW will bring "enormous benefits" to both countries.
Pioneering UNSW solar energy researcher, Scientia Professor Stuart Wenham, has won a prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award for his work in solar cell development.
UNSW researchers have turned ash waste from coal-fired power stations into an environmental solution which could slash emissions in the carbon-hungry construction sector by at least 20 per cent.