Nigel Lovell

Close-up of an elephant using its trunk to grip and eat food

An invention similar to an elephant’s trunk has potential benefits for many industries where handling delicate objects is essential, say the UNSW researchers who developed it.

Associate Professor Guozhen Liu

Associate Professor Guozhen Liu has been recognised for breakthroughs in individualised treatment for autoimmune diseases and cancer.

A human hand hovers over a field of wheat

UNSW engineers have invented a soft wearable device which simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential for medical, industrial and entertainment applications.

Bionic eye inside

A functioning bionic eye is a step closer to reality after the federal government awarded $42 million in funding to a consortium including leading UNSW researchers.

Bionic eye inside

A prototype bionic eye developed at UNSW could be ready for human trials by 2012 following the announcement of a national research collaboration.