School of Chemical Engineering

Gases in the intestines

UNSW Sydney chemical engineers have traced the journey of gases through the gut while further developing a non-invasive, gas-capturing capsule.

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Scientists have closed the loop on greenhouse gas emissions by turning carbon dioxide back into coal in a low energy, efficient process using liquid metals as catalyst.

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The case for hydrogen as a fuel has been well made but there has been little investment to bring it to scale.

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One of the scourges of hospital infections – biofilms formed by bacteria that stick to living tissue and medical instruments – can be tricked into dispersing with the targeted application of nanoparticles and heat.

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Cyrille Boyer, winner of the 2015 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, is mimicking nature to create functional polymers and next-generation nanomedicines to treat infectious diseases. 

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Major players in the energy sector are converging on UNSW to share their vision for increasing Australia’s contribution to meeting the world’s future energy needs.

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UNSW researchers have built an Australian-first bicycle that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single battery charge and $2 of hydrogen.

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Twins Alex and Douglas Dunn have used a prestigious international fellowship to improve nanoparticles' ability to deliver cancer-fighting drugs directly to cancer cells.

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UNSW will establish a research and training centre aimed at bolstering the Australian food industry after receiving more than $2 million in funding from the Australian Research Council.

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In a world-first, UNSW researchers have developed a nanoparticle that could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy for neuroblastoma by a factor of five.

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