School of Chemical Engineering

Solar cells, wind turbines and structures that house the electrolyser to create hydrogen

The green hydrogen revolution is coming, and Australia is perfectly placed to take advantage of it, an analysis of production costs by UNSW engineers has shown.

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A new UNSW-industry partnership will prioritise commercialisation of hydrogen research to benefit society.

Ferns sprouting after bushfire

From finding packaging solutions in bananas to using citizen science to track bush regeneration, UNSW Sydney researchers are using nature – and each other – to help tackle global problems.

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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