School of Materials Science and Engineering

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The serendipitous discovery of a rust-proof ultra-light alloy in a UNSW laboratory could lead to improved fuel efficiency in transport vehicles and greatly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

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UNSW researchers have created an ‘instruction manual’ for developing metallic glass – an ultra-tough yet flexible alloy described as the most significant materials science innovation since plastic. 

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A new program to inspire young women to pursue degrees and careers in science and technology – led by UNSW’s Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla – has been launched in Canberra. 

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Veena Sahajwalla has become the first Australian to deliver the global iron and steel industry's most prestigious lecture, outlining the industry's role in solving the world’s growing waste problems.

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UNSW has secured funding for one of six new Australia-China Joint Research Centres, designed to meet the many challenges facing the minerals, metallurgy and materials industries in both countries.

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Professor Veena Sahajwalla has been recognised as "one of the world's leading innovators in the field of sustainable materials use".

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Two UNSW-developed technologies have been recognised with Collaborative Innovation Awards at the Cooperative Research Centres Association conference in Adelaide this week.

Increased sustainability in steel production could result from a new research agreement signed by one of the world's top steel producers and four Australian universities.

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Up to 12 percent of the world's human-caused greenhouse gas emissions could be offset by producing biochar from plants and other organic material, according to a new study.

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The US Navy and a London finance house have been tapping the skills of a UNSW science graduate who has just won a major award.