Researchers honoured for their pioneering work in renewable energy, water management and chemical engineering.
Scientia Professor Toby Walsh has been recognised for his work to advance artificial intelligence.
Researchers from three universities including UNSW Sydney will combine their strengths to pursue cheaper energy.
Nine grants in a new round for industry collaborations will fund research in engineering, science, arts and social sciences, and art and design.
The new round of grants will support research in arts and social sciences, built environment, business, engineering, law, medicine and science.
Biomedical researchers have come up with a novel way to use a beam of light to deliver CRISPR gene therapy molecules targeting illnesses.
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.
Grants for early career researchers will support innovation in fields of science, technology, engineering, law and arts.
The 2021 rankings also see UNSW Business School, Social Sciences, Medicine and Science subjects move up the list.
Scientia Associate Professor Xiaojing Hao has been honoured at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science.