UNSW Engineering

Hydrogen energy

Researchers will work with the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer and industry to store and convert excess renewable energy for use in a range of sectors.

A bend in Northern Territory's Surprise Creek which is covered in lily pads

Waste rock wrongly classified as harmless and a leaking dam could have devastating impact on the local environment and community near the McArthur River Mine.

Martin Green Japan Prize

UNSW Sydney solar expert Martin Green has been honoured with the Japan Prize for transforming the photovoltaics industry.

Crops in a field

Chemical engineers at UNSW Sydney and University of Sydney have found a way to make ‘green’ ammonia from air, water and renewable electricity that does not require the high temperatures, high pressure and huge infrastructure currently needed to produce this essential compound.

Eileen Baldry on the rainbow steps, UNSW Mall walkway

Revered academic and advocate Eileen Baldry leads the list of UNSW Sydney recipients of 2021 Australia Day Honours.

Man on the computer

The dark web is perceived as the underbelly of the internet world but it’s not all as negative as it may seem, says UNSW computer security expert.

Aircraft in storage in Alice Springs

Proper maintenance procedures are in place to ensure that planes grounded for months or years due to worldwide travel restrictions are not an additional danger when they fly again.

A tank of ammonia at a chemical plant with blue sky in background.

Ammonia has sustained humanity since the early 20th century, but its production leaves a huge carbon footprint. Now researchers have found a way to make it 100 per cent renewable.

Professor Nasser Khalili

A joint UNSW project will receive $3m to convert paper and plastic landfill waste into construction materials.

Patterns on surface of liquid metal

Zebra stripes, leopard spots and other patterns discovered on the skin of frozen metal alloys that defy conventional metallurgy.

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