UNSW Engineering

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Professor Mari Velonaki is building a future where robots enhance humanity and have a positive impact on society, writes Susanna Smith.

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UNSW biomolecular engineer Dr Rona Chandrawati has been named in the 2018 Young Scientists Community of 50, the World Economic Forum’s annual listing of the most outstanding researchers in the world aged under 40.

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UNSW faculties of Medicine and Engineering are investing nearly $2m in four clincally-led biomedical engineering initatives that will help address major health problems.

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The race is on to build the first reproducable two qubit gate in silicon - the building block for a scalable silicon-based quantum computer. UNSW Sydney-led scientists have shown for the first time that they can make two precisely placed phosphorous atom qubits “talk” to each other.

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Subsidies would encourage the uptake of electric vehicles but they would need to be tailored and temporary, writes S Travis Waller.

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As part of its aim for 30% female enrolments in engineering by 2020, UNSW is bringing Year 11 and 12 girls to campus for a week of hands-on activities that offer a taste of the booming profession.

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A team of UNSW students visited Beijing, Hong Kong and Shenzhen to design a range of wearable technology prototypes in collaboration with Chinese students and manufacturers.

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UNSW is mourning the passing of Professor Stuart Wenham, director of the Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, and a pioneering researcher and inventor of solar cell technologies.

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UNSW's Women in Engineering program is opening doors for young women to enter a wide range of engineering discliplines, as they realise the profession is more than just a hard-hat business.

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A reimagining of a modern computer chip by Australian engineers shows how a quantum computer can be manufactured – using mostly standard silicon components.

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