UNSW Engineering

Bill Walsh

An exquisite example of research in action, orthopaedic researcher and surgeon Bill Walsh and his team are inventing the biomedical devices of the future.

sky smoke aerosol

CSIRO’s reported decision to withdraw from a NASA-led global network of aerosol monitoring has alarmed climate scientists and economists alike, and for good reason, write Surya Karthik Mukkavilli and Merlinde Kay.

flash flood

Cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands of more intense downpours, UNSW engineers have found. 

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UNSW researchers have been awarded $11.4 million in the latest round of federal government funding for industry-linked research projects and a centre to transform Australia’s high-performance manufacturing sector.

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‘Zero-energy’ buildings – which generate as much power as they consume – are now much closer after a UNSW team achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and cheap to make.

Fixing hospital equipment

Engineering student Ojasvi Chavali reports from rural Cambodia where he and 16 fellow UNSW students volunteered at local hospitals to help bring ailing medical machines back to life. 

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One of the world’s longest-running beach erosion research programs is calling for the creation of a National Coastline Observatory, saying Australian governments are 'working blind' on the impacts of climate change on our coast.

Murray Island

What does it mean to be an engineer? Four students found the answer in the Torres Strait, as part of an innovative course that is transforming lives. 

Tuttle

It took 10 years and several billion kilometres for space systems engineer Sean Tuttle to learn that his ingenuity had paid off. 

Zeina Tebbo

Starting university can be challenging. Adapting to a new environment, new friends, and for some a new country, can be a lot of pressure in the first few weeks, writes Zeina Tebbo.

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