International workshop on powering communities to promote equality
More than 40 academics, engineers and government leaders from Asia will gather at the University of Melbourne this week to examine how renewable energy technologies and systems can reduce poverty, address social inclusion and improve gender balance.
University of Melbourne moves up to 32 in Times Higher Education rankings
The University of Melbourne has climbed to 32nd in the world, and number 1 in Australia according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The latest news sees the University of Melbourne moving up from its ranking of 33 in 2016.
Researchers turning waste glass into stronger and more affordable concrete
A team from the Melbourne School of Engineering led by Associate Professor Tuan Ngo has developed a lightweight prefabricated concrete material that is stronger and cheaper than traditional concrete.
Professor Priyan Mendis and Dr Kate Nguyen invited onto leading international tall building working group
Professor Priyan Mendis and Dr Kate Nguyen from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering have been invited to join the special working group on Fire and Facades with the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
New command centres control emergency scene data
Sharing data from the multitude of sensors deployed at accident or disaster sites is the aim of a new research collaboration designed to improve the flow of critical information and response of those coordinating emergency services.
The aftermath of the Grenfell fire: Are Australian buildings safe?
Fire safety expert Dr Jonathan Barnett will discuss building facades and fire safety at this free public lecture from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering.
PhD researcher with a story to tell
PhD student Emma White’s memoir ‘Broken’ will be launched at Readings, Carlton on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 6.30pm.
Unique water tank allows scientists to replicate rogue ocean waves
An international team of scientists have demonstrated how ocean winds can generate spontaneous rogue waves. This is the first step to predicting the potentially dangerous phenomena.
One in three Australians report health problems from fragranced consumer products
A University of Melbourne engineering researcher has found that one-third of Australians report health problems — ranging from migraine headaches to asthma attacks — when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies, and personal care products.
Dean’s Public Lecture: Hidden Hazards – Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments
Professor Anne Steinemann will deliver a Dean’s Lecture about the hazards of indoor air pollutants lurking in everyday household products on Tuesday March 28, at 6.30pm, Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre.
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