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.
Below the ocean’s surface with Professor Alexander Babanin
Graduating from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia with a Bachelor of Physics in 1983, Professor Alexander Babanin went on to pursue a PhD in Physical Oceanography at the Marine Hydro-physical Institute in Sebastopol.
The mechanics of biology: a discussion with Professor Peter Lee
Professor Peter Lee is widely recognised for his work in biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering. “Once you understand the properties of muscles, bones and tissues you can do a lot.”
Molecular mozzarella: What makes mozzarella stretchy?
The secrets of mozzarella cheese are being unravelled by Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering PhD student Anita Pax.
Melbourne researchers create hope for sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease
Melbourne researchers are creating hope for sufferers of inflammatory bowel diseases, one of the damaging side effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Robotics and the reality of science fiction
Dr Denny Oetomo’s latest work has focused on exploring the use of robotics to improve the recovery of upper limb use following nervous system injuries such as strokes.
Australia first for reconstructive surgery uses a 3D-printed jaw implant
In an Australian-first surgical procedure, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne along with Epworth Freemasons’ Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon George Dimitroulis, have corrected a young man’s rare congenital jaw deformity.
A new space race is on to bring the internet to the whole world
Professor Thas Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering describes how the race is on to get billions of people connected to the internet via a global network of satellites.
Truth and Nail
University of Melbourne pollutants expert Professor Anne Steinemann reveals the dark side of the beauty industry in an interview with The Project, pointing to the “toxic trio” of chemicals commonly found in nail products.
Melbourne-Shenzhen Rehabilitation Research Centre Opens
Osteoarthritis and osteoporotic fractures represent a major health problem in China. To address this growing health challenge, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering Dr Lihai Zhang has helped develop the new Melbourne-Shenzhen Rehabilitation Centre.
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