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.
Nano engineered peptide polymers clean up resistant superbugs
Nature’s prowess in making molecules with astounding properties, such as DNA, serves as important inspiration to Professor Greg Qiao, whose laboratory at the University of Melbourne has an impressive track record with synthesising nanomaterials with unusual new capabilities.
Melbourne to Lead New Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence
The University of Melbourne is one of two institutions chosen to lead the Federal Government’s efforts to build the cyber security expertise and job-ready skills needed by Australian industries.
University of Melbourne to lead new ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies
The University of Melbourne will partner with IBM Research to launch a new Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies thanks to $4.1m in funding from the Australian Research Council.
New hub for biomedical engineering research named after inventor of cochlear implant
A new institute that brings together biomedical engineers, clinical researchers and industry partners to develop real-world solutions for public health has been launched.
Damayanthi Herath to attend prestigious women in tech conference
Engineering PhD candidate Damayanthi Herath has secured a scholarship from the Anita Borg Institute (ABI) to attend the 2017 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
Nitero acquired by leading technology multinational
Nitero, the technology company co-founded by Professor Stan Skafidas from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has been acquired by global technology giant Advanced Micro Devices, with Professor Skafidas set to head up AMD’s operations in Australia.
Why and how businesses should protect against data breaches from within
To protect both themselves and their customers, companies need to secure their data. By Craig Horne, Strategic Information Security Consultant and PhD researcher in the School of Computing and Information Systems
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.
Product and processing improvements add value to dairy supply chain
The stretch of mozzarella, the spread of cream cheese and a longer shelf life for products such as yoghurt are among the improvements Associate Professor Sally Gras is bringing to the Australian dairy industry as it competes for market share on the world stage.
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