2014 News

  • Tiny grains - big win [24 October 2014]

    Professor Itai Einav winner of Europe's prestigious ALERT Research medal in his laboratory

    We are yet to truly understand sand. A medal winning paper describes a new formula for understanding the resistance of piles penetrating into crushable grains, their size distribution and their evolution in time and space.  More...

  • Pee on the pods [7 August 2014]

    Pee on the pods

    Urine could be successfully recycled to fertilise crops according to University of Sydney civil engineering researchers who have examined the effectiveness of reusing nutrients from the human waste.  More...

  • ARC Future Fellowships recognise research strengths at Sydney [24 July 2014]

    ARC Future Fellowships recognise research strengths at Sydney

    The University of Sydney's strength in science and engineering has been recognised with the announcement of 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellowships.  More...

  • Art in Engineering [1 July 2014]

    Art in Engineering

    Engineering is a creative profession yet engineers typically receive little or no education in the arts. The School of Civil Engineering has responded to that with the assistance of Harry Partridge, who delivers a short course in art to students in the heart of their final year Civil Engineering Design course and challenges them to produce an artwork. The results of their efforts are displayed each year as a reaffirmation of art as an element in their learning process.  More...

  • Connecting as a whole - one step process [8 May 2014]

    Connecting as a whole - one step process

    A design process that makes steel structures safer, more reliable,less expensive and gives Australian businesses the competitive edge is being developed by University of Sydney civil engineering researchers.  More...