2015 News

  • Wizardry in a wind tunnel [07 December 2015]

    Wizardry in a wind tunnel

    Researchers have officially reopened their multi-million-dollar Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel facility capable of generating wind velocities of up to 100 kmph and testing large-scale models up to 2.5 metres wide in the School of Civil Engineering. More...

  • Witnessing earthquake inspires young engineer to soil research [03 December 2015]

    Witnessing earthquake inspires young engineer to soil research

    Living through a 6.5 magnitude earthquake inspired 23-year-old Wang Shengzhe to leave his structural engineering role with a professional consultancy to take up a research degree into soil movement, in the hope of preventing future disasters. More...

  • We will find a way to predict the spread of disease [12 November 2015]

    We will find a way to predict the spread of disease

    Project aims to improve the accuracy of how we predict epidemic scenarios. More...

  • Engineers don’t just build things, they can help save the world [11 November 2015]

    Engineers don’t just build things, they can help save the world

    Engineers like to claim their primacy as problem solvers. But while this ability will always be critical for engineers, there is more to engineering than just solving problems.More...

  • Proof is in the breakfast cereal [7 July 2015]

    Proof is in the breakfast cereal

    The science of snap, crackle and pop has expanded beyond the breakfast bowl with researchers from the universities of Sydney and San Diego State using puffed rice cereal to explain the movement and crushing of porous materials when compressed. More...