School news

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • As engineers, we must consider the ethical implications of our work [6 December 2013]

    As engineers, we must consider the ethical implications of our work

    Engineers are behind government spying tools and military weapons. We should be conscious of how our designs are used.More...

  • Modelling earthquakes and explosives reactions [26 November 2013]

    Modelling earthquakes and explosives reactions

    Researchers at the University of Sydney are developing mathematical models that can help in reducing rock fracturing and soil liquefaction caused by natural or man-made disasters.More...

  • PhD student wins NSW Coastal Conference student research award [18 November 2013]

    PhD student wins NSW Coastal Conference student research award

    Congratulations to PhD student, Fahim Tonmoy, who has won the 2013 NSW Coastal Conference student research award.More...

  • Exchange of cultures [18 September 2013]

    Exchange of cultures

    In early August six civil engineering students embarked on a short cultural exchange hosted by Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU).More...