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Our exceptional alumni are leading the way in research and industry across the globe.

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18 July 2019

An engineer’s mission to make poor families safer

Alexie Seller graduated from the University of Sydney in 2010 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Now, as CEO of Pollinate Group, the entrepreneur is building sustainable solutions to provide clean energy to communities in India and Nepal.
28 May 2019

Leadership Scholarship graduate soars at aviation multinational

An initial industry placement at Thomas Global Systems has since evolved into an exciting career building cutting-edge aviation prototypes for one Leadership Scholarship graduate.
27 March 2019

Tackling India's e-waste recycling crisis

India's share of the world's massive e-waste problem has seen unskilled recyclers exposing themselves to dangerous processes. Jeevesh Kumar is working to delete the recycling danger, and reboot the benefits.
17 January 2019

A smart grid pioneer’s career in the spotlight

For George Maltabarow, alumnus and former CEO of Energy Australia, having the opportunity to explore a variety of passions whilst at university were the foundations for a fulfilling, exceptional career.
07 November 2018

The computing degree driving healthcare innovation

Equipping professionals with the technological skills needed to transform healthcare is at the heart of the Master of Health Technology Innovation, the first cross-disciplinary degree developed through the Charles Perkins Centre.
24 September 2018

Computer scientist's once-in-a-lifetime project

University of Sydney alumnus James Cowling was only a year into his career when offered the chance to lead a once-in-a-lifetime project.
05 September 2018

Alumna awarded inaugural Schmidt Science Fellowship in Astronomy

Engineering alumna Jielai Zhang is part of a team building the world’s best telescope to observe faint and large extragalactic objects.
31 July 2018

Shoot for the stellar molecules

Heather Mendelsohn’s desire to study a chemical engineering degree came from wanting greater opportunities to further her career prospects in both technical engineering and management roles.
26 June 2018

The graduate hitting all the right notes

What does it take to help grow the Arts in Australia while raising a family? Yarmila Alfonzetti explains how studying a postgraduate project management degree at the University of Sydney built her extensive industry experience to a crescendo of success.
06 June 2018

Vale Emeritus Professor Graeme Austin Bird AO

We are saddened by news of the passing of Emeritus Professor Graeme Austin Bird on May 26th 2018, aged 88. Professor Bird was an internationally-renowned Australian scientist and aeronautical engineer.

Notable alumni

Dr John Bradfield

Designed the Sydney Harbour Bridge ME ’96 BE (Civil) ’89 DSc ’24
Sydney visionaries celebrate the legacy of John Bradfield

Sir John Madsen

Pioneer of radar technology DSc ’54 BSc ’00 BE (Civil) ’01 DSc (Honoris Causa) ’54
Young alumna follows in her great-grandfather's footsteps

Dr John O'Sullivan

Inventor of Wi-Fi technology BSc ’67 BE (Electrical) ’69 PhD (Engineering) ’75 Deng (Honoris Causa) ’12
Dr John O'Sullivan receives the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering