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From research breakthroughs to industry collaborations and alumni success, learn more about what our academics, students and partners are now achieving.

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19 February 2018

5 minutes with Rachel Thomas

It is fair to say that Biomedical Engineer and Medical Doctor, Dr Rachel Thomas is a great role model for young women – something she is also passionate about being.

16 February 2018

Engineering local solutions in India

Suitable design methodology for earthquake-proofing homes and awareness of the impact caused by large-level irrigation were some of the insights our engineering students gained during their recent fieldwork trip to India.
08 February 2018

Smart food packaging to reduce Australia’s waste problems

Smart food packaging could be near thanks to new research in ‘printable food ink sensors’. These inks are designed to detect gases produced by bacteria in order to provide us with a timely insight into our food’s quality.
05 February 2018

How Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch a Tesla into space

Elon Musk is launching a Tesla into space – aeronautical engineering expert Associate Professor Ben Thornber explains how SpaceX will do it.
02 February 2018

University-led cyber security network receives new government funding

The NSW Government announced $2 million in funding for a university-led cyber security network, of which the University of Sydney is a founding partner. It will provide an opportunity to take the University's blockchain research to new heights.
31 January 2018

Finding answers to Australia's water shortage problem

New research in membrane technology could change the way we filter water, providing solutions to the challenges facing rural communities and the food processing industry.
25 January 2018

Implantable medical devices bolstered by next-gen modification

A discovery by University of Sydney researchers could underpin a new class of implantable devices that provide biological signals to surrounding tissue for better integration with the body and reduced risk of infection.