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24
May
2017

What can a flock of drones do?

Could drones operate together to conduct surveillance or track bushfires, without human intervention? ANU researchers are working on the issue, as ELOISE RICHARDS reports. They’re changing the way disaster relief is issued, how...

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22
May
2017

Engineering PhD students receive prestigious Chinese Government Award

Five PhD students from the ANU Research School of Engineering are the recipients of the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. The highly competitive award is sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of...

19
May
2017

ANU partnership for research on autonomous cars

The Australian National University (ANU) welcomes the ACT Government’s announcement of a new research partnership involving ANU and the private sector to help make autonomous vehicle technology a commercial reality. With funding...

18
May
2017

Butterfly wings inspire invention that opens door to new solar technologies

Engineers have invented tiny structures inspired by butterfly wings that open the door to new solar cell technologies and other applications requiring precise manipulation of light. The inspiration comes from the blue Morpho...

15
May
2017

ANU engineers build brain-on-a-chip

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed a suitable material to allow brain cells to grow and form predictable circuits, which could lead to the development of prosthetics for the brain. Researchers...

10
May
2017

Students drive innovation for industry

The next generation of tech entrepreneurs presented their projects to potential investors and industry partners at a showcase held on Tuesday 9 May. From robots that race athletes to apps that help individuals overcome a fear of...

28
Apr
2017

ANU Research School of Engineering sponsors leading biomaterials conference

With research expertise in biomaterials, the ANU Research School of Engineering sponsored the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) held in Canberra from the 18-20 April 2017...

27
Apr
2017

Engineering student Harvard-bound

From one world-class university to another, aspiring biomedical engineer Oliver Johnson will be rubbing shoulders with the best in the business at the 2017 Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Summer Institute.   ...

19
Apr
2017

Government should support innovation, science - ANUpoll

A new ANUpoll has found a large majority of Australians support science and want politicians to rely more on the advice of scientists and experts. The ANUpoll also found 67 per cent of those surveyed believe science is best...

Ben Gill
10
Apr
2017

Engineering alumnus awarded Student Philanthropist of the Year (Undergraduate)

Congratulations to Ben Gill who was awarded the 2017 Student Philanthropist (Undergraduate) at the ANU Alumni Awards. Ben Gill is a passionate champion for wellbeing on the University campus and has consistently advocated in...

04
Apr
2017

New efficiency record for low-cost solar cell

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have achieved a new record efficiency for low-cost semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could bring down the cost of generating solar electricity....

20
Mar
2017

Snowy Hydro expansion - ANU experts comment

The Australian Government has announced a $2 billion expansion to the Snowy Hydro scheme, involving new tunnels and pumped hydro storage, designed to help stabilise electricity supplies. The Australian National University (ANU)...

10
Mar
2017

Fuel efficiency research presentations awarded

ANU engineering Masters student Jiaai (Mendy) Liang has been awarded two Excellent Oral Presentation Certificates at the recent 2017 2nd International Conference on Composite Materials and Material Engineering (ICCMME2017) Conference...

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09
Mar
2017

Welcome to our new students from partner universities

As part of the new semester, the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science welcomed undergraduate computer science students who have joined the ANU through our partner universities, at an informal lunch on Thursday 9 March....

08
Mar
2017

Engineering PhD student named 2017 Young ACT Woman of the Year

ANU engineering PhD student Francesca Maclean has been awarded 2017 Young ACT Woman of the Year for her work in promoting gender equity in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields at ANU.   The award was...

07
Mar
2017

ANU welcomes the University of Tokyo for Quantum Technology Workshop

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science was delighted to host students and academic staff from the University of Tokyo for a bi-lateral quantum technology workshop this week.    Over 35 attendees joined...

28
Feb
2017

From Canberra to Koh Chraeng

My name is Sarah, and I’m starting my second year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) and a Bachelor of Business Administration. This January, I travelled to beautiful Cambodia with university students from...

27
Feb
2017

Hydro storage can secure 100% renewable electricity

Pumped hydro storage can be used to help build a secure and cheap Australian electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found. Lead researcher Professor...

23
Feb
2017

Barcode scanner microscope films neurons firing

Engineers at The Australian National University (ANU) have built an advanced microscope using barcode laser scanner technology that can film moving blood cells and neurons firing in living animals.  Lead researcher Dr Steve Lee,...

22
Feb
2017

MTAA Super to partner with ANU solar car team

The first team from the Australian National University (ANU) to take part in the World Solar Challenge has received a major boost with MTAA Super, the $10 billion Canberra-based superannuation fund, joining the project as its naming...

16
Feb
2017

Do you want to change the world? Why not enrol in a Vice-Chancellor’s course this year?

Most of us know that housing affordability, gender equity, and climate change are examples of societal issues that can't be solved by a single discipline. These issues require co-operation and collaboration, they require people...

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