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Dr Kean Fong, Dr Marco Ernst, and Dr Wensheng Liang developed a new bifacial solar cell, which can absorb both direct and reflected solar energy, thanks to funding from the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP). The Albanese government recently announced ACAP will receive $45 million over the next eight years.

27
Jun
2022

$45m injection to electrify innovation in Aussie solar tech

The Australian National University (ANU) will play a critical role in researching and developing cheaper, more efficient and more sustainable solar technologiesthanks to a multi-million dollar cash splash that will ignite a spark in...

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22
Jun
2022

Rocketry leader lands at Airbus

The ANU aerospace engineering major was not yet available when Allissa Li graduated in 2019 with a double degree in Science and Engineering (Honours). But her...

ANU and Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) executives celebrate the new honours cohort with the Co-Lab managment team.

ANU and Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) executives celebrate the new honours cohort with the Co-Lab managment team.

07
Jun
2022

Co-Lab celebrates Honours Grant recipients

One of the keystone partnerships at ANU, the Co-Lab, has welcomed and celebrated its inaugural cohort of 2022 Co-Lab Honours Grant recipients. ...

03
Jun
2022

Space nerd gets a boost from new engineering scholarship

Josie Bates felt a bit daunted when she first arrived on campus.    “Coming to ANU from a rural background, you don't know many people, sometimes you...

Deans awards for professional staff
26
May
2022

Nominations for the Dean's awards for professional staff

At the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), our professional staff members and teams perform an important role in delivering the College priorities to students, academics, the ANU, and each other. While operating to a...

24
May
2022

Robots navigate mazes in "DisCo" engineering course

Watch as a fleet of robot rovers autonomously navigate mazes and their human creators root them on during "Final Rover Testing" week at the ANU School of Engineering: ...

Dr AnYao Liu

Dr AnYao Liu

06
May
2022

Dr Liu awarded for her ground-breaking research in solar cell technologies

Dr AnYao Liu from the School of Engineering was recently awarded the Ulrich Gösele Young Scientist Award for her pioneering work on removing metallic impurities from silicon solar cells using deposited thin films. “Impurities,...

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05
May
2022

Solar innovation inspired by corals could help save them

A snorkeler and scuba diver from the age of 5, Dr Juan Felipe Torres traces his love of nature to marine adventures with his parents and brothers off the coast of Colombia...

06
Apr
2022

PhD research sets world record for solar-to-hydrogen efficiency

Even as power grids and passenger vehicles transition to renewable energy, the fact remains that one third the world’s CO2 emission comes from more energy-intensive...

01
Apr
2022

NASA stops at ANU on way to moon and Mars

Badri Younes, a NASA engineer serving as Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) and SCaN Program Manager, spoke at the Birch Innovation Space about his job building next generation technologies to...

23
Mar
2022

Australia can lower CO2 emissions in Asia Pacific by 8.6%

Australia could drastically lower carbon emissions in the Asia-Pacific region by exporting zero-carbon commodities such as electricity, green hydrogen and green metals, according to new research by experts at The Australian National...

Of the ten winners of the Vietnam Outstanding Young Faces Award, Dr Hieu Nguyen is the only one who resides outside of Vietnam. Photo by Lannon Harley.

18
Mar
2022

Hieu Nguyen wins Vietnam Outstanding Young Faces Award

Dr Hieu Nguyen, a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), has won a Vietnam Outstanding Young...

10
Mar
2022

Scholarship winner to donate funds to Indigenous design summit

Charli Fell, winner of the 2022 Natasha Linard Scholarship for Women in Engineering and Technology, has promised to dedicate half of its funds to the continuation of a Local Design Summit that will benefit the ACT’s Indigenous and...

Prof Kylie Catchpole teamed with Dr Jun Peng to break their own record for solar cell efficiency.

25
Feb
2022

New record signals bright future for solar tech

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have broken their own record to create a more efficient solar cell.  ...

The ANU research team with Graphite Energy COO, Byron Ross, in the purpose-built sodium lab. From left: Associate Professor John Pye, Associate Professor Joe Coventry, Dr Ahmad Mojiri, Mr Byron Ross, and Dr Mahdiar Taheri.

24
Feb
2022

ANU team reaches new highs in thermal energy storage

ANU researchers have reached a ground-breaking temperature of 800 degrees Celsius for a new thermal energy storage technology. Optimising storage of renewable energy is a crucial component in the transition away from fossil fuels.

22
Feb
2022

University Medal winner reflects on CECS journey

Ruth Kravis graduated with a University Medal for outstanding scholarship and had life-changing experiences studying abroad, but it was the connections she...

21
Feb
2022

Recent graduate returns to offer inspiration and advice

"Immerse yourself as much as you can, as quick as you can." That...

The Good News documents the achievements and accolades of the students and researchers who make up the ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science.

21
Feb
2022

The Good News — Feb. 2022

Dean Nick Birbilis welcomes CECS students ...

10
Feb
2022

Orientation Week 2022

Welcome to ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science Orientation Week or O-Week is an exciting time in the ANU calendar. It's a time when we welcome you, our new students, to the College community. Hopefully you...

Professor Amanda Barnard AM

Professor Amanda Barnard AM

10
Feb
2022

Inspirational women in science

On Australia Day 2022, Professor Amanda Barnard AM was appointed as a member of the Order of Australia in...

09
Feb
2022

More than 200 CECS students celebrate graduation on campus

The return to campus for the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science started with a great reason to celebrate: graduation ceremonies for more than 200 students who finished their studies during the pandemic and were able to be...

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