A Reverse Engineering Journey

Dr Maryam Parviz will join Dr Debbie Saunders and Professor Tony Weiss in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will consider how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.

Using drones to conserve wildlife

Dr Debbie Saunders will join Dr Maryam Parviz and Professor Tony Weiss in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will be a lively discussion about how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.

Medtech entrepreneur finds success in commercialisation

Professor Tony Weiss will join Dr Maryam Parviz and Dr Debbie Saunders in a Spark Festival discussion at 12 noon on 15 October from 12 pm. Crazy Works – Startups have more impact than papers will consider how academic researchers can be better prepared to create startups.

Deep insights into virus proteins

As a beamline scientist at the Australian Synchrotron, Dr Eleanor Campbell is helping researchers unlock the structure of SARS-CoV-2.

Diagnosing with large-scale data

A globe-trotting career has taken Dr Cathy Yuen Yi Lee from Wollongong in New South Wales to the US and Europe.

Packaging up a perfect PhD in food waste

Researcher Ruby Chan joined the Fight Food Waste CRC as a PhD student through RMIT and she is already exploring innovative ways to use packaging more effectively to prevent waste.

Water for country

Tapping into thousands of years of observation and water management by Australia’s First Peoples holds the key to future water policy in Australia.

The war on waste

Karen Rouse leads a national effort to take valuable water research from university science to industry and end users.

Chemistry expertise led to CSIRO legacy of lowering emissions

University science collaborations have geared CSIRO research director Dr David Harris to uncover ways to move to a sustainable global energy system.

Solar energy entrepreneur gets her start in university science

An innovative funding approach gave solar energy entrepreneur Emma Jenkin her breakthrough into an untapped energy market.

Celebrating STEM leaders this International Women’s Day

Science and Technology Australia celebrated International Women’s Day by recognising leading women in STEM and calling on Aussies to #NominateHer.

Physicist appointed as CSIRO Chief Scientist

Australia’s national science agency has appointed Dr Cathy Foley to the position of CSIRO Chief Scientist.

Research and industry – A relationship guide (Part 2)

Videos from the Spark Festival: Australian leaders explore how universities can better prepare researchers for the future.

Research and industry – A relationship guide (Part 1)

Videos from the Spark Festival: Australian leaders explore how universities can better prepare researchers for the future.

Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science go to…

The winners of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were announced this week – and here they are!

Core code

Gernot Heiser has spent the past decade developing secure microkernals for operating systems.

Fight club at cybersecurity MOOC

Australia’s hottest hackers come from one Sydney lab, led by an affable professor who is on a mission to fight cybercrime at the world’s biggest institutions.

Organ weaver

Working at the intersection of biophysics and technology, UNSW researchers are weaving artificial tissues in the hope they can get the body to repair itself.

Industry placements pave the way to success

CRCs are leading the way in introducing PhD students to a career in industry with targeted placement programs and projects.

Early career researchers take the stage

The winner of the Showcasing Early Career Researchers Competition was announced at the CRCA’s 2017 Collaborate Innovate conference.

Creating the life-saving Nanopatch

Smaller than a postage stamp and covered in vaccine-coated microscopic projections, the Nanopatch promises to save millions of lives.

Have your call to action ready

Science meets Parliament opened up a whole new world of science advocacy for Dr Krystal Evans, CEO of the Biomelbourne Network. So how did she make herself heard?

Make your expertise available

For medical researcher Dr Darren Saunders, seeing the workings of government up close was an eye-opening experience and a catalyst for getting involved in science policy.

Dare to talk about your ideas

Researchers often underestimate the impact that their knowledge and projects can have, says former SmP delegate, Dr Anne-Sophie Dielen.