Australian universities COVID-19 response – Issue 3

From making masks to modelling spread and measuring mental health, Australian universities COVID-19 response goes far beyond vaccines.

Science innovation around COVID-19 beyond the virus

From masks to face shields, online learning to mental health evaluation, Australian university science is stepping up to the broad range of challenges COVID-19 has presented.

From sewage tracing to the DNA Zoo: Research responses to COVID-19

The rapid response to COVID-19 by the Australia’s university science sector helped avert an early disaster.

The vaccine vanguard

The expertise embedded in Australian university science ranges from complex modelling to trailblazing in genomic mapping, protein chemistry, bioinformatics and epidemiology.

University science mobilises in a pandemic: Opinion

Professor John Shine AC FRS PresAA on the proud history of university science helping us to understand, protect against, and prevent many infectious diseases, from influenza to the viruses that cause some cancers.

Adapting to angry summers: Australian Bushfires

From her bush block in the Blue Mountains, Bianca Nogrady considers how researchers will tackle the ‘new normal’ for severe bushfire weather.

Australian University Science Issue 2: Water Futures

Discover the real impact of university science in this issue of Australian University Science: Water Futures.

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.

Drops from thin air

A remarkable new material developed by the University of Sydney can extract water from air, and could change our future relationship with water.

The war on waste

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

Smart science at regional universities driving future farms

The University of New England’s SMART farms are outdoor laboratories where scientists and growers test out innovations that make a real difference in the field.

Researchers from ANU make a surprising breakthrough for water innovation

University Science Delivering Water Innovation

Solving issues in water security starts with innovative teams where universities and industry work together.

Australian University Science: university science, universal impact

New publication Australian University Science reveals the research impact on future energy technologies.

Supercharging the next generation

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) focusses on training the next generation of research leaders in energy and smart materials.

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.

The future Hydrogen Economy is scaffolded by universities

Science expertise is key to delivering sustainable energy solutions emerging from the hydrogen economy.

Australian University Science: Knowledge and impact

Professor Ian Chubb AC explains why Australian University Science delivers the tools and people Australia needs for a better future.

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.

Pig power a game changer for pork producers

Pig farms in Australia are turning their waste product into an energy source by capturing and burning the methane from pig manure.

Isotope research helping industry and the environment

Isotopic research techniques are a powerful tool for environmental scientists and researchers at ANSTO are global leaders in this field.

Discovery helps researchers better understand immune system

ANU and Monash University researchers have answered one of the most long-standing questions about the immune system.

Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry

New technology that harnesses sunlight to drive chemical reactions is paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry.

Groundwork laid for world’s largest radio telescope: the Square Kilometre Array

The finishing touches are being put on designs for Australia’s contribution to the world’s largest radio telescope: the Square Kilometre Array.

$4.1m funding for mining technology projects announced

The Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology has announced seven mining technology businesses as the recipients of $4.1m in innovation funding.