In this issue, we explore how Australian University Science in the last two decades has built the scaffolding upon which our technology, health and engineering and applied sciences operate.
From devices that allow patients to operate computers with their thoughts to revolutionising solar technology, here are fundamental science’s success stories.
Basic science is far more than the translatable research outcomes it might enable. It is also the catalyst for significant advances in our social and economic wellbeing.
Building on fundamental gene technologies, Australian scientists have adapted a treatment for children’s cancer into a tool to target and suppress the virus that causes COVID-19.
Translational research is seen as the end-point, but innovation, impact and income come as much — if not more — from fundamental science at Australian universities.
From fundamental cellular studies in the 1950s, synthetic biology will become a multi-billion-dollar opportunity in coming decades.
Australian University Science magazine showcases exceptional science teams and science graduates working with industry
Australian university science has a long history of co-investing with major international and national organisations to build sovereign capability.
Australian farming is backed by a century of soil science critical to our capability to support food production in a climate challenged future.
Scientists in universities across Australia, energised by the pitched battle against COVID-19, are developing a suite of home-made solutions to future scourges.
Australian universities have a vital role to play in ensuring that we have sufficient people with the advanced skills needed to run such sophisticated industries.
From solar cells to meat substitutes, Australian university sciences adds value to Australian small business.
Ellume’s Cinderella story of business success had its beginnings in university science.
Dr Afsaneh Khansari is a synthetic chemist working at the forefront of molecular engineering, developing new seaweed-based biomaterials.
Advances in materials science are behind the growth of small businesses located in and around the Geelong Future Economy Precinct, encompassing Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus in Victoria.
Bridging the gap between science and SMEs provides huge benefits to society, says Sally-Ann Williams of Cicada Innovations.
University science helps businesses bridge commercialisation’s ‘valley of death’ by taking opportunities through to end products.
As science delivers new insights and tools, new industries are emerging. Australian University Science magazine highlights these stories
University science works with the CSIRO to build communities around new and groundbreaking areas of research as well as facilitating connections and collaborations with industry.
Australia’s strong science research and training are integral to driving new economies.
The new era in manufacturing is driven by long-term science from Australia’s universities.
University of Sydney science graduate and entrepreneur Adjunct Professor Alison Todd has worked with her SpeeDx co-founder Dr Elisa Mokany for almost two decades.
Dr Michael Dong Han Seo has developed a process to convert waste biomass into a unique form of graphene with important applications in water treatment.