Investments totalling $700,000 in two startups, and a prestigious national energy award for a third, has cemented the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering as a leading centre for entrepreneurial activity as its accelerator program celebrates of its first year of operation.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and partners at the University of California, San Diego are working together to design and build resilient streaming sensor networks for emergency response such as bushfires.
A team of Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) researchers based at the University of Melbourne have developed a novel method of capturing carbon dioxide that will reduce the cost of separating and storing the gas.
The 2012 Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in the Physical Sciences has been awarded to Professor Frank Caruso, The University of Melbourne, in recognition of his outstanding work in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
A review prepared by the University of Melbourne looks at new methods of water conservation and the need to transform policies and attitudes. The paper describes three emerging methods of addressing shortages: substituting high-quality water with lower-quality water where appropriate, creating drinking water from wastewater and reducing leaks and the volume needed for basic services.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.