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Chemical engineers at the University of Melbourne have found a way to 3D print smart polymers (or plastics) that can perform a function, in a way that is cheaper, cleaner and more accessible than ever before.

The world’s first urban laboratory, capable of testing and implementing emerging technologies at a large scale in complex urban environments, is now a step closer with a new partnership between Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), and the University of Melbourne.

Researchers have developed a nanoscale engineering method that transforms tiny particles into “LEGO- like” modular building blocks.

CO2CRC Limited and The University of Melbourne will today open new $7.56 million emissions reduction laboratories aimed at providing clean, efficient and cost-effective energy for Australia.

An international conference examining inclusive energy solutions, being held at the University of Melbourne, will look at how access to energy can help reduce poverty, improve social inclusion, including balancing gender equity.

A new app created by learning specialists from the University of Melbourne will enable teachers to assess and provide helpful feedback in real time as students deliver oral presentations.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers from the Melbourne School of Engineering have discovered a new way to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, which in turn, can be harvested to make renewable fuels such as biodiesel.

A new smartphone application is currently being tested by the University of Melbourne to gather accurate travel and activity data.

In an Australian-first surgical procedure, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne along with Epworth Freemasons’ Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon George Dimitroulis, have corrected a young man’s rare congenital jaw deformity, using a 3D printed jaw joint that was designed and created in Melbourne.

The University of Melbourne, in conjunction with The University of Sydney, Curtin University of Technology and Monash University, has been awarded $4,000,000 to establish The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing that will advance and transform the building industry in Australia.