College of Engineering, Science and Environment
News • 26 Feb 2021
With leaking and burst water pipes costing water authorities and consumers time and money, as well as wasting a precious resource, researchers at the University of Newcastle are developing drone technology to help predict which areas, and even which specific pipes, are at risk of water loss through corrosion.
News • 18 Feb 2021
A new study has demystified sugar distribution in plants, paving the way to create low sugar or ‘diet’ fruits.
News • 21 Jan 2021
Recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a world-leader in microplastics research, University of Newcastle’s Dr Thava Palanisami has been invited to speak at the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues and showcase University of Newcastle-based research on the world-stage.
News • 18 Dec 2020
Professor Sarah Wright, a human geographer from the University of Newcastle is part of a collective of women who were joint winners of the Prime Minister’s literary awards non-fiction category.
News • 14 Dec 2020
There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.
News • 17 Nov 2020
A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a 'match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.
News • 13 Nov 2020
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded the University of Newcastle more than $6 million in competitive research funding through its Discovery Projects and Linkage Projects schemes.
Featured story • 12 May 2020
With more than 3,500 homes destroyed by disastrous bushfires, the willingness of government and community to find ways to house people has been heartwarming. But what about the many more people who were homeless before the bushfires?
News • 11 Mar 2020
Increasingly, software has become critical to aerospace and defence systems. Here comes the fundamental role of security. In fact, security should be thought of as an enabler for such systems. Specific concerns in secure software for aerospace would include unauthorized access (and use) of on-board and off-board systems (not just be users but also by other software applications and services, given that aerospace systems are essentially “systems of systems”).
Featured story • 11 Feb 2020
The impacts of bushfires on emergency services in New South Wales and Queensland suggests houses are being built in high-risk areas. We rely heavily on emergency services to protect people and property, but strategic land-use planning can improve resilience and reduce risk in the first place.
Featured story • 11 Feb 2020
Public support for rebuilding in the same disaster affected places is often high. But as fire-fighting agencies are aware, our bushfires are increasing in size, intensity and duration, and a warming climate will continue to worsen these factors.
News • 20 Aug 2019
Researchers from Electrical Engineering and Computing collaborated to create 'No Money No Time', aimed at improving young adults eating habits.