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Featured story • 11 Jul 2020

Public Debut for Printed Solar

A futuristic demonstration of emerging renewable energy material – printed solar cells, is being trialled in a public setting for the first time as it nears commercial readiness.

News • 10 Jun 2020

Coastal Clean-up for World Oceans Day

Through its Pacific Node, the University of Newcastle, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) conducted a coastal clean-up of the Moata’a mangrove environment, in Samoa on Monday, 8 June 2020, to celebrate UN World Oceans Day under the banner “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.”

Researchers at the University of Newcastle

News • 20 Feb 2020

Collaborate to Innovate program set to improve local business collaboration

An exciting new program administered by the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and Austmine, and hosted by the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub is helping demystify the process of industry-research collaborations, and helping businesses to be collaboration ready.

hydro harvester and researchers

News • 11 Dec 2019

Hydro Harvester is making a splash to solve global water shortage

In what could be a game-changer for solving the world’s water shortage problem, an atmospheric water generator (AWG) developed at the University of Newcastle is one step closer to commercialisation.

Professor Jameson with the Jameson cell

News • 22 Nov 2019

OPINION: Newcastle know-how to our region and the world

If I told you Australia’s biggest-earning innovation for the past quarter century came from Newcastle, would you believe me? Indeed, it has outstripped earnings from other icons like WiFi and the Black Box, but is little known for its economic contribution to the country.

News • 3 Oct 2019

More than $1.4million awarded to investigate PFAS remediation

The University of Newcastle has established itself as leader in PFAS remediation research, receiving more than $1.4 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for two of the four national research projects selected in Round Two of the PFAS Remediation Research Program.

(L-R) Lucy Wicks MP, Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, Professor Deborah Hodgson, Professor Alan Broadfoot, and Professor Brett Ninness

News • 1 Oct 2019

A new dawn for Australian minerals

A new $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence based at the University of Newcastle will make mineral processing more environmentally sustainable and do much to secure the future availability of the metals we depend on for modern living.

News • 26 Sep 2019

Unlocking answers to the energy supply system of the future

An initiative has launched aimed at providing ways Australia can successfully integrate new energy technologies into the power grid.

Professor Ajayan Vinu

News • 20 Sep 2019

Newcastle nanotechnologist awarded prestigious international lecture

Leading the charge in translating basic materials research into real-world products, Professor Ajayan Vinu has been awarded the highly coveted C.N. Rao Distinguished Lecture on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT) Bombay – the highest ranked university in India*.

News • 23 Jul 2019

Improving Equity in Science Degrees

Academics from across Australia gathered at the University of Newcastle to discuss how to improve equity in science degrees at the 2019 Australian Council of Deans of Science Teaching and Learning Leaders Conference

Alan Broadfoot, Paul Adams and Kosi Latu

News • 23 May 2019

Partnership to protect oceans from oil spills

A remediation programme to protect island ecosystems from damage caused by oil pollution from World War II wrecks sunk in the Pacific Ocean has launched in Newcastle Harbour.

News • 7 Mar 2019

University welcomes Pacific Island students who will help tackle environmental problems in their region

Three Pacific Islands students are set to undertake research focusing on the environmental protection of vulnerable island and ocean ecosystems that will directly benefit their communities.

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