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.

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.

HDR Poster Prize

News • 15 Nov 2018

2018 HDR Poster Prize Winners

On the 24th of October the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment held a very successful Postgraduate Research Poster Prize competition with 59 students showcasing their research via the presentation of a poster.

News • 2 Aug 2018

Professor Moghtaderi receives national engineering award

The University of Newcastle’s Professor Behdad Moghtaderi has been awarded an Australian Engineering Excellence Award for the development of the world’s first large scale testing facility for ventilation air methane abatement.

News • 23 Mar 2018

Australia one step closer to solving global water challenge

Pioneering research team Hydro Harvest Operation from the University of Newcastle (UON) have today been announced as the only Australian team to reach the finals of a worldwide XPRIZE competition, set to solve the planet’s global water shortage crisis.


News • 12 Mar 2018

Accelerated carbonation experts convene in Newcastle

Two world-leading chemical engineers from the University of Newcastle will chair a major international conference in Newcastle this week, which will focus on the future of accelerated carbonation.

News • 5 Dec 2017

Collaborative centre to power a cleaner future

A new collaborative centre led by the University of Newcastle (UON) will aid the development of innovative technologies to boost research into clean energy and contribute to the transition of the carbon economy.

Ventilation air methane emissions demonstration facility

News • 25 Oct 2017

Emissions reduction technology enters new phase

The University of Newcastle (UON) has unveiled a world-first, $10.5 million demonstration facility to carry out controlled testing of an abatement technology that captures fugitive methane emissions from underground coal mining operations.

Dr Jessica Allen with Professor Scott Donne

News • 28 Aug 2017

Research fuelling development in the energy sector

Researchers at the University of Newcastle (UON) have attracted $1.6 million to develop an alternate method of generating electrical energy that is more than twice as efficient as coal-fired power stations.

Sam Evans, David Bradney & Phil Clausen

News • 27 Mar 2017

Sawfish exposed as the ultimate stealth hunter

Researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have solved the ancient mystery surrounding the stealth feeding habits of the critically endangered sawfish, findings that are likely to have a significant impact on their future survival.

News • 5 Jan 2017

UON engineer recognised for global impact on humanity

A University of Newcastle (UON) academic has received global recognition for his work contributing to the advancement and application of engineering, resulting in a significant impact on society.

News • 22 Sep 2016

NIER engineering project awarded for excellence

The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) received accolades at the Engineers Australia Excellence Awards on Friday September 16.


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