News • 20 Mar 2020

You ripper!… how you open your packets is generating tiny microplastics

New research led by Dr Cheng Fang from the Global Centre of Environmental Remediation has revealed opening plastic packaging, such as plastic bags, chip packets and bottles, is creating tiny microplastics we might be consuming every day.

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.

ARC project funding

News • 13 Aug 2018

ARC awards UON $1.5m to develop PFAS remediation solutions

The University of Newcastle has received $1.5m in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for two of nine national research projects that will focus on developing ground-breaking initiatives to address PFAS contamination in the environment.

UON Upper Hunter facilities

News • 6 Jun 2018

Research capabilities on show in the Upper Hunter

New research projects and opportunities for industry collaboration will be showcased in Muswellbrook today at an event hosted by the University of Newcastle’s Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Doctoral Training Centre (DTC).

Professor Ravi Naidu

News • 9 Jun 2017

A clear approach to the global threat of contamination

In a commitment to furthering research into the global-threat of contamination, the University of Newcastle (UON) has today unveiled a $15 million world-leading lab facility dedicated to finding better ways to assess, manage, clean up and prevent environmental contamination.

Professor Ravi Naidu

News • 4 Jul 2016

High honour for Professor Naidu

University of Newcastle (UON) Professor Ravi Naidu has received a prestigious Doctor of Science from Massey University, NZ, honouring more than 30 years of world-class research in environmental contamination. The degree recognises Professor Naidu’s substantial original contributions to knowledge in his field.

Ayanka Wijayawardena

News • 25 Nov 2015

Signalling a new age of industrial innovation

Changes to the way we generate and use energy are some of the key drivers for the transformational research undertaken at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) at the University of Newcastle.


News • 3 Mar 2015

Expanding Australia’s contamination science effort

Australia's leading contamination and remediation research organisation will be based at the University of Newcastle (UON) from March 2015, in a move that extends the latest clean-up science to a wider range of the nation's major industries.

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