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Professor Vanessa McDonald

News • 8 Oct 2020

Asthma treatment – it’s not one-size-fits-all

With at least one asthma-related death each day in Australia, a team of researchers has been awarded $2.5 million dollars from NHMRC to investigate personalised approaches to asthma treatment.

Australian Researchers text

News • 1 Oct 2020

Our researchers recognised in The Australian’s Research 2020 magazine

The Australian's Research 2020 magazine paid tribute to several University of Newcastle researchers for their track record of excellence and contribution to their fields.

Next Generation of Researchers Target Better Treatments for Childhood Cancer

News • 14 Sep 2020

Next generation of researchers target better treatments for childhood cancer

The Isabella and Marcus Foundation passionately and tirelessly raises funds to support research into one of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a devastating paediatric brain tumour that kills more children than any other disease. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less that 1% survive for 5 years. For promising young University of Newcastle researcher Evie Jackson the hope to change that is what drives her forward every day.

Featured story • 7 Sep 2020

The missing block to build an all-renewable electric grid

Coined Miscibility Gaps Alloy (MGA), the extraordinary blocks are capable of receiving energy generated by renewables, storing it cheaply and safely as thermal energy, then using it to run steam turbines at power stations instead of burning coal.

News • 4 Sep 2020

New green hydrogen made from solar power and air

In a remarkable first, a system that combines solar energy with water harvested from air has been used to manufacture low cost green hydrogen – a zero-emissions fuel.

Phoebe Breckell

News • 4 Sep 2020

Software engineer turned skincare guru shares her story of building a national brand

Phoebe Breckell shares her innovation journey as founder of natural skincare company Happy Skincare at I2N's Startup Stories.

News • 3 Sep 2020

Funding gives pulse to research aiming to improve region’s heart health

Each year in the Hunter New England region more than 900 people experience their first heart attack, placing the region within NSW’s highest cardiovascular disease mortality band.

Professor Ajayan Vinu at The University of Newcastle

News • 3 Sep 2020

Nature’s tiny particles hold the key to a cleaner environment

Scientists have used tiny structures found in clay as a ‘template’ to create a remarkable new material capable of capturing carbon dioxide emissions or decontaminating water.

Professor Robert Melchers

News • 26 Aug 2020

Predicting the lifespan of metallic left-overs in the ocean

Steel pipes, sunken ships, discarded weaponry and other decommissioned infrastructure corroding on the ocean floor are the subject of a new research project at the University of Newcastle.

MGA Thermal team

News • 7 Aug 2020

Materials scientist and founder shares his story of driving renewable energy uptake

Professor Erich Kisi shares his innovation journey as co-founder of renewable energy storage company MGA Thermal at I2N's Startup Stories

Events

Events

Building a Team

Event • 28 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots Virtually - Building a Team

Hear from founders throughout the region as we dive into how to build a high powered team.