Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
The nanowires building greener nanodevices
A new nanowire material paves the way for a new era of photonic and quantum electronic technologies using less energy, shows a University of Melbourne study.
A solution to engineering energy-saving smart materials
A new way to engineer smart materials could combat energy wastage, making more buildings energy efficient, shows University of Melbourne research
What the media tells us about gender diversity at work
New University of Melbourne research looks at what Australian print media narratives do, don’t and should tell us about gender diversity in our workplaces.
Mapping the terra incognita of our brains
New research from University of Melbourne experts has mapped the subcortex, creating a detailed subcortical atlas of the most ancient part of our brain.
From grapevine waste to a sustainable building material
New University of Melbourne research finds grapevine prunings – an abundant source of agricultural crop waste – can be turned into recycled building materials.
Data isn’t neutral and neither are decision algorithms
The UK's attempt to use algorithms to estimate school scores is a reminder of the need to keep humans in automated decisions say University of Melbourne experts
Are you technostressed?
More people working from home during COVID-19 has led to an increase in technostress and organisations needs to address it, warn University of Melbourne experts
Engineering COVID-19 protection
A multi-disciplinary team of experts at the University of Melbourne has engineered a 'ventilation hood' designed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19.
Ever wondered what your pet is thinking?
An app by University of Melbourne researchers uses AI to analyse and interpret the facial expressions of your pet. And, yes, dogs are easier to read than cats.