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From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.

  1. 28 October 2020 – Bio-engineering, Mortor Neurone Disease, Neuroscience, Stentrode, Thought control

    Translating thought into action

    A human trial of a tiny device developed by University Melbourne researchers is allowing patients with paralysis to operate computers just with their thoughts

  2. 15 October 2020 – Energy, Medical Devices, Nanotechnology, Solar Power, Technology

    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.

  3. 8 October 2020 – Building and Planning, Energy, Engineering, Renewable Energy, Smart materials

    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

  4. 29 September 2020 – #MeToo, Gender, Media, Women, Workplace Diversity

    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.

  5. 29 September 2020 – Brain, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mental Health, Neuroscience, Psychiatry

    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.

  6. 28 September 2020 – Chemical engineering, Engineering, Environment, Materials, Sustainability

    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.

  7. 15 September 2020 – Algorithms, Data, High Schools, Human-Computer Interaction, Law

    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

  8. 1 September 2020 – COVID-19, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Technostress, Work

    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

  9. 24 August 2020 – COVID-19, Clinical Trials, Coronavirus, Hospitals, Personal Protective Equipment

    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.