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

  1. 14 November 2023 – Affordable Housing, Building and Planning, Construction, Housing, Prefabrication

    How Australia’s prefab industry can help the housing crisis

    Prefabrication is a practical solution to meet Victoria’s urgent housing needs, providing speedy, cost-efficient dwellings, say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 27 October 2023 – Accessibility, Cognitive Disability, Disability, Engineering, Gaming

    Kids with disability are gamers too

    Working with an eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, University of Melbourne researchers have co-designed a bespoke video game controller.

  3. 19 September 2023 – Alzheimer's, Brain, Dementia, Elderly, Eyes

    Why everybody living with dementia needs regular eye tests

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a guide to support people living with dementia to see as well as possible, for as long as possible.

  4. 12 September 2023 – Climate Change, Engineering, Extreme weather, Floods, Modelling

    The new model powering faster flood predictions

    A new simplified hydrodynamic model by University of Melbourne researchers predicts flooding quickly – reducing flood forecasting time from days to seconds.

  5. 8 September 2023 – Cybersecurity, Hacking, Mobile Apps, Mobile Phones, Privacy

    The splendour of cybersecurity

    Young people may be cyber savvy but need help with cybersecurity. A free University of Melbourne 'Tune Up' gave hundreds at Splendour in the Grass a tech boost.

  6. 15 August 2023 – Engineering, Indigenous, Indigenous Knowledge, NASA, National Science Week

    Taking Indigenous Australia to NASA

    The University of Melbourne's Tully Mahr is one of five Indigenous Australian students heading to the US for an internship with NASA

  7. 24 August 2023 – Innovation, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices, Robotics, Technology

    Using engineering to (em)power others

    At the University of Melbourne, a passion for making a meaningful impact saw Stella Ulm embarking on a journey from economics to mechanical engineering

  8. 18 August 2023 – Engineering, Film and Television , Mechanical Engineering, National Science Week, Women In Science

    Actress, ballerina... engineer?

    Engineering needs more diversity, but a University of Melbourne expert says there are almost no role models for women engineers in film and popular culture

  9. 14 August 2023 – Artificial Intelligence, Cyberattack, Machine Learning, National Science Week, Quantum Computing

    Using quantum computing to protect AI from attack

    AI can be fooled into making mistakes, sometimes risking lives, but quantum computing could provide a strong defence, say University of Melbourne experts.