- Dr Peter Sherrell
Honorary Senior Fellow, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Melbourne
Why you don’t want ‘phantom energy’ on a spacecraft
Measuring and removing ‘phantom’ levels of electricity from energy harvesting devices has been challenging – until now, say University of Melbourne experts.
Harvesting big energy from small movement
University of Melbourne researchers have collaborated on a new material that can harvest up to 400 times more energy from movement than currently possible
Purifying water with a simple powder
Drinking water can be made safe by adding a bacteria-killing mineral – brownmillerite – a cheaper alternative to chlorine, says University of Melbourne expert.
New mobile sensor could transform testing for remote areas
University of Melbourne engineers have developed a sensor that could be used for low-cost medical and environmental diagnostic testing in remote areas.
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.
Wearable devices that use human energy
University of Melbourne researchers are looking at new ways to capture, reuse and recycle energy made by the human body to power wearable electronic devices.