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Protecting our infrastructure
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Protecting our infrastructure

Professor Priyan Mendis and Dr Tuan Ngo, of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, lead a team of researchers working on a program that will provide decision-makers in crisis situations with accurate predictions of which buildings, bridges, tunnels, pipelines, power or telecommunication towers could fall following a bomb blast or a fire.

Engineering a new treatment for osteoporosis
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Engineering a new treatment for osteoporosis

A team of biomechanical engineers is contributing to the fight against osteoporosis by examining how muscle forces can be harnessed to stop the loss of bone density in elderly people.

Carbon trading needs carbon training
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Carbon trading needs carbon training

Carbon auditors, technical and business consultants will be an important part of our developing national capability.

Bioremediation in Antarctica
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Bioremediation in Antarctica

Researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering are working to preserve Antarctica by cleaning up the contamination, particularly fuel spills and waste disposal sites of past expeditions.

The benefits of direct geothermal energy
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The benefits of direct geothermal energy

The introduction of direct geothermal heating and cooling to Australia, even on a moderate scale, would have a significant impact on our power requirements, be of enormous economic and environmental benefit and greatly reduce our carbon footprint.

Research spotlight: the bionic eye
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Research spotlight: the bionic eye

The Melbourne School of Engineering is a key partner of Bionic Vision Australia, a national consortium of researchers, who are developing bionic eye technology to assist in restoring lost vision to people with retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.