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New Wet Labs provide world class experience for Masters students
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New Wet Labs provide world class experience for Masters students

For the first time in years, engineering Masters students at the University of Melbourne, have had the opportunity to get their hands dirty, while learning more about the consolidation of clayey soils, thanks to the recent refurbishment of the Melbourne School of Engineering’s (MSE) Wet Labs.

MSE celebrates new Future Fellows
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MSE celebrates new Future Fellows

University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded the largest share of ARC Future Fellowships funding with more than $17 million allocated to support 22 outstanding researchers, with four from the Melbourne School of Engineering, one project led by Associate Professor Kenneth Crozier being shared with the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science.

Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think
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Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think

While batteries represent a substantial proportion of the cost of electric vehicles, a meta-analysis of current battery costs and future cost predictions, reveals that battery pack costs per kilowatt hour have been decreasing rapidly in recent years and the decrease is expected to continue.

Innovations set to improve dairy products
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Innovations set to improve dairy products

Longer-lasting Australian dairy products with high nutritional value will soon be available to consumers in Australia and overseas thanks to a major industrial research initiative.

The Rise of Robotics and the Future of Employment
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The Rise of Robotics and the Future of Employment

The rise of machines is presumably inevitable, but their progress might not be a tale of woe for humanity. Dr Denny Oetomo, Senior Lecturer from our Department of Mechanical Engineering, discusses the future role of robots and their importance to the Australian economy with the Business Spectator.

Are smart meters changing consumer habits?
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Are smart meters changing consumer habits?

A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne is leading large-scale field experiments to evaluate how consumers respond to smart meter technologies.