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New industry-led centre to help transform Australian manufacturing
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New industry-led centre to help transform Australian manufacturing

The Hon Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry and Science, has announced an ambitious venture to transform Australian industry. The new Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) will accelerate Australia’s transition into high value, knowledge-based manufacturing and brings together a powerful coalition of businesses and researchers.

Transforming the building industry piece by piece
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Transforming the building industry piece by piece

The University of Melbourne has been awarded $4,000,000 to establish The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing that will advance and transform the building industry in Australia. The Centre will be led by Professor Priyan Mendis and Dr Tuan Ngo from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering.

Explaining the fundamentals to create efficient networks
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Explaining the fundamentals to create efficient networks

After more than 20 years of research into the Steiner tree problem and related topics in network optimisation, Associate Professor Marcus Brazil, from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has written a comprehensive book on this area, with his colleague, Professor Martin Zachariasen, from the University of Copenhagen.

Fume with a view: Consumer products and your indoor air quality
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Fume with a view: Consumer products and your indoor air quality

In the latest edition of the University of Melbourne’s Up Close Podcast, Professor Anne Steinemann from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering outlines the causes and consequences of poor indoor air quality and the potentially hazardous fumes generated by home cleaning and personal care products.

National defence award goes to APTES group
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National defence award goes to APTES group

For the second year in a row, Dr Tuan Ngo and his research team, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, have received a Defence Capability Improvement Award, in national recognition of the work they have done in creating new protective and light-weight materials to enhance the safety of military vehicles.

Adapting Water Management to Climate Change in India
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Adapting Water Management to Climate Change in India

The long-term impacts of climate change on water security in India and Australia are expected to be significant, in particular, on the hydrologic behaviour of water catchments.