Research

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
Features / Research

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.

Averting a water crisis
News / Research

Averting a water crisis

Professor Peter Scales, from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is developing cheap, safe technology to recycle dirty water into clean drinking water, to ensure Australia’s future water supply.

The relativity of way finding
News / Research

The relativity of way finding

New research into wayfinding has made some surprising revelations about how people take directions and use landmarks, with potential applications in emergency services calls, among other things.

Modelling the Visual Cortex with Parvin Zarei
Research

Modelling the Visual Cortex with Parvin Zarei

Parvin Zarei, Biomedical Engineering PhD student at the University of Melbourne, is modelling how the visual cortex perceives motion transparency with Bionic Vision Australia. For her PhD, Parvin is creating a model to understand how the visual cortex, the part of the brain that enables us to see the world around us, interprets motion transparency.

NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting
Opinion / Research

NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting

Researchers from the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Dr Bjorn Nansen, Jenny Kennedy and Dr Martin Gibbs have co-authored an article for The Conversation that investigates how rural and regional Australians are experiencing services offered by the National Broadband Network (NBN).