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One in three Australians report health problems from fragranced consumer products
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One in three Australians report health problems from fragranced consumer products

A University of Melbourne engineering researcher has found that one-third of Australians report health problems — ranging from migraine headaches to asthma attacks — when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies, and personal care products.

Dean’s Public Lecture: Hidden Hazards – Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments
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Dean’s Public Lecture: Hidden Hazards – Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments

Professor Anne Steinemann will deliver a Dean’s Lecture about the hazards of indoor air pollutants lurking in everyday household products on Tuesday March 28, at 6.30pm, Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre.

Bolt innovation to improve infrastructure strength and resilience
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Bolt innovation to improve infrastructure strength and resilience

A major research collaboration based around new uses for the Australian-designed ONESIDE™ bolt is aimed at creating more cost-efficient and resilient building systems.

Dr Kathryn Mumford wins international prize for Chemical Engineering
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Dr Kathryn Mumford wins international prize for Chemical Engineering

Dr Kathryn Mumford from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has been awarded a major international prize for early career chemical engineering researchers.

Microscope mapping by touch drives emulsion innovation
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Microscope mapping by touch drives emulsion innovation

Nanoscale mapping made possible by atomic force microscopy (AFM) is helping Professor Ray Dagastine to pioneer new ways to formulate emulsions and improve their functionality.

Melbourne launches world-first connected living transport lab
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Melbourne launches world-first connected living transport lab

The fringe of Melbourne’s CBD will become a connected transport living lab from this year, in an ambitious project that will connect data from vehicles, bicycles, transport infrastructure and more.