Budj Bim named to UNESCO World Heritage List Engineering for humanity
July 10, 2019

Budj Bim, a 6000-year-old Aboriginal engineering site, earns World Heritage status

One of the finest examples of ancient aquaculture and hydraulic engineering is right in Australia’s backyard.  After a decades-long campaign by the Gunditjmara people, the Budj Bim eel traps have…
future of transport Engineering for humanity
July 10, 2019

How can connected transport help urban networks work in perfect harmony?

Automation is just one example of how technology is influencing the design of future transport to challenge our current understanding of urban landscapes. A blue, blocky, mini bus shuttles its…
Darron Lomman plastic recycling Engineering for humanity
June 21, 2019

Meet one engineer transforming plastic waste into the filament of the future

Perth-based mechanical engineer Darren Lomman is working to stop plastic waste ending up in our oceans by converting it into 3D printer filament. In December 2016, Darren Lomman was watching…
autonomous robots and engineering Preparing the next generation
June 21, 2019

With autonomous robots on the rise, what do engineers need to know?

As collaborative robots give way to autonomous ones, the future is not as frightening as you might think, says Professor Elizabeth Croft, presenter at the World Engineers Convention. When her…
Ja Climate change resilience
June 13, 2019

How necessity inspires invention in the mind of engineer James Trevelyan

Professor James Trevelyan opens up about the many inspired inventions that have characterised his vast career. Pointing across his office to the small appliance projecting cool air, Professor James Trevelyan…
Engineering for humanity
April 28, 2019

Cities of the future will be built on big data to enhance the human experience

Engineer, architect and designer Carlo Ratti wants cities to be smarter so that we can live in them in new and better ways. Walls made of water, mobile phones that…
Dr Collette Burke, Victoria's first Chief Engineer Leadership and influence
April 26, 2019

Victoria’s first Chief Engineer shares her vision for the future of the state

With $10 billion of annual engineering projects in track, Victoria has created a new position to ensure impeccable advice and direction. Meet Victorian Chief Engineer Collette Burke. There is a…
Engineering for humanity
April 16, 2019

Agricultural robots will help farmers feed the world – and do it sustainably

Agricultural robots could address productivity and labour demands on farms, as well as help farmers operate more sustainably. Professor Salah Sukkarieh’s work at the University of Sydney’s world-leading Australian Centre…
Dr Collette Burke Leadership and influence
April 8, 2019

Victoria’s first Chief Engineer talks how to raise the profile of the industry

Victoria recently appointed Dr Collette Burke as its first Chief Engineer, a position that will help shape the state’s drive to modernise its infrastructure and make STEM an integral part…
Leadership and influence
April 5, 2019

Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s plan to jumpstart Australian innovation

As both an engineer and entrepreneur, Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel knows how to make things happen. He brings to his new role energised leadership, a vision to support…

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