Four reasons to apply for the Melbourne Accelerator Program

Ivan Lim is the co-founder of designer furniture company Brosa, one of the startups selected for the 2014 Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP). In this guest post he discusses his experience taking part in MAP, and why you should apply.

9 March 2015

Hidden hazards found in green products

Professor Anne Steinemann, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, has discovered that common consumer products, including those marketed as ‘green', 'all-natural', 'non-toxic', and ‘organic’, emit a range of compounds that could harm human health and air quality.

4 March 2015

Demonstrating our expertise in water

The excellence of water research conducted across the Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) and the University of Melbourne is well established. Now the breadth of expertise and capacity to tackle major water challenges with industry, government and communities is being demonstrated as well.

2 March 2015

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.

27 February 2015

Sir Paul Nurse to give 2015 Graeme Clark Oration

The 2015 Graeme Clark Oration will be delivered by Nobel Prize winner and one of the world’s most influential scientists, Sir Paul Nurse on Tuesday 10 March 2015.

20 February 2015

Dean’s Public Lecture – STEM Education: Underpinning our Innovation System

Despite the vital role STEM is set to play in our future, there is a continual decline in tertiary participation in key STEM subjects.Victorian Lead Scientist Leonie Walsh explores this complex issue in her public lecture, 'STEM Education: Underpinning our Innovation System'.

19 February 2015

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.

12 February 2015

The rise of shared (use) transport

Dr Nicole Ronald discussed the highlights of the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board that was held in Washington DC last month.

3 February 2015

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.

23 January 2015

Measuring environmental benefits of the Murray Darling Basin Plan

Dr Angus Webb, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne, is leading a multi-disciplinary consortium that is undertaking monitoring and evaluation of the effects of environmental water delivered under the Basin Plan to the Goulburn River in northern Victoria.

23 December 2014

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