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Boosting Australia's growing space economy, unravelling why blood clots occur and ongoing alumni success, it’s all in this month’s edition of IGNITE.
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Welcome to the April 2019 edition of IGNITE. Enjoy the latest news on industry partnerships, research, outstanding students and alumni success across the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Agerris receives financial boost to help equip farmers with new technology
The field robotics start-up based on technology created by the Australian Centre for Field Robotics has received a $6.5 million investment thanks to Australia's longest running research commercialisation fund, Uniseed. Read More >>

Laying the foundation for hydrogen-resistant steels

University of Sydney materials engineers have received an Australian Research Council Linkage Project grant to partner with CITIC Metal and examine the cause of hydrogen embrittlement in steels. Read More >>

New plasma technology creates 'smart' windows

Windows that efficiently conserve energy by responding to light, heat and other environmental factors may soon become a reality thanks to a team of plasma engineering experts from the University of Sydney. Read More >>

Unlocking the biomechanic mystery behind blood clots

University of Sydney researchers have used biomedical engineering techniques to unlock the mystery surrounding the mechanical forces that influence blood clotting. Read More >>

Tackling India's e-waste recycling crisis

India's share of the world's massive e-waste problem has seen unskilled recyclers exposed to dangerous processes. Alumnus Jeevesh Kumar is working to delete the recycling danger, and reboot the benefits. Read More >>

Research helping drive Australia's space economy

An efficient and cost-effective satellite launch platform could soon be a reality in Australia thanks to a world first engine that's being developed by University of Sydney combustion experts. Read More >>

Program redefining industry work experience

Our award-winning Professional Engagement Program aims to change the way our engineering students think about learning through self-reflection and extra-curricular activities throughout their degree. Read More >>

Continuing our tradition of global research excellence

All 22 broad fields of research undertaken at the University of Sydney have been rated above or well above world standard by the Australian Research Council in their latest report. Read More >>
At the University of Sydney, our researchers are finding solutions to the world’s most pressing issues by changing the way they look at them. Dr Samantha Solon-Biet is challenging existing ageing research, suggesting a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet may be the key to living a long and healthy life.

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