Engineering a bionic eye, using nanotechnology to reduce carbon emissions and alumni success, it’s all in this month’s edition of IGNITE.
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Welcome to the October 2019 edition of IGNITE. This month's edition features our research into engineering a bionic eye and exploring how to utilise nanotechnology to reduce carbon emissions.
Discover how University of Sydney researchers, led by Professor Gregg Suaning, are one step closer to developing a bionic eye that they hope will restore sight to patients with vision impairment and blindness.

Telstra partnership to prepare future workforce

The University of Sydney's new partnership with Telstra aims to provide collaborative research and education opportunities for both academics and students across a range of disciplines including engineering. Read More >>

Researchers developing method to convert CO2

University of Sydney researchers are drawing inspiration from leaves to reduce carbon emissions, using nanotechnology to create a method for 'carbon photosynthesis' they hope will be adopted on a larger scale. Read More >>

Engineer presented with ARC Laureate Fellowship

University of Sydney researcher Professor Marcela Bilek has been awarded $3.3 million to engage in innovative biomedical research after being named a recipient of the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme. Read More >>

Understanding the global transport sector

Population growth and an increase in travel have created the need for better transport systems. A shift towards analysing, design and implementing future-focused transport is needed if we are to transform the way we travel. Read More >>

Why don't we have electric aircraft?

Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? Aeronautical engineering academic, Dr Dries Verstraete explains. Read More >>

Engineer honoured by Royal Society of NSW

University of Sydney biomedical engineering Professor Hala Zreiqat AM has been recognised by her peers for ongoing contributions in her field by Royal Society of New South Wales, the oldest scientific society in the state. Read More >>

Find us on LinkedIn

The Faculty of Engineering’s dedicated Engineering and Computer Science page on LinkedIn is now live. Follow us to stay up to date on our latest research, industry partnerships and events. Connect with us today! Read More >>

New funding for chemical remediation technology

University of Sydney researchers have been granted Australian Research Council funding that aims to investigate and remediate chemically contaminated soil, groundwater, waterways and marine systems. Read More >>

An engineer's mission to make poor families safer

University of Sydney engineering alumna Alexie Seller is building sustainable solutions to provide clean energy to communities in India and Nepal as CEO of Pollinate Group. Read More >>

Recognition for cardiovascular research

University of Sydney researchers who are taking a unique and innovative approach to the study of cardiovascular health have each been awarded the Ministerial Award for Cardiovascular Research ExcellenceRead More >>

Our graduates named most employable in Australia

University of Sydney graduates have been named the most employable in Australia and fourth globally in the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. Read More >>
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