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IGNITE May newsletter
Faculty of Engineering
Welcome to the May 2020 edition of IGNITE. This month’s edition features our latest research into producing ventilators to combat COVID-19, modelling future influenza outbreaks and addressing the future of recycling plastic waste.

In the news

Building ventilators to fight COVID-19

The University of Sydney and NSW Health Infrastructure have partnered to develop a low-cost ventilator solution using modern design tools and 3-D printing technology.

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Experts examine COVID-19 tracing app

University of Sydney experts comment on COVIDSafe, the COVID-19 contact tracing app released by the Australian Federal Government.

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Latest research

Examining an influenza outbreak

Pandemic modelling experts have simulated viral influenza outbreaks to examine the efficacy of pandemic interventions in the absence of a vaccine.

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The future of recycling

University of Sydney experts comment on their ongoing research into recycling as well as the development of advanced waste conversion technologies.

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Using nano-sensors to detect diseases

Harmful "free" iron disorders such as haemochromatosis may soon be easier to detect courtesy of a newly developed hypersensitive nano-sensor.

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Rankings reflect breadth of expertise

The University of Sydney has been ranked 14th globally for civil and structural engineering in the latest QS Rankings by Subject for 2020.

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Alumni news

Alumni Awards winners 2020

Meet the 2020 University of Sydney Alumni Award winners who are dedicated to helping others and driving positive change everywhere.

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Vale Dr Phillip Noel Hartley Smith

Engineering alumnus Dr Phillip N.H. Smith founded the University of Sydney USA Foundation to help support teaching and learning from the other side of the world.

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Upcoming events

Introduction to machine learning
26 May 2020

Join us for our upcoming Postgraduate Masterclass introducing the broad concepts of machine learning and a computer's capacity to self learn.

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How to improve project performance 
27 May 2020

Sign up for our upcoming Postgraduate Masterclass exploring the concepts of project team communication, team development and interpersonal networks.

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