Hydrogen economy, cybersecurity trends and our bushfire appeal, it’s all in this month’s edition of IGNITE.
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Welcome to the January 2020 edition of IGNITE. This month’s edition features our latest research into hydrogen embrittlement prevention in steel and examining cybersecurity trends for the year ahead.
Preparing for the hydrogen economy
University of Sydney researchers from the Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis have found evidence of how hydrogen causes embrittlement of steels – a positive step towards implementing clean fuels. Read More >>

Who has right of way?

Transport engineer Professor David Levinson examines why road rules should be rewritten to put pedestrians first before vehicles in Australia, especially with the emergence of autonomous vehicles on the horizon. Read More >>

Building bridges between research and industry

The University of Sydney has expanded its industrial connections with two new Professors of Practice appointments in the areas of advanced structural materials and bridge engineering. Read More >>
Cybersecurity trends in 2020
What will 2020 have in store for cybersecurity? Tighter regulation, increasingly sophisticated attacks on key infrastructure and AI-driven cyber warfare, according to computer scientist Dr Suranga Seneviratne. Read More >>

Live-in program inspires future engineers

Twenty-five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from years 10–12 recently attended a one-week program at the Faculty of Engineering to learn key skills and meet experts from the sector. Read More >>

Crowdfunding to help wildlife and pets

The University of Sydney is asking the public to support our emergency veterinary assistance for animals affected by the current bushfire emergency. Read More >>
What's happening on LinkedIn?
Have you connected with the Faculty of Engineering’s dedicated Engineering and Computer Science page on LinkedIn?

This month's highlights include:
- See our robotic Digital Farmhand of the future in action, developed by the team at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics
- Learn more about the research of biomedical engineer Professor Hala Zreiqat in her video interview with Al Jazeera Media Network
Upcoming Events
Fire safety engineering conference
Date: 4 February 2020
Join us for a one-day conference hosted by The Warren Centre which will review the current state of fire safety engineering across Australia.
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Evolution of Social Complexity
Date: 13 February 2020
Join us as we bring to light the latest emerging research and ideas about complex systems as they relate to societal structures. 
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Engineering Robust AI Systems
Date: 18 February 2020
Join us to learn more from The Warren Centre about how companies are using AI at scale and how engineers are being called on to build the systems robustly. Register Now >>

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