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Our School was initially known as The School of Metallurgy
A serendipitous discovery in the lab has the potential to revolutionise embryo models and targeted drug therapies.
The same force that allows water to climb trees may prevent it from flowing through nanoscopic pores in certain materials.
The transparent and flexible material could pave the way for emerging 2D electronic applications.
Six UNSW Sydney projects chosen as finalists for Australia’s leading science awards.
Primarily structural materials used expressly for creating the means of transportation, to large-scale structures and infrastructure that dominate our daily lives. These include land, sea and aerospace vehicles to buildings, superstructures, machines and any other fixed or moving infrastructure.
Structural materials exhibiting specific functionality to largely functional materials that are designed to interact with biological systems for therapeutic and diagnostic medical purposes. These materials are used in dental devices, orthopedic implants, artificial organs, implantable devices, artificial skin and drug delivery.
Materials that play a critical role in the production, storage and conversion of energy, through to eco-materials, created by sustainable processes. The materials have an overall positive impact on the environment. These are integral materials in next-generation fuel cells, solar devices, gas-power generators and recycled products.
Primarily functional materials with structural requirements used in electrical, electronics and microelectronic applications. These include components and devices that comprise integrated circuits, circuit boards and visual displays, to cables, wires and optical fibres for transferring power and information.