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Top 10 IFE stories of 2019

09-12-2019 There have been a number of exceptional research progress and outcomes for the IFE and our partners, across research, government and industry this year. Through dedication, connection and drive our teams and infrastructure have been a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and collaboration, bringing together the brightest minds to deliver real world impact. 

Artists reveal ‘life-changing’ climate change digital artwork

06-12-2019 Tasmanian artists Jerome Dobinson and Amanda Kay’s new artwork, commissioned by QUT and featuring the earth’s glacial history, has been a 'life-changing' journey that became very much a family affair.

Innovative heating & cooling products tested in living labs

06-12-2019 Queensland Children’s Hospital will become one of two Queensland-based ‘living labs’ where emerging or early commercial technologies that enhance a building’s energy efficiency and enable renewable energy solutions to be researched in a live setting.

Microalgae yields biofuel & high-value by-products

05-12-2019 Microalgae produces more organic matter for each square metre of land used than any other ‘crop’ or tree. It is abundant and cheap organic matter that could provide new biofuels and basic ingredients for everyday products, using low-energy processes that reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

New tool to predict the global spread of dengue

05-12-2019 Researchers at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, QUT and Queensland Health have developed a new tool to predict the global spread of human infectious diseases, such as dengue, and track them to their source.

QUT researchers awarded $9.4 million for real world research projects

04-12-2019 QUT projects and researchers have received a total of $9.4 million in the latest rounds of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

New QUT Centre for Data Science and Queen's Wharf Brisbane study

28-11-2019 QUT has announced a $7.5 million Centre for Data Science.

New QUT Research Centres

28-11-2019 QUT has announced the establishment of nine University Research Centres representing high-quality and focussed research activity that aligns to the university's key research strengths.

Enzyme discovery could keep tonnes of polyester from landfill

28-11-2019 QUT researchers have found a treatment to extract and reuse polyester from polyester/wool mix fabrics to help prevent some of the 92 million tonnes of textiles dumped every year going to landfill.

Ears all round: world’s first acoustic observatory

27-11-2019 You won’t see stars at the Australian Acoustic Observatory but you will “see” a galaxy of sounds from around Australia.Wild and remote areas around Australia are part of the Australian Acoustic Observatory, the world’s first ‘Google maps for sound’ – hundreds of solar-powered sensors that continuously record the sounds of wildlife for five years.


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