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2019 QUT Science in Focus finalists revealed

10-10-2019 Meet the 2019 QUT Science in Focus Competition top 10 finalists, chosen from a competitive pool of more than 110 images, video, virtual and augmented reality displays.

QUT appoints new Provost

10-10-2019 After an extensive international search QUT has appointed a new Provost, Professor Nic Smith, currently the Dean of Engineering at the University of Auckland.

Catapulting creativity into real-world solutions

07-10-2019 Research looking at how textile waste could be turned into materials for next-generation batteries is one of the projects backed in the latest round of the QUT’s Institute for Future Environments (IFE) Catapult program.

Nominations now open for 2019 DR EN Marks Sustainability Award

10-10-2019 The Dr EN Marks Sustainability Award is presented by the Institute for Future Environments to recognise QUT undergraduate students for high-quality projects that maintain the environmental integrity of the Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF) and engage with the university and the wider community.

IFE Research in Focus – QUT’s Atomic Force capability enters a new era

24-09-2019 The surface science laboratory in IFE's Central Analytical Research Facility (CARF) is now home to an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). AFM is used by biologists to study cells and physicists for nanotechnology research.

Unlocking the value of rubbish at first QUT Waste Maker Day

23-09-2019 From textiles to paper and plastics to e-waste, QUT’s first ever Waste Maker Day on 29 August offered attendees new and creative ways to think about the value that can be generated from waste.

Drilling down on climate change issues in The Cube's 2019 Residency

20-09-2019 Climate change and the human impact on earth will be explored in a new digital project at QUT’s The Cube.

Government 5.0: The future of public services

23-09-2019 “Last year, $1.5 Trillion was spent on Digital Transformation efforts. And, according to World Economic Forum only 1% of those initiatives are going to reach their goals." 

Humans of IFE - Dr Darryn Rackemann

23-09-2019 Field of expertise: BioprocessingPosition: Senior Research Engineer

Research partnership to advance crane safety system

17-09-2019 QUT robotics researchers are working with Brisbane-based technology company Verton Australia to advance the development of the world’s first remote-controlled load-management system that eliminates human held taglines for crane operations.


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