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How urban design can help Perth be more water wise

September 12th, 2016

Josh Byrne

Environmental scientist and ABC television presenter Josh Byrne will be explaining how urban design can help address Perth’s water challenges in a free public lecture at Murdoch University on Tuesday, 20 September.

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Murdoch to design safer explosions for miners

July 6th, 2016

In over 200 blasts using TITAN 9000xero®, no orange post blast fume has been observed. Photo credit Dyno Nobel.

A research project to tackle one of the major safety concerns for the mining industry is the focus of a three year project now underway at Murdoch University with the support of global explosives manufacturer and supplier, Dyno Nobel.

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Murdoch researchers lead the way

May 9th, 2016

Dr Graham Gardner

Murdoch University is leading a new project which will revolutionise Australia’s $12 billion meat industry.

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The science of extraction in FameLab final

May 2nd, 2016

Rorie Gilligan in the WA heat of FameLab

An extractive metallurgy researcher from Murdoch University has made the national final of science communication competition FameLab.

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Murdoch researchers win Endeavour scholarships

November 16th, 2015

Rebecca Meckelburg

A Murdoch University PhD student and a researcher have been awarded federal government scholarships to support their investigations.

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Mining downturn a window of opportunity for food security?

September 2nd, 2015

Image from the front cover of the Bread and Stones report

The downturn in world ore, metal and energy prices, with the concomitant ‘cooling’ of investment activity in the extractive sector, could be a window of opportunity for investment in agribusiness in Africa and further afield.

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Extractive metallurgists stumble onto uranium millions

June 15th, 2015

A brannerite specimen

Murdoch University researchers have discovered a technique to extract uranium from brannerite, a mineral mining companies have long-viewed as a waste product.

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PhD students win international competition with microalgae project

March 26th, 2015

Ashiwin Vadiveloo (left) and Sofia Chaudry with Dr Harald Lauke, President, Advanced Materials & Systems Research

Two Murdoch University PhD candidates have won the final of an international competition which tasked participants with tackling the world’s future mobility challenges.

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Microalgae project propels PhD students in competition

March 16th, 2015

Sofia Chaudry and Ashiwin Vadiveloo

Two Murdoch University PhD candidates have reached the final round of an international competition thanks to their innovative project which aims to cost effectively produce biofuel from microalgae.

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New technique to transform precious metal recovery

March 6th, 2013

Murdoch University researchers have come up with a new approach to make the recovery of high value precious metals faster and more economically viable.

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