School of Engineering and Information Technology Research

Turning industrial waste into medical-grade plastic

August 29th, 2017

Murdoch researchers have found a way to convert industrial waste into biodegradable plastic.

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Lithium research to transform energy use

August 24th, 2017

Researchers at Murdoch University are developing lithium technology which will transform the way the world uses energy. Dean of the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, said Murdoch University was leading the switch from traditional fossil fuels to clean renewables. Professor Dlugogorski believes that Australia is poised to help establish Australia as the major supplier of lithium to the world.

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Macadamias could be life savers

July 26th, 2017

The delicious Australian macadamia nut hides a rare potential to save lives that is being uncovered at Murdoch University.

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Murdoch University to lead shift to clean energy

July 12th, 2017

Murdoch University will lead Western Australian participation in a $20 million international Energy Transition Hub designed to generate economic and technological benefits for the State from the shift to clean energy.

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Computer modelling helps dissolve the mystery of kidney stones

July 5th, 2017

Murdoch University researchers have developed computer modelling to help prevent kidney stones, a significant and painful human health problem.

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Butterfly wings under a microscope

April 27th, 2017

The Hairstreak butterfly is found in Mexico

Nature’s intricate mechanism for forming the nanostructures that help a butterfly species to camouflage itself against common leaves, has been revealed by researchers.

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Murdoch’s five finalists in IT awards

April 14th, 2017

Murdoch University has five finalists in the 2017 WAITTA (Western Australia Information Technology and Telecommunications Alliance) INCITE Awards. The Centre for Comparative Genomics (CCG) has been made a finalist in the ‘Most Impactful Social Benefit’ category for their Rare Disease Registry Framework (RDRF), an online patient registry that connects health stakeholders within disease communities. The […]

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Research Profile: Professor Wendall Ela

March 18th, 2017

Professor Wendell Ela is researching small-scale, local solutions to the world’s water shortage.

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Experts to discuss renewable energy future

January 25th, 2017

Renewable energy - wind farm

Could Australia be powered entirely by renewable energy? This is the question a panel of speakers from industry and academia will discuss at a public meeting in Fremantle on Sunday, 5 February.

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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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