School of Engineering and Information Technology Research

Murdoch at forefront of solar energy future for remote WA homes

May 17th, 2018

The future of renewable energy looks bright for homes in remote WA in light of Murdoch University’s partnership with electricity provider Horizon Power.

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Murdoch Phd students work towards sustainable water shortage solutions

March 22nd, 2018

Through their PhD studies at Murdoch University, Ivonne Tshuma and Vishnu Ravisankar share a common goal – to make current seawater desalination techniques more energy-efficient.

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Murdoch School of Engineering & IT to undergo digital transformation

March 6th, 2018

Murdoch University Information Technology (IT) students will soon be able to take their education to the next level, with the transformation of the current Science and Computing building to include a new state-of-the-art gaming and networking facility.

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Murdoch helping to power green cities of the future

February 26th, 2018

Murdoch University is playing a key role in a major trial of new technology designed to provide cities of the future with sustainable energy and water.

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Biodegradable plastics get Naked

February 13th, 2018

Research into developing biodegradable plastics from wastewater at Murdoch University has hit the international spotlight with an appearance on the BBC’s The Naked Scientist, one of the world’s most popular science podcasts.

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Floating rafts to remove heavy metal pollution

December 6th, 2017

Finding innovative solutions to remove heavy metal pollution from waterways and soils, was the focus of a research trip to China by Murdoch environmental engineering students.

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Research begins to solve kidney anatomy enigma

November 22nd, 2017

A new project led by Murdoch University will shed fresh light on kidney physiology and potentially rewrite biology textbooks on how oxygen moves around the kidney. Professor Bruce Gardiner and Dr Gerd Schröder-Turk from Murdoch University’s School of Engineering and IT will lead an Australian Research Council funded project worth nearly $393k over the next three years with a multidisciplinary team of anatomists, physiologists, physicists and mathematicians.

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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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