School of Engineering and Information Technology Research

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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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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