Australian team shows how to 3D print solid polymer electrolytes

School of Chemical Engineering researchers at University of NSW Sydney have developed a new process able to additively manufacture electrolytes using inexpensive printers, an achievement they say might be applied to future medical products. According to a statement from the university, the resulting solid polymer electrolytes (SPE) have high conductivity and robust strength.  One of…

USQ researcher awarded fellowship for CO2 utilisation research

A University of Southern Queensland nanomaterials researcher is among Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellows announced this week, with Dr Lei Ge awarded $813,000 to develop electrochemical conversion technologies to convert carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels. Ge (pictured) is based at USQ’s Centre for Future Materials. He said in a statement on Friday that…

$260,000 awarded to medtech partnership between University of Melbourne and Bendigo Health

The Victorian government-funded Australian Medtech Manufacturing Centre is supporting a $260,000 partnership between the University of Melbourne and Bendigo Health, aiming to accelerate development of products. In an announcement on Thursday, the Victorian government said it was the first time the $20 million program had funded a partnership in a regional location and followed previous…

BluGlass joins Californian electronics R&D consortium

BluGlass has joined a collaborative research effort at University of California Santa Barbara dedicated to new semiconductor-based technologies. According to an announcement from the company on Wednesday, membership of the university’s Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) is invite-only. The industry-researcher group involves the university’s pre-eminent gallium nitride experts, said BlueGlass, including blue-LED…

UNSW AI Institute launched

University of NSW Sydney launched its new UNSW AI Institute on Tuesday, which it says will support the activities of over 300 of its academics working in AI across all of its faculties. Interim director Associate Professor Haris Aziz said the newly-launched centre was taking a synergistic approach involving activities across AI, machine learning, and…

Australian team finds rare, incredibly hard diamond in space rocks

Research published on Tuesday and led by Monash University might lead to the production of novel, ultra-hard diamonds with usefulness in industrial applications. The team – made up of researchers from Monash University, CSIRO, RMIT University, the Australian Synchrotron, and Plymouth University – has had its work published in Proceedings of the National Academy of…