Science & Engineering

Image courtesy of Dr Tom WIlliams

From waste to sustainable products

Methanol is becoming a cheap and sustainable source of carbon. Currently more methanol is produced than is purchased which makes it an ideal waste-resource for creating valuable products. The catch of course being, how do you transform methanol into what you really want?

Devil release (Tom Demmery). Image courtesy of Michelle Power.

Even devils have parasites

Facial Tumours aren’t the only transmissible disease impacting on Tasmanian Devils. Associate Professor Michelle Power and her team have been investigating the ecosystem of microbes devils carry around with them.

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M Squared Lasers

M Squared supplies advanced photonics platforms to researchers around the world and collaborates with Macquarie in order to explore new light-based applications.

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Shark Deterrence

An increase in the number of fatal shark attacks in recent years has seen renewed interest in technologies that deter sharks from interacting too closely with humans. Surfers are at the greatest risk of shark attack and by developing novel technologies to deter sharks Hart is hopeful his team can save lives.