As an expert in hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics, Dr Maryam Abdolahpour could have expected to spend time in oceans research, but she probably never imagined the role of seagrass would play in her career.
A global research team including scientists from The University of Western Australian has found laxatives may hold the key to creating mobile phones that don’t need batteries to operate, and hybrid cars that run better.
A nocturnal moth may be using its colourful wing patterns to attract a female mate, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia and the Adolphe Merkle Institute in Switzerland.
The University of Western Australia’s Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV) has teamed up with technology partner Electro.Aero, a Perth-based start-up company, and funding sponsor Galaxy Resources, an ASX-listed lithium producer, to develop the world’s first electric hydrofoil personal watercraft, named WaveFlyer.
The University of Western Australia’s Manager of Major Projects and Project Manager of EZONE Student Hub, Merv Shortt, attended the Informa University Planning, Design and Construction Conference in Melbourne, last month, to gain some insights on how the increasing numbers of university students are influencing the way that university campus buildings are conceived and constructed.
It might be more than 4,500kms from the world-renowned diving hotspot of Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea to UWA in Perth, but for Melanesian marine biologist Naomi Longa it was a journey well worth making.
An outreach program to encourage high school girls to study STEM subjects and the research team that developed a highly effective strategy to reduce the impact of a common eye infection are finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
New research led by Monash University and involving The University of Western Australia, Melbourne University, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Flinders University, and Eastern Health has highlighted best practice for communication between physicians and cancer patients.