A photograph of Professor Veena Sahajwall and Mr Paul Vielhauer
10 May 2013

When the humble car tyre has lost its tread and is no longer safe on the family car it is often thrown to landfill or stockpiled with no apparent means of re-use. In some cases we improvise; how often have you seen a child's swing or a planting barrel, or even a tyre swan, made from discarded tyres?

A photograph of Peter Innis, Bill Frank, and Gordon Wallace
10 May 2013

Less than 200 metres inland from Wollongong’s idyllic beaches sits the lead node of the world-renowned ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).

A teaser image of Harvey Millar examining document.
10 May 2013

One of the world's most highly cited plant scientists in recent years, Winthrop Professor Harvey Millar has received the 2013 Charles Albert Shull Award, and is the first Australian to receive the prestigious American award, now in its 42nd year.

An image of two PHD students Alice Mahoney and James Colless
10 May 2013

Quantum dots are nanoscale systems that can confine or trap single electrons. Temperatures close to absolute zero are required to study quantum behaviour.