Engineering and IT

Energy research the way of the future

Griffith University is taking on Tesla in developing powerful battery storage solutions that change the way we use energy. Researchers are developing low-cost and high performance energy storage systems that will allow people to sell power back to the grid when tariffs are the highest. Professor Eddie Zhang and Professor Jun Wei Lu have combined […]
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Griffith Enterprise

Griffith partners with BluGlass for power electronics

Australian technology innovator BluGlass Limited has invested $600,00 in Griffith University to develop power electronics. BluGlass will be leading the two-year cash investment – inclusive of a $300,000 grant from the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre – to develop next-generation GaN transistors, called High Performance Normally OFF GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMT). The technology promises a […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Eureka! Griffith University team prize for Great Barrier Reef research

A Griffith University research team have taken out a prestigious 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for their work trying to save the Great Barrier Reef.
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Griffith School of Engineering

Wireless sensor technology to monitor environments

Cash-poor local councils and developing countries don’t need huge budgets to obtain valuable, continuous environmental data to inform sustainable management policies, new research suggests. Griffith University’s Dr Jarrod Trevathan and the University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Ron Johnstone are refining a wireless sensor network technology known as SEMAT (Smart Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Technologies) that […]
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Corporate

Griffith to introduce drone-focused engineering major in 2018

Imagine applying the rapid advancement of drone technology to guide the future of aviation. That’s the opportunity for graduates of Griffith University’s new cutting-edge Electronic and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Engineering (UAV) major, according to Associate Professor Steven O’Keefe. The head of electronic engineering at Griffith’s Nathan campus says the major is offered at arguably the […]
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Engineering and IT

Mackay’s Mechanical Engineering Marvel

Final year Griffith University Mechanical Engineering student, Analeigh Angus will embark on stage one of her professional mining career, after securing a coveted role with mining company, Rio Tinto. A highly successful three-month tenure with Rio Tinto to fulfil course requirements of her Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) was more than enough time for the 21-year-old […]
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Aviation

Offering Exclusive Study Options for Darwin Students

Former Emmaus College Rockhampton student, Claire Cranitch is leading the charge to have more and more Queensland schoolgirls involved in Physics, in her role as Griffith University’s event coordinator of the national Growing Tall Poppies program.
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Corporate

Make science a priority this National Science Week

Science leaders have issued a call to action ahead of National Science Week – make science a priority and prepare for jobs of the future. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch and 2017 Australian of the Year, Griffith University Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim, have both sent strong messages to the community urging them to embrace STEM […]
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Engineering and IT

Engineering students get global perspectives for sustainable infrastructure

Human survival depends on safe, secure and sustainable access to important resources such as food, fresh water and energy. However, with less than 3 per cent of the earth’s total water volume being fresh water, this essential resource is relatively scarce. Many people in the developed world take for granted their access to fresh water […]
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Griffith Enterprise

Vaxxas biomedical expertise to boost Griffith microtech

Queensland Biotechnology startup, Vaxxas has formed a new partnership with Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC) at Griffith University to help boost nanotechnology commercialisation. Vaxxas hold patents over one of the world most exciting biotechnology products, the Nanopatch™, which is a safer, more reliable and durable delivery system for vaccines than needles. QMNC is one […]
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Features

Improving the quality of life for amputees

A revolutionary technology in complex reconstructive and robotic surgery is offering amputees a significantly improved quality of life, providing them with far greater mobility and comfort.
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Engineering and IT

Fly into your future with engineering this Griffith Open Day

Griffith University is further equipping students for jobs of the future with the introduction of a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicles major. The major in Electronics and UAV will begin in the Griffith School of Engineering next year as part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree program, giving students specialist knowledge in aviation and avionics […]
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Griffith School of Engineering

GovHack calls on Griffith Entrepreneurs

The Gold Coast’s reputation as a technological innovator is reinforced by Griffith University’s status as a five-year node member of the national GovHack initiative. This event seeks to optimise publicly accessible data to improve or facilitate a societal need or want, by calling on interested individuals from within a community to develop ways which showcase […]
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Centre for Clean Environment and Energy

Building tech investment networks in China

A temporary alliance to complete a design and manufacturing contest has fostered a deeper partnership between Griffith University scientists and Chinese manufacturers that may see new businesses brought to Queensland. Recently, GE Business Innovation Manager, Ty Ferretti, went to three Chinese cities with Professor Eddie Zhang to build up relationships with Chinese companies looking to […]
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Griffith School of Engineering

Griffith connects Indigenous culture with science

Up to 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will be able to immerse themselves in science when Griffith University hosts the inaugural Indigenous STEM Experience Day. To celebrate Dr Chris Matthews recent achievement as national winner of the CSIRO’s Indigenous STEM Professional Award, Griffith Sciences will host the event, themed Future Earth – Water, to encourage more First […]
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Engineering and IT

Highly sensitive nanosensors to prevent potential catastrophes

Griffith University researchers are creating tiny high-tech chips that will detect problems in ageing gas and oil pipelines, preventing potential catastrophic events. A team from Griffith’s Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre is developing the novel, low-cost and highly sensitive compact sensors that will detect and monitor changes in harsh environments, such as strain, pressure, flow rate, […]
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Griffith School of Engineering

Griffith engineering student awarded scholarship

An Indigenous Support Scholarship will help Kiarna Broomhead focus on her studies alleviating the worry for part-time work as she settles into life as a Griffith University first-year engineering student. The 17-year-old has been awarded an Indigenous Support Scholarship as part of developer Grocon’s commitment to National Reconciliation Week and wants to become a role model […]
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Cities Research Institute

City experts tackle world’s challenges

As cities and urban populations continue to grow and present vigorous new challenges, Griffith University is answering the call by establishing Australia’s largest research facility to tackle the issue. The leading Cities Research Institute, which began as the Urban Research Program in 2004, has drawn in expertise from several disciplines and grown to have 70 […]
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