Energy research the way of the future

Engineering and IT
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 […]

Bachelor of Environmental Science accreditation shows complex degree

Environment, planning and architecture
Gone are the days when an environmental degree was for “tree hugging hippies”. Griffith University is the first in Australia to be accredited by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) for its Bachelor of Environmental Science. The accreditation recognises the content and teaching and Head of School Professor Chris Frid said it […]

Griffith scientists given $2.1 million grant to study bat disease

Environmental Futures Research Institute
More flying foxes are colonising urban areas, leading to a cascade of negative events, including poor health of bats, nuisance to human communities and Hendra virus spillover to horses. An international team of researchers has been awarded a $2.1 million US National Science Foundation grant to study how humans are contributing to emerging infectious diseases […]

Conrad Gargett supports an Indonesian World Heritage listing application

Architecture students from Griffith University have undergone a detailed cultural heritage study in Indonesia. Conrad Gargett, a leading Australian practice in architecture, urban design and planning, interior design and landscape architecture, supported the study tour, underpinned by the Semarang local government’s World Heritage listing application. The tour culminated with Griffith hosting a photographic exhibition – […]

Griffith partners with BluGlass for power electronics

Griffith Enterprise
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 […]

Top tips to get the most out of an internship

Business and government
Internships are a great way to gain valuable industry experience while you complete your degree. At Griffith, each academic area manages targeted work-integrated learning opportunities to ensure students receive appropriate course credits for their efforts. Here, two of our Workplace-Integrated Learning (WIL) program managers share their top tips on making an internship work for you. Don’t get […]

Wireless sensor technology to monitor environments

Griffith School of Engineering
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 […]