Australian women breaking new ground in science

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Celebrating the achievements of the Australian women breaking new ground in science – from the development of ‘green steel’ that re-thinks how we use waste, to breakthroughs in technology that help the visually-impaired see.

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Diamonds are a scientist's best friend
Dr Amanda Barnard is one of Australia’s leading scientists and an award-winning researcher with a growing international profile. Her diamond nanoparticle discovery has the potential to change the lives of millions of people around the world.
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Veena Sahajwalla: UNSW SMaRT Lab
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Veena Sahajwalla: Waste Warrior
From Mumbai to Australia, scientist and engineer Veena Sahajwalla is revolutionising the way societies use waste, with a world-first invention - 'green steel'
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Prof. Emma Johnston: Underwater Trailblazer
Emma Johnston’s passion and laboratory are Sydney Harbour and the coastal waters and estuaries of Australia’s ‘marine estate’. The multi-award winning scientist and communicator uses her brains, collaborations and cutting edge tools to ensure vulnerable underwater worlds remain healthy for generations to come.
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Shooting for the moon
From the Australian city of Adelaide to the dark depths of space, engineer Andrea Boyd’s Aussie accent is one of the few voices astronauts hear in space.
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Michelle Simmons in lab at the University of New South Wales. Credit: CQC2T
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Australia leading the global quantum race
A pioneer in the fabrication of single-atom electronic devices, physicist Michelle Simmons has turned Australia into a global powerhouse in the international race to develop a viable quantum computer.
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Joanne Macdonald
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Diagnosing deadly epidemics
Near the height of the Zika virus outbreak in South America, molecular engineer A/Prof Joanne Macdonald travelled to Brazil to meet with local scientists. An expert in biosensors for rapid disease detection, the portable diagnostic technologies she is developing could save lives and ease the burden for clinicians during epidemics.
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Marita Cheng
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Marita Cheng: The Australian roboticist helping blind people see with the click of a button
Discover how roboticist Marita Cheng is helping vision-impaired people see the world around them.
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Dr Carolyn McGregor; Photographer Kalvin Taylor University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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Professor Carolyn McGregor: Using Big Data to save tiny lives
Computer scientist Carolyn McGregor has developed a disruptive technology utilising big data, that is set to start a new era in personalised medicine. Her life-saving Artemis IT platform analyses patterns in data such as heartbeats and breathing in newborn babies and spots problems before they are apparent to medical staff. The approach has great potential to save lives and is now being applied beyond the neonatal intensive care ward to astronauts and tactical response units.
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Rose Amal
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Australian power for the future
Green plants harness sunlight to produce food. Solar cells convert sunlight into energy, and now Australian chemical engineer Rose Amal is using sunlight to transform unwanted carbon dioxide into environmentally friendly fuels that will power the future. And if that’s not enough, Amal champions the sciences and encourages women to enter a male dominated field.
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