Professor Kevin Galvin
An award-winning industrial machine developed in collaboration with commercial partner Ludowici/ FLSmidth, separates fine particles on the basis of either density or size, improving the efficiency of the process with its unique tilted design.
Already under patent, the Reflux Classifier is currently used in seven countries.
INTRODUCTION OF MASTER OF TRAUMATOLOGY
Professor Zsolt Balogh
First postgraduate coursework program of its kind in Australia. Equips students with skills recognised by the leading professional medical organisations.
HUNTER MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
(Multidisciplinary partnership between the University, Hunter New England Local Health District and the community)
Facilitates collaborations between researchers translating scientific advances into better clinical care, competitive commercial products and improved healthcare guidelines.
TUNRA BULK SOLIDS
Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts AO
Established as a research group and commercial consultancy in 1975. Has since completed more than 4000 projects for clients in 40 countries and made a lucrative and invaluable contribution from what was a little-explored area of research back in the 1970s.
Professor Behdad Moghtaderi and Professor Elham Doroodchi
An emission-free engine that turns heat from low-grade sources, such as geothermal and industrial waste heat, into electricity. The technology delivers higher thermal efficiencies than conventional power plants, improving cycle efficiency and increasing the net electrical output from a given heat source by around 40 per cent. A solar thermal combined power and heat plant using GRANEX is now fully operational at a Newcastle public pool.
COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING FOR LOAD CAPACITY
Laureate Professor Scott Sloan
This faster and more effi cient method of calculating the load capacity for buildings and structures has drawn acclaim from around the world. Consolidates the University’s leadership in the field.
Professor Reza Mohemeiman
In 2009, Professor Moheimani collaborated with researchers at IBM Zurich Research Labs using a unique nanotechnology approach to create a world record for data storage for its time: 840 gigabits of information on one computer chip measuring one square inch.
Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin
Will help eliminate the guesswork in diabetes management. Jointly developed by UON engineers and HMRI diabetes researchers, the artifi cial pancreas comprises a blood glucose sensor and an insulin infusion pump that operates in a closed loop, linking via Bluetooth to a smartphone-based management system. Clinical trials for type 1 diabetics are planned for 2015.
NEWCASTLE INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY AND RESOURCES
The most comprehensive facility of its kind in Australia.
This collaboration of industry, government and academia, addresses rapidly emerging issues including critical resource sustainability, the transformation of the energy system, and national productivity.
DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED SYSTEM FOR ISOLATING SPERMATOZOA FOR ASSISTED CONCEPTION
Laureate Professor John Aitken
Laureate Professor Aitken and his team have developed a method of selecting the best sperm from ejaculate, which makes the process of sperm separation for in vitro fertilization faster and more efficient.
The separating process takes five minutes, whereas the conventional technology takes 45 minutes to complete the same task.
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
Professor Clare Collins
Contributing to federal health policy and empowering people with the skills and knowledge needed to make healthy food choices in a bid to combat obesity and related chronic health problems.
NATURAL HISTORY ILLUSTRATION PROGRAM
Unique in Australia and one of only the few full degree courses of its type offered in the world.
Familiarises students with traditional illustration methods as well as digital and multimedia studio techniques, data collection and specialised laboratory applications.
THE LAZARUS PROJECT
Professor Michael Mahony
De-extinction technology with the potential to resurrect vanished species.
UON researchers revived and reactivated the genome of an extinct frog using somatic cell nuclear transplantation. Could herald a new era in global biodiversity and conservation management.
Acknowledged as one of TIME magazine’s 25 best inventions in 2013.
Professor Paul Dastoor
Revolutionary mobile antibiotic device.
In use in six hospitals across NSW and Queensland, MobiDRIP delivers a predetermined infusion fl ow rate by applying controlled pressure to a standard bag of IV fl uid.
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CHALLENGE
A UON innovation and a national success story.
The Challenge has succeeded for the past 10 years in inspiring students to study science, maths and engineering and consider a career in these fields.
CONTRIBUTION TO ACCOUNTING THEORY
Alumnus Ross Watts
Graduated with a BComm in 1966 and went on to develop a new theoretical paradigm in which accounting could be examined. Seminal infl uence and considered in top five researchers in the world.
In 2000, the Newcastle Business School in conjunction with GraduateSchool.com was the first Australian university to offer the MBA in pure online mode.
Has since attracted students from around the world.
UON LEGAL CENTRE
The centerpiece of the University’s clinical program with the Newcastle Law School. Students engage with the community and legal professionals to develop practical skills.
The Centre and other School academic staff have taken on a number of major cases of signifi cant public interest and in which students have played an important role, for example, representing the family of Cornelia Rau at the inquiry into her wrongful detention at a Queensland prison and then at the Baxter Detention Centre.
LAW ON THE BEACH
Connects UON law students and lawyers with the community, providing free legal advice for five weeks every summer at Newcastle Beach.
HEALTHY DADS, HEALTHY KIDS
Professor Philip Morgan
Highly successful obesity prevention program that has received recognition from the World Health Organisation for excellence and leadership in promoting health and well-being in the community.