Meet the team: Facility for Intelligent Fabrication
The Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) was formed in recognition of the changing business climate, as the Illawarra transitions from large-scale heavy manufacturing, and the need for local manufacturers to innovate and adapt to remain competitive. In this piece, we speak to one of the groups leaders and an early career researcher to understand their different perspectives and roles.
Climate change, eucalypt bark and bushfires: Why do some trees die and others survive?
Harriet is a fire ecology researcher who is currently completing her PhD with the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires.
The two of us: Jeff Kelleway and Zachary Nagel-Tynan
PhD Candidate Zachary Nagel-Tynan is investigating what processes are occurring below ground in coastal wetland ecosystems. His supervisor is School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences, Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow Dr Jeff Kelleway.
August_ The two of us: Duane Robinson and Brendan Banfield
PhD Candidate Brendan Banfield is passionate about renewable energy and sustainability. His research is investigating how smart technologies in buildings can be used to reduce electricity costs and increase thermal comfort. His supervisor is Duane Robinson who was appointed Deputy Director of the SRBC in 2015, and more recently Director of the APQRC in 2020.
Researcher spotlight: Daniel Daly
This month we are focussing on United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, to raise the profile of researchers and projects working toward this important goal to ensure we protect our environmental future.
Staying on top of wasted efforts
It was once believed that the concrete used to build our cities’ sewer pipes would easily last a hundred years or longer. A ‘build and forget’ service, with maintenance only required for what enters its tunnels, and not for the structure itself.