We bring to life subjects that illustrate the impact our students, teaching, research and graduates make in the world.
The Stand exists to unlock the knowledge and expertise inside the University of Wollongong (UOW), telling stories about our people and their accomplishments that inform, educate and inspire. This magazine was born out of a renewed sense of place, purpose and values that will guide the University in fulfilling its role in exploring how to resolve society’s large and complex social, environmental and economic challenges.
We believe education is one of the most powerful transformative forces on communities and individuals. It opens minds and helps people find purpose, meaning – and solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges.
This is our unified story – a story that draws on our past, understands the present, and looks to the future.
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.
Improving the ocean starts at our coast
The Second World Ocean Assessment was released in April, in connection with Earth Day 2021. The assessment involved contributions from more than 300 scientists from the UN’s group of experts chosen from around the world, and provides a comprehensive and integrated review of scientific information on the state of the marine environment.
The three of us: Faisal Hai, Ashley Ansari and Michael Stapleton
Michael Stapleton is an Environmental Engineer who through his PhD, is investigating the interconnection of two emerging water pollution issues- microplastics and antibiotics. Michael has two amazing academics and researchers supporting him on his journey- Professor Faisal Hai & Dr Ashley Ansari.