Ms Divya Vinod, a PhD candidate from the UTS School of Life Sciences, has been investigating a novel idea involving the use of crops - like sunflowers and salad leaves - as absorbers of selenium, a naturally occurring element that surfaces during coal mining.
Researchers at UTS, as part of a large international collaboration, have made a breakthrough in the development of compact, low-cost and practical optical microscopy to achieve super-resolution imaging on a scale 10 times smaller than can currently be achieved with conventional microscopy.
Four UTS scientists commence their journey to Antarctica this week working on a project supported by the Australian Antarctic Science Grant Program. The project is aimed at examining the role of sulphur compounds in Antarctic phytoplankton-bacteria relationships.
Climate Change Cluster PhD candidate Stephanie Gardner may call it luck but those who know the young marine biologist will tell you that it was her exceptional science, dedication, persistence, and the ability to seize opportunities that got her a November 2016 berth aboard the Russian research vessel Akademik Treshnikov.
UTS Science ran the inaugural Dr Loraine Holley Essay Prize in December last year. Named in honour of our Faculty’s recently retired long-serving colleague, the prize is awarded to research students who can best describe, in essay form, how their research might benefit the needy or marginalised in our society.
The UTS Bachelor of Advanced Science is set to produce the next generation of scientific problem solvers, working on some of the most dynamic and important global issues in science, health and technology today.
Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair has announced the NSW Government is collaborating with UTS researchers to assess the capabilities of the Clever Buoy shark-spotting sonar technology off Port Stephens, as part of the $16 million Shark Management Strategy.
Over the last few months, researchers in UTS Science have been working on their applications for Senior Lecturers. This extensive process requires candidates to explain their research, papers written and published, and their potential plan for academic growth.
Four UTS Science staff members have received Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Department of Education, as part of the 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Russell Sandstrom, a UTS Science PhD candidate, graduated from the UTS Hatchery program held between March and May earlier this year. The UTS Hatchery is a distinctive extra-curricular program for UTS students, designed to up-skill students with new ways to solve real world problems.
Second-year Forensic Biology in Biomedical Science student, Felicity Hall, has recently returned from Romania on month-long archaeology dig. She spent July studying in a field school located in the town of Odorheiu Secuiesc in the historically Hungarian region of Transylvania.