New podcast series goes behind the scenes of research into Australia’s natural and cultural history

April 15, 2021

This podcast series by two pun-loving scientists will take listeners behind the scenes of some of the world’s most advanced research into the natural and cultural history of Australia and its nearest neighbours.

Researchers discover seaweed molecules can help heal wounds

April 15, 2021

Molecules from unique species similar in structure and function to human skin molecules Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterial Science (ACES) and UOW, in partnership with their seaweed bioinks collaborators Venus Shell Systems, have discovered that a molecular species known as ulvan aids wound healing in humans.

How baked bat guano helped archaeologists understand our ancient past

April 13, 2021

Experiment reveals the chemical changes undergone by artefacts found in caves inhabited by bats In an experiment to understand better how ancient artefacts are altered by the sediment in which they are buried for thousands of years, Australian archaeological scientists buried bones, stones, charcoal and other items in bat guano, cooked it, and analysed how this affected the different items.

New podcast: Grants and Pitching

April 13, 2021


The two of us: Sarath Perera and Jason David

April 8, 2021

UOW has so many high achieving PhD students, working towards solving real world problems.

New ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) podcast out now

April 6, 2021

The ACES podcast is developed by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), the pre-eminent world centre for electromaterials science research.

A staggering 1.8 million hectares burned in ‘high-severity’ fires during Australia’s Black Summer

April 1, 2021

The scale of the area burned outstripped projections for the late 21st century under strong scenarios of climate change In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating Black Summer fires, research has begun to clarify the role of climate change.

Funding win for UOW energy and cybersecurity projects

March 30, 2021

Industry collaborations to generate electricity from waste heat; improve data security for cloud computing Two UOW projects have been awarded funding under the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, which supports collaboration between researchers, industry, governments, and community organisations.

Congratulations Dr Vine-Perrow: Cancer Institute NSW Fellowship Grant Recipient

March 30, 2021

Congratulations to Dr Kara Vine-Perrow who was awarded the highly sought after Career Development Fellowship from the Cancer Institute NSW, worth $600,000.

Researchers ask Illawarra and South Coast residents to share their shark tales

March 25, 2021

Interactive mapping project explores human-shark encounters and their effects on ocean-users Researchers at UOW are asking Illawarra and South Coast residents to share details of encounters they have had with sharks, in an effort to better understand the full gamut of human-shark relations.

Research by Prof Astell-Burt and PowerLab leads major impact: Greening Sydney 2030

March 23, 2021

Under a new plan released last week, the City of Sydney will plant 700 new street trees a year and aim to cover 40% of the city in greenery by 2050.

Pitch It Clever now open for submissions

March 22, 2021

University research has the power to drive our economy, improve our societies and create a better world.

Luminaries driving change: S/Prof Anthony (Tony) Okely

March 18, 2021

Anthony (Tony) Okely is a Senior Professor in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and Director of Research at Early Start at UOW.

Business Advisory Board COVID workshop

March 18, 2021

The Faculty of Business and Law (BAL) hosted its first in person research workshop at the Innovation Campus on Friday 26 February, 2021.

The future of Port Kembla: An historical and geographical interdisciplinary project

March 16, 2021

Professor Chris Gibson, and Drs Chantel Carr and Andrew Warren (UOW) are working on an historical – geographical project to investigate the past, present and future significance of Australian industrial landscapes.