Technology Stories

Speeding up solar cell development

Tests on new designs for perovskite solar cells can now be done in minutes instead of days, thanks to a new system built by PhD candidate Mr Adam Surmiak from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (Exciton Science) and his colleagues based at Monash University.

Skin-deep sensing to predict COVID patient’s needs

A new sensor from QLD-based company, WearOptimo, could provide medical professionals with a tool to forecast which COVID-19 patients are on the path to severe respiratory distress allowing earlier, more appropriate treatment.

Windows will soon generate electricity, following solar cell breakthrough

A research team led by Professor Jacek Jasieniak from Exciton Science and Monash University has succeeded in producing next-gen perovskite solar cells that generate electricity while allowing light to pass through. They are now investigating how the new technology could be built into commercial products with Viridian Glass, Australia’s largest glass manufacturer.

3D printing face shields to protect against Coronavirus

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), TRICEP [the Translational Research Initiative for Cellular Engineering and Printing, supported by the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Materials Node, MTPConnect and UOW Makerspace are combining forces to provide local protective gear solutions during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Sydney united to build a Quantum Harbour City

Research collaboration between UNSW and the University of Sydney has overcome a fundamental hurdle to building quantum computers in silicon, opening the way to further develop the machines at scale.