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Latest News & Events

Scientia Professor Foster elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales
23 October 2014

Scientia Professor Neil Foster has today been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales.

Em Prof Burford awarded RACI Murphy medal
22 October 2014

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Robert Burford who was awarded the R.K Murphy medal for 2014.

FEATURED: INTERVIEW WITH DR CHRIS ROBERTS

UNSW Chemical Engineering Industry Interview Series #1

Associate Professor Patrick Spicer speaks with UNSW Chemical Engineering alumnus Dr Chris Roberts about innovation in the wider field of chemical engineering and biotechnology. Exploring how the current environment has changed for entrepreneurs and what challenges they face. How the digital movement has impacted on the advancement of technology and how the principles of engineering have shaped Chris' perspective on business and assisted his journey to becoming CEO of Cochlear Limited.

FEATURED: THE HY-CYCLE

Hy-Cycle - Australia's first fuel cell bike

UNSW researchers have built an Australian-first bicycle that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single battery charge and $2 of hydrogen.

The Hy-Cycle, created by a team including Associate Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou and Technical Officer Paul Brockbank from the School of Chemical Engineering, is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

The fuel cell provides electrical assistance with pedalling, enabling the rider to easily travel long distances or up hills.

This could make the Hy-Cycle a low-cost, sustainable transport option.

- See more at: http://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/chemical-engineering/news/australia%E...

UNSW researchers have built an Australian-first bicycle that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single battery charge and $2 of hydrogen.

The Hy-Cycle, created by a team including Associate Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou and Technical Officer Paul Brockbank from the School of Chemical Engineering, is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

The fuel cell provides electrical assistance with pedalling, enabling the rider to easily travel long distances or up hills. This could make the Hy-Cycle a low-cost, sustainable transport option.

Australia's first fuel cell bicycle, the Hy-Cycle was launched on Open Day 2014.

Read more.

ALUMNI PROFILE - MICHAEL FARRELL

ALUMNI PROFILE - MICHAEL FARRELL

Michael Farrell holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering with first-class honors from UNSW Australia, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Mr Farrell has been Chief Executive Officer for ResMed since March 2013. Prior to that appointment, Mr Farrell served as President – Americas for ResMed from 2011 to 2013. He was previously senior vice president of the global business unit for sleep apnea therapeutic and diagnostic devices from 2007 to 2011, and before that he held various senior roles in marketing and business development. Before joining ResMed in 2000, Mr Farrell worked in management consulting, biotechnology, chemicals, and metals manufacturing at Arthur D. Little, Genzyme Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, and BHP Billiton. Mr Farrell sits on the ResMed board of directors and on the board of directors of the Medical Device Manufacturers’ Association (MDMA) in Washington, DC, as well as the California Healthcare Institute (CHI), the La Jolla Playhouse, and the New Children’s Museum in San Diego, California.