Global teamwork brings low-cost test for Weil's disease a step closer

10 Jul 2017

An on-the-spot, low-cost diagnostic test for leptospirosis (Weil's disease), a bacterial infection recognised as a neglected disease by the World Health Organization, could save lives in developing countries where there is little or no access to medical pathology laboratories and specialist technicians.

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The engineer who keeps the clock ticking

30 Mar 2017

He never intended to take a PhD — or to present television documentaries. Hugh Hunt is an all-rounder who combines his interest in things that bounce and spin with a passion for music and mending things.

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The engineer preparing for lift-off

08 Mar 2017

University Lecturer Dr Jenni Sidey grew up inspired by Canada’s first female astronaut. Now she’s undergoing selection tests with the Canadian Space Agency to be an astronaut herself. She’s passionate about women and engineering — and fascinated by fire.

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