The University of Newcastle (UON) Defence and Security Innovation Cluster aims to encourage greater engagement between University of Newcastle researchers and the established defence industry in Newcastle and the Hunter Region.
Through the development of a framework for collaboration, the Cluster aims to create an environment where new opportunities for innovative solutions and research breakthroughs can be generated and translated into practise for the benefit of the defence sector and its personnel.
On 28 August 2014 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, the Defence and Security Innovation Cluster will host a Research and Innovation Showcase where some of our top researchers will give presentations on their research capabilities, their current work with defence and practical examples of how their research can and has been applied to solve real life challenges.
- Professor Paul Dastoor - Inkjet and Reel-to-Reel Printing of Electronic Sensors
- Associate Professor Ljiljana Brankovic - Cyber Security and Data Protection
- Dr Andrew Fleming - Precision Mechatronics
- Associate Professor Alan Brichta - Understanding Vestibular Disorder
- Professor Carolyn Mountford - Neurochemical biomarkers in the diagnosis of mild brain injury and PTSD
- Associate Professor Wayne Reynolds - Australian Defence Policy
The presentations will be followed by a networking opportunity. The university's Research Development team will also be on hand to facilitate connections between industry and researchers.
About the University of Newcastle
With research strengths in health and medicine, engineering, science, and energy and the environment, the University of Newcastle (UON) is the most research-intensive university in regional Australia.
UON is ranked in the Australian top 10 for research funding and outcomes and ranked in the top three per cent (251-275) of world universities in the esteemed Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE) for 2013-14.
In addition, UON is ranked 26 in the QS World Rankings ‘Top 50 under 50’ (for universities established after 1962) as well being ranked number one in Australia in the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) rankings of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old.
UON’s Defence research capabilities are of the highest standard with Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ratings of 5 (denoting ‘well above world class’) for Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Neurosciences, Human Movement and sports Science and Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology.
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Defence and Security Research and Innovation Hub
The Defence and Security Innovation Cluster is an initiative of the University of Newcastle. The Cluster aims to encourage greater engagement between the university and the established defence industry in Newcastle and the Hunter Region.