Learn about the engineers making life happen through their innovative ideas and creativity. From turning trash into sustainable ceramic tiles to powering Far North Queensland with renewable energy, engineering is behind many everyday interactions.
Turning waste coffee grounds into ‘green steel’ is all in a day’s work for 2022 NSW Australian of the Year and one of Australia’s Top 100 Innovators, Professor Veena Sahajwalla.
Engineers are devising groundbreaking surgical robots that could make some medical procedures safer and more precise.
“I’ve never been involved in anything like it, particularly the sustainability side,” says site engineer Ashlee Othen. “Every aspect that we look at has a sustainability focus. It’s world-class engineering.”
How can you construct a 43-storey tower in the heart of Melbourne in just 24 months without causing traffic chaos? Assemble much of it off-site, truck the components to their CBD location at night and stitch them into place like a colossal Lego set.