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2019 QS World University Rankings 

100% of Research at or above world class

Informed, industry-connected research and innovation in engineering and the physical sciences. 

The University of South Australia’s multi-million dollar Future Industries Institute (FII) focuses on building knowledge and capacity in core future industries and develops the University’s internationally competitive research capacity across four key strands: Minerals and resources engineering, Energy and advanced manufacturing, Environmental science and engineering, and  Biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine.

 

FII Student Seminar Series

Returning in 2020

Congratulations to the following FII Students on their winning Presentations

1st - Pouya Dehghankelishadi

Investigating the potential of high density lipoprotein as natural carriers for the targeted delivery of radio-sensitizers to the tumour micro-environment.

 

2nd – Farzana Kastury

In vivo and x-ray spectroscopic assessment of lead exposure reduction via ingestion and inhalation pathways using phosphorus and iron amendments.

 

3rd – Parinaz Ahangar

The Effect of gingival fibroblast and it’s secretome on wound healing.

 

 News

Future mining – smarter, greener and essential to innovation

Future mining – smarter, greener and essential to innovation

26 November 2019

Partners in the new $48 million ARC Centre of Excellence for Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals, UniSA researchers from the Future Industries Institute will be working to develop new technologies and improved techniques for extracting and processing minerals, that use less water, much less...

Cancer test that eases stress

Cancer test that eases stress

27 November 2019

A deceptively simple device made in Adelaide can be used to detect cancer cells in a urine sample, UniSA research shows with Dr Melanie MacGregor, of the UniSA Future Industries Institute.

UniSA research takes bait on new seafood industry

UniSA research takes bait on new seafood industry

27 November 2019

UniSA research is helping the seafood industry diversify and establish the state’s first octopus fishery.

The lowdown on lens and tint quality

The lowdown on lens and tint quality

27 November 2019

It is a common complaint among cyclists to express dismay at the prices of some riding glasses. To explore optics further, I spoke with Dr. Colin Hall, an Industry Associate Professor at the Future Industries Institute (UniSA) who leads a research team focused on developing robust coating systems...

Glaciem, a FIA project featured in The Lead

Glaciem, a FIA project featured in The Lead

27 November 2019

Two new South Australian technologies have combined to create what researchers claim to be the world’s most efficient air-cooled carbon dioxide refrigeration system.

Scientists Test the Safety of a Key Sunscreen Ingredient on Skin Cells

Scientists Test the Safety of a Key Sunscreen Ingredient on Skin Cells

27 November 2019

Medical Health News reports on research by the Future Industries Institute showing titanium dioxide nanoparticles in sunscreen do not harm human skin cells and protect cells against ultraviolet damage.

Prohab delivers “strength” in design

Prohab delivers “strength” in design

27 November 2019

FII’s ANFF-SA collaborate with Prohab to find solutions and create a new device.

2019 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award

2019 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award

2 September 2019

Dr Marnie Winter has been named a winner of the 2019 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award.

2018 Ian Wark Medal

2018 Ian Wark Medal

2 September 2019

The medal is awarded to the most outstanding Future Industries Institute graduate for research creativity and originality, contribution to knowledge and international publication.

2018 Norton Jackson Material Science and Engineering Medal

2018 Norton Jackson Material Science and Engineering Medal

2 September 2019

When Research Associate Dr Sam Rudd learnt he’d won the 2018 Norton Jackson Material Science and Engineering Medal he was celebrating the arrival of his firstborn Ryan in hospital with his wife Roya.

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