Sports engineers design world’s fastest and coolest helmets
Our sports engineers have teamed up with Swiss company Scott Sports to help develop what is believed to be the world's fastest road cycling helmet.Find out more
Quick smart: AI disease diagnosis now a reality
A collaboration between the University’s Australian Centre for Visual Technologies (ACVT) and Adelaide-based LBT Innovations (LBT) has given humanity a powerful new weapon in the fight against infectious disease.
Emulating nature’s perfect pursuit
Researchers have discovered the secrets of the dragonfly’s incredible ability to pursue and catch moving prey, and successfully applied them in an autonomous robot.
Streamlining the development of constrained-space combat systems
Advanced modelling technology is helping the Australian Defence Force develop high-performing constrained-space combat systems with remarkable precision and efficiency.
Making computers see
Saving our defence force countless man-hours through the development of an artificial intelligence system that enables computers to answer questions about the content of images.
Keeping ADF communications at the cutting edge
For nearly 30 years, the Centre for Defence Communications and Information Networking has played a leading role in ensuring our armed forces’ operational IT systems remain the equal of, if not superior to, any in the world.
The best defence is good research
Our world-class researchers work in partnership with defence and industry to develop innovative technologies that help give our Australian Defence Force a real edge.
Optic-fibre sensors enabling aircraft, ships to self-diagnose corrosion
In the near future, corrosion checks for critical defence assets may be a simple matter of running a laser over them, thanks to groundbreaking new research.
Laws for the final frontier
Developing a new suite of laws to help protect us from war in space.
Saving the minds of those who serve
The largest study of its kind into the mental health of service personnel.
No crash test ‘dummies’
Next time you walk your children to school, or cross a busy city street, reflect on the work of researchers in the Vehicle Safety Laboratory who are committed to making your journey as safe as it can be.
PhD student Hannah Wardill may have uncovered the secret to making chemotherapy significantly less uncomfortable for cancer patients
The discovery of gravitational waves could allow some of the universe’s greatest secrets to be answered
My Wine World
My Wine World is a free smart device application for lovers of wine—from novice consumers to wine aficionados or industry professionals.
Optimising Water Distribution
Improving operations of water supply systems throughout Australia and across the world using fast mathematical optimisation techniques
Tequila plant offers fuel for the future
Agave, the plant best known for producing tequila, shows promise as a source of biofuel and other biochemical products.
Superbugs, is the risk real?
The University of Adelaide has joined the fight against ‘superbugs’ in Australian pets and livestock as well as humans.
Growing concerns over food security mean we may need to consider alternative sources of protein in the future. Could edible insects be the solution?
Cookstoves for the developing world
Dr Cris Birzer develops humanitarian technologies for resource-constrained countries and regions
Dr Lian Pin Koh is helping to protect threatened tropical ecosystems through the use of drone technology
Zeroing in on type 1
Identifying the likely environmental triggers behind the rapid rise of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes
Assoc Prof. Jeremy Thompson
Working in reproductive health, across both humans and livestock, Jeremy explores the determinants of developmental potential within mammalian oocytes and early embryos.
Indigenous health and tobacco cessation
Tobacco use for Indigenous Australians is 2.5 times greater than the non-Indigenous Population. PhD candidate, Kristin Carson seeks to close this gap.
Sarah's research relates to Marine Parasitology and Molecular Evolution. Her PhD has added a wealth of knowledge to dicyemid faunal composition and ecology in Australian waters
PhD Student Harsha is developing non-invasive gene therapy treatment for Cystic fibrosis patients, in the form of an aerosol spray.