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Dr Veljko Prodanovic, Research Associate, UNSW

Dr Veljko Prodanovic is Research Associate at Water Research Centre (UNSW), who works on the development of integrated urban modelling tool for green technology placements within the urban fabric. His other research interests are development multi-benefit greening systems for water treatment and their impact on water cycle, microclimate and public health. During his PhD, Veljko…

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Ana Deletic
Professor Ana Deletic, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), UNSW

Professor Ana Deletic is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney (UNSW). Until mid-2017 Ana was Associate Dean of Research Engineering Faculty and the Founding Director of Monash Infrastructure research institute at Monash University. Ana leads a large research group that is working on multi-disciplinary urban water issues. Earlier she led…

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A/Prof. Robert Taylor

Associate Professor Robert Taylor has been jointly appointed to both the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW for over six years. His main research interest is in the development of ‘next generation’ solar thermal collectors. Drawing on the fields of heat transfer and nanotechnology,…

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Greg Les
Professor Greg Leslie

Professor Greg Leslie is the Director of the UNSW Global Water Institute, and the Director of the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology. Prior to joining UNSW, he worked in the public and private sector on water treatment, reuse and desalination projects in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States. His…

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Dr Qiyuan Li

Dr. Qiyuan Li is a postdoctoral research associate in the UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has received a Ph.D. degree from the school of mechanical engineering, UNSW in 2016. Dr. Qiyuan Li’s main research interest is in the development of desalination…

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Emma Maxwell

Emma graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004 and completed her Master of Sports Physiotherapy in 2013. She is a super experienced hands on Physio who has now stepped into the exercise rehabilitation world at Physiocise. She has always been interested in sports physiotherapy, working particularly with football/ soccer, basketball and rugby teams, for…

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Dr Carinna Hockham 

Dr Carinna Hockham is an early career research fellow and epidemiologist. Her research involves the use of real-world linked data to examine a range of epidemiological questions relating to chronic kidney disease, diabetes and the cardiovascular complications associated with both.

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Nikhil Autar

A medical student, ex-cancer patient, writer and speaker, who does so to help inspire and support patients, doctors and anyone in general. Founder of a startup social enterprise creating therapeutic and health devices. My blog, featuring all my thoughts on topics ranging from my own journey through cancer (and how I overcame things) to advancements…

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Dr. Kate Dunn

Dr. Kate Dunn B.A. Visual Arts (USyd), Hons (SCU), Ph.D. Architecture (USyd) is the research leader in digital fabrication and material innovation at the UNSW Creative Robotics Research Lab. Kate’s research investigates experimental digital fabrication and robotics with a focus on the development of new and sustainable materials for digital fabrication. Kate’s research builds on…

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Steph Lorenzo

With a Bachelor of International Communication from Macquarie University held in hand, Stephanie Lorenzo didn’t begin her career planning to start a charity. It was a chance encounter with a book about sex trafficking when she was 22, and a life-changing trip to Cambodia that left her asking, ‘how could this be real?’. In June…

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