Tiny fibres are a big breakthrough at La Trobe

Imagine a material that could make jet planes, road trains, even the family car lighter – saving fuel, money and importantly, emissions. It’s called a ‘nano-cermet’, a nanocomposite of aluminium and silicon carbide, and the first few precious fibres of it have been grown at La Trobe University’s Bendigo Campus. Engineering Professor James Maxwell has... Continue Reading →

PhD researcher inspired to improve education

When Education PhD candidate Aimé Sacrez was tasked with presenting his research topic at this month’s La Trobe 3 Minute Thesis competition, he thought of his daughter. “For me, it’s a thesis, but for Jessica, it’s her future,” says Aimé, seated opposite his seven-year-old daughter, who’s on campus with dad for the day. “Jessica loves maths and science, and she also loves art and writing. The way the education... Continue Reading →

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