The ACWA project becomes Dewpoint Ltd.

On the 22nd of August the dream of the ACWA project became a reality with the founding of Dewpoint. We look forward to the promise of passive atmospheric water capture being realised!

Geosmin Turpin joins the group

Geo starts her postdoc in the Neto group after the completion of her PhD under A/Prof. Rico Tabor at Monash University. She has continued to follow her interest in coatings, nanoscale topography and surface science in her current project, which is a partnership with Dulux looking at how nanofibers can be integrated into paint to …

Farewell Liwen!

We farewell Dr Liwen Zhu, who is leaving the University of Sydney to take up a position in industry. We wish you all the best for your next endeavours, Liwen.

Emile joins us

We welcome Emile Theau to the group, a recent USyd Engineering graduate, who joins the ACWA team to complete the building of prototypes.

USYD academic team awarded substantial ARC Linkage Grant

A/Prof. Brian Hawkett, Prof. Chiara Neto, Prof. Greg Warr, were awarded an ARC Linkage project “Polymer nanofibres for advanced paint formulations” in collaboration with Dulux Australia. The team were awarded $471,900 over a period of 3 years.  This is one of only two Linkage grants awarded to USyd in the current round. Congratulations!

ACWA team won Bridge Hub Water Challenge 2020

Launched in February, the Bridge Hub 2020 Water Challenge aimed to uncover the best research, the most innovative ideas, and the best startups that positively impact water sustainability across our agrisystem. The global challenge attracted more than 150 researchers and entrepreneurs from Australia, New Zealand and Israel. The ACWA team has been named the winner …

Anthony Katselas joining us

Anthony Katselas is joinning the group to start his PhD after a year of work in the industry. Welcome Anthony, it’s great to have you back with us! Anthony will be working on the current ACWA project with Ming and Riccardo.

Sam handed in his thesis

Sam Peppou-Chapman handed in his PhD thesis on “Distribution and Depletion of Lubricant on Antifouling Liquid-Infused Surfaces” today. Well done! Sam joined Memjet as a MEMS scientist/engineer. Congratulations and best wishes for your new stage of career!