12 November, 2013 - Dr Barbara Hardy AO named Senior South Australian of the year!
In recognition of our patron’s environmental and scientific work, Dr Barbara Hardy AO has been announced as the Senior South Australian of the Year for 2014.
“It gives me far more of an opportunity to emphasise the importance of looking after our natural Australian bush. A lot of people think that the economy is the prime thing that we need to take note of and work for," she said. "The economy itself depends on the natural environment. It depends on clean air, pure water, healthy vegetation and healthy animals. If we're going to have a strong economy, we need to have a strong and healthy natural environment."
A leader in science education, environmental advocacy and charity activities, Dr Barbara Hardy has led an exemplary public life – almost all of it undertaken on a voluntary basis. After becoming one of the University of Adelaide’s first female science graduates in 1947, Barbara’s early career was with the CSIRO. Family camping holidays awakened her concern for the environment, and Barbara began voluntary work with the Conservation Council. A degree in earth sciences at Flinders University soon followed. With growing expertise as a lobbyist, Barbara advised politicians, supported many organisations such as the Australian Heritage Commission and Landcare, and established the National Parks Foundation. She was also a prime mover in the creation of the hands-on Investigator Science and Technology Centre in Adelaide. Barbara has initiated many changes to public policy, practice and even the way people think about science and the environment, and today we continue to be extremely proud that she is patron of the Barbara Hardy Institute which champions a more sustainable future.
Congratulations Dr Barbara Hardy AO!
8 November, 2013 Congratulations to full member Tom Raimondo for his team’s ARC LIEF funding success for a micro-sampling thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (TIMS) facility, administered by the University of Adelaide. Project partners include University of Tasmania, Curtin University of Technology, and the SA Department of Manufacturing, Innovation Trade, Resources and Energy.
9 August, 2013 Congratulations to full member Peter Pudney on being awarded the Unsung Hero of South Australian Science Communication 2013 as part of National Science Week.
1 July, 2013 Congratulations to Director, Chris Daniels for being appointed a Governor for the World Wildlife Fund (Australia).
25 June, 2013 Congratulations to full member John Boland for receiving the prize for best presentation of his paper, 'Climate statistics for energy meteorology' at the International Conference on Energy Meteorology.
21 June, 2013 The 2012 Research Report Release and Mini-Symposium was held at Mawson Lakes campus and gave early-, mid-career and adjunct researchers an opportunity to showcase their 'great research into sustainability'.
16 June, 2013 Congratulations to full member Sekhar Somenahalli for his Mawson Lakes Fellowship Scholarship, awarded by the School of Natural and Built Environments, for him to undertake research at the University of Nagoya, Japan.
12 June, 2013 Congratulations to Xing Ma, Don Cameron, Nicholas Chileshe, and Keri Chiveralls for their seed-funding success from the Zero Waste Centre for sd+b.
3 June, 2013 A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the Victoria University of Wellington in recognition of the partnerships established through the new Citizen Science unit in the Barbara Hardy Institute.
6 May, 2013 Congratulations to full member Frank Bruno and international research collaborators for their grant success with the Seventh EU Framework Programme - The People Programme, for 'Use of innovative thermal energy storage for marked energy savings and significant lowering of CO2 emissions (Innostorage)'.
29 April, 2013 Welcome to our newest Adjunct member, Janti Gunanwan and her research in sustainable international business.
27 April, 2013 Congratulations to full member Saiful Bari for winning an award for his paper, 'Improving air-fuel mixing in diesel engine fuelled by higher viscous fuel using guide vane swirl and tumble device (GVSTD)' at the SAE 2013 World Congress and Exhibition.
27 March, 2013 Welcome to our newest Adjunct member, David Greenwood and his research in botany and zoology.
21 March, 2013 Congratulations to full member Martin Belusko for his ARENA Postdoctoral Fellowship, awarded to support high clibre researchers whose research will lead to the advancement of innovation in Australian solar research, development and industry.
21 March, 2013 The Barbara Hardy Institute's administrative hub at Mawson Lakes campus was formally opened by patron Dr Barbara Hardy, AO.
1 March, 2013 Congratulations to Ming Liu, Gunnar Keppel and Tom Raimondo who were recently accepted into the UniSA Early Career Researcher Development Program for 2013.
7 February, 2013 Welcome to our newest full member, Rameez Rameezdeen and his research in infrastructure engineering.
17 December, 2012 The December 2012 edition of UniSA News has featured our institute
AIRAH awardees: Ramadas Narayanan, Frank Bruno, Martin Belusko and Steven Tay.
13 November, 2012 Congratulations to Ramadas Narayanan for being announced the Student of the Year at the Australian Institute fo Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) awards!
13 November, 2012 Congratulations to Frank Bruno, Martin Belusko and Steven Tay in receiving the Execllence in HVAC and Refrigeration Research for their work on 'High performing low cost thermal storage with phase change materials' at the Australian Institute fo Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) awards!
26 October, 2012 Congratulations to HDR student Sleiman Farah for being announced as the poster winner for the SA section of the Australian Institute of Energy's National Postgraduate Student Energy awards!
16 October, 2012 Congratulations to full member Mizanur Rahman for his success in gaining an Australia-India Early Career Fellowship through the Australian Academy of Science!
15 October, 2012 Full member Peter Pudney's article, 'Don't wait for electric vehicle infrastructure, you (probably) don't need it' was published in The Conversation.
11 October, 2012 Director and full member, Chris Daniels, featured on 891 ABC Adelaide for his video, 'Great Koala Count: An introduction'.
2 October, 2012 Welcome to our newest adjunct member Nikolaos Vogiatzis and his research in computational linguistics and artificial intelligence for transport systems applications.
2 October, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member Gunnar Keppel and his research in the interfaces and integration of biogeography, ecology, evolution, genetics and remote sensing, especially pertaining to the potential impacts of anthropogenic climate change.
28 September, 2012 Welcome to our newest associate member Peter Majewski and his research in novel functionalised and structured materials for sustainable energy, water treatment, and medical application.
25 September, 2012 Full member John Boland's article 'Wind power: why is South Australia so successful?' was published in The Conversation.
28 August, 2012 Congratulations to Steven Tay for successfully gaining an Australian Solar Institute (ASI) Postdoctoral Fellowship!
10 August, 2012 Congratulations to our members whose teaching efforts were recognised in the 2012 UniSA Supported Teacher Awards: Matthew Rofe; James Ward; and Kathy Paige!
7 August, 2012 Prof. Brendan Gleeson's Distinguished Lecture on urban sustainability assessment and action attracted 250 attendees! Many thanks to Prof. Gleeson for his input and insight into this Barbara Hardy Institute event.
7 August, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member Sharolyn Anderson and her research in environmental monitoring, assessment and modelling, and the theoretical base in geographic information science!
31 July, 2012 Welcome to our newest adjunct member David Lloyd and his research in sustainability education and the educational aspects of Citizen Science!
30 July, 2012 Welcome to our newest adjunct member James Smith and his research in urban ecology!
2 July, 2012 Congratulations to Don Cameron who successfully gained anARC Linkage Project (LP) grant for the project: 'The role of vegetation and associated root suction and reinforcement on the stabilisation of transport corridors and sloping ground'
2 July, 2012 Welcome to our newest associate member John Van Leeuwenand his research in water quaility, wastewater treatment and organic chemistry!
29 June, 2012 Welcome to newest associate member Denise Wood and her research in sustainable education and community engagement.
20 June, 2012 It's official! Last night, Chris Daniels' lecture, 'Citizen Science: Bringing science into your backyard' was the most well-attended Knowledge Works event for the Division: ITEE.
19 June, 2012 The official Release of the Barbara Hardy Institute Strategic Plan and 2011 Research Report was held at Mawson Lakes campus.
14 June, 2012 Welcome to our newest adjunct member Kym Fraser and his research into sustainability aspects of financial management and international business.
12 June, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member Yvonne Zeegers and her research into sustainability education and sustainable development!
22 May, 2012 Welcome to our newest adjunct member Mark Bishop and his research in geomorphometry and geographic technologies!
22 May, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member, Mohammed Haque and his research into power systems, renewable energy systems and energy efficiency!
21 May, 2012 UniSA News prominently featured the Barbara Hardy Instituteand lead researcher, Wasim Saman, in their article about ASI funding success for 'Cutting-edge solar storage research at Mawson Lakes campus'
3 May, 2012 Congratulations to David Ness and Ke Xing for the awarding of funding within the Australia-China Science and Research Fund for their group mission: 'Community enterprises development with connected infrastructure systems in rural Australia and China'
1 May, 2012 Welcome to our newest adjunct member Jacqui Balston and her research into the impacts of climate variability and climate change on agriculture, natural resources, ecosystems and the built environment!
28-29 April, 2012 The Barbara Hardy Institute will host a stall at the Australian Plants Society Autumn sale being held at the Adelaide Showgrounds, Wayville (Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm). Come along and visit us! We'll be selling books about wildlife, nature and water.
14 April, 2012 Come along to the 891 Adelaide Gardeners' Market from 08:30-1pm and visit us! The Barbara Hardy Institute stall will be sellingbooks about wildlife, nature and water.
3 April, 2012 Read this great interview with Research Fellow Frank Brunoabout his team's ASI funding success. ASI investment director Olivia Coldrey on why our solar storage researchers were awarded the grant: '... the Barbara Hardy Institute received the grant as it was at the forefront of storage research for concentrating solar power technologies'.
30 March, 2012 The 2012 ATN-DAAD Guidelines and Application pack is now available on the ATN website. The deadline for applications is 30 June, 2012. To submit an Expression of Interest (EoI), please submit the following details to ITEE-Research by 30 April, 2012:
Name of Applicant:
Name/s of German Collaborating Partner:
Project (Short) Title:
Project Summary (100 words):
Complete applications are to be submitted to Research and Innovation Services (RIS) by 30 June, 2012 who will then submit to ATN on your behalf.
29 March, 2012 Welcome to our newest adjunct member Roger Clay and his research into conservation biology and use of ant communities as indicators of environmental change!
29 March, 2012 Welcome to our newest adjunct member David Slaney and his research into climate change and human health, vector and vector-borne disease ecology!
28 March, 2012 Congratulations to Mohammad Uddin on his Early Career and New Appointee Researcher Development Award funding for the project: 'Innovative methodology for the design and manufacture of patient-specific hip implants'
28 March, 2012 Congratulations to Sofia Orre-Gordon on her Early Career and New Appointee Researcher Development Award funding for the project: 'Effects of terpenoids transfer on plant chemistry and arthropod herbivore abundance in the Santalum spicatum - Acacia sp.relationship'
23 March, 2012 Congratulations to Wasim Saman, Farid Christo, Frank Bruno and Ming Liu for their Australian Solar Institute (ASI) Category 1 grant funding for the project: 'Development of high temperature phase change storage systems and a test facility'
21 March, 2012 Phil Weinstein was interviewed on ABC Radio's national program AM for his ecosystem health commentary on the issue 'Rare disease emerges in the wake of the Queensland floods'
16 March, 2012 Attention all motoring enthusiasts! See Pat Miller's 3 page article in the Feb-April edition of RACE (current issue available now at your local newsagent) about his competition car, 'Irukandji'. The 705kg vehicle was built using salvaged materials and parts and only cost $2590 and 630 hours of labour.
NOTE: Irukandji's first competitive race will be held on Sunday 25 March at Mallala Motor Sport Park
28 February, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member Craig Williams and his research into mosquito ecology, epidemiology of vector-borne disease and animal behaviour!
28 February, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member Jasmine Palmer and her research into climate responsive design and sustainable urban futures!
28 February, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member Mohamed ElGawadyand his research into structural analysis, dynamics and earthquake engineering!
28 February, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member Mohammad Uddinand his research into design and manufacture of biomedical implants for hip and knee joints!
28 February, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member Tom Raimondo and his research into intracontinental mountain building in central Australia and fluid-rock interaction in shear zones!
28 February, 2012 Welcome to our newest full member Xing Ma and his research into structural mechanics, design and earthquake engineering!
28 February, 2012 Congratulations to George Zillante for his appointment as Professor and Head of Architecture at the University of Adelaide. As a founding member of Barbara Hardy Institute and an excellent researcher, he will be greatly missed. The entire Institute wishes George all the very best of luck in his new position!
24 February, 2012 Congratulations to Mohammad Uddin, Sofia Orre andMizanur Rahman on their successful applications to the UniSA Early Career Researcher Development Program!
24 February, 2012 VOTING CLOSES SOON for the Zero Carbon Challenge which aims to engage the architectural, development and construction industries to submit a design, and for the winning team to construct a 'zero carbon' house at Lot 61 Lochiel Park, Australia's model green village.
Frank Bruno and Stephen Berry are part of 'Team Swanbury Penglase'. Show your support by voting for them here!
21 February, 2012 Read this article about Jon Kellett's climate change research with NCCARF: 'Adelaide climate to mirror Whyalla in 50 years'.
15 February, 2012 Our patron, Dr Barbara Hardy AO, was interviewed by Ian Henschke on 891 ABC Radio Adelaide. Listen to this fascinating insight into her life here.
15 February, 2012 ABC TV's 7.30 program in WA interviewed Jon Kellett on his climate change research as part of an NCCARF funded project. Watch the story here.
15 February, 2012 Voting opens today for the Zero Carbon Challenge which aims to engage the architectural, development and construction industries to submit a design, and for the winning team to construct a 'zero carbon' house at Lot 61 Lochiel Park, Australia's model green village.
Frank Bruno and Stephen Berry are part of 'Team Swanbury Penglase'. Show your support by voting for them here!
14 February, 2012 Enjoy reading this article by Stephen Berry entitled 'Getting practical with push for zero carbon homes', published in The Conversation.
18 December, 2011 UniSA News featured coverage of the Barbara Hardy Institute launch as well as recapping the successful CRC bids
15 December, 2011 Wasim Saman was contacted by ABC 891 Adelaide 'Breakfast' host David Bevan for advice on whether solar panels are affected by heat. According to Prof. Saman, the impact is relatively small and he notes that amorphous silicone panels are less affected than crystal silicon panels. The interview can be heard here: 'Breakfast Reloaded Thursday 15/12' (at 09:20 on the audio file)
14 December, 2011 One of our professor's has co-authored a book on some of the greatest challenges facing Asian cities as they plan for a future after an unprecedented population boom. Read more about it in this article: 'Risks and resilience - future-proofing Asian cities'
7 December, 2011 Enjoy reading the article that Jim Jago has contributed to: 'Acute vision in the giant Cambrian predator Anomalocaris and the origin of compound eyes', published in the international weekly journal of science, Nature
7 December, 2011 Congratulations to our winners in the ITEE Research Awards: Kathryn Davidson - Early Career Researcher and Wasim Saman - Supported Researcher of the Year
6 December, 2011 Congratulations to all the authors (including Barbara Hardy Institute member Yousef Amer) of 'Leading change: Applying change management approaches to student in blended learning' and its Best Paper Award at the Ascilite Conference 2011
1 December, 2011 Read this great review of Phil Roetman and Chris Daniels' book, The Possum-Tail Tree: Understanding possums through Citizen Science in the Australian Zoologist journal
22 November, 2011 Congratulations to our team members for their successful Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) bids! To learn about the research programs, visit Low Carbon Living CRC and Automotive Australia 2020 CRC
15 November, 2011 Enjoy reading this article about Phil Weinstein's research results that show conservation to be both good for the environmentand your health: 'Going green for health'
1 November, 2011 Congratulations to Don Cameron who successfully gained an ARC Linkage Project (LP) grant for the project: 'Foundation systems for reactive soils using scarification and screw piles'
1 November, 2011 Congratulations to Mike Taylor who successfully gained an ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant for the project: 'Internet of things testbed for creating a Smart City'.
1 November, 2011 Congratulations to Peter Majewski who successfully gained an ARC Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant for the project: 'Enhanced powder X-ray diffraction capabilities for South Australia'
1 November, 2011 Congratulations to past member Jerzy Filar's ARC Discovery Project grant success!
1 November, 2011 Enjoy reading Peter Pudney's article in The Conversation: 'The World Solar Challenge and the future of solar cars'
17 October, 2011 Congratulations to John Fielke who has been awarded in the 2011 UniSA Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
17 October, 2011 Congratulations to Stephen Berry, a PHD student with the Barbara Hardy Institute and the School of Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, for receiving a UniSA Vice Chancellor and President's scholarship.
10 October, 2011 John Boland has accepted the invitation to be Chair of the Resource Assessment & Climate Division at the International Solar Energy Society (ISES).
10 October, 2011 Congratulations to Brian Webby who was part of the team, with teaching and administration staff from the Centre for Regional Engagement, who were awarded first place in the 2011 UniSA Chancellor's Awards for Community Engagement
10 October, 2011 Congratulations to Philip Roetman and Chris Daniels who have been awarded a Special Commendation in the 2011 UniSA Chancellor's Awards for Community Engagement
10 October, 2011 Congratulations to Alpana Sivam who has been awarded a Commendation in the 2011 UniSA Chancellor's Awards for Community Engagement