July 2010 - Sustainability

Inaugural UTS:Engage - 2010

"Our purpose as a university is to advance knowledge and learning to progress the professions, industry and communities of the world." UTS Strategic Plan, 2009.

The inaugural UTS:Engage, held on 15 July 2010, demonstrates our commitment to reach out to the professions, industry and communities to work together to deliver relevant, sustainable research solutions.

Over 65 external guests were welcomed to UTS by master of ceremonies Prof Stuart White and heard Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Prof Attila Brungs speak about the importance of universities, business and government working together to tackle the problems and issues that are most pressing.

Sustainability research - from nanotechnology to sustainable design

This first event showcased some of the sustainability research conducted at UTS.

Prof Geoff Smith - View his presentation (PDF, 630Kb)
Dr Justin Seymour - View his presentation (PDF, 1108Kb)
Prof Cynthia Mitchell - View her presentation (PDF, 471Kb)
Leena Thomas - View her presentation (PDF, 2704Kb)
Robert Finch (opens an external site), Chief Executive, Structural Timber Innovation Company and UTS industry partner - View his presentation (PDF, 604Kb)

Glenn Wightwick (opens an external site), Director of the IBM Australia Development Laboratory and IBM Australia’s Chief Technologist, presented the keynote address: IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative (PDF, 3382Kb).

In addition to the presentations, a number of UTS research centres displayed posters highlighting their sustainability research:

  • Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster (C3) poster (PDF, 92Kb)
  • Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) poster (PDF, 98Kb)
  • cens (cens) poster (PDF, 98Kb)
  • Centre for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (CIMS) poster (PDF, 92Kb)
  • Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) Plug in Electric Hybrid car poster (PDF, 99Kb)
  • Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater (CTWW) poster (PDF, 98Kb)
  • Centre for Built Infrastructure Research (CBIR) – Green Cement poster (PDF, 92Kb)
  • Centre for Built Infrastructure Research (CBIR) – Timber Power Poles poster (PDF, 92Kb)

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