Professor Andrew Blakers speaks at a recent celebration of the 2023 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, awarded to him and his colleagues for the development of Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) solar photovoltaic technology.
A lifetime of engineering conservation
Generative AI has the unique potential to transform education by making it more focused on the student, says Dr Bernardo Pereira Nunes of The Australian National University (ANU).
The power of AI in education
Today’s students can access a range of new technologies and generative AI. How can we apply these tools in the classroom?
“Improving efficiency of solar cells is really important because that directly drives the cost,” says Professor Kylie Catchpole. “If you want to use solar to make things like hydrogen to replace fossil fuels you need to bring down the cost of electricity.” Photo: Jamie Kidston/ANU
Here comes the sun: the future of solar energy
by Megan Dingwall, ANU Reporter Deputy Editor Solar energy is having its moment in the sun. What’s next for the technology that powers it and how do we get more...
Alexander Ollman enjoyed the Capstone engineering course so much that he took it twice. Now he's returned to Capstone as a mentor aiming to design a remote piloting system for the long haul trucking industry.
Would you trust AI to drive a semi trailer?
When a kangaroo jumps in front of a semitrailer, who should make the course correction? A human driver? AI? How about a semi-autonomous piloting system controlled by a human operator thousands of kilometres away?