Emeritus Professor Maree Smith

A respected chronic pain researcher and a leading neuroscientist are among the roll call of University of Queensland community members recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

10 June 2019

Today, 21 October 2015, marks the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive in the fictional future of the iconic film Back to the Future II. While we aren’t expecting the time-travelling duo, played by Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, to arrive...

21 October 2015

World-leading health experts will converge for the Diamantina Health Partners 'Meeting of Minds' in Brisbane next Wednesday to discuss the latest in health care for Queenslanders.

24 April 2013

The launch of the new Anglo American Centre for Sustainable Comminution at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia, is set to make a real difference in developing and maintaining sustainable competence in comminution, whilst...

27 November 2012
Natural melanins such as squid ink are being considered as new materials for bioelectronics. Credit: Dr Paul Schwenn

Melanin – the pigment that colours skin, eyes and hair – could soon be the face of a new generation of biologically friendly electronic devices used in applications such as medical sensors and tissue stimulation treatments.

27 June 2012

The DNA of rare and endangered macadamia species will soon be fingerprinted in an effort to determine the original wild tree or trees that launched the global macadamia industry.

4 July 2011
This material can be made as conductive as metal, and can be easily produced with
commonly available equipment. Image: Adam Micolich

UQ research has discovered how to create a whole new array of plastics with metallic or even superconducting properties.

24 February 2011

A study to identify why prolonged sitting could be fatal is one of 16 prestigious national awards and fellowships granted to health and medical researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ).

18 November 2010
Biofuels researcher and Eisenhower Fellow Associate Professor Ben Hankamer

A University of Queensland researcher has met with US political and business leaders to fast-track biofuel development after winning a top international fellowship.

9 April 2010

The largest physics meeting in the world is happening this week in Portland Oregon, with more than 10,000 physicists, innumerable cups of coffee, and more than 7500 papers being presented.

19 March 2010

UQ physicists and Harvard chemists have teamed up to build a quantum computer that could have profound implications for wider science.

7 January 2010

Stereotypes about Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) being a ‘boring’ profession are being challenged, thanks to a DVD that is being shown at Queensland schools.

6 December 2009

Students from the University of Queensland are working with Ipswich City Council and local operators to investigate ways in which the tourism experience in the Ipswich region can be enhanced as part of the School’s Tourism of Tourism's Regional...

16 September 2009

A UQ physicist is hoping to unlock the secrets of how electrons behave in organic superconductors in a new study.

26 September 2008

The University of Queensland has paid tribute to its emerging research leaders, awarding more than $800,000 at the annual UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards.

23 September 2008

Two researchers from UQ’s School of Physical Sciences (SPS) have had a physics theory published in an internationally-respected science journal which could revolutionise superconductors.

22 February 2005

Athletes at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games will benefit from the work of The University of Queensland's 2000 Alumnus of the Year.

3 July 2000