Chief Scientist & Engineer

Coal Seam Gas Review

Over the past 18 months, the Chief Scientist & Engineer has conducted a thorough examination of the CSG industry in NSW, and its potential impacts on human health and the environment. More info »

Professor Mary O'Kane

About the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer

Professor O'Kane consults widely with academia, industry and government to ensure scientific knowledge and research can be adapted and used to benefit NSW.

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Highlighted Events

NSW Science and Engineering Awards

The NSW Science and Engineering Awards celebrate outstanding achievement by the State's research leaders. Connect through their facebook page. Read more »

Australian Engineering Week

Australian Engineering Week (AEW), 4th – 10th August, is a chance to celebrate the engineering achievements and profession around the country. Read more »

National Science Week 2014

National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia and an opportunity to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science. Read more »

Engineering Excellence Awards Sydney 2014

The Sydney Engineering Excellence Awards will be held in Sydney, on Friday 19 September 2014 to honour the contribution engineers make to the community through their innovations, teamwork, ingenuity and creativity. Read more »

Latest news

NSW Medical Devices Fund applications open

The Health Minister is encouraging innovators to apply for grants to develop groundbreaking medical technologies. Full Story »

State’s leading scientists, engineers honoured at prestigious awards

Macquarie University's Professor Mark Westoby named Scientist of the Year at 2014 NSW Science & Engineering Awards Full Story »

Chief Scientist & Engineer releases final report from Independent CSG Review

The report presents the findings of Professor Mary O'Kane's independent Review, as well as 16 recommendations to Government. Full Story »

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