Chief Scientist & Engineer

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 Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

The Prizes recognise and reward researchers whose cutting-edge work has generated economic, environmental, health, social and technological benefits for NSW. Read more »

Australian Engineering Week

Australian Engineering Week (AEW) is a chance to celebrate the engineering achievements and profession around the country. Read more »

National Science Week

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 »

Science & Research Breakfast Seminar Series

The Chief Scientist & Engineer hosts regular seminars to showcase the state's best and brightest, and highlight areas of research strength in NSW. Read more »

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Latest news

Expert Panel revises Williamtown investigation area based on new data

Residents are being urged to heed new precautionary advice, which has been tailored to where they live. Full Story »

University network to drive NSW defence

The NSW Government will invest $1.25 million in a new university-led network to bolster defence-related research and development activity across the state. Full Story »

Wollongong researcher named NSW Scientist of the Year

A University of Wollongong researcher known for his groundbreaking work fusing robotics with human biology has been named the NSW Scientist of the Year. Full Story »

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